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Grizzlies trade Arthur, Acquire Koufos

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New Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger said the draft was a double edged sword.

A lottery pick means you get a shot at the best talent available, but you had a pretty bad season to earn that pick.

Or, you can be like the Grizzlies, and end up with no first round picks and your work cut out for you at the tail end of the draft.

Draft night can also be about wheeling and dealing.

The Grizzlies holding picks at 41, 55 and 60 to start the 2013 draft...but sending forward Darrell Arthur and the number 55 pick to Denver for 7-footer Kosta Koufos...

Arthur a 6'9 forward averaging just 6 points and 2.9 rebounds a game last season.

Koufos for the Nuggets, a definite center averaging 8 points and 6.9 boards a game.

Grizzlies getting a much needed backup at center, and it frees up a log jam at forward.

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