Grizzlies to waive or trade Baldwin

Wade Baldwin was the 17th overall pick in the 2016 draft.

The Memphis Grizzlies plan to waive or trade point guard Wade Baldwin, according to a report by ESPN.

Baldwin, the 17th overall pick in the 2016 draft out of Vanderbilt, was supposed to be the main backup to starter Mike Conley for the foreseeable future in Memphis.

The 21-year-old, though, has failed to show the coaching staff he can play and contribute at a consistent level against NBA competition.

Thus, the Grizzlies have decided to move on from Baldwin and will rely on Mario Chalmers and Andrew Harrison to be their floor generals with the second unit.

Baldwin spent most of last season with the Grizzlies’ Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy. In 33 games, he averaged 12.9 points and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 31.1 percent beyond the arc.

Baldwin has appeared in 33 regular-season NBA games, posting averages of 3.2 points.