Memphis Grizzlies roster decisions for Danny Green, Killian Tillie

With each Kenneth Lofton Jr. basket in the Summer League finale, the question of when would his two-way contract be upgraded began to gain steam. But with that question lies a bigger underlying issue.

The Memphis Grizzlies have 18 players under contract. Lofton and Vince Williams are on two-way deals, meaning they do not count against the eventual 15-man roster.

Memphis currently has 16 players counting against the 15-man roster. NBA rosters can carry up to 20 players before the season — so this isn’t unusual — but the number must be down to 15 when the regular season begins in October.

Right now the Grizzlies will need to trade or cut at least one player. If Lofton gets a bigger contract, it means another player would have to get removed.

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