Rockets swap F Padgett to Grizzlies for C Tsakalidis
The 7-2, 290-pound Tsakalidis is averaging 2.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 23 games - seven starts - with the Grizzlies this season.
Tsakalidis, who is a Greece native in his seventh NBA season, has averaged 4.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 302 career games with Phoenix and Memphis.
The 6-9 Padgett averaged 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 24 games with the Rockets this season. He owns career averages of 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 441 games over nine games with Utah, Houston and New Jersey.