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Grizzly Bear Blues

What Might Have Been: 2017 NBA Draft

Cool that the Memphis Grizzlies found a way to get picks, but never send a first-round pick in a salary dump. Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue...

Grizzly Bear Blues

What Might Have Been: 2018 NBA Draft

This was a good one. Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s conclude this “What Might Have Been” series with the 2018 draft. Check out the 2009 Draft...

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Rumor: Jazz could send No. 23 pick in 2019 Draft, future 1st round pick to Grizzlies for Mike Conley

The Utah Jazz are reportedly considered the front runners to trade for Memphis Grizzlies veteran point guard Mike Conley. According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the Jazz could send Memphis the No. 23 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, plus a future first round pick for Conley. The Grizzlies are widely […] The post Rumor: Jazz could send No. 23 pick in 2019 Draft, future 1st round pick to Grizzlies for Mike Conley appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA draft: Ja Morant is the right fit to lead the Memphis Grizzlies into their uncertain future

Ja Morant spoke about his recent meeting with Memphis Grizzlies officials, Mike Conley, Jaren Jackson Jr. and more ahead of Thursdays NBA draft.        

Pippen Ain't Easy

Mike Conley Trade Rumors: 3 favorable Chicago Bulls deals

Adding point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies could take a good trade package from the Chicago Bulls on draft night. The star veteran Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley seems to be hitting the chopping block ahead of June 20, which is the night of the 2019 NBA Draft. A big draft night […] Mike Conley Trade Rumors: 3 favorable Chicago Bulls deals - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Five players the Memphis Grizzlies could pick at No. 23 if they trade Mike Conley to Utah

If the Memphis Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz, they could end up with another first-round draft pick. Here are some options at No. 23.        

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New York beat writers seem confident that the Knicks will select R.J. Barrett (or maybe Ja Morant)

A trade of the pick seems unlikely at the moment. Hooray! Draft night is nearly upon us, and it appears the Knicks are planning to keep things simple by selecting someone with the third pick instead of using it as a trade chip, although it’s no longer completely certain which top prospect will be available when New York is on the clock. Ever since the NBA rigged the draft lottery, which resulted in the New Orleans Pelicans receiving the first overall pick, the consensus has been that the Memphis Grizzlies will select Ja Morant second, leaving the Knicks with the option of taking R.J....

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Gallery: Best Memphis Grizzlies draft picks of all-time

Two recently-crowned NBA champions are a part of the Commercial Appeals list of the Grizzlies best-ever draft picks.        

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What Might Have Been: 2016 NBA Draft

This one is painful. Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue this “What Might Have Been” series with the 2016 draft. Check out the 2009 Draft...

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What Might Have Been: 2015 NBA Draft

It honestly wasn’t terrible... Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue this “What Might Have Been” series with the 2011 draft — the first one...

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Gallery: Worst Memphis Grizzlies draft picks of all-time

O.J. Mayo and Wade Baldwin IV bookend this list of the worst Grizzlies draft picks ever.        

Grizzly Bear Blues

2019 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft: GRIZZLIES TRADE ALERT AT #29

Because why not? The last post for the 2019 GBB Community Mock NBA Draft needed another Grizzlies pick, in my opinion. So here we are. In case you’re just joining us, here’s the deal. Every year before the NBA Draft we here at Grizzly Bear Blues put on a mock draft of epic proportions. This isn’t your granddaddy’s mock draft - there are trades (lots of them, as you’re about to see) that have to be approved unanimously by our trade panel (former GBBer/current Patreon page owner Matt Hrdlicka, NBA Twitter hero Sagar Trika, and Peter Edmiston of Sports56 WHBQ in Memphis and The...

Hoops Habit

Memphis Grizzlies: 3 potential Mike Conley trade packages

The Memphis Grizzlies have been shopping Mike Conley for quite some time now. As the 2019 NBA Draft approaches and the free agency crop begins to take shape, several teams will look to make moves for the veteran point guard as they attempt to make a championship push. Tuesday night, ESPN aired its Live NBA Mock […] Memphis Grizzlies: 3 potential Mike Conley trade packages - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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How a Memphis-area Murray State teammate helped Ja Morant reach NBA Draft lottery potential

A Memphis-area teammate from an often-overlooked season in Ja Morants time at Murray State helped the presumptive Grizzlies draft pick grow.        

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Mike Conley trade tracker: Latest rumors, reports on Memphis Grizzlies trade talks

Here are the latest rumors and reports on Mike Conleys future leading into Thursdays NBA draft.        

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Report: Jazz the front-runner to acquire Mike Conley from the Grizzlies during draft week

The Utah Jazz attempted to acquire Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley at the trade deadline, and they are apparently trying to get him again. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Jazz are the front-runners to acquire Conley during draft week. Charania notes that the Grizzlies are “intensifying talks” to potentially move Conley. […] The post Report: Jazz the front-runner to acquire Mike Conley from the Grizzlies during draft week appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Grizzly Bear Blues

GBB Roundtable: 2019 NBA Draft Edition!

It is draft week! Finally, we are approaching the 2019 NBA Draft! Ever since the Memphis Grizzlies won the 2nd overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, fans have been anxiously awaiting this day. They’ve been making plans for how they will be enjoying the draft festivities (hopefully with us, I Love Memphis, and 92.9 FM ESPN at The Bluff) and counting down the hours, minutes, and even seconds until the Grizzlies (almost certainly) select Ja Morant of Murray State to be Jaren Jackson Jr.’s running partner for hopefully the next decade. There are other angles to cover for Memphis beyond the...

Grizzly Bear Blues

What Might Have Been: 2014 NBA Draft

Let’s debate. Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzliessince the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue this “What Might Have Been” series with the 2011 draft — the first one with a traded...

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Mike Conley trade talks reportedly 'intensifying' between Grizzlies, Utah Jazz

Mike Conley trade talks between the Grizzlies and Utah Jazz are reportedly "intensifying" ahead of Thursdays NBA draft.        

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What Might Have Been: 2013 NBA Draft

A pick that was dealt for good reason, but it was a consequence of a prior mistake. Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue this “What Might Have...

Grizzly Bear Blues

2019 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Admiral Schofield

With off-the-chart intangibles and an intriguing athletic profile, Admiral Schofield could be one of the best values in the 2019 Draft. As we see every year, the NBA draft is a very active night for trades across the league. And with some attractive contracts and players on their roster, the Grizzlies could be one of the more active teams on June 20th. If the Grizzlies were to acquire another pick, it seems they could go several different ways with who they could choose. Many of the options are players with intriguing skill sets and high ceilings, but also plenty of question marks. As a...

Grizzly Bear Blues

What Might Have Been: 2012 NBA Draft

This should’ve gone differently... Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue this “What Might Have Been” series with the 2011 draft — the first...

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New Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins says he wants No. 2 pick to challenge Jaren Jackson Jr.

For the second straight year, the Memphis Grizzlies will pick in the top four of the NBA Draft. After taking former Michigan State standout Jaren Jackson Jr. with the fourth pick in 2018, the Grizzlies have the No. 2 overall pick next week in Brooklyn. Jackson showed flashes of brilliance throughout his rookie season. He […] The post New Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins says he wants No. 2 pick to challenge Jaren Jackson Jr. appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Knicks Rumors: Pre-draft meeting set with Ja Morant

The New York Knicks will reportedly meet with Murray State’s Ja Morant ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft. RJ Barrett may have cleared his pre-draft schedule to ensure a spot with the New York Knicks, but prospects go beyond him to consider at third overall, especially if the Memphis Grizzlies take a different direction at […] Knicks Rumors: Pre-draft meeting set with Ja Morant - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grizzly Bear Blues

What Might Have Been: 2011 NBA Draft

First one in the series on a traded pick! Over the next week and a half, I’m going to look back at each draft for the Memphis Grizzlies since the infamous 2009 proceedings. I’ll discuss what their pick would’ve been — in a semi-satirical way — if he was selected by another team. In addition, I’ll do the same about players they passed on if they were picked by the Memphis Grizzlies instead. Then, I’ll wrap it up by making sense on the pick and if it was the right call at the time. With that, let’s continue this “What Might Have Been” series with the 2011 draft — the...

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Knicks meeting with Ja Morant

All signs point to the Memphis Grizzlies selecting Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Just in case Memphis changes course and decides to go a different direction, though, the Murray State point guard is doing everything he can to ensure he wouldn’t be waiting in the green for long. […] The post Knicks meeting with Ja Morant appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: Grizzlies might still take RJ Barrett in the NBA Draft

When the Memphis Grizzlies leapfrogged ahead of many teams in the 2019 NBA Draft lottery to claim the number two overall pick in the draft, many assumed that they would be taking Ja Morant as their pick. While that still might be the case, a new report seems to suggest that the Grizzlies aren’t convinced […] The post RUMOR: Grizzlies might still take RJ Barrett in the NBA Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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R.J. Barrett wants to be drafted by Knicks, says he won't work out for other teams

The day of reckoning (draft night) is nearly upon us. After working out for the Knicks on Monday, R.J. Barrett told reporters that he will not meet with any other teams and declared that he hopes New York will select him with the third overall pick in the NBA draft on June 20. Well then! Barrett, a presumptive top three pick this year, has made clear that he does not plan to meet with anyone besides the Knicks, including the Memphis Grizzlies, holders of the second pick. Meanwhile, barring something outrageous, his Duke comrade Zion Williamson will be selected first by the New Orleans...