With the NBA lottery tonight and the draft nearing, what better time to take a glance at a few of the potential prospects for the Grizzlies.
The Grizz will have three selections in the second-round, after their first-round pick went to Minnesota via Houston and Memphis received an additional second-rounder from Toronto in the Rudy Gay deal. Memphis received a second-rounder along with Dexter Pitman from Miami for the rights to Ricky Sanchez as well.
Here’s a look at a few of the players the Grizzlies could select 41st overall.
While the potential departure of Tony Allen could force the Grizzlies hand in drafting a defensive oriented guard, Bullock has the length and scoring prowess to be an immediate contributor off the bench at the professional level.
His outside shooting rivals the best shooters in the country, as he shot a sizzling 44 percent from beyond the arc on nearly six attempts per game.
Creating his own shot is not his strong suit, nor his strength or grittiness, but he has a high basketball IQ and plays within himself.
Pro comparison: C.J. Miles
Southerland enters the draft as a 6’8 wing out of Syracuse. He’s a fairly one dimensional streaky shooter at this point in his career, but when this kid starts feeling it he’s got in the gym range and does not miss.
His athleticism also sneaks up on you. Which in time could make him a tremendous factor in the passing lanes – a huge asset for a team that likes to trap as much as the Grizzlies.
Pro comparison: Kyle Korver
Roberson, a 6’7 Colorado product, has the grit-and-grind of the Grizzlies written all over him. This kid was meant to play for a team like Memphis.
He’s willing to sacrifice his body on the glass and plays with a remarkably high motor. He lacks any real offensive polish though. But it’s something his work ethic could easily balance out.
Pro comparison: Kawhi Leonard
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