Grizzlies looking to ‘buy’ draft pick, per report

June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the first round draft board at the conclusion of the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

In an interesting turn of events, the Grizzlies are reportedly mulling whether or not they should cough up some dough to move into the first-round of the draft.

There are a few draft picks said to be readily available for the right price… The No. 4 pick from Charlotte, they’d rather have a proven veteran and would take on a contract to get one. The No. 9 from Minnesota could also be had for a proven veteran. The No. 10 from Portland could be on the move as the Blazers are not said to be in love with anyone projected to them. Dallas has the No. 13 on the market, but are finding their options to move the pick a little jumbled with so many picks in front of them available.

Memphis is looking to buy a first-round pick, so expect the Grizzlies to get in the mix and send some cash to a team divesting a pick.

Via ‘Steve’s Notebook’ | Hoops World – Consensus Ver 8.0

Now I’m not saying that the Grizzlies’ trading of Rudy Gay and their reluctance to reach into their pockets for Lionel Hollins – you know, the guy that led them to the Western Conference Finals – makes them cheap. But …

Wait, scratch that. It’s exactly what I’m saying.

The Grizzlies currently have the wiggle room and second-rounders to put together a nice little package to move up in the draft and take a player that can help now. But the team’s questionable decision making as of late, makes this almost seem like too much sense.

Here’s to crossing our fingers that the Grizz have actually been cutting costs for a reason.

Topics: Memphis Grizzlies, Nba Draft, Playoffs

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  • Nick Williams

    They are more than likely trying to buy at late first round pic considering that’s where all the 3 point shooting swing men are.

    • Daniel Nicks

      They could be. But there are a few capable scorers in the second-round. I’ve had my hopes set on James Southerland for a while now.

      • Nick Williams

        James Southerland is a spot up shooter who doesn’t create for himself and has questions regarding his defense, mainly because he played zone his whole college career. Southernland is a nice addition for a second round pick up but it would be better to grab guys that bring more than one talent to the team.