Second-rounders the Grizzlies should pursue

Mar 28, 2013; Washington, D.C., USA; Syracuse Orange forward James Southerland (43) high fives fans after defeating the Indiana Hoosiers during the second half of the semifinals of the East regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at the Verizon Center. Syracuse Orange won 61-50. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Should the Grizzlies not trade or buy into the first-round – which is something I feel they should seriously consider doing – we will be left with three second-round draft picks.

In case you were wondering how the hell we wound up with three:

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.

That said, here’s a look at a few of the draft prospects I feel we should consider. And you’ll notice few of them are guards. Most of this will hinge on what Tony Wroten has been able to show thus-far this summer.

I would type up a fancy profile for each player, but let’s be honest here – you don’t want to take the time to read that and I don’t want to take the time to type it.

So instead, videos!  Might as well let their game do the talking.

James Southerland:

Pro comparison: Kyle Korver

Adonis Thomas:

Pro comparison: Shaw Marion

Michael Snaer:

Pro comparison: Tony Allen, with range

Deshaun Thomas:

Pro comparison: Al Harrington

Erik Murphy:

Pro comparison: Ryan Anderson

You’ll notice a theme here, and it’s shooting. For obvious reasons.

Who do you think the Grizz should draft in the second-round, why? Sound of in the comment section and let us know.

Topics: Memphis Grizzlies, Nba Draft

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  • Austin Snyder

    Deffinetly should take a hard look at southerland, pure shooter who can finish around the rim, just would have to get time in behind Q and prince. Snaer would also be good behind TA

  • Brian Williams

    Southerland is the best pure shooter of the group. At 6’8″ and athletic, he can run and rebound as well.

  • Diane Duncan

    Love all these guys but…DJ Stephens would be the perfect fit for the Grizzlies. As a shot blocker, DJ can swat basketballs like a volleyball. He brings incredible energy, relentless effort, and amazingly unique skills to every game ala Tony Allen (especially off the bench). DJ is an incredible athlete with the highest vertical leap ever recorded in the NBA, including MJ and Lebron (even the CBS commentators were “wowed” during the Tiger NCAA run last March). He fearlessly goes after loose balls even at his own peril. His game is electrifying, exciting, and so much fun to watch. DJ is the most beloved Tiger of all time with a huge “Memphis heart” and a huge fan base as well. He loves Memphis and Memphis loves him back. It’ a win, win for all.