Memphis Grizzlies: 5 biggest draft mistakes of the last decade

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The Memphis Grizzlies took a huge risk last summer by drafting Brandon Clarke, but luckily, it paid off. Sometimes though, it doesn’t always work out. What are some of the biggest mistakes the Grizzlies have made this decade?

If anything, this Memphis Grizzlies front office has made a name for themselves by taking calculated risks that have paid off as the season pans out. From taking Brandon Clarke as high as they did, to giving Dillon Brooks a contract extension, the Grizzlies have taken some impressive moves that other franchises may have thought weren’t worth the risk.

Despite all of this, the Grizzlies don’t have a perfect track record with making risky decisions. Sometimes, Memphis takes risks only to not have them work out. Mistakes like these are fairly common in any franchise, especially in the draft (hello Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks fans, and I’m sorry).

Over the last 10 years, Memphis has taken their fair share of draft risks, and they didn’t work out in the long term. Whether it was because of injuries, not wanting to stay with the franchise, or another player was just down right better; sometimes, these things just happen.

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