Memphis Grizzlies Mock Draft 1.0: Who should team target in 2022 Draft?

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Who will the Memphis Grizzlies pick at No. 47 in the NBA Draft?

Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga

Age: 22
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 193 lbs
Position: PG

It gets infinitely more difficult to hit on a contributor for your team in the mid-to-late second round. But, if available, the Grizzlies should take a look at Andrew Nembhard from Gonzaga.

If the Grizzlies had a “type,” Nembhard is that “type.” He’s a seasoned senior at age 22 (same age as Ja Morant), has size at 6’5,” can do a little bit of everything— and bonus points, he’s from Canada.

He’s an under-the-radar type of player that’s a little older than most teams probably want to take a chance on, but the Grizzlies have done that with guys like Brandon Clarke and Desmond Bane.

Nembhard played two seasons at Florida and two seasons at Gonzaga, using his abilities to average a steady 10.0 PPG, 5.3 APG, 2.9 RPG, and 1.2 SPG in his four-year career at the collegiate level.

I love Nembhard’s size. He could develop into a specialist that uses his size to better guard the Josh Giddeys, Luka Doncics, and Cade Cunninghams of the NBA.

He’s sort of like a Jarrett Culver, but with a higher ceiling. Why not role the dice and see if you can hit on Nembhard and bring something of a rookie “veteran” to this young team.

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