Our second edition of the 2022 Memphis Grizzlies Mock Draft is here and we have a few different options from our Mock Draft 1.0 we published last week.
Last week we had the Grizzlies going with a fairly safe pick. In this mock, we have the team going with someone a little different.
Here’s who we have on our radar before the draft begins June 23 in Chicago.
Who will the Memphis Grizzlies pick at No. 22 in the NBA Draft?
Blake Wesley, Notre Dame
Weight: 181 lbs
With their first pick in the first round, the Grizzlies should look to take Blake Wesley if he’s still on the board. We’ve seen him anywhere from pick No. 18 to early in the second round.
The dynamic freshman averaged 14.4 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 2.4 APG in 29.3 MPG for Notre Dame. He shot 40.4% from the field and 30.3% from beyond the arc.
Wesley is a bigger guard that can just flat-out score the ball. He could fit in seamlessly to this Memphis offense even though his three-point shot could improve. His ability as a pure scorer is tantalizing and could develop into a second or third closer if there’s ever a situation that Morant is unable.
At 6’5″ he has size to him that someone like Kennedy Chandler (a popular first-round pick for Memphis in several mocks) just doesn’t have. The Grizzlies really need a backup ball handler that can go toe-to-toe with the bigger guards the team routinely faces in the Western Conference.
Kevin O’Conner of The Ringer, categorizes Wesley as a player with shades of Tyler Herro, Jamal Crawford, and Bones Hyland. NBADraft.net has his comps somewhere along the lines of a Tyler Herro and a Byron Scott.