Grizzlies analyst drops promising take on Jake LaRavia: 'He's starting to unravel'

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Due to the team's continuously growing injury list, many players who wouldn't be receiving much playing time on a fully healthy Memphis Grizzlies squad have managed to put forth tremendous showings during these twilight days of the campaign.

From Jordan Goodwin's recent surge to Trey Jemison's 13-rebound effort against the Pistons, many players within Taylor Jenkins' rotation have stepped up in major ways as of late.

Most recently, sophomore guard Jake LaRavia found himself putting on his own career showing in the club's latest bout against the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the 22-year-old wrapped up the contest by dropping a whopping 32 points while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 72.7 percent from distance.

Though the guard has yet to live up to his 19-overall selection draft status, as of late he's been showing glimpses of why the Grizzlies were so high on him in his respective 2022 class and, ahead of Friday's bout against the Los Angeles Lakers, Grind City Media's Michael Wallace hyped up the youngster by claiming that he could be on the verge of piecing it all together.

Memphis Grizzlies analyst praises recent play of Jake LaRavia

"He's shooting with confidence, he's not hesitating at all when he's pulling that three, he's able to put the ball on the floor too and get to the hole. He has a complete game that he's starting to unravel."

Michael Wallace

While his play against the Cavaliers was the one that has received the most attention from both fans and media analysts alike, since the start of March LaRavia has seemingly taken another step forward in his career progressions due to the lack of competition ahead of him on the injury-ravaged depth chart.

Over the last 19 games, the Grizzlies guard finds himself posting impressive averages of 13.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.3 steals while shooting 37.1 percent from distance on 5.5 attempts per night.

Now, heading into their second to last game of the season in front of their home crowd and with a humorously long injury report for Memphis, the hope is that LaRavia can continue to see consistent action and keep up this level of play to head into the offseason trending upward.