3 realistic targets to consider should Grizzlies keep No. 9 NBA Draft pick

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2. Ron Holland

For months now, the debate has been whether the Grizzlies should look to make selections in the 2024 NBA Draft based on rotational needs or whoever the best overall talent is. In the event that they go for the latter, should Ron Holland still be on the board he'd likely be their guy.

Throughout his one-and-done campaign with the G League Ignite, the 18-year-old showcased his potential to serve as an interchangeable, two/ three swingman at the next level thanks to his frame (6-foot-8, 200 pounds), top-notch athleticism, and skill set on both ends of the floor.

Through 15 games played with the Ignite in 2023-24, Holland posted all-around averages of 18.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.1 blocks on 47.4 percent shooting from the floor.

While his long-range shooting (24.0 percent) and ball-handling issues left much to be desired this season, considering his two-way potential some such as Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman still believe him to be this year's top prospect.

If he were to still be on the board at ninth overall, his promise may be too much for the Grizzlies to pass on.