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Memphis Grizzlies NBA Draft Trades 2022 and other scenarios

That Memphis Grizzly ended the season as one of the NBA’s surprise stories, but now they have to capitalize on that success.

The Grizzlies have two first-round picks (22nd and 29th overall) and one second-round pick (47th) in Thursday night’s NBA draft (7pm ESPN). Memphis is in a unique position where it can build on its success by trading up, down, or staying.

General manager Zach Kleiman has a high success rate in recent first round picks. Here’s a look at the possible design scenarios for the Grizzlies:

DRAFT NAME TO BE DISPLAYED:14 names we’re looking for for the three picks of the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2022 NBA Draft

HISTORY OF DESIGN:Final Memphis Grizzles First Round Draft Picks: Where Are They Now?

Stay in place

The Grizzlies drafted Desmond Bane’s # 30 two seasons ago and Brandon Clarke’s # 21 in 2019. Both players topped their positions in the draft.

Kleiman and the front office have demonstrated their ability to find older collegiate players with clear strengths. The Grizzlies needed players who could jump in and play right away, but the situation is different after a record 56-win season in the franchise. Yes, Morant, Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. are all signed as starters, while the other starters from last season Dillon Brooks and Steven Adams are signed as well. Memphis can afford to stand still and take more risks on younger potential customers with higher capitalizations, while still depending on their development system.

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