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.@DraftExpress on the Grizzlies: “I have been told emphatically that the Grizzlies will explore every option to potentially move up (from #10) in Thursday’s draft.” Listen: https://audacy.com/929espn/listen  

https://www.nbadraft.net/nba-mock-drafts/?year-mock=2022

 

https://nbadraftroom.com/p/2022-nba-mock-draft/

 

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1-2 Player Updated 7/20/21 – Read Commentary Comp
1 Chet Holmgren  C – Gonzaga – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-3 1/2 – HSsr – Chet showed off his talents in the FIBA U19’s, leading the U.S.A to a gold medal. He now goes to a great situation in Gonzaga where he can show off his skills with a great supporting cast, on a team primed for a title run. Chet is the early favorite to go no.1 overall in the 2022 draft. Dirk lite, Marcus Camby on D.
2 Paolo Banchero PF – Duke – HT: 6-10 – WT: 250 – WING: 6-10 – HSsr – Paolo is a natural scorer with play-making instincts and a quick first step. He’s a polished prospect who should put up big numbers at Duke but he might not have the truly elite upside of Chet. 1on1 Interview Chris Webber, Carlos Boozer+
3 Jaden Hardy SG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – HSsr – Hardy is an elite scorer with ideal size for the SG position who is taking his talents to the G League. James Harden, Ray Allen
4 Adrian Griffin Jr. SF – Duke – HT: 6-6 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – HSsr – A tough, big wing with a rock solid frame, tons of talent and great basketball bloodlines. Plays above the rim with ease and can light it up from downtown. Jimmy Butler
5 Nikola Jović PF – Serbia – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.03 – Jović is moving up draft boards after a strong showing at the FIBA U19’s. He’s a 6-10 point-forward who can score inside and out and excels at passing the rock. Nikola is ranked 2nd on the updated 2021 International Elite 15 Billy Owens, Tom Chambers
6 Jabari Smith PF – Auburn – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – A long and athletic wing with a high ceiling. Has a great shooting stroke and is deadly from mid range and beyond. Rashard Lewis
7 Caleb Houstan SF  Michigan (Canada) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A smooth, big wing with a great looking 3pt shot. Is becoming a more versatile scorer and is lethal from downtown. Mike Dunleavy Jr.
8 Yannick Nzosa C – DR Congo – HT: 6-11 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.03 – A game-changing defender with elite length/size and mobility. An unreal athlete for his size. Yannick is ranked no.3 on the updated International Elite 15 more advanced Clint Capela

2021 NBA Mock Draft  2023 NBA Mock Draft

9 Jaden Ivey   SG – Purdue – HT: 6-4 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Fr – Ivey is a high level athlete who plays both ends of the floor. Is really emerging as a prospect and moving up draft boards after a stellar U19 performance. Josh Richardson+
10 Patrick Baldwin Jr. SF – Wis. Milwaukee – HT: 6-10 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – HSsr – Baldwin commits to Wisconsin Milwaukee to play for his father. He’s a big wing with a smooth shooting stroke and elite size for position who reminds a bit of Michael Porter Jr. PBJ has a chance to be a big time perimeter scorer at the NBA level. 1on1 Interview MPJ
11 Mojave King SG – Australia (New Zealand) – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Int.02 – King is a well built guard who plays with a high motor, good BBIQ and has an all around game. Courtney Alexander+
12 Payton Watson SF – UCLA – HT: 6-9 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A long, wiry athlete with a great first step for his size and awesome above the rim ability. Has reportedly grown to 6-9. longer Derrick Jones Jr.
13 Kendall Brown SF – Baylor – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – HSsr – A versatile player who brings it on both ends of the court. Has above-the-rim ability and open court athleticism and is a world class defensive player. Has high lottery upside. 1on1 interview Corey Maggette+
14 Daimion Collins PF – Kentucky – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: 7-5 – HSsr – Collins is an absolute freak of an athlete with great length and leaping ability. He’s very thin in the lower body and will have to fill out his frame but has big time potential. Nerlens with range
15 Ousmane Dieng SF – New Zealand Breakers (France) – HT: 6-8 – WT: NA – WING: 7-0 – Int.03 – A primary initiator/wing scorer with great one on one shot making ability. The French prospect will be playing in the NBL for the Breakers this season. International Elite 15 Paul George
16 Kennedy Chandler PG – Tennessee – HT: 6-1 – WT: 165 – WING: NA – HSsr – A bit undersized but plays bigger than his size and has big time athleticism. A gamer and a winner. Kenny Anderson
17 Roko Prkacin PF – Cibona (Croatia) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 225 – WING: 6-11 – Int02 – Roko is a smooth and talented who is one of the youngest prospects in the draft. He’s not an elite run/jump athlete but he’s got really good defensive instincts, is a solid shot blocker and has advanced offensive skills. Roko opted out of the 2021 draft and lands in the top 10 of the updated International Elite 15 T.J. Warren
18 Bennedict Mathurin  SG – Arizona (Canada) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 197 – WING: NA – Fr – A big time athlete and shot maker with NBA size who returns for his sophomore year and should be one of the best players in college basketball. Q. Richardson
19 Mouhamed Gueye PF – Washington State (Senegal) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-3 – HSsr – A quick, fluid and immensely talented PF with elite upside. Has a smooth release on his shot and is developing into a multi-dimensional scorer. Jonathan Bender
20 Max Christie SG – Michigan State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – HSsr – A tall, thin and talented SG with a super smooth game. Needs to get stronger but has loads of natural talent. Jeremy Lamb, Rip Hamilton
21 Moussa Diabate PF – Michigan (France) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A tall, skinny and talented forward who shows flashes of big time ability. Jonathan Issac lite
22 Matthew Cleveland SG – Florida State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – HSsr – A long, athletic, well built shooting guard with a high upside and is on a good trajectory, getting better by the month. Spencer Dinwiddie
23 Taevion Kinsey SG – Marshall – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Jr – A scoring machine with a really solid frame who had a huge jr season and has elected to return to Marshall for his sr. year. Hami Diallo
24 Walker Kessler C – Auburn – HT: 7-1 – WT: 245 – WING: NA – Fr – Kessler is a unique talent with his size, shot blocking, high skill level on the offensive end. He can shoot the ball from deep and seems kind of like a combo forward trapped in a 7-1 frame. Auburn got another star frontcourt player. Justin Patton+
25 TyTy Washington PG – Kentucky – HT: 6-3 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – HSsr – A lightening quick lead guard with great handles and penetrating ability. Plays both ends and hits the 3pt shot. Brandon Knight
26 Trevor Keels SG – Duke – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – HSsr – Keels is a big, strong guard with a thick frame and a really sweet shooting stroke. He’s a low center of gravity player who an score inside and out. Lu Dort
27 Keyontae Johnson SF – Florida – HT: 6-5 – WT: 230 – WING: 6-11 – Jr – Keyontae Johnson is recovering from a serious health scare and will be returning to Florida for his junior season. If he’s cleared to play basketball again he’s a first round talent with a bright NBA future. stronger Raja Bell
28 Michael Foster PF – G League Ignite – HT: 6-8 1/2 – WT: 229 – WING: 6-11 – HSsr – A big, skilled forward who’s got a thick frame and a lot of strength. Loves to face up and take his man off the bounce. Mike has joined the G League Ignite, taking his talents to the pro game in preparation for the 2022 draft. Julius Randle lite
29 Hunter Sallis  SG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-5 – WT: 175 – WING: 6-10 – HSsr – A smooth and explosive combo guard with a lanky frame and nice scoring ability. Is just starting to come into his own and has the look of a possible future lottery pick. Gonzaga got another good one. Markelle lite
30 Brandon Huntley-Hatfield PF – Tennessee – HT: 6-9 – WT: 224 – WING: NA – HSsr – Brandon has reclassified to join the 2021 class and has signed with Tennessee. He’s a possible one and done or a two year player for the Vols.

 

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Pick 40 from Phoenix
Phoenix's 2020 2nd round pick to Memphis [Memphis-Phoenix, 7/7/2019]

2021 first round draft pick from Utah
Utah's 1st round pick to Memphis protected for selections 1-7 and 15-30 in 2021, 1-6 in 2022, 1-3 in 2023 and 1 in 2024; if Utah has not conveyed a 1st round pick to Memphis by 2024, then Utah will instead convey its 2025 2nd round pick and 2026 2nd round pick to Memphis [Memphis-Utah, 7/6/2019]

2021 second round draft pick from Phoenix
Phoenix's 2021 2nd round pick to Memphis protected for selections 36-60 or to Brooklyn protected for selections 31-35 (Phoenix's obligation to Memphis or Brooklyn will thereafter be extinguished) [Brooklyn-Phoenix, 7/20/2018; Memphis-Phoenix, 7/7/2019]

2021 second round draft pick from Portland
Portland's 2021 2nd round pick to Memphis (via Cleveland to Detroit to Dallas) [Cleveland-Portland, 2/4/2019; Cleveland-Detroit, 6/26/2019; Dallas-Detroit, 6/26/2019; Dallas-Memphis, 7/8/2019]

2022 first round draft pick from New Orleans via LA Lakers-Top 10 Protected

2022 second round draft pick from Detroit or Chicago (less favorable)
Washington will receive the most favorable of Chicago's 2022 2nd round pick, Detroit's 2022 2nd round pick and the L.A. Lakers' 2022 2nd round pick; Chicago will receive the less favorable of (i) the more favorable of its pick and the Detroit pick and (ii) the L.A. Lakers pick; Memphis will receive the less favorable of the Detroit pick and the Chicago pick (via Chicago's right to swap for Detroit; via Washington's right to swap L.A. Lakers for Chicago or Detroit) [Chicago-Detroit, 2/8/2018; Detroit-Memphis, 2/8/2018; L.A. Lakers-New Orleans-Washington, 7/6/2019; Chicago-Washington, 7/7/2019]

2023 second round draft pick from Houston, Dallas or Miami
Dallas will receive the more favorable of its 2023 2nd round pick and Miami's 2023 2nd round pick; Memphis will receive the more favorable of (i) Houston's 2023 2nd round pick protected for selections 31-32 and (ii) the less favorable of the Dallas pick and the Miami pick and Houston will receive the least favorable of the three (via Memphis' right to swap Dallas or Miami for Houston) (if the Houston pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyable, then Houston's obligation to Memphis will be extinguished) [Dallas-Miami, 7/7/2017; Dallas-Memphis, 7/8/2019; Houston-Memphis, 2/6/2020]

2024 first round draft pick from Golden State
Golden State's 1st round pick to Memphis protected for selections 1-4 in 2024 and 1 in 2025 and unprotected in 2026 [Golden State-Memphis, 7/7/2019]

2024 second round draft pick from Toronto
Toronto's 2024 2nd round pick to Memphis [Memphis-Toronto, 2/7/2019]

Pick 14 to Boston
Memphis' 2020 1st round pick to Boston [Boston-Memphis-New Orleans, 1/12/2015]

Pick 44 to Chicago
Memphis' 2020 2nd round pick to Chicago [Chicago-Memphis, 1/3/2019]

2021 second round draft pick to Sacramento
Memphis' 2021 2nd round pick to Sacramento [Memphis-Sacramento, 7/17/2018]

2024 second round draft pick to Oklahoma City
Memphis' 2024 2nd round pick to Oklahoma City [Memphis-Oklahoma City, 7/6/2019]

https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/future_drafts/detailed

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4 hours ago, Grizzhype said:

Let's go....🤣

No kidding!!!
 

Lots of guys either went back to school or withdrew their names (overseas dudes) from the '21 draft.

The 2022 draft should be fairly deep.

BUT... gimme Roko Prkacin and Ibou Dianko-Badji!

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31 minutes ago, kevofrommempho said:

I'm excited to see Chet Holmgren play next season at Gonzaga.   His highlights from high school look great.

He looks like a really fun prospect.

If he can fill out he should be a Tier 1 type player.  Could be the Evan Mobley of the 2022 draft.  

Or maybe the draft lacks any Tier 1 or Tier 1.5 guys but has a legit Tier 2.

And enough prospects pulled out of the 2021 draft or went back to school for the '22 draft to have some decent depth (hopefully).

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3 hours ago, kevofrommempho said:

I'm excited to see Chet Holmgren play next season at Gonzaga.   His highlights from high school look great.

Chet Holmgren's nickname has to be THE WEAK FREAK right?

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12 hours ago, ALT GRIND said:

Chet Holmgren's nickname has to be THE WEAK FREAK right?

Haha yeah definitely needs to get bigger.  But I figure that will come with age.  It certainly did for me.

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22 minutes ago, kevofrommempho said:

Haha yeah definitely needs to get bigger.  But I figure that will come with age.  It certainly did for me.

Top pick either way possibly, but tons more upside if he can fill out a bit.  Durant/Giannis/Bill Walton coin flip.  Possibly a better prospect than Evan Mobley.  More shooting/ball handling.  
 

He looks like a guy the Grizz should go ALL IN on.  Our pick, the two other picks AND the future Jazz pick should be on the table....  

Some of the imports look really good too.  Not sure about some of the other HS 5 star guys.  

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We will have 3 picks next season, probably one middle and two late 1sts. I think we trade once again up to draft for another wing project with star, maybe superstar, potential. So I want the Jaden Hardy and other wing options.

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3 hours ago, dy_dy_dynomite said:

Emoji Bates is reclassifying but can’t be in the nba draft next year  because of draft restrictions 

But it looks like he is going to be in MEMPHIS!! 

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1-2 Team Player Updated 8/6/21 – Read Commentary Comp
1 Thunder Chet Holmgren  C – Gonzaga – HT: 7-0 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-3 1/2 – Fr – Chet showed off his talents in the FIBA U19’s this summer, leading the U.S.A to a gold medal. He now goes to a great situation at Gonzaga where he can show off his skills with a great supporting cast, on a team primed for a title run. Chet is the early favorite to go no.1 overall in the 2022 draft. Dirk lite, Marcus Camby on D.
2 Rockets Paolo Banchero PF – Duke – HT: 6-10 – WT: 250 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – Paolo is a natural scorer with play-making instincts and a quick first step. He’s a polished prospect who should put up big numbers at Duke but he might not have the truly elite upside of Chet. 1on1 Interview Chris Webber, Carlos Boozer+
3 Pistons Jaden Hardy SG – G League Ignite – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – Hardy is an elite scorer with ideal size for the SG position who is taking his talents to the G League. James Harden, Ray Allen
4 Magic Jalen Duran C – Memphis – HT: 6-9 1/2- WT: 228 – WING: 7-5 – Fr – Duran reclassifies and commits to Memphis! In many draft classes he’d clearly be the best big man prospect but the 2022 draft is loaded with PF/C’s so it’ll be a battle at the top. Dwight Howard
5 Cavs Adrian Griffin Jr. SF – Duke – HT: 6-6 – WT: 200 – WING: 7-0 – Fr – A tough, big wing with a rock solid frame, tons of talent and great basketball bloodlines. Plays above the rim with ease and can light it up from downtown. Jimmy Butler
6 T-Wolves Nikola Jović PF – Serbia – HT: 6-10 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.03 – Jović is moving up draft boards after a strong showing at the FIBA U19’s. He’s a 6-10 point-forward who can score inside and out and excels at passing the rock. Nikola is ranked 2nd on the updated 2021 International Elite 15 Billy Owens, Tom Chambers
7 Kings Caleb Houstan SF  Michigan (Canada) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – A smooth, big wing with a great looking 3pt shot. Is becoming a more versatile scorer and is lethal from downtown. Mike Dunleavy Jr.
8 Spurs Jabari Smith PF – Auburn – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – A long and athletic wing with a high ceiling. Has a great shooting stroke and is deadly from mid range and beyond. Rashard Lewis

2021 NBA Mock Draft  2023 NBA Mock Draft

9 Bulls Jaden Ivey   SG – Purdue – HT: 6-4 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – So – Ivey is a high level athlete who plays both ends of the floor. Is really emerging as a prospect and moving up draft boards after a stellar U19 performance. Josh Richardson+
10 Hornets Yannick Nzosa C – DR Congo – HT: 6-11 – WT: NA – WING: NA – Int.03 – A game-changing defender with elite length/size and mobility. An unreal athlete for his size. Yannick is ranked no.3 on the updated International Elite 15 more advanced Clint Capela
11 Wizards Patrick Baldwin Jr. SF – Wis. Milwaukee – HT: 6-10 – WT: 200 – WING: NA – Fr – Baldwin commits to Wisconsin Milwaukee to play for his father. He’s a big wing with a smooth shooting stroke and elite size for position who reminds a bit of Michael Porter Jr. PBJ has a chance to be a big time perimeter scorer at the NBA level. 1on1 Interview MPJ
12 Grizzlies (from Pelicans) Mojave King SG – Australia (New Zealand) – HT: 6-5 – WT: 195 – WING: NA – Int.02 – King is a well built guard who plays with a high motor, good BBIQ and has an all around game. Courtney Alexander+
13 Grizzlies Payton Watson SF – UCLA – HT: 6-9 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – A long, wiry athlete with a great first step for his size and awesome above the rim ability. Has reportedly grown to 6-9. longer Derrick Jones Jr.
14 Raptors Kendall Brown SF – Baylor – HT: 6-6 – WT: 205 – WING: NA – Fr – A versatile player who brings it on both ends of the court. Has above-the-rim ability and open court athleticism and is a world class defensive player. Has high lottery upside. 1on1 interview Corey Maggette+
15 Pacers Ousmane Dieng SF – New Zealand Breakers (France) – HT: 6-8 – WT: NA – WING: 7-0 – Int.03 – A primary initiator/wing scorer with great one on one shot making ability. The French prospect will be playing in the NBL for the Breakers this season. International Elite 15 Paul George
16 Knicks Daimion Collins PF – Kentucky – HT: 6-9 – WT: 205 – WING: 7-5 – Fr – Collins is an absolute freak of an athlete with great length and leaping ability. He’s very thin in the lower body and will have to fill out his frame but has big time potential. Nerlens with range
17 Celtics Kennedy Chandler PG – Tennessee – HT: 6-1 – WT: 165 – WING: NA – Fr – A bit undersized but plays bigger than his size and has big time athleticism. A gamer and a winner. Kenny Anderson
18 Blazers Roko Prkacin PF – Cibona (Croatia) – HT: 6-8 – WT: 225 – WING: 6-11 – Int02 – Roko is a smooth and talented who is one of the youngest prospects in the draft. He’s not an elite run/jump athlete but he’s got really good defensive instincts, is a solid shot blocker and has advanced offensive skills. Roko opted out of the 2021 draft and lands in the top 10 of the updated International Elite 15 T.J. Warren
19 Rockets (from Heat) Bennedict Mathurin  SG – Arizona (Canada) – HT: 6-7 – WT: 197 – WING: NA – So – A big time athlete and shot maker with NBA size who returns for his sophomore year and should be one of the best players in college basketball. Q. Richardson
20 Hawks Mouhamed Gueye PF – Washington State (Senegal) – HT: 6-11 – WT: 195 – WING: 7-3 – Fr – A quick, fluid and immensely talented PF with elite upside. Has a smooth release on his shot and is developing into a multi-dimensional scorer. Jonathan Bender
21 Mavs Max Christie SG – Michigan State – HT: 6-5 – WT: 170 – WING: NA – Fr – A tall, thin and talented SG with a super smooth game. Needs to get stronger but has loads of natural talent. Jeremy Lamb, Rip Hamilton
22 Nuggets Moussa Diabate PF – Michigan (France) – HT: 6-10 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – A tall, skinny and talented forward who shows flashes of big time ability. Jonathan Issac lite

 

23 Thunder (from Clippers) Matthew Cleveland SG – Florida State – HT: 6-6 – WT: 190 – WING: NA – Fr – A long, athletic, well built shooting guard with a high upside and is on a good trajectory, getting better by the month. Spencer Dinwiddie
24 76ers Walker Kessler C – Auburn – HT: 7-1 – WT: 245 – WING: NA – So – Kessler is a unique talent with his size, shot blocking, high skill level on the offensive end. He can shoot the ball from deep and seems kind of like a combo forward trapped in a 7-1 frame. Auburn got another star frontcourt player. Justin Patton+
25 Jazz TyTy Washington PG – Kentucky – HT: 6-3 – WT: 180 – WING: NA – Fr – A lightening quick lead guard with great handles and penetrating ability. Plays both ends and hits the 3pt shot. Brandon Knight
26 Thunder (from Suns) Trevor Keels SG – Duke – HT: 6-5 – WT: 210 – WING: NA – Fr – Keels is a big, strong guard with a thick frame and a really sweet shooting stroke. He’s a low center of gravity player who an score inside and out. Lu Dort
27 Warriors Taevion Kinsey SG – Marshall – HT: 6-5 – WT: 185 – WING: NA – Sr – A scoring machine with a really solid frame who had a huge jr season and has elected to return to Marshall for his sr. year. Hami Diallo
28 Bucks Michael Foster PF – G League Ignite – HT: 6-8 1/2 – WT: 229 – WING: 6-11 – USA03 – A big, skilled forward who’s got a thick frame and a lot of strength. Loves to face up and take his man off the bounce. Mike has joined the G League Ignite, taking his talents to the pro game in preparation for the 2022 draft. Julius Randle lite
29 Lakers Hunter Sallis  SG – Gonzaga – HT: 6-5 – WT: 175 – WING: 6-10 – Fr – A smooth and explosive combo guard with a lanky frame and nice scoring ability. Is just starting to come into his own and has the look of a possible future lottery pick. Gonzaga got another good one. Markelle lite
30 Heat (from Nets) Brandon Huntley-Hatfield PF – Tennessee – HT: 6-9 – WT: 224 – WING: NA – Fr – Brandon has reclassified to join the 2021 class and has signed with Tennessee. He’s a possible one and done or a two year player for the Vols.

Grizzlies pick Utah's pick as well....

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Trey Murphy had a nice opening game for the Pelicans today.

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