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2019 Schedule
33-49, 3rd in Southwest
Pelicans, Grizzlies winners in NBA draft, Suns disappoint (1:54)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

At No. 21 the Grizzlies get an absolute steal in Brandon Clarke, per ESPN's draft analytics model. Clarke has the third-best median projection in the class and a 27% chance to reach an all-star level.

Morant selected No. 2 by Grizzlies (2:14)
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4dTim Bontemps

Pelicans pick Zion to open draft; Morant goes 2nd

The Pelicans selected the superstar forward out of Duke No. 1 overall in Thursday night's NBA draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, confirming what had been inevitable once New Orleans won the draft lottery last month.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

ESPN's NBA Draft Analytics model only gives Ja Morant the seventh-best median projection among players in the 2019 class. Why? Because of the opponent-adjustment the model applies to college stats. Though Morant was good as a freshman, he wasn't dominant quite the way he was this past season. The model would expect anyone worthy of the No. 2 pick to dominate Murray State's opponents as a freshman.

Stephen A. pumping the brakes on Morant hype (1:39)
Scott: 'It's about time' Grizzlies change their identity (1:41)
Morant is confident despite humble beginnings (1:45)
Woj: Conley a perfect fit for Jazz (1:02)
Jalen: Conley's trade to Jazz will benefit Mitchell (1:15)
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5dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Conley sent to Jazz for 3 players, picks

Guard Mike Conley is headed to the Utah Jazz in a trade that sends Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder and two draft picks to the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


An overview of the 2019 NBA draft

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Bobby Marks and Mike Schmitz chat about the Wizards’ push to hire Masai Ujiri (1:30), the top of the 2019 NBA draft (6:50), how deep the draft is (23:30), what a warroom is like on draft day (31:45) and one thing to look out for on draft night (54:30).

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11dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Valanciunas declines $17.6M option

Jonas Valanciunas is declining his $17.6M player option with the Memphis Grizzlies and will become a free agent this summer.

Scouting the draft: What makes Morant the best passer in the draft? (2:25)
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Jenkins confident Grizz will give him ample time

Taylor Jenkins, hired as the Grizzlies' fourth head coach since Memphis reached the 2013 West finals, said he learned a lot about the team and the front office's vision during the interview process.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

The Memphis Grizzlies are hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as the franchise's next head coach, league sources tell ESPN. Jenkins is third NBA head coach to come directly off of Mike Budenholzer's coaching staff, including Utah's Quin Snyder and Brooklyn's Kenny Atkinson.

Ja Morant studies all point guards (3:16)
NBA draft profile: Brandon Clarke (0:30)
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23dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Morant to undergo minor knee surgery

Point guard Ja Morant, the projected No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, will undergo a minor scope on his right knee to remove "a loose body" on Monday and is expected to be fully recovered in 3 to 4 weeks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Top 5 picks make up NBA All-Rookie first team

For the first time since the 1984-85 season, the top five selections in the NBA draft made up the NBA's All-Rookie first team that was announced Tuesday.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Memphis has been granted permission to interview Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts for franchise's head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.530th
Rebounds Per Game41.829th
Assists Per Game23.919th
Points Allowed106.13rd

Team History