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SportReport: Grizzlies 'locked in' on selecting Ja Morant with No. 2 pick

04:00  16 may  2019
04:00  16 may  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Ja Morant happy to play in Memphis despite chance to land in New York, Los Angeles

Ja Morant happy to play in Memphis despite chance to land in New York, Los Angeles Ja Morant happy to play in Memphis despite chance to land in New York, Los Angeles

pick because, barring a surprise, Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett, in that order, will be the first three So the real question is what will the Lakers do at No. 4. Select a player? Or package the pick for a Obviously, the Grizzlies are rebuilding, and Mike Conley has made it clear, in the nicest way

Rodgers disputes reported feud with McCarthy. Ja Morant scores 36 points and propels Murray State to their second consecutive OVC championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament. And is time to start talking about him as the No . 2 pick in this draft?

Report: Grizzlies 'locked in' on selecting Ja Morant with No. 2 pick© Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies have the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. And all signs point to them using that pick on Murray State guard, Ja Morant.

Jonathan Givnoy of ESPN reported the news on Wednesday, noting that the front office is “locked in” on Morant.

There are really no surprises here.

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The team, however, ended up with the third pick , behind the Grizzlies and Pelicans. They last made the playoffs in 2012-13. New York will likely end up selecting either Murray State guard Ja Morant or Williamson's Duke teammate, RJ Barrett, with the No. 3 pick .

Memphis Grizzlies projected draft pick : No. 6. Ja Morant 's latest mock draft spot: No. 3. The Phoenix Suns will look attractive to Ja Morant given their hole His offensive upside will lead to top-five interest in Morant , who's on pace to become the only NCAA player in over 25 years to average at least 20

Duke forward Zion Williamson is the clear No. 1. But after him, Morant has been pegged as likely the No. 2 pick for quite some time. Murray State lasted only two games in the NCAA Tournament, but Morant made quite an impression. In the Racers win over Marquette, he posted only the eighth triple-double in tournament history.

In his final year at Murray State, Morant averaged 24.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and a Division I leading 10 assists a game. He shot 49.9% from the field, 36.3% on threes, and 81.3% on free throws.

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Report: Grizzlies 'locked in' on selecting Ja Morant with No. 2 pick

What’s next for Celtics? Lottery, draft, and Anthony Davis trade talks.
For the front office, next year basically starts now, as it steps into one of the most important offseasons in franchise history. The Celtics will try to convince two former All-Stars to stay, they will try to trade for a superstar, they will figure out what to do with up to four first-round draft picks, and they will try to assemble a roster that has better chemistry than the most recent one. Draft lottery Tuesday The Celtics could have two lottery picks in next month’s draft, or they could have none. But their preference would be to have one. Boston will receive the Kings’ pick as long as it does not land at No.

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