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The Memphis Grizzlies select Michael Conley Jr. in the first round

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Front Page,The Draft Report by alleyoop on Friday 29 June 2007 at 9:31 am

The Memphis Grizzlies were happy to see Mike Conley Jr. available at the #4 spot in the first round. The biggest hole on the Grizzlies roster was at point guard and that has now been solved with the best point guard in the NBA Draft. Conley was outstanding in his freshman season at Ohio State where the 6’1″, 180 pound point guard directing his team to the NCAA Title Game. Conley is a very fast player and that helps him on both offense and defense. He played in 39 games at Ohio State and he averaged 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game. Conley shot 51.8% from the floor, 30.4% from three point range and 69.4% from the free throw line. He will need to improve his free throw shooting because he will get to the foul line a lot as a rookie. Conley will make all of the players around him better so look for Pau Gasol and Mike Miller to have outstanding seasons.

The Memphis Grizzlies will likely be a much better team in 2007

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page by alleyoop on Wednesday 27 June 2007 at 11:33 pm

The Grizzlies actually have some nice young players on their team and Pau Gasol will likely be healthier this season and that alone should make the Grizzlies a better basketball team. The Grizzlies only have two free agents in Chucky Atkins and Dahntay Jones and they will likely let both of them walk. Look for the Grizzlies to be active in free agency as they will be hunting for a point guard to run their offense. They will likely go for the best player available with the #4 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft which is their only pick.