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1. (27) Darrell Arthur, F

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Draft Report by alleyoop on Saturday 28 June 2008 at 11:44 am

The Memphis Grizzlies acquired small forward Darrell Arthur in a trade with the Rockets on draft night. Arthur was a big reason that the Kansas Jayhawks won the National Championship last season and he should help the Grizzlies this year. The only negative about Arthur is that he has a kidney condition that could affect him down the road. Arthur is 6’9″, 225 pounds but he’s basically a small forward. He played in 78 games (36 starts) for Kansas and he averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 1.4 blocked shots per game. Arthur also is a very unselfish player who only takes good shots as evidenced by his 54.1% FG percentage at Kansas. Arthur will be a good NBA player as long as his health holds up and he could be a major steal for the Grizzlies.

1. (3) O.J. Mayo, SG

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Draft Report by alleyoop on Friday 27 June 2008 at 11:41 am

The Memphis Grizzlies made a big splash after the NBA Draft last night acquiring O.J. Mayo of USC in a 8-player trade. Mayo will likely start from day #1 for the Grizzlies. The 20-year old likes to finish near the basket as he’s 6’5″, 200 pounds but he will need to hit the mid range jumpers to keep the lane open for drives. Mayo played in 33 games (32 starts) for USC and he averaged 20.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. The Grizzlies better hope that Mayo is the real deal.

The Memphis Grizzlies make a 8-player trade with the Timberwolves

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General,The Draft Report by alleyoop on Friday 27 June 2008 at 11:37 am

The Memphis Grizzlies made a huge trade after the NBA Draft last night. The Grizzlies have acquired rookie shooting guard O.J. Mayo, guard Marko Jaric, forward Antoine Walker and G/F Greg Buckner from the Timberwolves for rookie forward Kevin Love, forward/guard Mike Miller, forward Brian Cardinal and center Jason Collins. The key to the deal for the Grizzlies was O.J. Mayo who was the #3 pick in this year’s draft. Mayo will take over as the starting shooting guard from day #1 for the Grizzlies. Marko Jaric is 6’7″, 224 pounds and he can handle either guard slot. Jaric played in 75 games (56 starts) last year for the Timberwolves and he averaged 29.2 minutes, 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He’s a decent player but he’s not a difference maker so expect him to contribute around his career norms. Jaric has now played in 394 games (221 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 27.0 minutes, 7.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. 31-year old Antoine Walker appears to be on the downside of his NBA career. He played in 46 games (1 start) for the T-Wolves last season and he averaged 8.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. It’s doubtful that Walker will find the fountain of youth in Memphis and he is a selfish gunner when he’s on the court so the Grizzlies might limit his playing time. Walker has now played in 893 games (707 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 17.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game. 31-year old G/F Greg Buckner was the final player the Grizzlies received and he is nothing more than a reserve. Buckner played in 31 games (4 starts) for the Timberwolves last season and he averaged 4.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Buckner has now played in 507 games (117 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 5.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. This whole trade hinges on O.J. Mayo’s NBA career as he’s the only player likely to make an impact that the Grizzlies acquired in this trade.

Juan Carlos Navarro leaves the Memphis Grizzlies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by alleyoop on Friday 20 June 2008 at 2:28 pm

Juan Carlos Navarro left the Grizzlies to sign with a team in Spain for 4 years and between $20-$24 million bucks. Navarro played in 82 games (30 starts) for the Grizzlies as a rookie last season and he averaged 25.8 minutes, 10.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. With Navarro leaving the Grizzlies will likely just give his minutes to 2nd year man Javaris Crittenton and Kyle Lowry.