I don’t know how many people remember this, but the Grizzlies picked power forward Kevin Love with the #5 overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft. He was dealt on draft night to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Brian Cardinal, Jason Collins and Mike Miller. For that quartet, the Grizzlies got O.J. Mayo, Antoine Walker, Greg Buckner and Marko Jaric from the T-Wolves. Only Mayo really panned out for the Grizzlies out of the guys they got for Love. Mayo played in 301 games (181 starts) in his four years with the Grizzlies and he averaged 32.8 minutes, 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Mayo is still #4 in three pointers made (477), #8 in steals (333) and #9 in points scored (4,584) in Grizzlies’ history. Marko Jaric played in 53 games (0 starts) in his one year with the Grizzlies and he averaged 11.4 minutes, 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Greg Buckner also only lasted one year with the Grizzlies, appearing in 63 games (0 starts) in which he averaged 13.9 minutes, 2.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. Antoine Walker never played for the Grizzlies.
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