The Memphis Grizzlies acquired the #31 (2nd round) and the #35 (2nd round) picks from the Boston Celtics on draft night for the 2019 first round pick that initially belonged to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Grizzlies used the #31 pick on power forward Deyonta Davis of Michigan State. Davis is a big guy at 6’10”, 245 pounds. Davis played in 35 games at Michigan State last year as a freshman and he averaged 18.6 minutes, 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.8 blocked shots per game. Davis shot 59.8% from the floor, but only 60.5% from the free throw line last year. Davis was thought of to be a cinch to be a first round pick in this draft, so I love this pick for the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies used the #35 pick on draft and stash 20-year old small forward Rade Zagorac from Serbia. Zagorac is 6’7″, 181 pounds. He played in 26 games (18 starts) overseas last year and he averaged 28.4 minutes, 13.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Zagorac has now played in 104 games (83 starts) in his first five years overseas and he is averaging 27.4 minutes, 11.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Don’t expect to see Zagorac playing for the Grizzlies any time soon.