We are living in a new time Memphians. The Memphis Grizzlies have wrapped up a great draft! When was the last time we could say that? I was a bit worried about this year. Something told me they would select Tacko Falls based purely on being tall. This is the same team that skipped James Harden, Steph Curry and Tyreke Evans in favor of Hasheen Thabeet. Yeah that actually happened.
This year they selected second overall and picked Murray State’s dynamic guard Ja Morant. Please check this kids highlight reel. It’s insane. The ancient Grint and Grind era the Grizzlies held on to for far too long, is officially over. Pairing Morant with last years pick, Jaren Jackson Jr, along with recently acquired Grayson Allen and 21st pick Brandon Clarke and the Grizzlies have an instant makeover. They will be athletic for the first time in a while.
I’m happy for the hometown team. I’m a life long Knicks fan but I’m definitely excited to see where they go. I know the city is excited. I stopped by two draft Watch parties and everyone was so pumped for the Grizz. It’s definitely a great time to be a basketball fan in Memphis. The Tigers have the college world buzzing and now the Grizzlies won’t be an afterthought. What a time to be alive!