Found June 26, 2014 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
MEMPHIS, Tenn.  -- The Memphis Grizzlies have selected shooting guard Jordan Adams of UCLA with the 22nd pick in Thursday's NBA draft. Adams, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who played two seasons at UCLA, could help fill a scoring void for the Grizzlies. He is a known scorer and with 3-point range. He also has a reputation for being an adequate defender, which would fit into the mindset of one of the best defensive teams in the league. Adams, a first team All-Pac 12 selection last season, averaged 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He also added 2.6 steals a game. His 168 career steals are seventh in the Bruins history, including a single season best of 95 steals. The Grizzlies entered the draft touting the desire for a possible backup point guard or a long-range shooter to help with the scoring on a team that averaged 96 points last season, near the bottom of the league. Then there was the always-mentioned best player available. But point guards like Shabazz Napier and Russ ...

Colorado State's Jon Octeus headed to UCLA, eligible for 2014-15

Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus has committed to UCLA, has learned. The 6-4 guard averaged 13.4 points last season and will be immediately eligible in 14-15 since he's already graduated. The addition of Octeus will help the Bruins replace the void left by the departures of Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson, and Zach LaVine, who were all drafted in the first round...

UPDATE (with Post-Draft Audio): Jordan Adams + Jarnell Stokes

So with the media types here at FedExForum holding their collective breath that it seemed the Grizzlies would luck out and land Connecticut PG Shabazz Napier . . . “With the 22nd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies select . . . Jordan Adams. . . ” Crickets. Who? I am keeping in mind that as of this writing, there are still rumblings that the Grizzlies may unload...


Photo by Warren Roseborough By Kelley D. Evans Going into Thursday night’s NBA draft, many fans of the Memphis Grizzlies thought they knew exactly what their hometown team needed.  A perimeter shooter and a back-up at the small forward position would have rounded out the roster and given the Grizzlies a more competitive edge. Then the Grizzlies used their No. 22 pick overall in...
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