Advertisement

Grizzlies make pair of draft night trades, pick 2 in 1st round

Wake Forest Demon Deacons forward Jake LaRavia (0) during NCAA men's basketball ACC tournament...
Wake Forest Demon Deacons forward Jake LaRavia (0) during NCAA men's basketball ACC tournament game against Boston College Eagles, Wednesday March 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)(John Minchillo | AP)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 9:06 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Grizzlies used their two first-round picks to move up in the draft Thursday night.

Memphis traded picks 22 and 29 to Minnesota to land pick 19, ESPN reports.

With that pick, the Grizzlies selected Wake Forest Forward Jake LaRavia.

LaRavia played one season at Wake Forest after two seasons at Indiana State.

The 6′8 junior earned second team All-ACC honors, averaging 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds for the 2021-22 season.

The Grizzlies also moved back into the first round in a trade with Philadelphia that sent De’Anthony Melton to the 76ers.

The Grizzlies received Danny Green and pick 23 in the trade; Green suffered a devastating knee injury in the playoffs and may not play in the 2022-23 season.

With pick 23, the Grizz selected 6′6 David Roddy from Colorado State.

Roddy was an honorable mention AP All-American with the Rams, averaging over 19 points per game.

Copyright 2022 WMC. All rights reserved.

Click here to sign up for our newsletter!

Click here to report a spelling or grammar error. Please include the headline.