Grizzlies Reportedly Saying They'll Pick Ja Morant In 2019 NBA Draft

NBA Draft Prospect, Ja Morant poses for a portrait at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery on May 14, 2019 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.

While reports already have Murray State's Ja Morant going No. 2 overall to the Memphis Grizzlies, The Ringer sees it playing out differently.

On Tuesday night, much of the talk centered around the New Orleans Pelicans sneaking in and being awarded the #1 overall draft pick which will most likely be Zion Williamson come June. That happened on Wednesday night, when Jonathan Givony reported that the Grizzlies have their sights set on Morant, the high-flying guard out of Murray State, unless something comes out of left field.

The New York Knicks should take a page out of the book of two recent National Basketball Association champions.

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Morant, 19, was a consensus first-team All-American who led the NCAA in assists during his sophomore season in 2018-19. Conley has two years remaining on his five-year, $140 million contract, but he won't be hard to move for positive value, considering his productivity (21 points and six assists per game) and the fact that he is still only 31 years old.

The Grizzlies flirted with the idea of moving Conley at the trade deadline in February, but couldn't find a match.

After Williamson at No. 1 and Morant at No. 2, multiple draft analysts view Duke forward RJ Barrett as the third-best prospect.

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