Memphis Grizzlies draft history

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Shane Battier, who was drafted in 2001, played with the Grizzlies for five seasons.

The Memphis Grizzlies were first located in Vancouver after the National Basketball Association (NBA) granted the city an expansion team on April 27, 1994, and they first participated in the NBA Draft in 1995.[1] However, the Grizzlies win-loss record after six seasons was only 101-359 (.220), and on July 4, 2001, the league's board of governors approved a move to Memphis, where the team has been located ever since.[1]

In 1989, the NBA agreed with the National Basketball Players' Association to limit drafts to two rounds, an arrangement that has remained the same up the present time.[2] Before each draft, an NBA Draft Lottery determines the first round selection order for the teams that missed the playoffs during the prior season.[2] Teams can also trade their picks, which means that in some drafts teams may have more or less than two draft picks, although they must have at least one first-round pick every other year.[3]

Five of the players that the Grizzlies have drafted were named to the NBA All-Rookie Team first team in their respective rookie seasons—Shareef Abdur-Rahim in 1997, Mike Bibby in 1999, Shane Battier and Pau Gasol in 2002, and Rudy Gay in 2007 [4]—and Gasol was named the Rookie of the Year in 2002.[5]

Key[edit]

Abbreviation Meaning
Nat Nationality
Pos Position
PG Point guard
SG Shooting guard
SF Small forward
PF Power forward
C Center

Selections[edit]

Draft Round Pick Player Nat Pos College/High School/Club Notes
1995 1 6 Reeves, BryantBryant Reeves  USA C Oklahoma State
1995 2 36 Moten, LawrenceLawrence Moten  USA G Syracuse
1996 1 3 Abdur-Rahim, ShareefShareef Abdur-Rahim  USA PF California
1996 1 22 Rogers, RoyRoy Rogers  USA PF Alabama (from Houston)[a]
1996 2 51 Robinson, ChrisChris Robinson  USA SG Western Kentucky (from Houston)[a]
1997 1 4 Daniels, AntonioAntonio Daniels  USA PG Indian Hills Junior College
1997 2 53 Bruton, C. J.C. J. Bruton  AUS SG Bowling Green (traded to Portland)[b]
1998 1 2 Bibby, MikeMike Bibby  USA PG Arizona
1998 2 56 Henderson, J.R.J.R. Henderson  USA SF UCLA (from LA Lakers)[c]
1999 1 2 Francis, SteveSteve Francis  USA PG Maryland (traded to Houston)[d]
1999 2 37 Ekezie, ObinnaObinna Ekezie  NGA C Maryland (from Boston)[e]
1999 2 51 Smith, AntwainAntwain Smith  USA SF Saint Paul's (VA) (from LA Lakers)[f]
2000 1 2 Swift, StromileStromile Swift  USA PF LSU
2001 1 6 Battier, ShaneShane Battier  USA SF Duke
2001 1 27 Tinsley, JamaalJamaal Tinsley  USA PG Iowa State (from New York,[g] traded to Atlanta)[h]
2001 2 33 Solomon, WillWill Solomon  USA PG/SG Clemson
2001 2 48 Fotsis, AntonisAntonis Fotsis  GRE PF Panathinaikos (Greece) (from New York)[g]
2002 1 4 Gooden, DrewDrew Gooden  USA PF Kansas
2002 2 32 Archibald, RobertRobert Archibald  SCO PF/C Illinois
2002 2 45 Barnes, MattMatt Barnes  USA SF UCLA (from Orlando,[d] traded to Cleveland)[h]
2003 1 13 Banks, MarcusMarcus Banks  USA PG UNLV (from Houston,[d] traded to Boston)[i]
2003 1 27 Perkins, KendrickKendrick Perkins  USA C Clifton J. Ozen High School (traded to Boston)[i]
2004 2 49 Lishouk, SergeiSergei Lishouk  UKR C Khimik Yuzhny (Ukraine)
2005 1 19 Warrick, HakimHakim Warrick  USA PF Syracuse
2006 1 24 Lowry, KyleKyle Lowry  USA PG Villanova
2007 1 4 Conley, Jr., MikeMike Conley, Jr.  USA PG Ohio State
2008 1 5 Love, KevinKevin Love  USA C UCLA (traded to Minnesota)[j]
2008 1 28 Greene, DonteDonte Greene  USA C Syracuse (from L.A. Lakers,[k] traded to Houston)[l]
2009 1 2 Thabeet, HasheemHasheem Thabeet  Tanzania C Connecticut
2009 1 27 Carroll, DeMarreDeMarre Carroll  USA PF Missouri (from Orlando)
2009 2 36 Young, SamSam Young  USA SF Pittsburgh
2010 1 12 Henry, XavierXavier Henry  USA SG Kansas
2010 1 25 Jones, DominiqueDominique Jones  USA SG South Florida (from Denver, traded to Dallas)
2010 1 28 Vasquez, GreivisGreivis Vasquez  Venezuela PG/SG Maryland (from L.A. Lakers)
2011 2 49 Selby, JoshJosh Selby  USA PG/SG Kansas
2012 1 25 Wroten, TonyTony Wroten  USA PG Washington
2013 2 41 Franklin, JamaalJamaal Franklin  USA SG San Diego State
2013 2 60 Timma, JanisJanis Timma  Latvia SF BK Ventspils
2014 1 22 Adams, JordanJordan Adams  USA SG UCLA

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "NBA approves Grizzlies move to Memphis". CBC.ca. 2001-07-04. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Evolution of the Draft and Lottery". NBA.com. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  3. ^ "NBA Salary Cap FAQ". Larry Coon. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  4. ^ "All-Rookie Teams". NBA.com. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  6. ^ "2006-07 Memphis Grizzlies Media Guide". NBA.com. p. 47. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  7. ^ a b c "2006-07 Memphis Grizzlies Media Guide". NBA.com. p. 48. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  8. ^ "2006-07 Memphis Grizzlies Media Guide". NBA.com. p. 49. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  9. ^ a b "2006-07 Memphis Grizzlies Media Guide". NBA.com. p. 50. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  10. ^ "2006-07 Memphis Grizzlies Media Guide". NBA.com. p. 51. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  11. ^ "2006-07 Memphis Grizzlies Media Guide". NBA.com. p. 52. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  12. ^ a b "Where's the Love, Pass the Mayo: Draft Trades". NBADraft.net. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  13. ^ "LAKERS: Lakers Acquire Gasol From Grizzlies". NBA.com. Retrieved 2008-06-27.