Grizzlies Weigh Need vs. Talent in Draft
Memphis is in great need of perimeter shooting and help at point guard. But who knows what talent will be available to the Griz at the end of the first round. (Chris) Wallace, though, is confident he can reel in a player capable of helping the team next season.
“It’s going to come down to the classic dilemma of whether you take need or talent and upside at what wouldn’t be deemed a need position,” Wallace said. “The further you go back in the draft the more you look for one thing that’s a real identifiable, certified NBA characteristic a guy has — whether its shooting, athleticism, rebounding, whatever — something that will enable a guy to get on the court.”
Last season, the Griz grabbed Kansas freshman Josh Selby with the 49th pick in the second round, in large part because of his athleticism and raw scoring ability. Now, the organization is trying to determine which guard position Selby will play.