The Memphis Grizzlies are a team no one is really talking about when it comes to the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft. The team doesn’t have a selection until No. 25, and yet they’re also not regarded as one of the league’s elite franchises. So they sit quietly while others get the attention for higher picks, multiple choices or how a championship-level team will continue to improve.
However, the Grizzles have silently put together a roster solid enough to pick at No. 25 and they should net continued help to move them forward next season. Matt Moore of CBS Sports has Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor heading to Memphis with the No. 25 selection in the draft.
Moore writes, "Taylor is a leader who can effectively run the pick and roll. He also attended Kansas, alma mater of GM Chris Wallace who has selected a KU player in three of the past four drafts."
Taylor would be an interesting pick for the Grizzlies since the team also took Josh Selby last season. They still need a back-up point they could potentially develop into a starter given that both Jeremy Pargo and Gilbert Arenas aren’t getting the job done backing up Mike Conley.
Still there are a number of point guard options later in the first round, so Taylor will have to stand out in individual workouts with teams leading up to next week’s draft.