07/26/2021, 9:31 PM
Shipped to Memphis
New Orleans will also send the No. 10 pick in Thursday's draft and a top-10-protected 2022 first-round pick (via the Lakers) to Memphis, which will hand over the No. 17 pick in 2021. The two teams will also swap second-rounders. For Bledsoe, the Grizzlies will be his third team in as many seasons, though Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports that the Grizzlies intention is to eventually re-route Bledsoe to another team. The former Kentucky standout mostly scuffled through his lone season in New Orleans, averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 threes across 71 appearances. He posted his lowest scoring, rebounding and assists averages since the 2012-13 season when he was a member of the Clippers.
07/26/2021, 8:51 PM
Dealt to Memphis
The two teams will swap starting centers, while Eric Bledsoe will also be shipped to Memphis. The Grizzlies will obtain the No. 10 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, as well as the Lakers' top-10-protected pick in 2022 from New Orleans. The Pelicans are essentially punting on the Adams-Zion Williamson frontcourt pairing in favor of going with a more space-able option in Valanciunas. In Memphis, Adams will have a good chance to fill Valanciunas' spot in the starting five, as he projects as a better fit alongside a floor-spacer like Jaren Jackson Jr.
06/03/2021, 12:42 PM
Scores 27 points in playoff exit
Brooks was one of the Grizzlies' most consistent scoring threats during the series, and Game 5 was no exception, as he surpassed the 25-point mark for the third time in five games. Brooks scored at least 20 points in each game and finished the series averaging 25.8 points per contest while shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range. Overall, Brooks' stock has taken a relatively significant leap over the last few months, so he could have an inflated ADP when 2021-22 fantasy draft season rolls around.