2. Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant, G, Murray State
Morant has been the unquestioned No. 2 prospect throughout this entire process. The energetic point guard carried a mediocre Murray State team to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, nearly averaging a triple-double throughout the regular season in the process. He’s a supreme athlete and a willing passer. His teammates in college genuinely seemed to enjoy playing with him. He may not be Russell Westbrook from the get-go, but Morant has all the makings of a top point guard. By taking Morant at No. 2, Memphis can then move on from Mike Conley — whilst picking up some more young talent in the process. All of a sudden, a core of Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and the haul from a Conley trade has Memphis on the right track.
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