It finally happened. The Grizzlies have finally fallen outside of the lottery. Heading into play on Tuesday, they’re the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference at 18-22.
But don’t expect the pick’s status to improve by much even if the Grizzlies start to struggle and fall out of playoff contention. There are six teams in the Eastern Conference almost guaranteed to finish below them in the overall standings and the Warriors have the second-worst record in the NBA. Then there are still several other organizations between Memphis and the league’s bottom seven teams.
If Danny Ainge isn’t going to move the pick, it’s time we start looking at players the C’s could select in the 13-17 slot range.