With the 41st Pick, the Grizzlies select Jamaal Franklin

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I did not see this coming.

Jamaal Franklin slid down the draft board all the way to the Grizzlies at 41. I personally dislike this pick. There were talented guys there that fit the Grizzlies needs a lot more than him, but Stu Lash stayed true to his word and drafted solely based on talent it would seem. The pick will be seen a good one based solely on value. There is some concern about his outside shot, so I hate that for the Grizzlies but for a guy projected to go in the first round in most mock drafts, he is great value at pick 41. He's a wildly athletic wing that can shoot mid-range jumpers and rebound really well. His biggest detractors are his character issues and his lack of a consistent jump shot. As Bill Simmons said, "That's exactly what Memphis needs. Another athletic wing that can't shoot." *cue laughs*

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