The Boston Celtics traded the 30th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Memphis Grizzlies, who selected TCU G Desmond Bane on Wednesday night virtually from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. It was the Celtics’ third selection in the first round on Wednesday. The Celtics will acquire a future draft pick from Memphis, per reports. Here we’ll go over how Bane can help out the Grizzlies roster next season.
First-Round Pick Analysis
After just missing out on the NBA playoffs last season, the Memphis get themselves a prolific shooter in TCU’s Desmond Bane. In his senior season, the 6-foot-6 guard shot a ridiculous 44.2 percent from three-point range on 6.5 attempts per game. He also averaged a career-high 16.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 36 minutes per game.
Over his four-year career, Bane shot 44.3 percent from distance on a hefty 574 attempts. In addition to his three-point shooting, Bane can put the ball on the floor and is a solid defender both on and off the ball. He is joining a Memphis’ team that needs perimeter shooting, to go with their young core in Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Brandon Clarke.