T. J. Warren
North Carolina State University
6-foot-8, 220 Pounds
Age: 20 (Sophomore)
Draft Range (Compilation of 6 ESPN, Draft Express, CBSSports, and NBADraftNet mock drafts):
Mock Drafts Projecting to Grizzlies: 3/6
Take him: ACC Player of the Year averaged almost 25 points per game. Can play both small and power forward positions. Great finisher around the rim.
Don't take him: This might be more of an issue of "can't take him." Warren has been long projected to be picked above the #22 slot. Despite being an elite collegiate scorer, he was below average on jump shots, and not a good three point shooter (26.7%). Volume shooter (almost 19 shots per game).
Notes: Did not work out for the Grizzlies. ESPN's Chad Ford, and CBS Sports' Zach Harper and Matt Moore all project Warren to Memphis. The other three projections list him to be picked at 14, 15 and 17 - way before the Grizzlies can get to him.