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Grizzlies Draft Preview: Kyle Anderson

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Player Profile:


Kyle Anderson

UCLA

6-foot-8, 230 pounds

Shooting Guard

Age: 20 (Sophomore)


Draft Range (Compilation of 6 ESPN, Draft Express, CBSSports, and NBADraftNet mock drafts):


High: 14

Low: 25

Mock Drafts Projecting to Grizzlies: 0/6


Take him: Anderson is one of the most interesting players in the draft. He's been loosely compared to Magic Johnson, and is a great ball handler while being a 6-foot-8 player. His wingspan is insane (7-foot-3), which bodes well for being a "length" defender (think Tayshaun Prince). Averaged 6.5 assists a game, while playing point forward. Dave Joerger gushed about him after Anderson worked out for the Grizzlies.

Don't take him: Not very athletic, his nickname is "slo-mo." While he has length, quicker players can beat him off the dribble. Will likely play off the ball in the NBA, something he's not used to.


Notes: Worked out with the Grizzlies, and drew rave reviews. One of the most unique draft prospects as he's an advanced rebounds (8.8 per game last season) and plays on the ball while being 6-foot-8.

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