Andrew Harrison heard his name called on NBA draft night. Brother Aaron Harrison, of course did not. The Kentucky basketball products are nonetheless now back in the same boat, set to fight for roster spots during NBA summer league play given Andrew’s draft choice at No. 44 overall — in the second round — doesn’t guarantee a contract. This time last year, he was projected as a first-rounder. “To be honest, all that really doesn’t matter,” Andrew Harrison said Monday while introduced as a Memphis Grizzlies guard. “I’m here now. I’m just happy to be here. You can’t really go back on the past. I’m just happy that I made the decision I made. I enjoyed college for two years, and now I’m just trying to make the team.”
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Carmelo Anthony reached out to Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks’ first-round draft pick, on Saturday after reports surfaced that the Knicks star was unhappy with the organization’s decision to select the 19-year-old Latvian. “Carmelo reached out to Kris after all of that. It was beautiful that a player of that profile can do something like that. It’s great,” Porzingis’ older brother, Janis, said Monday during an appearance on ESPN 98.7 FM’s “The Hahn and Humpty Show.”