Timberwolves draft Jake LaRavia, trade him to Grizzlies for No. 22 and No. 29 picks

Timberwolves draft Jake LaRavia, trade him to Grizzlies for No. 22 and No. 29 picks

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Timberwolves draft Jake LaRavia, trade him to Grizzlies for No. 22 and No. 29 picks

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Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @Memphis Grizzlies announced the team acquired the 2022 draft rights to Jake LaRavia (No. 19 overall) and a future second round draft pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves. pic.twitter.com/COtg6bIUu13:06 AM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Zach Kleiman said the Grizzlies “weren’t messing around” when it came to moving up to get Jake LaRavia. Memphis is very high on him. – 1:22 AM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Zach Kleiman is very high on what David Roddy and Jake LaRavia bring to the Grizzlies as combo forwards who can defend multiple positions and shoot. – 1:15 AM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
If the Grizzlies decide to use their second for a guy they actually plan to roster at some point, I think they have to consider Jake LaRavia’s teammate at Wake, Alondes Williams. Basketball player. Big combo. Rebounds. Smart. No intel, just my opinion. – 10:59 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jake LaRavia actually had an interesting twist to his pre-draft process. According to @basketbllnews, his agent had to inform teams he’s actually 20, not 22 years old, as Google had him listed. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…10:42 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Three Indiana products drafted in the first round.
5 Jaden Ivey, Pistons
19 Jake LaRavia, Grizzlies
25 Blake Wesley, Spurs – 10:29 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Memphis getting Jake LaRavia at 19 and David Roddy at 23. One thing I love about the Grizzlies is they don’t give a damn about where anyone else has these players drafted. Both of them ranked second round on a lot of boards. Roddy is 6-4 and 260 pounds haha pic.twitter.com/nNpHKrC6Ed10:21 PM

Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Memphis went from Melton, #22 and #26 to Jake LaRavia and David Roddy. – 10:16 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
None of us have any idea where Jake LaRavia would have landed. Same with Ziaire Williams last year. This front office has earned plenty of credibility with whatever decision they end up with. I get the LaRavia pick. They didn’t want two firsts this year. Not enough room. – 10:07 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jake LaRavia had a true shooting percentage of 64.9% last season, and had a free throw attempt rate of .529. – 10:07 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lawrence Central alum Jake LaRavia goes 19th to the #TWolves and is traded to the #Grizzlies.
He joins former Park Tudor and La Lumiere star Jaren Jackson Jr., Seton Catholic grad Desmond Bane and Purdue Fort Wayne men’s all-time leading scorer John Konchar.
📸 me | #NBADraft pic.twitter.com/afQoqBDLfM10:07 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES PICK JAKE LARAVIA OF WAKE FOREST #19
SNAP GRADE: B
@David Thorpe: Better prospects available but LaRavia fits what offense needs with KAT as hub. Shooter/cutter with high-level feel for the game; very confident guy on the court.
https://t.co/LIiDCynK7i pic.twitter.com/ILhEHhUtb010:04 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jake LaRavia is a solid fit in terms of how the Grizzlies like guys who can impact the game without dominating the baksetball. My only question with the pick is that I believe he would have been available at 22. Outside of that, he fits the profile of versatile wings for Grizz. – 10:04 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
A few weeks ago, Jake LaRavia was being projected as a late second-rounder when teams thought he was 22 years old. It turns out this was an error – he’s only 20 years old. Once teams learned that, he climbed up draft boards. Now, he goes No. 19 to Memphis: basketballnews.com/stories/2022-n…10:01 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jake LaRavia seems like he’s almost the perfect Kyle Anderson replacement. – 10:01 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Everything’s going well for Jake LaRavia, who managed to get drafted 19th overall, join Ja Morant and get two years younger in the same week.
basketballnews.com/stories/2022-n…10:00 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
22 and 29 for 19 to get Jake LaRavia. He’s very much the Grizzlies type. High skill. Good size. Smart player. Grizzlies always seem to trade up to get their guy. – 10:00 PM
Bryan Kalbrosky @BryanKalbrosky
The Grizzlies got an absolute winner in Jake LaRavia. He is an analytics darling who projects as a long-term pro. He is going to be a fan favorite in Memphis.
“I’m a coach’s player. If the coach tells me what to do, I’ll do it.”
bit.ly/3OxgxIe | @jacob_laravia39:59 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jake LaRavia, welcome to Memphis! – 9:59 PM
Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
Shouts to @Sam Vecenie getting Jake LaRavia up to the top 20. – 9:58 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Memphis is acquiring No. 19 from Minnesota and planning to select Wake Forest’s Jake LaRavia, source tells ESPN. – 9:56 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Minnesota will pick Jake LaRavia at No. 19 and trade him to Memphis. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:56 PM
Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel
The Bucks have twice worked out Wake Forest forward Jake LaRavia, indicating they are serious about picking him at 24. Said an NBA scouting director about LaRavia: “He’s a good player, a good all-around player, but his lack of athleticism scares me. That’s a big concern.” – 5:50 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lawrence Central (@LCHSBears) alum Jake LaRavia didn’t play varsity until his junior year. Now, he could hear his name called in the first round of the #NBADraft.
@KyleNeddenriep on his incredible rise.
“I had faith in the work I was putting in.” indystar.com/story/sports/2…5:39 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#NBADraft: #Pacers contact Jeremy Sochan, Jake LaRavia impresses, Kai Sotto eyes history indystar.com/story/sports/n… via @indystar11:52 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
In the final mock draft from @RookieWire, the Golden State Warriors landed forward Jake LaRavia out of Wake Forest warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/21/war…10:00 PM

More on this storyline

Projected first-round pick Jake LaRavia visited with the Milwaukee Bucks and worked out for the team twice, league sources told HoopsHype. -via HoopsHype / June 22, 2022
What did you do last season to improve your game enough to make it to the NBA? Jake LaRavia: It’s just about growing and maturing in the game, as well as off the court. It was about getting my body right, developing my game, and working on stuff that I might not have been as good at. This was a great team we played for this year and I played with a lot of great guys, and Alondes Williams is in the draft class as well. It’s easy to look good when you play with guys like that, but I was also able to showcase some of my abilities. I’m a competitor, so growing up watching March Madness, it sucked not being able to be a part of that. There is always going to be a chip on my shoulder when it comes to basketball, but it is what it is. -via For The Win / June 21, 2022

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