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Grizzlies select Desmond Bane with No. 30 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft

The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired Desmond Bane via the Celtics with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. We break down what it means.

TCU Horned Frogs guard Desmond Bane dribbles against Kansas State Wildcats guard Cartier Diarra  during the second half at Sprint Center. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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.