Analysis: I'm not a huge fan of Hasheem Thabeet, but understand why the Grizzlies went that way. Ricky Rubio wasn't cooperating and Thabeet can help the Grizzlies, who needed a big, athletic shot blocker. He is limited offensively, but he can change the game on defense.
Then, later in the draft is where the Grizzlies really shined. I loved the Carroll and Young picks. They give the Grizzlies toughness and two players who can come in and contribute immediately.
I've been pretty harsh about some of the Grizzlies' shortcomings in the past, but for the second year in a row, I think they've drafted really well.
Is this first time Chad Ford has ever said anything positive about the Grizzlies?