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Report: Grizzlies Want to Draft Ja Morant With No. 2 Pick, Leaving R.J. Barrett Open for Knicks

The NBA draft is over a month away, but the Grizzlies are already planning how they will use their No. 2 pick.

According to ESPN's Jonathan Givony, the Grizzlies "appear to have locked in on selecting" Murray State guard Ja Morant and are informing other teams of their plan. Memphis earned the No. 2 pick in Tuesday night's NBA draft lottery in Chicago.

Morant rose to national prominence as the Racers advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament this spring. He became the first player in NCAA history to average 20 points and 10 assists in one season, dunking and dishing his way to Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year honors.