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NBA Mock Draft: Memphis Grizzlies Select Sam Dekker From Wisconsin

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2015 NBA Mock Draft, with Grizzly Blue Bears selecting Sam Dekker from Wisconsin.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #25 -- Sam Dekker, Forward, Wisconsin

SB Nation's Grizzlies blog, Grizzly Blue Bears, explains the pick:

The Grizzlies would have loved to have been able to make a move by either adding talent from another roster or moving up in the 1st round this year, but we just didn't have the right assets to pull off a significant trade. The main piece we'd like to trade, Jeff Green, isn't a on the table because of his pending player option. No one wants any of Vince Carter or Jon Leuer. Courtney Lee might be sought after, but trading away one of your only shooters with perimeter shooting being your primary need seems unproductive. No one will value Zach Randolph or Tony Allen the way we do, and Mike Conley is essential for us re-signing Marc Gasol.

So here we are at #25, and by the Dome of Adam Silver if a top 15 player in Sam Dekker hasn't fallen into our laps. The NCAA Tourney star will give the Grizzlies the most well-rounded small forward they've had since overpaying for Rudy Gay years ago, and can hopefully develop his outside shot into a consistent weapon for Memphis. This leaves us still searching for a knock-down shooter as we head into free agency, but we just couldn't pass up the talent of Dekker this late in the draft.

1) Minnesota Timberwolves: KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: JAHLIL OKAFOR

3) Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia 76ers): D'ANGELO RUSSELL

4) New York Knicks: JUSTISE WINSLOW


6) Philadelphia 76ers (via Sacramento Kings): MARIO HEZONJA

7) Denver Nuggets: EMMANUEL MUDIAY

8) Boston Celtics (via Detroit Pistons): KRISTAPS PRIZINGIS

9) Utah Jazz (via Charlotte Hornets): MYLES TURNER

10) Philadelphia 76ers (via Miami Heat): STANLEY JOHNSON

11) Indiana Pacers: CAMERON PAYNE

12) Utah Jazz: DEVIN BOOKER

13) Miami Heat (from the 76ers via the Phoenix Suns): FRANK KAMINSKY

14) Oklahoma City Thunder: KELLY OUBRE

15) Atlanta Hawks: BOBBY PORTIS

16) Detroit Pistons (via Boston Celtics): JUSTIN ANDERSON

17) Phoenix Suns (via Milwaukee Bucks): MONTREZL HARRELL

18) Houston Rockets: JERIAN GRANT

19) Milwaukee Bucks (via Washington Wizards): KEVON LOONEY


21) Dallas Mavericks: R.J. HUNTER

22) Utah Jazz (via Chicago Bulls): TREY LYLES

23) Portland Trail Blazers: ROBERT UPSHAW

24) Milwaukee Bucks (via Cleveland Cavaliers): TYUS JONES

25) Memphis Grizzlies SAM DEKKER

26) San Antonio Spurs

27) Los Angeles Lakers

28) Boston Celtics

29) Brooklyn Nets

30) Golden State Warriors