10 best draft choices by the Grizzlies in franchise history, including Mike Bibby

Mike Conley played 12 seasons for the Grizzlies before he was traded to the Jazz on Wednesday. [Image Source: Flickr | Eleven Warriors]
Mike Conley played 12 seasons for the Grizzlies before he was traded to the Jazz on Wednesday. [Image Source: Flickr | Eleven Warriors]

Mike Conley holds many franchise records for the Grizzlies after his 12 seasons with the team.

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The next team in this series of top 10 draft picks to be looked at is the Memphis Grizzlies. While draft picks since 1990 have been looking at for the previous teams, the Grizzlies inaugural season was 1995-96. They were known as the Vancouver Grizzlies up until the 2000-01 season when they moved to Memphis.

In order to make this list, the player must have actually been drafted by the Grizzlies. Only the player's impact with the Grizzlies is considered (Kyle Lowry would be much higher on the list if his time with the Raptors was included). This isn't exactly a top 10 players drafted by the Grizzlies list as to where the player was drafted could matter (if a second round pick that had almost as much impact as a lottery pick, then the second round pick would be higher).

The team's draft picks were found at Basketball-Reference.

1

Mike Conley - First round, fourth overall (2007)

Traded to the Jazz on Wednesday after 12 seasons with the Grizzlies, Conley ranks first in franchise history in points (11,733), assists (4,509), steals (1,161), and games played (788).

2

Shareef Abdur-Rahim - First round, third overall (1996)

In five seasons with the Grizzlies, Abdur-Rahim missed just three games and had impressive averages of 20.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in his tenure with the team.

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