MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed first-round draft pick Jaren Jackson Jr., a 6-foot-11 forward from Michigan State.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Jackson, the fourth overall pick in the draft, averaged 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 21.8 minutes in his lone season at Michigan State. His 3.03 blocks per game ranked seventh nationally.
Truth be told, Golden State's former coach wasn't sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant.
The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives and sizzling shooting. So rather than add another scorer, Don Nelson figured Golden State might be better off getting a dominant man in the middle to shore up the defense in the 2007 NBA draft.
Greg Oden says he’ll be remembered as NBA’s ‘biggest bust’
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Greg Oden says he'll go down as the "biggest bust in NBA history."
The big man tells ESPN that his playing days are over. He says he'd "love to continue playing," but he's not healthy.
The 7-foot-tall Oden was the top pick in the 2007 NBA draft when he went to the Portland Trail Blazers. Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant was picked second.