The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 17.4 points and 8.6 assists in the Memphis series. Mitchell is averaging 31.6 points in nine postseason games. The 6-foot-3 guard missed the first game of the Memphis series due to the ankle injury.
While De’Anthony Melton was wrapping up his senior season at Crespi High School in California, the Memphis Grizzlies acquired a second round pick from the Miami Heat in the three team trade that brought Memphis Chris Andersen, P.J. Hairston and two more second picks — those later turned into Jarred Vanderbilt and Talen Horton-Tucker. That Miami second round pick was then traded to the Houston Rockets for, none other than Dillon Brooks.
The Memphis Grizzlies may have suffered an early exit in the 2021 playoffs, but their future certainly looks bright. Aside from Ja Morant who has established himself as a true star in the 2020-21 season, they also have center in Jonas Valanciunas who seems to be hitting his peak. Morant took notice of that as he reacted to Valanciunas’ dominant showing for Lithuania in their pre-Olympic exhibition game against Dominican Republic.