At the risk of stating the obvious, the Grizzlies’ track record of developing their own young talent — and keeping it — is dubious at best. Really? While JaMychal Green’s trajectory is promising, you really have to go back to Mike Conley and Marc Gasol to find players who have blossomed from their rookie seasons with the team.
And yet, Grizz Head Coach David Fizdale is high on Deyonta Davis. Wayne Selden performed admirably in the playoffs. Jar
ell Martin might finally be healthy. And Wade Baldwin is as confident as ever. Oh, and remember Andrew Harrison?
With all the roster upheaval, it stands to reason that at least one of these players will break out. Their games will tell the story, starting with Monday’s preseason debut against the Orlando Magic. But here’s what they had to say at Media Day: