Timberwolves draft Jake LaRavia, trade him to Grizzlies for No. 22 and No. 29 picks

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Shams Charania: Sources: Minnesota will pick Jake LaRavia at No. 19 and trade him to Memphis.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
A few weeks ago, Jake LaRavia was being projected as a late second-rounder when teams thought he was 22 years old. It turns out this was an error – he’s only 20 years old. Once teams learned that, he climbed up draft boards. Now, he goes No. 19 to Memphis: basketballnews.com/stories/2022-n…10:01 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jake LaRavia seems like he’s almost the perfect Kyle Anderson replacement. – 10:01 PM

Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Everything’s going well for Jake LaRavia, who managed to get drafted 19th overall, join Ja Morant and get two years younger in the same week.
basketballnews.com/stories/2022-n…10:00 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
22 and 29 for 19 to get Jake LaRavia. He’s very much the Grizzlies type. High skill. Good size. Smart player. Grizzlies always seem to trade up to get their guy. – 10:00 PM

Bryan Kalbrosky @BryanKalbrosky
The Grizzlies got an absolute winner in Jake LaRavia. He is an analytics darling who projects as a long-term pro. He is going to be a fan favorite in Memphis.
“I’m a coach’s player. If the coach tells me what to do, I’ll do it.”
bit.ly/3OxgxIe | @jacob_laravia39:59 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jake LaRavia, welcome to Memphis! – 9:59 PM

Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
Shouts to @Sam Vecenie getting Jake LaRavia up to the top 20. – 9:58 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Memphis is acquiring No. 19 from Minnesota and planning to select Wake Forest’s Jake LaRavia, source tells ESPN. – 9:56 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Minnesota will pick Jake LaRavia at No. 19 and trade him to Memphis. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:56 PM

Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel
The Bucks have twice worked out Wake Forest forward Jake LaRavia, indicating they are serious about picking him at 24. Said an NBA scouting director about LaRavia: “He’s a good player, a good all-around player, but his lack of athleticism scares me. That’s a big concern.” – 5:50 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lawrence Central (@LCHSBears) alum Jake LaRavia didn’t play varsity until his junior year. Now, he could hear his name called in the first round of the #NBADraft.
@KyleNeddenriep on his incredible rise.
“I had faith in the work I was putting in.” indystar.com/story/sports/2…5:39 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#NBADraft: #Pacers contact Jeremy Sochan, Jake LaRavia impresses, Kai Sotto eyes history indystar.com/story/sports/n… via @indystar11:52 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
In the final mock draft from @RookieWire, the Golden State Warriors landed forward Jake LaRavia out of Wake Forest warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/21/war…10:00 PM

More on this storyline

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Timberwolves will land Nos. 22 and 29 in this draft, per source. -via Twitter @wojespn / June 23, 2022

Projected first-round pick Jake LaRavia visited with the Milwaukee Bucks and worked out for the team twice, league sources told HoopsHype. -via HoopsHype / June 22, 2022

What did you do last season to improve your game enough to make it to the NBA? Jake LaRavia: It’s just about growing and maturing in the game, as well as off the court. It was about getting my body right, developing my game, and working on stuff that I might not have been as good at. This was a great team we played for this year and I played with a lot of great guys, and Alondes Williams is in the draft class as well. It’s easy to look good when you play with guys like that, but I was also able to showcase some of my abilities. I’m a competitor, so growing up watching March Madness, it sucked not being able to be a part of that. There is always going to be a chip on my shoulder when it comes to basketball, but it is what it is. -via For The Win / June 21, 2022

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