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Top Griz pick Martin has stress fracture in foot

Memphis Grizzlies first-round draft pick Jarell Martin says he has a stress fracture in his foot that will prevent him from playing in any summer league games.

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Jarell Martin doesn't fill biggest void

The Grizzlies needed 3-point shooters but instead opted to select a big man in Martin with the No. 25 pick. Trading for Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison also didn't solve the problem, meaning Memphis' draft earned a thumbs-down from ESPN's Tom Haberstroh. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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As a tweener, Martin may struggle early

The Grizzlies added a lot of raw talent in Jarell Martin, but without ideal length or a great jumpshot, he may need some time before he earns important minutes on the floor. Chad Ford gives Memphis a B-minus for their lone draft selection. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

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The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

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Insider profile: Jarell Martin

Martin is an excellent athlete with a versatile skill set, but his lack of elite size and so-so 3-point shot limits his upside. Martin averaged 16.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks a game last season. Athletic but tweener

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Martin picked 25 overall by Memphis

The Grizzlies select Jarell Martin (LSU) in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Anderson's 3-and-D skillset fits Grizzlies

Chad Ford sees Justin Anderson as a great fit for Memphis at No. 25 overall. The Virginia guard's defensive ability makes him NBA-ready and his shooting touch adds value in spacing the floor. Ford's final mock (Insider)

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Pelton's Trade Grades: Griz get Barnes

Kevin Pelton hands out his grades for the trade that sent Matt Barnes to Memphis, Jeremy Lamb to Charlotte and Luke Ridnour to Oklahoma City.

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2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.320th
Rebounds Per Game42.621st
Assists Per Game21.715th
Points Allowed95.12nd

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