2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
33-49, 3rd in Southwest
Pelicans, Grizzlies winners in NBA draft, Suns disappoint (1:54)
Morant selected No. 2 by Grizzlies (2:14)
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5dTim Bontemps

Pelicans pick Zion to open draft; Morant goes 2nd

The Pelicans selected the superstar forward out of Duke No. 1 overall in Thursday night's NBA draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, confirming what had been inevitable once New Orleans won the draft lottery last month.

Stephen A. pumping the brakes on Morant hype (1:39)
Scott: 'It's about time' Grizzlies change their identity (1:41)
Jalen: Conley's trade to Jazz will benefit Mitchell (1:15)
Woj: Conley a perfect fit for Jazz (1:02)
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6dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Conley sent to Jazz for 3 players, picks

Guard Mike Conley is headed to the Utah Jazz in a trade that sends Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder and two draft picks to the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Morant is confident despite humble beginnings (1:45)

An overview of the 2019 NBA draft

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Bobby Marks and Mike Schmitz chat about the Wizards’ push to hire Masai Ujiri (1:30), the top of the 2019 NBA draft (6:50), how deep the draft is (23:30), what a warroom is like on draft day (31:45) and one thing to look out for on draft night (54:30).

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12dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Valanciunas declines $17.6M option

Jonas Valanciunas is declining his $17.6M player option with the Memphis Grizzlies and will become a free agent this summer.

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Jenkins confident Grizz will give him ample time

Taylor Jenkins, hired as the Grizzlies' fourth head coach since Memphis reached the 2013 West finals, said he learned a lot about the team and the front office's vision during the interview process.

Scouting the draft: What makes Morant the best passer in the draft? (2:25)
Ja Morant studies all point guards (3:16)
NBA draft profile: Brandon Clarke (0:30)
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24dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Morant to undergo minor knee surgery

Point guard Ja Morant, the projected No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, will undergo a minor scope on his right knee to remove "a loose body" on Monday and is expected to be fully recovered in 3 to 4 weeks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Top 5 picks make up NBA All-Rookie first team

For the first time since the 1984-85 season, the top five selections in the NBA draft made up the NBA's All-Rookie first team that was announced Tuesday.

Grizzlies drafting Morant could mean Conley's Memphis exit (1:44)
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41dJonathan Givony

Sources: Grizz make it known they'd pick Morant

The Grizzlies have told interested parties at the NBA draft combine that they intend to select Murray State guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the draft, provided the Pelicans take Zion Williamson at No. 1, sources told ESPN.

Pelicans get No. 1 pick in the draft (0:58)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.530th
Rebounds Per Game41.829th
Assists Per Game23.919th
Points Allowed106.13rd

Team History