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The Memphis Grizzlies: Your new (Summer League) NBA champions

The Grizzlies beat the Timberwolves in the Summer League Finals on Monday night, 95-92...

...something of such little importance that Bleacher Report put up what to watch next suggestions over its YouTube highlight reel during the last play of the game, in which the Timberwolves actually had a chance to tie it.

As SB Nation’s Tom Ziller pointed out, the Kings won the Summer League title in 2014. So, you know, it’s not so meaningful.

But Ziller also made the point: Brandon Clarke’s production for Memphis was not meaningless. He was named Summer League MVP, with averages of 14.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the tournament. Clarke, the 21st pick in the 2019 draft, is nearly three years older than Memphis’s Jaren Jackson, and could be a ready-made third piece for the Grizzlies alongside Jackson and Ja Morant.

[READ: The 11 best rookies at NBA Summer League, ranked]


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