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Calkins: On a lively draft night for Memphis, Ja Morant makes a big call.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 24, 2022 1:15 PM CT | Published: June 24, 2022 1:41 AM CT
<strong>Tennessee point guard Kennedy Chandler celebrates during the final seconds of the NCAA Southeastern Conference tournament championship game March 13 in Tampa, Fla. Chandler was acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA draft on Thursday, June 23.</strong> (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press file)

Tennessee point guard Kennedy Chandler celebrates during the final seconds of the NCAA Southeastern Conference tournament championship game March 13 in Tampa, Fla. Chandler was acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA draft on Thursday, June 23. (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press file)

Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

The Grizzlies picked the players they really wanted Thursday night. It’s cool that one of them — Tennessee point guard Kennedy Chandler — happens to be from around here. 

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Ja Morant Kennedy Chandler Jake LaRavia David Roddy Memphis Grizzlies Subscriber Only 2022 NBA draft

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