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Former Texas Tech great Jarrett Culver traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a deal for Patrick Beverley

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Culver gets a fresh start in Memphis after being dealt to the Grizzlies along with Juancho Hernangomez

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After being drafted 6th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019, Jarrett Culver has been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a deal for Patrick Beverley.

He never really had a chance to get his feet on the ground in Minnesota. Playing in 97 games over the course of two seasons, he only found himself in the starting rotation 42 times and averaged 7.8 points per game to go along with 3.3 rebounds.

Culver is a shooting guard that is also capable of handling the ball. During his time at Tech he really showed out during his sophomore year, averaging 18.5 ppg and 6.4 rebounds in a season that saw them make it all the way to the national championship.

The Grizzlies are pretty stacked with young talent at the guard positions, with Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks occupying the backcourt for a Grizzlies team that made it to the first round of the playoffs after battling through the play-in tournament. They also just drafted former Stanford Forward/Guard Zaire Williams with the 10th overall pick in the draft.

Culver can hang onto this team and possibly get a two-way deal if he can prove that he is capable of scoring at a higher level than he was with the Timberwolves. While he may not have performed the way that we would’ve liked to have seen him there, the team isn’t really all that good as a whole. Hopefully he can find a role with the Grizzlies and jump start his young NBA career as he is still only 22 years old.