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Draft Night from FedExForum

9:51 p.m. -- The first round just ended, with the San Antonio Spurs selecting UCLA forward/guard Kyle Anderson with the 30th pick. (Of course.) 

There are still tons of potential Grizz targets available, though. Clemson swingman K.J. McDaniels, Tennessee big man Jarnell Stokes, Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early, and Michigan wing Glenn Robinson III. With the logjam on the perimeter now with the pick of Jordan Adams, the Grizzlies need to find a way to get into the second. Too many players that can help this team are still out there.

8:57 p.m. -- The Grizzlies selected Jordan Adams of UCLA. The media room went silent, until an incredulous, "I can't believe this!" broke it up.

More later, as Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger prepares to meet with the media and, apparently, explain the pick.

I'm live from FedExForum, where we're all huddled into the media room in the bowels of the arena watching the draft on tube televisions.

I'll update the blog throughout the night when news develops (or whenever I feel like it). 

Here's the scene, currently, just after the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick.

The Grizzlies are scheduled to pick 22nd overall, which will obviously be a while. But keep checking back anyway.

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The 92.9 Line: Launch

The announcement of my hire as 92.9 FM ESPN’s columnist earlier this month understandably and predictably drew skepticism. 

A columnist at a radio station? Nobody does that, right?

Well, not exactly. There are a few stations in our company that provide written content — WEEI in Boston and WGR in Buffalo, for example — but the point is well-taken: Radio stations rarely set aside resources for someone to cover the news in written form.

But that’s what we’ve done here.

This is a unique market with a real appetite for sports coverage. So, starting today, we’re launching what we’re calling “The 92.9 Line,” a one-stop shop for all Memphis sports nuggets, news, and everything in between.

The way we see it, we break enough news on our station as it is; why not capture it and give it more shelf-life on our website?

Starting today, the website won’t just be a repository for old podcasts. We’ll cover everything from Memphis Grizzlies to Tigers to SEC, as best we can, with real-time, up-to-the-minute updates. 

You’ll see opinions from our talent, like Chris Vernon, Eric Hasseltine, and Gary Parrish. We’re also ramping up our video efforts in addition to our written coverage — all of which you’ll be able to find daily at 929espn.com

Bookmark us, if you haven’t by now (and you should’ve, by now). Our aim for the site is to deliver the same information in the same entertaining and creative way as we do on the air. We hope you’ll give us a shot.

- John Martin

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