Grizz Gaming selects two gamers in third round of the 2020 NBA 2k League Draft delivered by Panera Bread

Team Completes Roster for 2020 NBA 2K League Season

Grizz Gaming, the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA 2K League team, today selected two gamers in the third round of the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. The team selected Jayrod (Justin Rodriguez) with the 45th overall pick and Joel Lazu (Lav) with the 54th overall pick to fill out the roster for the 2020 NBA 2K League season.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add two NBA 2K League veterans to our team,” said Grizz Gaming General Manager Lang Whitaker. “We know Jayrod from having him on the squad last season, of course, and Lav from when he gave us buckets last season with the Nets. They are both quality players and quality people, which is why we targeted them on our draft board from day one of our draft prep. Now we are going to get to work.”

AuthenticAfrican (Meyhar Ahmed-Hassan) and DDouble (Daniel Davis) return for their third season with Grizz Gaming, while Vandi (Zach Vandivier) and Jayrod will enter their second season with the club. Additionally, on Oct. 22, the team acquired G O O F Y 757 (Dayvon Curry) in a trade with Knicks Gaming. Curry led the league in rebounding last season and was a key cog on the league’s inaugural championship team. Lav spent the 2019 season with Nets GC where he averaged 15.8 points, 4.2 assists, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 15 regular season appearances.


Round Name Pos State/Country Gamertag Twitter Handle
3 Justin Rodriguez G New York/USA Jayrod @JRODTHEGOAT
3 Joel Lazu G Wisconsin/USA Lav @JoelLazu


The complete schedule and further details for the 2020 NBA 2K League Season will be announced at a later date. The majority of regular season games will take place at the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in Long Island City, N.Y., and will be livestreamed on Twitch.

Fans can follow the team on Twitch at, @grizzgaming on Twitter and Instagram, as well as GrizzliesGaming on Facebook and Snapchat to follow along with the team’s inaugural season.

About the NBA 2K League

The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 23 teams features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play against the other teams in a mix of regular-season games, tournaments and playoffs. NBA 2K League partners include Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Champion Athleticwear, Facebook, HyperX, New Era, Panera Bread, Raynor Gaming, SCUF Gaming, and Stance. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit