GRIZZLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miami experience gives new Grizzlies coach instant respect

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has known his new coach since he was 19 and brand new in the NBA. Veteran guard and defensive whiz Tony Allen is excited at the prospect of being included in some offensive sets. JaMychal Green is happy the new boss asked him to play for him in the summer league. Point guard Mike Conley sums it up nicely: David Fizdale is not...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews Brandan Wright

An injury hobbled season cost us a glimpse of Brandan Wright’s true potential. Can he stay healthy to show us this year? I won’t admonish you if you’ve never heard of or seen Brandan Wright. That would be unfair to you, the fan. No, he’s not one of the throwaway players from last year’s 28-man squad, but if you don’t recognize him it’s because he played only 12 games...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
21 hours ago

Marc Gasol says he feels "better than ever" coming into training camp

Big Spain is back, and he voiced that he feels better now than he's felt ever physically, which is a good sign for Memphis. One of the biggest story lines coming into this season is the return of Marc Gasol after his devastating injury last season. Big Spain says it's been a "learning process" for him and said he was two weeks away from playing in the Summer Olympics for Spain. He...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
22 hours ago

Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Jordan Adams

Is Jordan Adams real? Here is what I wrote about Jordan Adams in my Grizzlies Book Club piece: Adams is a victim of things outside his control, and perhaps some other things that were well within it. Either way, if Jordan Adams imagines himself as a swimmer swimming, to this point, his strokes have made few ripples. The above is a paraphrase from the book I recommended Adams...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
23 hours ago

Grizzlies healthy, excited for training camp with new coach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Marc Gasol's surgically repaired right foot is healthy, and the Memphis Grizzlies center insists he's back - perhaps better than ever. Point guard Mike Conley is healthy too, his aching Achilles a distant memory. Jarell Martin's own left foot is as healthy as it's been in a long time. Chandler Parsons, the Grizzlies' big free agent signee this summer , is...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Media Day: Three Narrative Threads

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, today was the Grizzlies’ Media Day, in preparation for training camp and the preseason. I went, took in the sights, and noticed a few themes coming up repeatedly that seemed worth exploring in a bit of detail here. Health I’ve been to a lot of media days at this point. Enough of them that I...
Via Beyond the Arc
2 days ago

The 2016-17 Season: Ground Rules

Last year was ugly. Everyone was injured, everyone turned on everyone (and then turned to Sacramento), the players were dissatisfied, and the whole thing collapsed in on itself like a burned-out house left too long with a hole in the roof. Things were bad before the injury plague. But after? After Mario Chalmers went down, after the losses kept piling up, the games...
Via Beyond the Arc
2 days ago

Grizzlies Launch "Grind City" Branded Content Arm; Hire Chris Vernon

Friday morning, the Grizzlies announced the launch of Grind City Media, their new branded content/media operation starting up for the 2016–17 season. They made some impressive hires, bringing in Michael Wallace (formerly of ESPN) as Senior Editor, Contributor, and analyst, Alexis Morgan of SLAM magazine as Digital Content Reporter, and (in presumably the final twist of...
Via Beyond the Arc
5 days ago

Is the Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley worth $153 Million?

One of the biggest benefactors of the NBA’s salary cap increase was Mike Conley, who inked the richest deal in NBA history for $153 million over a five year span.  Conley has been apart of the Memphis Grizzlies for his entire career, with career averages of 13.6 PPG and 5.6 APG. Conley, who will turn 29, is in his prime, yet has never been named an All-Star.  However, throughout...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol is the 19th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Looking for the entire list? Click here. Why He’s Great: I’m about to commit...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Memphis Grizzlies

Ah, the Grizz: undefeated in the hearts of spiritual graybeards. They're playing backwater basketball, some untouched-by-wifi setup with two big men and a bunch of wings who don't want to shoot. It started back when pace-and-space wasn't on the tip of everyone's tongue, but now it qualifies as idiosyncrasy. The post-up is mostly dead, something that persists so Dwight Howard won...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marc Gasol cleared to play after recovering from foot injury

When the Memphis Grizzlies open training camp on Sep. 27, Marc Gasol will be a full participant. Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reports the All-Star center has been cleared to play after recovering from a broken right foot. Gasol missed 30 regular-season games and was out for the playoffs after breaking his foot in February. According to Tillery, the Grizzlies are “upbeat”...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies to celebrate MLK Day with amazing alternate jersey

The Memphis Grizzlies, along with the Atlanta Hawks, are understandably two NBA teams that always play on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King was an Atlanta native, and was infamously assassinated in Memphis. Next season, the Grizzlies plan to honor Dr. King with an alternate uniform in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum. It’s undoubtedly the most powerful alternate...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson agrees to deal with Pelicans

The NBA hasn’t seen the last of Legendary Lance. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to sign free agent swingman Lance Stephenson. Free agent Lance Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 9, 2016 The 25...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

39-Year Old Vince Carter Plans to Play at Least 2 More NBA Seasons, Shows He Still Has Skills With Instagram Post

Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter has been in the NBA for a long time. This upcoming season will be his 19th. The 39-year-old eight-time All-Star is tied with a handful of players as the second-oldest active player in the league (Kevin Garnett is the oldest at 40), but Carter isn't looking to call it quits on his career just yet. RELATED: Awesome Vince Carter Video Will Make...
Via Stack
22 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick in the history of the Memphis Grizzlies

The Vancouver Grizzles were an NBA expansion team that joined the league in 1995. After six seasons and an abysmal record of 101-359, the franchise relocated to Memphis where it turned the tide thanks to an impressive drafting record. The team has appeared in the Western Conference playoffs the past six seasons. How many of the franchise's 26 first-round picks can you name? Clue...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Conley is the 32nd Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: What can’t Mike Conley do? He’s one of the purest point guards...
Via The Sports Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson will work out for Pelicans

The enigmatic Lance Stephenson is still looking for a new NBA home, and the New Orleans Pelicans appear to be interested. According to a report from Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate on Monday, Stephenson will work out for the Pelicans. Free agent Lance Stephenson will work out for the Pelicans, league source says. — Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) August 29, 2016 The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: All Stands on the Edge of a Knife

The Memphis Grizzlies chose to stay the course this offseason, adding Chandler Parsons to an aging but proven core. Can they reach their lofty goals? Or will they fall back into the ranks of the lottery? “The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all.” That famous line was from The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Three games to get excited about in 2016

The 2016 Olympics have done a fine job suppressing our longing for NBA basketball. What’s not to love about watching a bunch of NBA superstars play on the same team? However, the NBA schedule was announced on Thursday, Aug. 11 making it time to get excited about the upcoming NBA season. Although the first regular season game isn’t until Oct. 25 the schedule release gives us reasons...
Via isportsweb.com
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies tried to sign Milos Teodosic in 2013

Serbia’s Milos Teodosic put on a show Friday against the U.S. men’s basketball team with a dazzling display of passing, which made many question why he’s not playing in the NBA. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Teodosic was offered a two-year deal by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013, but he declined, opting to sign a contract with CSKA Moscow instead. Teodosic had a game-high...
Via The Sports Daily
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies fire PA announcer accused of taking upskirt photos at church

Taking upskirt photos of women at church is no way to get through life. Or keep a job, as the Memphis Grizzlies’ former public address announcer has learned all too painfully. Rick Trotter was fired by the Grizzlies back in July after nearly 10 years with the organization. But that decision hadn’t been formally announced until Tuesday, when Memphis police issued a warrant for...
Via Awful Announcing
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Williams calls Barkley a 'loser' for Durant criticism

Former NBA player Jason Williams has called out Charles Barkley over his criticism of Kevin Durant, referring to the NBA on TNT analyst as a “loser.” Williams, better known as “White Chocolate” during his NBA playing days, went after Barkley following a recent appearance in a semi-pro basketball tournament. The crux of his criticism stems from how Barkley lambasted Durant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons: Grizzlies have one of NBA’s best starting fives

Chandler Parsons is excited about joining up with the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason and believes his new team will be a force to be reckoned with. Chandler Parsons on the Grizzlies: "I don't care what anybody says, that's one of the best starting fives in the NBA." — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 8, 2016 Really, there is no need for Parsons to get defensive on this...
Via Sportsnaut
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Barnes receiving interest from at least four teams

One of the NBA’s most notable agitators is drawing plenty of interest on the market. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, free agent forward Matt Barnes has interest from the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, and Sacramento Kings. The 36-year-old Barnes averaged 10 points and 5.5 rebounds in 76 games for Memphis last season. He’s a valuable depth...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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