ESPN releases training camp ranking for the Memphis Grizzlies

NBA Critics are all over the spectrum when it comes to the Memphis Grizzlies. Opening night is just over one month away, and Marc Stein of ESPN ranked all 30 NBA teams as we inch closer to the opening of training camp. Stein slotted the Grizzlies in the top 10 of his list, ranking them eighth and putting them ahead of playoff teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
1 day 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
1 day ago

To Z or Not to Z: Should Zach Randolph Start or Come off the Bench?

One of Memphis’ most beloved players, Zach Randolph has seen his minutes decrease the last several seasons and was relegated to a reserve role at times last season. So what does the new season — and the new regime — mean for Z-Bo? Since joining Memphis in July of 2009, Zach Randolph has been a staple in the Grizzlies’ starting lineup. Excluding the lockout shortened 2011...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
2 days ago

Grizzlies Injury Update: Chandler Parsons limited entering training camp

A long but distinguished list gets a bit smaller, and yet is still concerning. Two steps forward, two steps back. So has become the norm for the Memphis Grizzlies as of late when it comes to injury news. OK, so maybe last season it was more like 2 steps forward, 28 steps back. Still, dread fills all who wear the colors of the Grizzlies when two harmless on their own words are combined...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
2 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...
6 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
15 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
18 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...
20 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Center Marc Gasol Has Been Using Futuristic Rehab Methods to Come Back From Injury

A foot injury might not sound as bad as a knee injury, but a lingering foot problem can end an NBA player's career. Former NBA center Yao Ming retired young because of foot problems, and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid still hasn't played in a game since he broke a bone in his right foot in 2014. RELATED:  Joel Embiid Is Back Working Out Again, and He Looks Downright...
Via Stack
25 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
26 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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...
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

Marc Gasol out of Olympics, giving Team USA advantage over Spain

Team USA just got a little bit of help from Marc Gasol at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As some feared, the Memphis Grizzlies’ center will miss the event thanks to the broken right foot he suffered last year. Marc Berman of the New York Post broke the news and revealed Gasol’s replacement: Announcement Spain’s Marc Gasol won’t play in Olympics means #Knicks rookie center Willy...
Via The Sports Daily
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Summer league players who may get NBA playing time

The summer league is the time for young players to hone their skills and adjust to the pace of a near NBA-level game. The teams feature rookies, promising second years, and some older guys who have floated around the D-league or even on real NBA rosters. It is a chance for participants to practice and play with some teammates and to learn from their new organization’s staff member...
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky PG Andrew Harrison Reportedly Agrees To Guaranteed Deal With Memphis

Former Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison has an NBA contract.  Harrison, who played for the Wildcats for two seasons before departing for the pros, has reportedly agreed to a guaranteed three-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. The deal is reportedly worth $3 million over three years.  Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical first reported the news.  Sources: Andrew Harrison agrees...
Via College Spun
July 10, 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

Grizzlies aim to keep Mike Conley, add Chandler Parsons

There could very well be a major shift in the balance of the Western Conference coming here within the next week. Of course, that shift could have a lot to do with Kevin Durant’s upcoming free-agent decision. However, there’s another story to follow along with as free agency officially opens early Friday morning. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Memphis Grizzlies are...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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