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Folks in the city of Memphis enjoy their Tigers basketball and at no point did they show that more than when John Calipari had things rolling and Derrick Rose was running the show.
In fact their support for Memphis' collegiate basketball team was so great the Grizzlies became an afterthought appearing less like a professional team and more like a JV alternative (GM Chris Wallace's words not mine). Grizzlies brass were aware of this development and it affected the way they handled business namely in the now infamous Pau Gasol trade according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.
“We were stuck at that point" Wallace said. "We never won a playoff game. We were heading for a second 20-something-win season. After all this is the entertainment business and the town really did not see much entertainment value in our team anymore. Our crowds were dismal and it coincided with the Derrick Rose season at the University of Memphis and literally we were like a high school JV...
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At the time in 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers landed power forward Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for a whole lot of nothing. Okay, maybe nothing is stretching the [...]
The Memphis Grizzlies acquired Kosta Koufos in a trade from the Denver Nuggets, and the Grizzlies had coveted the center for over the past year.
Marc Gasol has played major minutes in the last two seasons and Koufos is expected to be the backup.
There may also be times when Koufos and Gasol play together in the Grizzlies' frontcourt.
The always colorful Gilbert Arenas is looking to make a return to the association. Arenas took last year off after playing just 17 games with Memphis during the 2011-2012 campaign.
Arenas apparently has been looking great in his individual workouts and some team in L.A. might invite “agent zero” to camp, according to Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD.
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Gilbert Arenas may have a tryout for the Los Angeles Clippers next month Could good ol’ Gilbert Arenas be on his way back to the NBA? Agent Zero has been looking good in summer workouts for the Los Angeles Clippers, which could lead to an invite to the Clippers’ training camp next month, according to HOOPSWORLD‘s Adam Kennedy. I’m hearing that Gilbert Arenas has looked...
ESPN The Magazine is releasing a ‘franchise issue,’ ranking sports franchises from 1 to 122. An NBA team has made the top and bottom of the list with the Memphis Grizzlies being ranked best franchise in sports and the worst honor going to the Sacramento Kings.
The Memphis Grizzlies have a strong frontcourt and stout defense, though their offensive efficiency needs to elevate for them to become a true title contender.
“I think an awful lot will look the same, there will be a tremendous emphasis on the defensive end,” Chris Wallace said. “If we can get the offense to rise up to the statistical rankings in the league, the way we have...
According to ProBasketballTalk, former NBA player Sasha Vujacic is still looking for a job in the NBA. There was a point during this past summer when the Los Angeles Lakers were [...]
It seems as if the Memphis Grizzlies 2008 reboot, involving what has been called one of the worst trades in NBA history, came about because of what Derrick Rose and the Memphis Tigers were doing? It seems as if the answer to this question is kind of yes.
We all remember that the Memphis Grizzlies traded Pau Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kwame Brown (BUST!), a couple of names...
Kobe Bryant’s rehabilitation from a torn Achilles’ tendon is “progressing well,” but the Los Angeles Lakers do not expect him to play in any exhibition games, the Los Angeles Times’ Mike Bresnahan reported on