Marc Gasol hints he may be open to leaving Grizzlies

After already losing one frontcourt mainstay in Zach Randolph to Sacramento this summer, could the Memphis Grizzlies soon be losing another?In a recent interview with Spanish outlet A la Carta, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol hinted that he may be open to leaving the team.“I’m very ambitious and I’ve wanted Memphis to be a great franchise,” Gasol said, per HoopsHype. “We...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

On David Fizdale and Leadership

Fizdale’s voice and platform in Memphis is a powerful one. During this emotionally charged period in American history, more and more people are calling for men and women in leadership positions to take sides. No one has to ask where David Fizdale stands. Fizdale, Head Coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, recently spoke with Wendi C. Thomas of The Undefeated and MLK50 Memphis, about...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
8 hours ago

Farewell to TheRealHrdlicka

Thanks to one of the best. I have always looked up to Matt Hrdlicka, who we announce today is leaving GBB after four years on staff. His skill as a writer among Grizzlies bloggers is unquestioned. Since he began writing for GBB in the summer of 2013 (I started here a couple months later), I loved reading his work. He had an amazing ability to put the Grizzlies through a unique prism...
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9 hours ago

Memphis Grizzlies get NFL makeover from Kings’ graphic designer

Chris Muñoz over at the Sacramento Kings site imagined what it might look like if the Grizzlies played in the NFL. It’s the offseason, which means (outside of the schedule release) we’ve reached the point where most of the conversations are just recaps of the offseason, the free agents still in limbo (hey there, JaMychal), and potential trades. In other words, things get a little...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
1 day ago

NBA 2017-18 Schedule: What is the season's defining stretch for Memphis Grizzlies?

Debating the crucial stretches for the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2017-18 NBA season.
Via FOX Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This is What Makes Marc Gasol the 21st Best Player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here. Why He’s Great: Rewind this list back to the 40s. Remember how excited we were about Brook Lopez shooting three-pointers now? Well, he shot below 35 percent from long...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This is What Makes Mike Conley the 22nd Best Player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here. Why He’s Great: Mike Conley is basically the same player as Kyle Lowry, the man he beat out for this slot, but slightly better. He’s a bit younger and definitely more...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay takes exception to Tony Allen comment

Rudy Gay took exception to a comment from Tony Allen about the nature of the “Grit and Grind” nickname for the Memphis Grizzlies.The Grizzlies have been known as a “Grit and Grind” team, which has described their style of play since Allen joined the squad in 2010-11. The name arose after Allen said they beat the Thunder in a 2011 game thanks to “all heart. Grit. Grind.”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/7: NBA silly season reaches New York

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting to see if the Knicks try to bring back Patrick Ewing while they're making amends. Happy birthday today to Michelle Kwan, Chris Andersen, Patrick Lalime, Lisa Leslie, Joe Sakic and Len Barker. On this date in...
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July 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Grizzlies to retire Zach Randolph’s jersey

Zach Randolph spent eight seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, earning two All-Star appearances and leading his squad to seven playoff appearances during that span.Randolph has been one of the most important aspects for the Grizzlies turning into a perennial playoff team. Now that he’s moved on to the Sacramento Kings, the Grizzlies themselves are paying homage to the big man....
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July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

From Journeyman to Folk Hero, Zach Randolph Attained Stability and Success In Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee is one of my favorite cities to visit. It may not offer the scenery of Las Vegas and Miami, but it’s amazing, to say the least. While it’s well-known for their mouth-watering food, blues and entertainment (Beale Street), the people are what always stood out. Being that I have a large amount of family living there, I experienced the genuine sincerity that Memphians...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Against all odds, the Sacramento Kings might actually have a good plan going forward

There has been no team more dysfunctional and unintentionally self-harmful than the Sacramento Kings in the past half decade.Bad draft picks, the DeMarcus Cousins saga, five different coaches since 2012, owner Vivek Ranadive’s constant meddling (STAUSKAS?), a new arena plus new expectations, and 250+ losses combined over five seasons caused consistent chaos and calamity in California...
Via The Comeback
July 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Vince Carter not interested in ring chasing, will keep playing

Vince Carter is a 19-year veteran of the NBA at the age of 40, but the grizzled free agent still has a burning passion to play, and play a lot.During a Summer League broadcast, Carter spoke about his future. He said he has no intention of chasing a ring for the sake of chasing a ring, meaning he has no interest in sitting at the end of a bench to achieve a championship.Instead, Carter...
Via Sportsnaut
July 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Ice Cube opens up about why he created BIG3 League (VIDEO)

The BIG3 League played its first games on Sunday, and all in all, from the fan’s perspective, it was a huge success.For players, not so much, with Jason Williams and Corey Maggette suffering injuries, which was expected, being that some of these guys haven’t played (aside from at a streetball level) in years.Still, Barclays Center was packed, with over 15K fans showing up to...
Via The Sports Daily
June 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Williams injured in first BIG3 game

Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, which features exciting three-on-three dream matchups, officially held its inaugural game in Brooklyn on Sunday at the Barclays Center. And one of the largest early-season attractions was the return of White Chocolate, Jason Williams.Fans poured into the arena wearing Williams jerseys and cheered as he hit the court. However, that enjoyment was short-lived...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Vince Carter open to taking less to sign with the Warriors

And so it begins.Last year saw the likes of Zaza Pachulia and David West take considerably less to chase a ring with the Golden State Warriors. Following their second title in three years, it now looks like other veterans might come flocking to the Warriors.Appearing on ESPN’s The Jump, future Hall of Fame guard Vince Carter indicated that he’s willing to take less to sign with...
Via Sportsnaut
June 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Bulls Tyler Adams chooses to play against NYCFC over attending high school graduation

Faced with the decision between walking with his high school classmates at his high school graduation and playing in a game against an MLS rival, 18-year-old Tyler Adams had a unique choice to make that many could only dream of making. Despite a high school graduation being a once in a lifetime milestone achievement, Adams will be available for the Red Bulls this Saturday.It was...
Via The Comeback
June 21, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 Offseason Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies are in the midst of the most successful stretch in franchise history. Memphis made their seventh straight playoff appearance in 2017, but the Grizzlies were eliminated in the first round for the third time in the last four years. Memphis has gotten to this point with their "grit 'n' grind" style on the back of a veteran core that has been together for the entirety...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Welcome to The Rewind, where we dig through tapes, YouTube videos and streaming services and revisit some of the most interesting games in history. There is something special about revisiting a favorite movie, a favorite show no longer on the air, or even just pulling out an album and giving it a spin the whole way through for the first time in a long while. Inevitably you pick...
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May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

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