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Memphis Grizzlies: why Matt Barnes is a perfect fit

The Memphis Grizzlies officially introduced Matt Barnes to their team on July 27 with a press conference and an interview. Barnes was traded from the Charlotte Hornets to the Grizzlies in exchange for Luke Ridnour. This followed a trade earlier this month when Matt Barnes was moved from the Clippers to the Hornets. Serge Ibaka Barnes has been renowned among players in the NBA for...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas on LeBron: He’s not a No. 1 option

by Josh Poloha Former Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has not played in a game since 2012 (and is still somehow getting paid, but that’s beside the point), but he still has his fair share of opinions on the NBA. In his latest Instagram post, Arenas decided to talk about Cleveland Cavaliers point-forward LeBron James. At first, he explained how an athlete like James “comes...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes on the Clippers: 'Now they're the enemy'

Matt Barnes has always been one of those players who when he's on your team, you love him, and when he's not, you hate him. That's just the way he is, and he knows it.So, when Barnes was introduced to his new team, the Memphis Grizzlies (one of the Clippers' biggest rivals), Tuesday afternoon, he didn't hide his identity.From Melissa Rohlin of the Los Angeles Times:Click here to...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes on Serge Ibaka: 'He's just dirty'

Matt Barnes is a member of the Memphis Grizzlies now, after the Clippers included him in the trade with the Hornets that brought Lance Stephenson to Los Angeles.But Barnes played for the Clippers the past three seasons, during a time when the team had more than its fair share of physical battles with Serge Ibaka and the Oklahoma City Thunder. And evidently, Barnes still holds a grudge...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Russ Smith’s Contract With The Grizzlies Is Now Guaranteed

Photo: Memphis GrizzliesIf the Memphis Grizzlies were looking to get rid of Russ Smith they have officially missed their opportunity. Technically, the Grizzlies could still waive/cut Russ, but at this point they’d still have to pay him. Russ was guaranteed $150,000 if he wasn’t waived before July 15th, 2015. He made it through that deadline, but there was a second cut date of...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes says he fits Grizzlies' 'Grit & Grind' approach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Matt Barnes believes he epitomizes the ''Grit & Grind'' style that the Memphis Grizzlies have prided themselves on for years. Now that the Grizzlies have acquired him, the veteran forward is eager to continue playing that brand of basketball while winning over a fan base that had grown accustomed to cheering against him. ''This is a whole - not just team...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas wasn’t banned from Orange County Fair after all

Gilbert Arenas managed to get his name back in the news this week after he posted an image of himself surrounded by an insane haul of country fair fare he won by dominating a carnival basketball game. The former NBA star claimed in the caption of the Instagram post that he was banned from the...Read More The post Gilbert Arenas wasn’t banned from Orange County Fair after all appeared...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas hit maximum daily prize limit playing basketball at fair

Gilbert Arenas may no longer be playing in NBA arenas, but his shot is still good enough to fill it up at a local fair. Over the weekend, Arenas paid a visit to the Orange County Fair and put in work on the basketball hoops there. In fact, Agent Zero was so in the zone...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas won too much at Orange County Fair, subsequently banned

Gilbert Arenas hasn’t played in an NBA game since 2012, but the three-time All-Star is still getting buckets. In fact, he managed to get himself banned for making too many at the Orange County Fair. As seen via an Instagram post, Arenas hauled in a bounty of stuffed animals for his children—which includes a three-foot Minion and a pair of pandas. We just got banned from...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies offseason report, and free agency in the West

The Memphis Grizzlies are in the midst of what in the West seems like a relatively lackluster offseason. Of course, bringing back the majority of a very successful 55-win “Grit and grind” team could be considered by some to be an accomplishment in itself. The first step of them resigning their squad was when they brought out the checkbook for franchise centerpiece and historically...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marc Gasol signs five-year deal with Grizzlies

In the least surprising news of the free agency period, Marc Gasol has reportedly re-signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on a five-year, $110 million max deal. Marc Gasol's deal with Memphis, sources say, is a five-year deal worth $110 million with a player option after Year 4 — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 6, 2015   Gasol, 30, refused to take visits with other teams...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Harrison Pushes Aaron Harrison During Summer League Game

In a Summer League game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets, Andrew and Aaron Harrison almost got into it.
Via Gamedayr
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew Harrison (Playfully) Shoved His Brother, Aaron, During An NBA Summer League Game Today

Today, for the first time as NBA players, Aaron and Andrew Harrison met on the basketball court.  Aaron, an undrafted shooting guard playing for Charlotte, and Andrew, a point guard for Memphis, met in the Orlando Summer League this afternoon.  During the contest, Aaron, after getting fouled, attempted to give his twin brother a high-five. Andrew wasn’t having it, though. So...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Grizzlies agree to terms with free agent Brandan Wright

The Memphis Grizzlies continue to bulk up in the frontcourt after agreeing to terms with free-agent forward Brandan Wright, according to multiple media reports. The two sides reportedly agreed on a three-year, $18 million deal -- an agreement that will utilize Memphis' valuable mid-level exception. The deal can not be finalized until the NBA lifts its free-agent moratorium on July...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright Agrees to Three-Year, $18 Million Contract with Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t been too terribly loud since free agency opened up last night, but they have come through with their first official free agency signing. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Grizzlies have agreed to a three-year contract worth nearly $18 million with free agent big man Brandon Wright. Free agent forward Brandan Wright...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Williams Closing in on Contract with Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t expected to be too terribly aggressive in free agency outside of re-signing Marc Gasol, but they are closing in on signing one fairly sizable name. According to a report from Jared Zwerling, the Grizzlies are closing in on a three or four-year agreement with point guard Mo Williams. Source: Memphis and Mo Williams are closing in on a deal. Three or...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Marc Gasol only visiting with Memphis Grizzlies

Marc Gasol is not expected to leave the Memphis Grizzlies during free agency, but it appears he personally won’t even entertain offers from other NBA teams. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Gasol will host “a contingent of Grizzlies officials” on Wednesday, July 1, when free agency officially begins and will not schedule a visit with any other franchise. Per Stein: Gasol’s...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks gave up on signing Marc Gasol 'long ago'

The list of potential suitors for soon-to-be free agent center Mark Gasol is dwindling by the day, and that probably has to do with the common belief that he will re-sign with the Memphis Grizzlies. The New York Knicks, who were once interested in Gasol, have apparently moved on. According to Fred Kerber of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Grizzlies' film tribute to Marc Gasol

From Three 6 Mafia to Lausanne, the Memphis Grizzlies reminded the world with a film to prove just how much they love Marc Gasol...from Memphis. The post From Memphis, With Love: The Grizzlies Release A Film Tribute To Marc Gasol appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour traded three times in roughly 24 hours

Luke Ridnour might as well keep his bags packed until the start of the 2015-2016 NBA season, because that guy has changed teams more times in 24 hours than many players do over the course of their entire career. Ridnour, a 34-year-old guard, has an expiring contract. Players with expiring contracts are often thrown into...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Green Exercises Player Option To Remain With Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grizzlies forward Jeff Green has exercised his player option, keeping him with Memphis for the 2015-16 season. General manager Chris Wallace announced Green’s decision Thursday. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Green averaged 16.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 78 games this season with Boston and Memphis. The Grizzlies acquired him in a three-team trade Jan...
Via NESN.com
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Green Expected To Opt In, Return To Grizzlies Next Season

Year 1 of the Jeff Green era in Memphis was a flop. It sounds like the forward will be hoping for better luck in Year 2. Green is expected to exercise his $9.2 million player option this summer and return to the Grizzlies next season, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Monday. That Green would not wish to test the free-agent market at the moment is no surprise. He did little to...
Via NESN.com
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Assistant Coach Damon Stoudamire Explains Move From Alma Mater Arizona To Memphis: “It’s About My Boys”

After a 13 year NBA career, former Arizona guard Damon Stoudamire broke into coaching. After stops at Rice and the Memphis Grizzlies, Stoudamire served two seasons under Josh Pastner at Memphis before moving on to his alma mater for the last two seasons. This morning, news broke that Stoudamire is heading back to take an assistant job at Memphis once again. Arizona fans were understandably...
Via College Spun
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen might be the difference for Memphis

Well, it seems that plans are underway again for the coronation of the Golden State Warriors, an event that seemed inevitable two weeks ago, then looked impossible a week ago. Two consecutive wins and the return of the 3-pointer have calmed the faithful, to the point where again, it seems inconceivable that they could lose this series. However, what if Tony Allen is healthy for...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Five things about playoff basketball in Memphis

Playoff basketball in Memphis, Tennessee is a unique experience. Here's your definitive list of need to know information about post-season hoops at the home of the Memphis Grizzlies. The post 5 Things You Should Know About Playoff Basketball in Memphis appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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