Revisiting Memphis' Shooting Conundrum

With the recent additions this offseason, have the Memphis Grizzlies finally solved their age-old shooting problem? Or will the same issues plague the Grizz this year? Last offseason, I wrote a piece talking about how Memphis was Home of the Shooting Blues. Now, it's time to take another look and see if the Grizzlies have improved their arsenal from last season. Unfortunately,...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
4 hours ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yin and Yang: The Positives and Negatives of the Grizzlies Offseason

The Memphis Grizzlies had a solid offseason overall, but there are still risks inherent in the moves they've made. The offseason of the Memphis Grizzlies is, for all intents and purposes, complete. They've gone through the draft, free agency, and Summer League. Barring adding another body to a minimal, semi-guaranteed deal, the roster as it stands now is what it will look like come...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
1 day ago

Report: Grizzlies Sign Indiana's Troy Williams to Partially Guaranteed Deal

The Grilzzlies will be bringing the former Hoosier to training camp. Earlier this morning, David Pick reported that the Grizzlies had agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the small forward out of the University of Indiana. Source: Troy Williams of Indiana signed a partial-guaranteed deal with Memphis Grizzlies. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 24, 2016 Williams...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
2 days ago

Report: Former Hoosier Troy Williams signs with Memphis Grizzlies

Troy Williams has signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to NBA reporter David Pick.            

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies sign 1st-round pick Wade Baldwin IV

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have signed first-round draft pick Wade Baldwin IV. The team announced the signing Saturday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Baldwin, a 6-foot-4 guard from Vanderbilt, was selected with the 17th overall pick in the draft. The 20-year-old averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33 games as a sophomore for Vanderbilt...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Andersen agrees to one-year deal with Cavaliers

The Birdman has officially landed in Cleveland. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, Chris Andersen has agreed to terms with the Cavaliers on a one-year deal. Cleveland is said to have cleared out the necessary cap space to sign the 38-year-old big man by dumping Sasha Kaun’s contract onto the Philadelphia 76ers. Free agent Chris "Birdman"...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  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...
15 days ago  |  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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Selden Jr. to sign with Memphis Grizzlies

Wayne Selden Jr. was a pretty good player for the Kansas Jayhawks the last three years and he is trying to take the next step in his career. It looks like he will be doing just that as it was reported that he will sign with the Memphis Grizzlies soon. Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy reported that Selden is expected to sign with the Grizzlies and should be ready for training camp...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Parsons eager to help Grizzlies win on court, free agency

The Memphis Grizzlies have wanted Chandler Parsons since the forward knocked down an NBA-record 10 3-pointers in a half against them in January 2014. Now, they finally have the outside shooter they've tried - and failed - to land for so many years. The Grizzlies also have someone eager to lure more top talent to Tennessee. ''Being the first big-name free agent to come here, I...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies decline Stephenson option in order to keep Conley

The Grizzlies want to bring back Mike Conley. In order to do that, the team has parted ways with Lance Stephenson, who played 26 games in Memphis last season. “The Memphis Grizzlies are declining guard Lance Stephenson’s $9.4 million team option for next season,” writes Shams Charania of The Vertical. “The Grizzlies declined the option in order to keep as much cap space...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Biggest Takeaway From Memphis' 2016 Draft? Foresight

Don't get it twisted--Wade Baldwin and Deyonta Davis are not saviors. Neither one is likely to become a star. The best you should hope for from the pair if you're a Grizzlies fan is that they become serviceable rotation guys.But what Baldwin and Davis represent is nothing short of idyllic. For the first time in an age, Grizzlies fans appear to be happy with the draft, and pundits...
Via The Sports Quotient
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Adams to undergo another surgery on right knee

The NBA career of Memphis Grizzlies guard Jordan Adams has yet to get off the ground, and now it may have to wait a little bit longer to do so. The Grizzlies announced on Wednesday that Adams will undergo cartilage transplant surgery on his right knee and is out indefinitely, per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. The surgery will mark Adams’ third procedure on the same knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Grizzlies concerned Mike Conley will leave in free agency

Coming off a disappointing and injury-plagued 2015-16 season that saw them swept in the first round of the playoffs, the Memphis Grizzlies have a lot of work to do this summer in order to stay relevant out west. Their primary focus is going to be on retaining starting point guard Mike Conley, who is more than likely going to receive max-contract offers on the free-agent market....
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Grizzlies using Justin Timberlake video in pitch to Mike Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies had a tough year on the basketball court. They battled through tons of injuries, and yet somehow still made the playoffs without most of their essential pieces. One of those pieces was point guard Mike Conley, who has spent his entire career with the Grizzlies. Conley is set to be a free agent this offseason, and with good point guard play more coveted than...
Via The Comeback
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Memphis Newspaper Uses Photo Of Juwan Howard To Welcome New Grizzlies’ Coach David Fizdale

The Memphis Grizzlies have a new head coach. The team has hired David Fizdale, previously an assistant with the Miami Heat.  The city’s largest newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, ran a story today on Fizdale’s hiring.  Unfortunately, they did not use a photo of Fizdale. Instead, they ran a photo of Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant Juwan Howard, incorrectly...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies clawed their way to a sixth straight playoff berth, despite having just one of their regular starters (Zach Randolph) still on the team and available to play by the time the season ended. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley were both knocked out for the season with injuries in the second half while Jeff Green and Courtney Lee were both traded away at the deadline. Dave...
Via RealGM - NBA
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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