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GRIZZLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Grizzlies are running out of opportunities to win

Zach Randolph has been a model of consistency since joining the Grizzlies in 2009. Now, he enters his seventh season in Memphis as part of a team which is yet to make it into the NBA Finals.That's not necessarily the Grizzlies' fault—the Western Conference is so much harder than the East—but it is something short of the team's goal, considering how dominant the Griz have been...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

A letter to an unborn Grizzlies fan

Being a sports fan can be hard. Being a fan of the Memphis Grizzlies is no exception to that.Joe Mullinax has some warnings for his future child, who he anticipates rooting for the same team as him. Here's part of his piece from Grizzly Bear Blues:(h/t Grizzly Bear Blues)
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Grizzlies can't win the West without a little luck

The Grizzlies got off to a scolding hot start last season, but tailed off and didn't get past the second round of the playoffs, though they did put up an admirable fight against the eventual champion Warriors. Next year, the West stands to be even better, though. The Clippers improved their bench. The Thunder and Rockets improved their health. The Spurs got LaMarcus Aldridge. And...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies keep it old school: It’s a big man’s game

Great teams in NBA history have had great big men: Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal, Patrick Ewing, and Tim Duncan, to name a few. However, the NBA has experienced a recent push for “small ball.” Teams sacrifice the height, strength, and low-post shooting of tall players for the speed, quickness, and mid-range to three-point shooting of shorter players. The...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State announces Cavs will play preseason game on campus

Earlier this month, it was reported that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will play a preseason game at Ohio State.  That report has now been confirmed by the Buckeyes.  Thursday morning, OSU’s arena, the Schottenstein Center, officially announced the preseason contest between Cleveland and Memphis. The game will take place on Oct. 12. Tickets will go on sale Sept....
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes insists he is not lying about Rihanna

Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rihanna blasts Matt Barnes, says she has never met him

    Matt Barnes all but confirmed recently that he is dating Rihanna. Is the Memphis Grizzlies forward a liar? TMZ reported on Friday that Barnes has gone on a couple of dates with Rihanna. The gossip site caught up with Barnes on Sunday and he proudly revealed that Rihanna is a “friend” but would not rule out the possibility of the relationship progressing further. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes now dating Rihanna

    Rihanna sure loves her ballers, and Matt Barnes happily fits into that category. The Memphis Grizzlies wing player separated from wife Gloria Govan last fall and is in the process of getting a divorce. TMZ reports that Barnes is now going out with Rihanna and has been on two dates with the singer. Govan seems cool with Barnes’ dating life, even joking that Rihanna better...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Has Created An Instagram Account For His Cat, Mr Quackers

I just met Russdiculous and he's going to take some getting used too !! ☺️ #StuckUp A photo posted by Mr Quackers (@_mrquackers) on Aug 11, 2015 at 2:25pm PDT Perhaps in celebration of his guaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. Russ Smith has added a new member to his Entourage. He’s white, fluffy, and will no doubt be a hit with the ladies. That’s right...
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron and Cavs will play preseason game at Ohio State

Ohio State’s favorite Buckeye who never was will be back on campus this fall.  LeBron James, who’s said multiple times that OSU is the college he would have attended if he didn’t go straight to the NBA, will play a preseason game in Columbus in October.  The Cleveland Cavaliers, 2015′s runner-up, will host the Memphis Grizzlies, led by former Buckeye Mike Conley, at the...
Via College Spun
26 days 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
July 31, 2015  |  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
July 28, 2015  |  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
July 28, 2015  |  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
July 27, 2015  |  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
July 06, 2015  |  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
July 05, 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

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

Memphis Grizzlies: Three keys to become better than good

Labeled as the perennial dark horse of the loaded Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies have probably been the most textbook definition of a good (but not great) team. They have qualified for the postseason for five consecutive years, but they have never entered as a top 4 seed. They made it out of the first round 3 out of 5 times, but have only went as far as to lose in the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 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

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
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