Memphis Grizzlies: Courtney Lee must step up

The Memphis Grizzlies have a lot of returning players that are playing the roles they currently fill strong enough. However, one person that needs to step it up a bit is Courtney Lee. Courtney Lee during his time with the Boston Celtics. Lee joined the team in the middle of last season when he was traded away from the Boston Celtics. By giving up Jerryd Bayless, the Grizzlies...
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Bucks Sign Jerryd Bayless

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent Jerryd Bayless. He averaged 9.3 points, 2.7 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game last season. Bayless was traded to the Celtics in a three-team deal that sent Courtney Lee to the Memphis Grizzlies. The addition of Marcus Smart is likely the... The post Bucks Sign Jerryd Bayless appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Memphis Grizzlies: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the best teams in the NBA and are a contender for a title. Why? They are the only playoff team in the Western Conference that plays like an Eastern Conference team and if they were in the East, they would be one of the best teams. Their defense...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee: More Westbrook Shots Means Fewer For Durant

Russell Westbrook went 11-for-28 in a 105-111 Oklahoma City loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2. The Grizzlies apparently prefer a high usage rate from Westbrook because it limits the number of opportunities Kevin Durant receives. "We're fine with Westbrook taking shots, I mean, that's kinda what you want - the more shots he takes, the less Durant takes," said Courtney Lee.
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Key contributions from former Celtics propel Memphis to win over Thunder. Series tied 1-1.

Despite probably the greatest shot I have ever seen from Kevin Durant considering the circumstances, Memphis perseveres and beats OKC in overtime 111-105. Former Celtics Tony Allen and Courtney Lee were key contributors in the Grizzlies win. Lee hit two crucial free throws in the overtime frame to ice the game for the Grizz. Lee finished with an immensely efficient 16 on 6-9 shooting...
Via Celtics Life
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Says Refs Missed Call at End of Memphis Grizzlies-Denver Nuggets Game

NBA President Rod Thorn released a statement on Monday concerning a missed call at the end of the Memphis Grizzlies-Denver Nuggets game that took place on March 31. Thorn said of the free-throw play involving Courtney Lee, per an NBA press release: Upon review at the league office, we have confirmed that a free throw taken by Memphis’ Courtney Lee with 0.7 seconds remaining in...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards broadcast botches Grizzlies starting lineup

On Monday night, the Memphis Grizzlies traveled to Washington to take on the Wizards, and apparently, they had a new teammate according to the Wizards broadcast. What is wrong with the picture below?   Yo @CSNwashington, that’s not Courtney Lee. — Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) March 4, 2014   Mike Prada of SB Nation knows, as he caught the slip-up seen...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lee scores 18 as Grizzlies beat Lakers, 108-103

Courtney Lee scored 18 points, Marc Gasol had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a late 3-point shooting display by Los Angeles to beat the Lakers 108-103 on Wednesday night. Tony Allen added 17 points for Memphis, while James Johnson also scored 14 and Zach Randolph added 13. Jodie Meeks led the Lakers with 19 points, Wesley Johnson added 18 and Pau...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Post-NBA Trade Deadline Analysis

Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports Justice Bolden Memphis Grizzlies Writer The NBA’s annual trade deadline ended on Thursday February 20, 2014 with several NBA teams completing deals to improve their team for a playoff run, acquire future draft picks, or improve the teams salary cap situation by dumping salaries. The Memphis Grizzlies management felt comfortable enough with their...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies hold off Magic surge for 86-81 victory

Zach Randolph had 20 points, Courtney Lee added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Orlando Magic 86-81 Wednesday night. Memphis beat the Magic for the sixth straight time and enters the All-Star break having won eight of its last 11. The Grizzlies led by as many as 13 points in the second half, before having to fight off several Magic runs down the stretch. They also lost...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Regrading the Courtney Lee Trade

Memphis Grizzlies: Regrading the Courtney Lee Trade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Grizzlies Received: Tony Allen Boston Received: Jerryd Bayless When the Memphis Grizzlies traded Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics for Courtney Lee, I thought that the Celtics were the winners of the deal, as Bayless was their best offensive weapon off the bench and Courtney Lee’s...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies hold off Hawks in typical 'grind-it-out' fashion

ATLANTA -- The Memphis Grizzlies pulled away from the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night at Philips Arena, riding a 24-11 third quarter run for the 79-76 win. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Memphis slowed Atlanta to a Grizzlies-friendly pace In his postgame talk with the media, Memphis coach Dave Joerger gave a reporters a little glimpse into his team's psyche at halftime...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies hold off Hawks in typical 'grind-it-out' fashion

ATLANTA -- The Memphis Grizzlies pulled away from the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night at Philips Arena, riding a 24-11 third quarter run for the 79-76 win. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Memphis slowed Atlanta to a Grizzlies-friendly pace In his postgame talk with the media, Memphis coach Dave Joerger gave a reporters a little glimpse into his team's psyche at halftime...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Conley leaves game with right ankle injury

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had to be helped to the locker room with an apparent right ankle injury in the fourth quarter against Minnesota. Conley was hurt Friday night when Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea drove to the basket and scored on a twisting layup. Conley went up to challenge the shot and stepped on Barea's foot when he came down. His ankle rolled severely...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

In case you haven't noticed, Courtney Lee is just killing it in Memphis

So here's something I'm sure you didn't expect to read today:There's a decent chance Courtney Lee is having a significant impact on the Western Conference playoff race.  Let that one sink in for a moment.We all though Lee was putting together a solid season during his 30 games in Boston this year.  He averaged 7.4 points over 16.8 minutes, while shooting 49% from...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Courtney Lee Praised For Spacing Floor, Grizzlies' Surge

The Memphis Grizzlies have a 7-2 record since acquiring Courtney Lee in a trade with the Boston Celtics and 5-1 since the return of Marc Gasol. Lee is shooting 55.6 percent from the field as a member of the Grizzlies. “Courtney’s been a big addition for us,” said point guard Mike Conley. “He adds some scoring, he adds some defense, athleticism. He has a high basketball IQ...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies survive get a rare win over the Rockets

Well, my goodness. That was something else, wasn't it? I'm still trying to process what I witnessed tonight, but basically the Grizzlies survived the ultimate video game performance from Chandler Parsons, who hit 10 consecutive 3pointers in the 2nd half, and brought back a nice mix of Grit'n'Grind defense to close out the game. Just about everyone for the Griz got...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies outlast Rockets 88-87

Courtney Lee scored 19 points, Zach Randolph added 15 and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Houston Rockets for an 88-87 win on Friday night. Mike Miller drew an offensive foul to give Houston the ball back with 8.3 seconds left. But Patrick Beverley shot an air ball 3-point attempt under heavy pressure to give the Grizzlies the victory. It is the first win for Memphis over a...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Spain, Big Win: In Gasol’s Return, Grizzlies 90, Thunder 87

Marc Gasol is back! Oh yeah, and Courtney Lee led Memphis in scoring with 24 points, including a 14-point first quarter. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. Any other night, this post would start with raving about the spectacular game by Courtney Lee. Or the simple fact that the Grizzlies won a game over an Oklahoma City Thunder team in a game in which Kevin Durant went for...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies outlast Thunder in Marc Gasol's return from knee injury

Courtney Lee scored a season-high 24 points, including the closing two free throws, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 90-87 on Tuesday night in Marc Gasol's return to the lineup. Zach Randolph had 23 points and 13 rebounds on the night his inside partner came back after missing almost eight weeks with a left knee injury. Gasol played 24 minutes and finished...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol returns and Courtney Lee becomes a worthy fantasy add

Marc Gasol is back for the Grizz (image: Mark Runyon/ Marc Gasol owners. The Memphis Grizzlies' big man is back from a knee sprain that kept him out 23 games. Gasol No. 2 logged 24 minutes, putting up 12 points (3-7 FG, 6-8 FT), four rebounds and an assist. You know he's only going to get better.Gasol's return means it's time to dump...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Conley sparks fourth-quarter run, leads Grizzlies to win over Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks were in the midst of a furious fourth-quarter rally and Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger had to try to stop it. So Joerger turned to point guard Mike Conley -- a little earlier than he planned -- and Conley responded just like he has in recent weeks. Conley finished with 21 points and 13 assists and Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Conley leads Grizzlies past Hawks

MEMPHIS -- The beat-up Memphis Grizzlies got the best of beat-up Atlanta Sunday, 108-101. Hawks guard Kyle Korver hit only one 3-pointer, all he needed to extend his NBA-record streak to 107 straight games with a long ball. It was Memphis point guard Mike Conley stealing the show with 21 points, 13 assists, four steals and three rebounds. Atlanta was riding a three-game win streak...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet The New Guy: Courtney Lee (Video)

New Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee made a solid debut in Memphis against the San Antonio Spurs. The former Boston Celtic knocked down his first shot (a 3 pointer) before finishing with 12 points in the teams dramatic fourth quarter comeback that ultimately fell short in overtime. After the game, he talked about coming to Memphis and being on a team that competes hard every night. ...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Lee the first Domino to fall?

In a season where it was widely expected that the Celtics would be active in the trade market, the first in-season move has been made. The Celtics have traded Courtney Lee to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jerryd Bayless (and Ryan Gomes from OKC who was immediately waived). What can we tell from this move? Was this a basketball decision or a financial decision? Does this make the Celtics...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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