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Court Vision: Grizzlies rise to challenge of toppling red-hot Hawks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --€“ The Memphis Grizzlies bounced back from a shocking loss at Minnesota with a 94-88 win against the NBA's best team -- the Atlanta Hawks. Here are three takeaways from a game that has Memphis (38-13) in position to post 40 victories before the All-Star break: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Telekinetic Tony took the ball from Kyle Korver If there was a question of how Tony...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies

On the verge of the longest win streak in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies have continued to play solid defense and feed the ball inside on offense. That successful formula doesn't bode well for the low-scoring Minnesota Timberwolves, who are one of the NBA's worst teams at defending in the paint. The visiting Grizzlies look to extend the Western Conference's longest current...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies-Timberwolves Preview

On the verge of the longest win streak in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies have continued to play solid defense and feed the ball inside on offense. That successful formula doesn't bode well for the low-scoring Minnesota Timberwolves, who are one of the NBA's worst teams at defending in the paint. The visiting Grizzlies look to extend the Western Conference's longest current...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have high asking price for Green

According to USA Today Reporter, Jeff Zillgitt, the Memphis Grizzlies' interest in Jeff Green is nothing new. What's been holidng it up is the high price Danny Ainge is asking for.via his twitterGrizzlies have long been interested in Celtics forward Jeff Green, but Danny Ainge has a high asking price, I've been told.This 100% assumptive, but I'm forced to believe that high asking...
Via Celtics Life
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Would Danny Ainge have interest in Memphis’ Kosta Koufos?

On the heels of the trade rumors surrounding the Celtics and Grizzlies, Grantland’s Zach Lowe offered this: Aside to @ESPNSteinLine report on MEM/Green: Cavs/Bos/MEM had talked re 3-teamer that would have sent JG to MEM, Koufos to CLE, picks to BOS — Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 8, 2015 In that deal, Memphis is essentially trading Kosta Koufos for Jeff Green. Cleveland’s...
Via Red's Army
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reeling

"This narrative of our coaching situation is truly ridiculous.”  That’s what Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David...
Via Athlon Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: Celtics could help Cavs get better… again.

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will undergo an MRI on his left foot Wednesday that could reveal a potential long-term injury. […] If Varejao is out for a significant period, it’s believed the Cavs will intensify their months long efforts to trade for a big man. The team has been seeking additional help for its front line going back to the summer, having specifically...
Via Red's Army
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Lose Three in a Row

By Kelley D. Evans Two players down. Three consecutive losses. This sums up the Memphis Grizzlies’ current situation as they flow into the Christmas holiday after suffering a 97-91 loss at FedExFourm to the Utah Jazz on Monday (Dec. 22). “We’re disappointed that we came out of this five-game stretch to win three,” said Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger. “Especially when...
Via Reporting Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Report: Team continues to eye moves for a big man

CLEVELAND -- Random items on the Cavaliers, who have won 11 of 14 since their 5-7 start: 1. As reported, the Cavs had an interest in Memphis Grizzlies center/forward Kosta Koufos, the former Ohio State star and Canton GlenOak product. But the Grizzlies won't just give him away, as Koufos is a valuable big off the bench for a winning team. Right now, it appears the Cavs don't have...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies' Conley playing at All-Star level during career-best start

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- An hour before the biggest game of a still-young season, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley sits in his corner locker fiddling with a tablet. He may be watching some last-minute film on Tuesday's opponent Golden State. No one knows what he's doing as he sits unbothered by the three or four media members in the room. What he's not doing is pretty certain....
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Too Tough: Grizzlies Rally To Steal OT game vs. Sixers 120-115

Grizzlies get better of 76ers in overtime I can’t make up my mind if the Grizzlies should have won this game or not. Sure, they should have won it — they’re an elite Western Conference Championship contender with a 18-4 record, up against a young and hapless Philadelphia Sixers team that is still seeking it’s first win in their own gym. Then again, it was the second night...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Rumors: Cleveland discuss Dion Waiters for Kosta Koufos trade with Memphis Grizzlies

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the market for a rim protector to shore up their defense. One possibility is to trade guard Dion Waiters for the Memphis Grizzlies' Kosta Koufos.Image by Erik Drost, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to Marc Stein of ESPN:"Cleveland... has been inquiring with the Memphis Grizzlies about the availability of reserve center Kosta Koufos... Sources say...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics be interested in Dion Waiters?

Before we get started, let me cover the two things you thought to yourself as soon as you read this headline: Ya, I know. I kind of hate Dion Waiters, too I'm more than aware that the Boston Celtics currently have an abundance of shooting guards Good. Glad we got that out of the way. Now let's discuss how trading for Dion Waiters might make sense. For the uninformed, over the weekend...
Via Celtics Life
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Looking to Offer Dion Waiters for Kosta Koufos

Late Sunday night, ESPN’s Marc Stein was reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers were reportedly looking into acquiring reserve center Kosta Koufos from the Memphis Grizzlies, with Dion Waiters supposedly serving as bait in the proposed deal. This speculation would be the latest attempt by the Cavs to acquire help in the frontcourt, which is especially weak, depth-wise at the center...
Via Cavaliers Nation
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers Interested in Kosta Koufos; Maybe Willing to Trade Dion Waiters

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a serious depth issue at the center position. Prior to the start of the season, the team tried to acquire Timofey Mozgov from Denver, but the two sides were unable to complete a deal. Now, the Cavs are turning their attention to another Western Conference big man: Kosta Koufos. Via Marc Stein of ESPN: Cleveland, sources say, has been inquiring with...
Via Standing O Sports
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs considering trading Dion Waiters for a big man

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in first place, but that doesn’t mean that David Griffin is complacent with his current roster. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Wine and Gold are still in search of a rim-protecting big man and that they’d be willing to trade Dion Waiters in order to get one. Sources say that the Cavs are well aware landing a quality big man likely depends on...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Interested In Kosta Koufos, Willing To Deal Dion Waiters

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been linked to Corey Brewer and Timofey Mozgov, but this is the first time that the Grizzlies’ back-up center has been mentioned. According to ESPN’s Mark Stein, Kosta Koufos is now the main-man in the Cavs pursuit of improving their roster: Cleveland, sources say, has been inquiring with the Memphis Grizzlies […] The post Cavs Interested In Kosta...
Via Diehardsport
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Interested In Kosta Koufos, Willing To Deal Dion Waiters For Difference Maker

The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for Kosta Koufos, according to sources. The Cavaliers are well aware landing a quality big man likely depends on selling on potential trade partners to take back Dion Waiters. Koufos is an unrestricted free agent next summer. His camp has made it known to Grizzlies management that it has less than pleased with the limited role carved...
Via RealGM
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Not Sick OR Tired: Grizz Blowout Pesky Celtics

Jonny Badger had a (gulp) JORDANESQUE game against the Celtics. He fought through that nasty stomach bug to hang 19 points, 7 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals on the Celtics. Then, he had to get some fluids after the game. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. In a close game on Wednesday night up in Toronto, half of the Grizzlies were sick (with a stomach virus), and the other...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Grizzlies overcome stomach virus

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies won't be at full strength against the Boston Celtics on Friday night, but the stomach virus that plagued the team in recent days is dissipating. Officially, guard Tony Allen was still listed as questionable before the game, while swingman Quincy Pondexter was doubtful, both dealing with the bug that made its way through the team while the...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven Grizzlies dealing with stomach virus, might not play Friday

  Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies now are dealing with a stomach virus, and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter all are ill and are questionable for the Boston game...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

7 Grizzlies players dealing with stomach virus

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter have been hit with the virus and are...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics-Grizzlies Preview

Memphis is trying to establish itself as one of the teams to beat in the Western Conference. With the first difficult portion of their schedule right around the corner, the Grizzlies could use a warmup against one of the struggling teams in the East. That's not to say they're looking past the Boston Celtics, who visit FedEx Forum on Friday night seeking their first back-to-back victories...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Illness sidelines 5 Grizzlies players

TORONTO (AP) Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee and forward Tony Allen were among five players who were out for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors because of illness. Memphis coach Dave Joerger said center Kosta Koufos, forward Jon Leuer and guard Beno Udrih were sent back to the hotel to keep them separated from their teammates. ''This stuff, it goes through teams throughout...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With 5 Grizzlies out sick, Memphis adds 2 players

TORONTO (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Kalin Lucas and center Hassan Whiteside for emergency help with five players out sick with a stomach virus. The Grizzlies declared Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Courtney Lee, Jon Leuer and Beno Udrih out against Toronto on Wednesday night. All five missed the morning shootaround and were not at the arena for the game. That forced...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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