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...
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Grizzlies announce players will be touring the country

The Grizzlies Regional Caravan Tour is an annual event taking current players around the country and parading them for non-local Grizzlies fans to see and interact with.Memphis has finally announced who will be traveling with the caravan from late August into September. From the team's website:Those in attendance can meet players and get autographs or photographs. The Grizzlies have...
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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...
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Tyrus Thomas attempting an NBA comeback

Tyrus Thomas is a name most Bulls fans would like to forget. Chicago made a draft night deal with the Blazers to acquire Thomas (and the rights to Victor Khryapa) in exchange for ... LaMarcus Aldridge. Thomas never lived up to his potential with the Bulls, and was gone in a trade to Charlotte after just three-and-a-half seasons. Injuries limited his production from there, and he...
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Tyrus Thomas is dead set on getting back into the NBA

Ready to read a name you probably haven't heard in a little while? Seriously, get ready. Make sure you can handle this.Good to go? OK, let's do this:Tyrus Thomas.And what's so special about the No. 4 overall pick from the 2006 draft who hasn't earned any NBA contract other than a 10-day since the then-Bobcats amnestied him in 2013? According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders...
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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Matt Barnes

Love is a fickle game. One minute, you're reportedly hooking up with Rihanna, the next you're a single, divorced father/professional basketball player whose character was assassinated by a worldwide pop star.Yes, I speak of one Matthew Barnes. Barnes has had as eventful of an offseason as just about any NBA player: he was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers at season's end to...
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Former NBA guard Jason Williams still breaking ankles, dropping dimes

The man they call "White Chocolate" might be done with the NBA, but a maestro is never truly done with his craft. Last month, fans of Jason Williams — and of offensive wizardry in general — got a glimpse at the former Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic point guard having a ball at the pro-am at Orlando's Downtown Recreation Complex. Now a more thorough...
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Report: Nick Calathes is heading to Greece

Nick Calathes has had an up-and-down run during his two years with the Grizzlies. It appears that time is finally over. From Avery Franklin of WMC 5: Calathes averaged 4.2 points and 2.5 assists per game as a backup point guard last season. His departure was probably expected considering the team already has Russ Smith and Beno Udrih backing up starting point guard Mike Conley. The...
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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....
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Matt Barnes insists he is not lying about Rihanna

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Vince Carter finishes second for Teammate of Year

Vince Carter is one of the more beloved teammates in the NBA. He almost has the hardware to prove it. From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:Players are not allowed to vote for their own a teammate award. This award has always been weird because of that. How are you going to know how good a teammate Tim Duncan was in 2014-15 if you weren't his teammate. For all you know...
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Memphis Grizzlies rookie, former LSU standout Jarell Martin takes between-the-legs dunk to NBA | Video

Former Madison Prep star throws down signature slam at rookie photo shoot
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9 days ago

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis says Matt Barnes is 'obsessed' with Rihanna

Barring a profoundly unusual change of heart, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes won't be singing "We Found Love" with Rihanna. And thanks to former Los Angeles Clippers teammate Glen "Big Baby" Davis, she might even be a little "Disturbia"-d with him. In case you missed it, the NBA-loving 27-year-old singer posterized Barnes on Instagram after learning that he had said they were...
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Glen 'Big Baby' Davis says Matt Barnes is 'obsessed' with Rihanna

Barring a profoundly unusual change of heart, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes won't be singing "We Found Love" with Rihanna. And thanks to former Los Angeles Clippers teammate Glen "Big Baby" Davis, she might even be a little "Disturbia"-d with him. In case you missed it, the NBA-loving 27-year-old singer posterized Barnes on Instagram after learning that he had said they...
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Serge Ibaka trolls Matt Barnes over Rihanna situation

    Rihanna embarrassed Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes on Sunday shortly after Barnes hinted that he has been dating the R&B artist. In a post on Instagram, Rihanna claimed she has never even met Barnes and called him a liar. Serge Ibaka seemed to enjoy Rihanna’s reaction. Ibaka, who has a long history of beefing with Barnes, sent a couple of tweets shortly after...
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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...
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Why Marc Gasol is the best center in the NBA

Marc Gasol The days of the center position dominating the NBA are over. We are now in the era of the point guard. There are currently more superstars at the point guard position than at any other position. Despite this, there are a handful of dominant centers in the NBA who deserve attention. Sometimes it can even be a challenge to determine who is worthy of being considered...
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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...
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13 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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter goes home to reunite with his high-school, state-championship team

Vince Carter has always been great at basketball. Shocking, I know. And his teams have always won because of it. Even more shocking, right?Let's get revolutionary with our statements, now: His high school team was amazing, in part, because it had Vince Carter. I know I'm blowing your mind right now.Anyway, Carter traveled home to Daytona to reunite with his high-school squad, a...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Gonna Eat Illustration

When the Memphis Grizzlies front court duo Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are hungry to mix it up in the paint. They will eat and eat they shall. Art by J. O. Applegate. The post Grizzlies Gonna Eat Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Matt Barnes discusses being an enforcer and his personality off the court (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes is one of the biggest wild cards in the NBA, but that doesn't mean his crazed on-court persona carries into real life. In reality, Barnes is a charitable, even-keel personality who isn't just walking around leveling random people on the street.In this insightful interview with FOX 11 Los Angeles, the former Clipper and newest member of the Grizzlies discusses his journey...
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21 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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Courtney Lee says female NBA coaches are 'dope'

Female NBA coaches are all the rage these days.Becky Hammon just won a Las Vegas Summer League title with the Spurs. Nancy Lieberman just fielded an assistant job with the Kings. Heck, even the Grizzlies D-League affiliate just hired a female coach.Apparently, Courtney Lee isn't just fine with the idea of a woman coaching the men. He's more than happy about it. From TMZ:It's "dope...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

Although the Memphis Grizzlies fell short of the Western Conference Finals in the past season, they have another good opportunity in the upcoming season. With players like Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, and Mike Conley Jr., the Grizzlies will be championship contenders out in the West. Check out some of their best highlights from last season in the below top ten: *** Grizzlies Top Ten...
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