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Memphis Grizzlies: The Perfect Offseason

  (April 19, 2015 – Source: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Despite throwing a couple of haymakers at the Warriors in round 2, the Memphis Grizzlies failed to get as far as they want to this season. Their core group and their brand of grit and grind basketball is always really good, but is never quite good enough. Going...
Via HoopStuff
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies surge to Game 1 playoff win over Blazers

By Lee Eric Smith As the 2015 NBA Playoffs kicked off in Memphis Sunday Night, Grizzlies fans had no shortage of questions. Would Grizz guards Mike Conley and Tony Allen play? And if so, would they be effective? Which Marc Gasol would show up – the November MVP candidate or the March jersey-ripper? Would the team make shots for a change? And most importantly, which Grizzlies team...
Via Reporting Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies head into post season with a bang after defeating Pacers

By Kelley D. Evans On a night when the NBA’s Western Conference leaders competed in what seemed to be a full-blown game of Chinese Checkers, the Grizzlies clinched the fifth seed and home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. After ending the 2014-15 regular season with a 95-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers at FedExForum Wednesday night, Memphis will host the Portland...
Via Reporting Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

rizzlies thump Pelicans to soothe their rough-patch pain

By Kelley D. Evans The opening tip went to Marc Gasol and looking back at the Memphis Grizzlies’ 110-74 route of the New Orleans Pelicans it could have been read as a sign of things to come. The 36-point margin of victory was Memphis’ second largest of the season, which now has come down to a four-game sprint to the finish. Wednesday night’s game against the Pelicans at FedExForum...
Via Reporting Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

In pursuit of rhythm & a sense of urgency

By Kelley D. Evans “Having a rhythm and sense of urgency – hopefully this game starts a trend,” said Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley. A rhythm and a sense of urgency are just two of the things Grizz players have been lacking. If Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings is indicative of the Grizzlies’ ability to overcome their issues, their inconsistency may be a...
Via Reporting Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Conley won’t sign extension with the Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies know that they have to make some changes to their roster if they want to make push for a NBA title. But they also have to the core group that got them this far together. That core group is Marc Gasol, Tony Allen, and Mike Conley. Gasol will be a free agent this off-season and will be pursed heavily by multiple teams. Before that even happens, the Grizzlies are...
Via No Guts, No Glory
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Memphis' 'grit and grind' era dead?

The Memphis Grizzlies are a very good basketball team, but for years they've refused to adopt some of the league's contemporary trends, such as high three-point usage and a faster pace. They were ultimately eliminated in six games by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals, which brings up the question of whether a "grit and grind" mentality is capable of...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dallas will offer Marc Gasol a max contract

The Dallas Mavericks usually enter every summer with plenty of financial flexibility, and that's normally a great strategy to have. Especially when a top-talent player like Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is about to enter the open market. According to ESPN's Michael Wallace, Dallas is unsurprisingly one of four teams (Memphis not included) that plan on offering Gasol a max...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Green expected to opt in, stay with Grizzlies

Jeff Green is the NBA's biggest tease. He has limitless athleticism, a decent three-point shot and the physical makeup to be one of the most versatile players in the league. Unfortunately, he just hasn't been able to string together an entire season of productive basketball, and with a $9.2 million player option hanging overhead this summer, ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting there...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Four teams will offer Marc Gasol a contract when free agency begins

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is the biggest fish in this summer's free agency pool. He's a Defensive Player of the Year-winning All-Star who can pass, score, rebound and, obviously, anchor a very good defense.Many expect Gasol to re-sign with Memphis, but league sources tell ESPN's Michael Wallace that at least four other teams are prepared to pry him away with an offer as soon as...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Grizzlies are trying to extend Mike Conley's contract

The Memphis Grizzlies weren't themselves in the playoffs, thanks to several serious injuries suffered by Mike Conley. The 27-year-old starting point guard is one of the toughest, most underrated players in the league. Memphis is a completely different team when he's on the floor, which is precisely why they've reportedly already tried to lock him up on an extension. Here's ESPN...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics tried to trade for Kosta Koufos this season

The Grizzlies are in a bit of a bind this offseason. Both of their centers, Marc Gasol and Kosta Koufos, will hit the free agent market come July 1. That leaves little room for error. And it turns out Memphis could've traded Koufos this season, but decided not to. How does this involve the Celtics? I'll let ESPN's Marc Stein take that one: Koufos averaged 5.2 points and 5.3 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies' Marc Gasol keeping all options open in free agency

  The Memphis Grizzlies head into the offseason with a major goal: re-signing their free agent All-Star center. Marc Gasol is in no hurry, he's on his own timetable. He plans to take as much time as possible to consider all his options as one of this free agent market's biggest targets. ''I've never been through it like that,'' Gasol said Monday. ''Take it one day at a time and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star center Marc Gasol will consider free agency options

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies head into the offseason with a major goal: re-signing their free agent All-Star center. Marc Gasol is in no hurry, he's on his own timetable. He plans to take as much time as possible to consider all his options as one of this free agent market's biggest targets. ''I've never been through it like that,'' Gasol said Monday. ''Take it one...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics made trade proposals for Kosta Koufos

ESPN’s Marc Stein references the Celtics interest in Grizzlies center Kosta Kouos within this article on Memphis’ future: The Grizzlies’ nightmare scenario, of course, is the prospect of Koufos attracting a lucrative offer early in free agency while Gasol is still deliberating. Keeping Koufos to play behind a re-signed Gasol would presumably be too pricey for the Grizz ...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After falling to Warriors, can the Grizzlies re-sign Marc Gasol and keep grinding?

Mike Conley’s “broken face game” will serve as a defining highlight of the 2015 postseason. So will Tony Allen’s “...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Assistant Coach Damon Stoudamire Explains Move From Alma Mater Arizona To Memphis: “It’s About My Boys”

After a 13 year NBA career, former Arizona guard Damon Stoudamire broke into coaching. After stops at Rice and the Memphis Grizzlies, Stoudamire served two seasons under Josh Pastner at Memphis before moving on to his alma mater for the last two seasons. This morning, news broke that Stoudamire is heading back to take an assistant job at Memphis once again. Arizona fans were understandably...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Interested In Extension With Mike Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies are interested in signing an extension with Mike Conley and have engaged in talks more than once. Conley will become a free agent in 2016, when his five-year, $40 million deal expires. Conley would draw significant interest as a free agent at 28 years old. With the cap increasing in 2016, Conley would likely fare much better financially by waiting for a new deal.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol has several options as the summer's top free agent

What will Marc Gasol do now? The aftermath of this answer will have a modest effect on the entire league, but for the Memphis Grizzlies it will either be one giant sigh of relief or the summoning of devastation. Gasol is the most heavily sought after free agent on the open market this summer. He's guaranteed a max contract wherever he goes, and several teams have enough cap space...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies concerned Marc Gasol will go to Spurs

Marc Gasol will be a free agent this summer, and the Memphis Grizzlies are worried he might leave for the San Antonio Spurs.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Moves that the Memphis Grizzlies must make

The road through the Western Conference playoffs, for the foreseeable future, will go through Oakland and the Golden State Warriors. Therefore, the Memphis Grizzlies need to design their roster in a way that is specifically set up to go through the Warriors. This year’s Grizzlies team, while defensively stout, simply did not have the offensive weapons to stick with Golden State...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Retaining Gasol a must for Memphis as title window begins to close

The Memphis Grizzlies have come a long way. The first fifteen seasons of their existence would have been best described as an utter joke. Horrendous ownership forced a move to Tennessee after only six tumultuous, Bryant Reeves-filled years in Vancouver — a stint that yielded just 124 total wins for the organization. Once in Memphis, it was still a few more years before the team...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Retaining Gasol a must for Memphis as title window begins to close

The Memphis Grizzlies have come a long way. The first fifteen seasons of their existence would have been best described as an utter joke. Horrendous ownership forced a move to Tennessee after only six tumultuous, Bryant Reeves-filled years in Vancouver — a stint that yielded just 124 total wins for the organization. Once in Memphis, it was still a few more years before the team...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol Hasn't Begun Considering Free Agency

Marc Gasol will be a free agent this offseason, but he hasn't begun considering his decision after the Memphis Grizzlies were eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday. "I haven't even spent a second thinking of that," he said. "I'm drained right now. I couldn't pull it out for my teammates tonight. I gave it all I had." Gasol has played for the Grizzlies throughout his NBA career.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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