MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES NEWS

SportSouth to air 81 Grizzlies games for 2014-15 season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- On Thursday, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that SportSouth would televise 81 games from the club's 2014-15 schedule -- a franchise record for local broadcasts. Memphis will launch the SportSouth package on Oct. 29, as the Grizzlies host Andrew Wiggins (the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft) and the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum (7 p.m. CST). Grizz...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Source: Spurs workout Jamaal Franklin

Add another name to the Spurs’ workout list. Former Memphis Grizzlies guard Jamaal Franklin has been in San Antonio the last few days working out for the Spurs, a league source told the Express-News. Franklin, a 2013 second round pick, was waived by the Grizzlies last month. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 21 games last season. The interesting thing about Franklin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Akognon Signs With Foshan Of China

Free agent guard Josh Akognon has signed a contract with Foshan of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM.Akognon had discussed training camp deals with NBA teams, but the Cal State Fullerton alum to return to China for a second consecutive season. He averaged 28 points and five assists for Qingdao in 2013-14.Akognon, a 5-foot-11 sharpshooter, played three regular...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Clark Agrees To Camp Deal With Grizzlies

Earl Clark has agreed upon a training camp deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to sources. Clark was most recently on successive 10-day contracts with the New York Knicks. Clark signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 offseason and was later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Milos Teodosic Would Seek $3M+ Annually To Come To NBA

Milos Teodosic would seek a salary of more than $3 million annually in order to come over to the NBA from CSKA. Teodosic has helped lead Serbia to the gold medal game of the World Cup. Teodosic, 27, went undrafted in 2009 when he was at Olympiacos. The Memphis Grizzlies were the most recent NBA team to pursue Teodosic with a serious offer, though that was in the 2013 offseason.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas Comes To Ray Rice’s Defense

Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, so it’s only right to hear Gilbert Arenas out, especially when he makes a valid point. In the wake of the NFL suspending Ray Rice indefinitely after initially suspending him just 2 games, Arenas wrote the below caption with this accompanying photo on his instagram: I will start off by saying I don’t condone domestic violence,this...
Via Geeks and Cleats
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson: Capable Of Replacing Vince Carter?

The Mavericks pursuit of free agent forward Chandler Parsons did not come without its price. Dallas put their own free agent, Vince Carter, in a precarious situation as their pursuit of Parsons put contract negotiations with Carter on the back burner. The contract offer that Dallas extended to Parsons limited their flexibility when it came […] Richard Jefferson: Capable Of Replacing...
Via NBA Draft Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwdown Tuesday: Half Man, Half Amazing (Vince Carter)

There have been many great dunkers, but Vince Carter’s dunking skills may be the best basketball will ever see. In this edition of Throwdown Tuesday, we’ll look back at the days when Vince Carter posterized defenders and dazzled NBA fans with his unbelievable and creative slams. Vinsanity was born as soon as the Toronto Raptors drafted Carter in 1998 and saw what a special athlete...
Via The League News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol gives great touch pass to Serge Ibaka at 2014 FIBA World Cup

Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies has always been an excellent passer. In this one, he shows off that skill for the Spanish national team as he makes the outstanding touch pass to teammate Serge Ibaka (who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA). And it was an over-the-shoulder touch pass, too, while falling a bit. You’re such a showoff, Marc. *** *Gasol image from...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies waive guard Jamaal Franklin, their 2nd-round pick in 2013

  The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Jamaal Franklin. Franklin, 23, averaged 1.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 7.7 minutes in 21 games for the Grizzlies as a rookie last season. The Grizzlies selected the 6-foot-5 guard from San Diego State in the second round with the 41st overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamaal Franklin Waived By Grizzlies

Jamaal Franklin was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. The Grizzlies released Franklin under the stretch provision. Franklin had two seasons left on his contract.
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies waive guard Jamaal Franklin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Jamaal Franklin. Franklin, 23, averaged 1.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 7.7 minutes in 21 games for the Grizzlies as a rookie last season. The Grizzlies selected the 6-foot-5 guard from San Diego State in the second round with the 41st overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Is Marc Gasol The Answer?

Not the happiest, nor the saddest, year for the Memphis Grizzlies. The team failed to reach the Conference Finals by battling against the second seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in a record-breaking first round series of the Western Conference Playoffs. As the Grizzlies enter the 2014-15 season with hopes for an NBA championship, they still look for someone […] Memphis Grizzlies...
Via NBA Draft Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas Nominates Ferguson PD During ALS Challenge (Video)

Gilbert Arenas has nominated Ferguson Police Department during his ALS ice bucket challenge. Gilbert Arenas has had some controversial moments during the Ferguson protests. He was nominated for the ALS ice bucket challenge, and during his challenge, he nominated the Ferguson Police Department for something a little deeper… The post Gilbert Arenas Nominates Ferguson PD During ALS...
Via Geeks and Cleats
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas Nominates Ferguson Police For Ice Bucket Challenge

Gilbert Arenas, like almost every other athlete in the world, did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but he had a little twist and something different for who he would nominate to do the challenge. The former NBA star point guard nominated the Ferguson police department, via Instagram. Arenas says, “I challenge the Ferguson police to R-E-S-P-E-T,” before getting splashed with water...
Via BlackSportsOnline
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Allen says Kobe Bryant was closest thing to Michael Jordan in his era

There are few players in the course of NBA history that had more of an impact on the NBA game than Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. In the upcoming issue for Sports Illustrated, writer Chris Ballard did an incredible piece on the Lakers star called Kobe Bryant’s “Twilight Saga”. Today, Ballard published some more quotes that he left out of the long form story on Twitter...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s A Young Nik Stauskas And Vince Carter At Raptors Half-Time Show

Vince Carter must have known this kid,Nik Stauskas (on left) was going to make it to The League.   The post Here’s A Young Nik Stauskas And Vince Carter At Raptors Half-Time Show appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Top 4 Seed?

As we inch closer and closer to a can’t-miss regular season, the Western Conference continues to look as deep and competitive as any this league has ever seen. Quick question: on April 1, would you have rather had the Phoenix Suns or the Indiana Pacers? … See what I mean? If you’ve seen Game of […] Memphis Grizzlies: Top 4 Seed? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies sign draft pick Jarnell Stokes to deal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have signed their second-round draft pick Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract. The Grizzlies did not disclose the terms Monday. The Commercial Appeal reports it's a three-year deal worth more than $2.5 million for the 35th pick overall. The 6-foot-9, 263-pound Stokes was drafted by Utah in June and traded to Memphis on draft night...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mixtape Monday: Jason Williams

Known for his electrifying dimes and ankle-breaking crossovers, point guard Jason Williams, aka “White Chocolate” was pure entertainment throughout his 14-year NBA career. “White Chocolate” electrified the league upon making his debut in 1998. Making his NBA debut in 1998 following a suspension from the University of Florida, Williams was a thrill to witness from the beginning...
Via The League News
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas Real Beef With Al Sharpton Stems From 2010 Gun Suspension

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas went in on civil rights activist Al Sharpton earlier this week. Arenas was critical of Sharpton’s involvement in the civil unrest taking place in a St Louis suburb following the shooting death of Michael Brown,  an unarmed black teen by police. Arenas referred to Sharpton as a “Thot” and a “Coon.” TMZ cameras caught up with Sharpton who...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Trade For Marcus Morris?

Memphis Grizzlies: Trade For Marcus Morris? By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Grizzlies get: Marcus Morris, 2015 first round pick Suns get: Kosta Koufos Despite making it to the playoffs and putting up a good fight in the first round, the Grizzlies need to keep improving if they hope to survive in the West. They are a talented team, but they lack outside scoring. One...
Via HoopStuff
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Carter, future Hall of Famer, is still extremely effective

At a party in Scranton over the weekend, I got into a debate with a few of my friends about Vince Carter's Hall of Fame credentials. My boy P and I both felt as though VC was hands down a Hall of Fame caliber player, while two of my other buddies didn't think so.VC image from johnchidleyhill.comWe went back and forth for a while, trading statistics and situations reinforcing...
Via Around the Arc
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Sharpton Responds To Gilbert Arenas For Being Called A ‘Thot’ (Video)

It shows that Al Sharpton didn’t even know that Gilbert Arenas had said such things.  Al Sharpton was very well spoken in this video. Take a look at it. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.I wonder what Gilbert Arenas will respond with. [BSO] The post Al Sharpton Responds To Gilbert Arenas For Being Called A ‘Thot’ (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas Calls Out Ferguson Rioters plus Calls Al Sharpton a “THOT”

Over the weekend, an unarmed, college-bound 18-year-old was gunned down by Missouri police. The incident sparked off a community revolt, that included looting and riots by some individuals. Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas is speaking out against riots and coming for activist Al Sharpton too, calling him a “THOT looking for attention.” Gilbert vented his frustration over...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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