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Hope City: Spring has arrived for Memphis basketball

Will the energy of Penny Hardaway’s return to the U of M help everyone who inhabits FedExForum Chances are, if you read this blog regularly you are at least familiar with the University of Memphis and their men’s basketball program. “Hoop City” isn’t just a moniker, it’s a fact - the city of Memphis loves their basketball, and long before the Memphis Grizzlies called the 901 home...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
1 day ago

Grizzlies fall on the road to the Nets 118-115

Memphis tried to stay on the winning side of things Monday night. They didn’t succeed. Your Memphis Grizzlies had an impressive offensive showing in Brooklyn Monday night, scoring 94 points in three quarters. That was the good part. The bad part was a final 12 minutes where they threw it all away and the Brooklyn Nets took advantage through their three point shooting (16-40 from...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
1 day ago

Grizzlies 101, Nuggets 94: Finally, a Win!

The Grizzlies’ unrelenting torrent of misery finally, well, relented on Saturday night, as they won (seriously!) (like, I’m not making this up—according to the official National Basketball Association scorer’s report they finished with more points than their opponent) (seriously!) for the first time since January 29th. Denver is a playoff team, or at least they would...
Via Beyond the Arc
3 days ago

Memphis Grizzlies snap 19-game skid

The Memphis Grizzlies are bad. But it’s hard to imagine seeing this happening at the beginning of season. And yet, here we are. But on Saturday night, they would finally end their 19-game losing streak. Of course, that mean it has to come at somebody’s expense. In the case, it’s the Denver Nuggets.And Dillon Brooks, who would put up 24 points, couldn’t be happier.“It was great. We...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies finally win, end 19-game losing streak

Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.
3 days ago

Knicks Notes: Hernangomez returns; Beasley profile; point guard shakeup

Entering the 2017/18 season, Willy Hernangomez seemed to be the exact type of the player the Knicks wanted on their roster. A talented, young and cheap big man who needed more work but had tremendous upside. Instead, he fell out of the rotation and was traded before the trade deadline.Hernangomez will return to the New York on Saturday, this time as a member of the Hornets. The Spaniard...
Via Hoops Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies notes: Ownership situation up in the air; Tyreke Evans likely done for the year

The unusual ownership situation in Memphis appears set to take a step forward, according to a report from Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal. As we’ve detailed in the past, the nature of the agreement between the Grizzlies’ various owners gives controlling owner Robert Pera the opportunity to buy out two of the club’s top minority stakeholders or to sell his shares to one of...
Via Hoops Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol talks losing season, goals and future

In a Q&A with the Commercial Appeal, veteran center Marc Gasol discussed an array of topics, including the Grizzlies‘ poor season, his goals for the rest of the year and looking ahead beyond 2017/18. Gasol is in his 10th NBA season and despite his usually solid numbers, it has not translated into team success.Gasol has only been part of one other losing season in Memphis, his...
Via Hoops Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol: Brother Marc ‘should be upset’ with Grizzlies

Pau Gasol is definitely his brother’s keeper.On Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs big man spoke on the situation of younger brother Marc, who is having a difficult year on the lowly Memphis Grizzlies.“Of course, he’s upset. He should be upset,” said Pau, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal. “Any player who competes and cares would be upset. That’s a good sign from a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics fan gets likeness of Kyrie Irving shaved into back of his head

We’ve seen this movie before. And the last time around, the results were just as frightening. Some Boston Celtics fan showed up Monday night to watch his team play the Memphis Grizzlies, and he literally had Kyrie Irving’s face shaved into the back of his head.Or, at least that’s the look he was going for. Looks like Kyrie Irving had his head shrunk, to be honest.I mean, the level...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Teams balk at Grizzlies’ asking price for Tyreke Evans

The Memphis Grizzlies don’t have much going for them at the moment. Mike Conley is on the shelf. They are 18-36 and have lost five in a row. They are also just one game away from being the worst team out west.But as the trade deadline nears, they are holding firm in their asking price for Tyreke Evans. It’s just that the NBA isn’t following suit. According to Adrian Wojnarowski,...
Via The Sports Post
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Tyreke Evans could be headed to the Celtics

After playing in a total of 67 games over the past two seasons, former NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans is in the midst of a breakout campaign for the Memphis Grizzlies.Stepping up with the likes of Chandler Parsons and Mike Conley injured, Evans is averaging 19.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the Grizzlies this season. He could now also be on his way out of town.According...
Via Sportsnaut
January 28, 2018  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons slams medical retirement report as ‘fake news’

The Memphis Grizzlies already lost guard Mike Conley to the news of season-ending heel surgery this weekend, but forward Chandler Parsons is adamant that he will not be following similar suit.Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal revealed on Sunday that the Grizzlies have approached Parsons’ camp about the possibility of an injury retirement. Tillery did note that the info was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 28, 2018  |  Discuss

Mike Conley is done for the season

The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-31. They are one of the worst teams in the NBA this season. But things get worse from there. Guard Mike Conley is officially out for the season.“Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace announces in email moments ago to MVP season-ticket holders that Mike Conley will require season-ending surgery ‘to smooth a small bone protrusion’ in his left heel. Conley is expected...
Via The Sports Post
January 27, 2018  |  Discuss

The unavoidable start from scratch option for Memphis

In many ways, the rebuilding process started in Memphis when Zach Randolph and Tony Allen departed the franchise as free agents this past summer. Now it is time for the Grizzlies to finish saying goodbye to their glory years by trading Marc Gasol and Mike Conley. Memphis isn’t facing anything new. It’s hard to move on from the players who have formed the best run in your franchise...
Via RealGM - NBA
January 19, 2018  |  Discuss

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