Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Report: Mike Conley won’t sign contract extension with Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Grizzlies have built a strong identity behind Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and Tony Allen. Memphis is tough, defensively oriented and eager to make an impact in the paint. But Gasol’s free agency has potential to unravel everything. And even if the Grizzlies sweat it out and..." May 21

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • NBA All-Defensive teams named "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis..." May 20

  • C's reportedly interested in free agent Koufos

    WEEI Boston "Kosta Koufos is exactly the type of player the Celtics need to target this summer. Given their history of failed free-agent pursuits and the unlikelihood of landing a center of Marc Gasol’s caliber, the C’s are forced to pursue under-appreciated options, so the latest report that team..." May 20

  • Marc Gasol Expected To Receive Free Agency Pitch From Spurs, Lakers, Knicks, Mavs

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks all are developing proposals to present to Marc Gasol on July 1, according sources. Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 blocks while shooting 49.4 percent from the field in 81 games this..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

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    Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston

    Asked Mike Conley his full injury list: Broken face Strained neck L wrist sprain R wrist sprain Lower back tightness R foot sprain

  • Grizzlies Fear Marc Gasol Will Sign With Spurs

    Gamedayr "Marc Gasol is accustomed to Tennessee. It’s where he went to high school. It’s been his home for years. Even when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, he never played for them. He was traded for his brother, Pau, and every major level of basketball for him has been in Tennessee — aside from..." May 18

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Asked a Grizzlies type recently what internal read was on whether Marc Gasol would be back. They're in the dark, as he doesn't talk about it

  • Warriors down Grizz, on to the conference finals

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Gerald Rudolph Ford occupied the White House, the Warriors are in the Western Conference finals. With Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson leading the way, the Warriors on Friday night posted a 108-95 Game 6 victory over the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum to win..." May 16

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Tony Allen says "I'm definitely going" tonight

  • Warriors maul Grizzlies in Game 5, go up 3-2

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors are one win away from advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1976. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, the Warriors rolled to a 98-78 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, taking a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven..." May 14

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Grizzlies guard Tony Allen said he will play in Game 6 despite hamstring injury.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Word I'm getting is Tony Allen, barring some sort of U-turn in next few hours, is more likely than not to miss Game 5 with hamstring issue

  • Warriors beat Memphis to even series 2-2

    San Francisco Chronicle "All is right with the world again. The MVP returned to form, and the Warriors’ coaching staff made the most impactful adjustment of the series to win 101-84 on Monday at the FedExForum and even the series 2-2. Game 5 of the best-of-seven, Western Conference semifinal series is at 7:30 p.m...." May 12

  • Grizzlies dominate in Grindhouse for series lead against Warriors

    Fox Sports Tennessee "After checking the Warriors for ticks, again, the Grizzlies stamped their style all over Game 3 of this Western Conference semifinal and took a 2-1 series lead with a 99-89 win against Golden State. And Memphis, it still doesn't care about the national opinion. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. GRIZZLIES..." May 10

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Mike Conley will wear a new mask tonight, adjusting to a slightly less swollen left side of his face.

  • 15d
    Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

    Also, swelling & redness down quite a bit in Conley's surgically repaired left eye. Said big break between Games 2&3 doing wonders for body

  • 15d
    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Draymond Green: "Honestly, we didn't prepare for Mike (Conley) to play. We just didn't expect him to."

  • Conley's return sparks Grizzlies past Warriors "Mike Conley accepted a bit of defeat long before he set the tone for victory. There were just some battles the Memphis Grizzlies' masked point guard understood he had no chance of winning as he ultimately decided to rush his return to playoff action Tuesday, just eight days removed from..." May 06

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

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    Peter Fleischer @Peter_Fleischer

    Mike Conley: "I'm good enough to go. I'm playing." @FOX13Memphis

  • Mike Conley targets return from facial surgery in Game 2 for Grizzlies "Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley hopes to return for Game 2 of the Grizzlies' playoff series against the Golden State Warriors after participating Monday in his most extensive workout with the team amid his recovery from facial surgery. "I believe I will," Conley said when asked if he will..." May 05

  • Mike Conley will play in Game 2 vs. Warriors "Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors, the team confirmed on Tuesday. Conley was injured in Game 3 of the Grizzlies' first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers after he was elbowed in the..." May 05

  • Grizzlies' Allen: Curry 'ain't nothing I ain't never seen before'

    CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry is your 2015 NBA MVP. He's currently getting ready for Game 2 against the Grizzlies, although Memphis might have the bigger task preparing to contain Curry. "I don't get a vote, but I acknowledge his MVP status," Tony Allen said after practice on Monday. "It's well deserved, I..." May 05

  • Grizzlies’ Mike Conley ‘believes he will’ return for Game 2 vs. Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Conley has missed his team’s last three playoff games, after undergoing facial surgery due to an injury he suffered in the first round against the Blazers. Portland was ill-equipped to handle Memphis even with Conley sidelined, but the Grizzlies now face a similarly tall task against the..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • Udrih on Knicks chasing Marc Gasol: 'They're not going to get him' "Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be a free agent in July, and there have been indications for a while that the New York Knicks are planning to chase him. It's always appeared to be a long shot, though, and in March there was a report that Gasol had already ruled the Knicks out. While Gasol..." May 04

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Warriors blow Grizzlies out in Game 1

    CSN Bay Area "Even with a few signs of rust after a weeklong layoff, the Warriors made a resounding statement Sunday afternoon in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals against Memphis. Taking lead two minutes into the game and never giving it up, the Warriors posted a 101-86 win over the Grizzlies..." May 03

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    The masked Mike Conley has begun to warm up before Game 1

  • 20d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Injured Memphis guard Mike Conley out vs Warriors in Game 1

  • Grizzlies' Joerger: Conley 'doubtful' for Game 1 vs. Warriors

    CSN Bay Area "Memphis guard Mike Conley is doubtful to play against Golden State in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series Sunday at Oracle Arena, according to Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Conley suffered a facial fracture near his left eye in Game 3 of the first round..." May 03

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    Peter Fleischer @Peter_Fleischer

    Joerger: "Conley is doubtful for tomorrow." Basically, nobody will say that Mike did or didn't practice. Mum's the word.

  • Memphis Grizzlies Survive and Advance with 99 - 93 win over Portland Trail Blazers

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Earlier today, Kevin Lipe called on Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol to take over tonight's game, and to do it without Mike Conley's assisting: "Tonight, Gasol and Randolph's mission should be to terminate the Blazers' season with extreme prejudice." To the brothers from another mother. Z-Bo..." April 30

  • Mike Conley’s face looks swollen, still not timetable to return to Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Conley was in the building to watch the Grizzlies close out the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night, hanging out in a luxury box just a couple days after facial surgery to repair multiple fractures following an inadvertent elbow from C.J. McCollum in Game 3. The big question is when..." April 30

  • Ex-NBA guard Crittenton pleads guilty to murder, gets 23-year sentence

    Fox Sports "Former guard Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty to the 2011 shooting death of a mother of four Wednesday. Crittenton, who played with Lakers, Grizzlies, Wizards during his two-year career, accepted 23-year jail sentence as part of plea deal." April 29

  • Damian Lillard delivers passionate sideline pep talk, Trail Blazers beat Memphis Grizzlies to avoid sweep

    Oregonian "Why not us? Before the Trail Blazers staved off elimination in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs last season, beating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 to avoid a sweep, Nicolas Batum uttered those three words as a sort of rallying cry for his beleaguered team. No team in NBA..." April 28

  • Mike Conley out for Game 4, sent back to Memphis for evaluation "Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley returned to Memphis on Sunday for further evaluation of a facial injury and will miss Game 4 of the playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. Conley was inadvertently elbowed on the side of his face by Blazers guard C.J. McCollum in the third quarter..." April 27

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Grizzlies' Mike Conley recovering from successful surgery; no stated timetable for return

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley underwent successful surgery early Monday to repair a facial fracture near the left eye, a source told The Commercial Appeal. There were no complications and Conley is recovering well in Memphis. Griz officials aren't publicly stating a timetable for..." April 27

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    Mike Tokito @mtokito

    Beno Udrih said he will play in Game 4 vs. #Blazers.

  • 27d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Update: Mike Conley is done for the night. He's going to a local medical facility for further review. Mike's left eye is swollen

  • Grizzlies lead wire to wire, go up 3-0 on Blazers

    Fox Sports Tennessee "The Grizzlies never trailed in a 115-109 win Saturday over the Trail Blazers to take a 3-0 series lead, but lost Mike Conley with a facial injury in the third quarter. He was hospitalized for further evaluation. Here are three takes from a game already without backup point guard and playoff..." April 26

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Dominant Grizzlies go up 2-0 on Blazers

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Mike Conley stripped All-Star Damian Lillard and pumped a couple of fists. A sellout crowd pumped a lot of fists Wednesday as the Grizzlies beat Portland, 97-82, a second straight dominating win in this Western Conference first-round series. A newly-animated Conley and his unheralded team..." April 23

  • Blazers’ Batum says he wrote “We don’t lose to Spanish players,” was intended as joke

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was meant to be an internal joke that got out and blown way out of proportion. That according to Portland’s Nicolas Batum, who told he was the one who wrote the “We don’t lose to Spanish players” line on a motivational card in the team locker room. Batum, who is French and says he..." April 22

  • Trail Blazers posted anti-Spanish-players sign in locker room "The Portland Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players." The Memphis Grizzlies, the Trail Blazers' opponent in their Western Conference first-round series, feature one of the NBA's most..." April 21

  • Grizzlies set tone with 100-86 win over Portland

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "LaMarcus Aldridge dribbled across the lane and tried to get off a shot that would beat the clock. But the Portland Trail Blazers’ All-Star power forward bounced off Grizzlies center Marc Gasol and then crashed into backup big man Kosta Koufos before he fell to the court with the..." April 20