Arizona Republic "Take 32 points and 16 rebounds out of the Memphis lineup and the Grizzlies’ roster did not look like it would have anyone Tuesday night to make up for such a gaping hole against the Suns. Meet the replacement front line of Ed Davis and Jon Leuer. The former was the owner of a 20-point,..." December 04
Grizz coach Dave Joerger on Randolph (toe) playing tonight vs. #Suns: "I wouldn't think so but we'll see if he can go at the last minute."
Zach Randolph won't practice again today, "Gonna ride the bike and put a little pressure on it. It's still sore and as big as a balloon."
ESPN.com "As sabbaticals go, the one Lionel Hollins has been on the last few months has been pretty nice, but the former Memphis Grizzlies coach said in an extended interview with ESPN.com that he is ready to get back to work. Since not being retained by the Grizzlies' new ownership group, Hollins has..." December 01
New York Post "Nets coach Jason Kidd tried to send a message when he benched nearly his entire starting lineup for the second half of Friday night’s blowout loss in Houston. Mission accomplished. Behind stellar play from Joe Johnson and Andray Blatche — two of the four players benched Friday night — the..." December 01
Word from the media room is that Zach Randolph is out tonight.
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
NESN "Jared Sullinger continues to turn into a beast before our very eyes. With the Celtics on their deathbeds in the fourth quarter, the second-year forward scored 10 straight Celtics points to give them life — only to see the Grizzlies hold them off at the end. Sullinger finished with 23 points..." November 28
Bleacher Report "With a 30-something Silicon Valley owner, a former agent as CEO, a stat geek as VP of basketball operations and a first-time head coach, the Memphis Grizzlies are very much the new model for NBA franchises. Not surprisingly, they hoped to play more of a trendy style as well. Only that’s not..." November 26
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were trapped. The Memphis Grizzlies had put them in the grit and grinder they love so much. The Rockets were stuck in a half-court game, misfiring and getting whipped on the boards. But they had spent the past two weeks on an offensive roll. They were missing open shots Monday...." November 26
Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, the team announced Saturday. Team doctors made the diagnosis Saturday morning after reviewing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results on Gasol’s knee. Gasol will not..." November 23
San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs had squandered all but six points of a 14-point halftime lead over the Grizzlies midway through the third quarter at FedEx Forum on Friday night. That’s when center Tiago Splitter found himself alone with the ball 18 feet from the basket, the shot clock running down. There was..." November 23
Rumors are swirling Marc Gasol has a Grade 2 MCL tear and will be out 10 weeks.
Oakland Tribune "If you needed a gauge for how important Stephen Curry is to the Warriors, watch the replay of Golden State's 88-81 overtime loss to Memphis on Wednesday night. With Curry in a blazer, out because of a mild concussion, the Warriors had no choice but to play right into the Grizzlies' hands. And..." November 21
Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been suspended one game for kicking Clippers guard Chris Paul in the face during Monday's game.
Memphis Commercial Appeal "Getting away from home and bonding on the road has done wonders for the Memphis Grizzlies. After causing a bit of anxiety with their fan base because of inconsistent play, the Griz have navigated through tough terrain and seemingly found smooth pavement. Their 106-102 victory over the Los..." November 19
Grizzly Bear Blues "Oh, no wonder ZBo said he'd be willing to make sacrifices to stay in Memphis for the longterm. The Los Angeles Times published an interesting story on professional athletes using deferred compensation options in contract negotiations, i.e., players that will allow teams to pay part of their..." November 18
Sacramento Bee "Less than five minutes into the third quarter, the Kings had tested coach Michael Malone’s patience to the point that he benched most of his starting lineup. Except for forward Luc Mbah a Moute, the starters were done for the night. Malone said he wasn’t trying to send a message. He was..." November 18
Memphis Commercial Appeal "Less than four minutes remained when the score seesawed and the Grizzlies’ goal of using the start of a four-game road trip to patch holes in their game remained in the balance. But they ended up owning the time that mattered most. Memphis got defensive stops, clutch rebounds and even bigger..." November 16
Toronto Sun "A good coach makes his point when he gets the opportunity to and Dwane Casey wasn’t going to miss this chance. On a night when the ball finally started to move, like it wasn’t covered in adhesive as it appeared two nights earlier in Houston, Casey twice in his post-game scrum highlighted the..." November 14
Indianapolis Star "The game had just completed, the streak remained intact, and Lance Stephenson sat down in front of his locker and found a Sharpie. Stephenson had not experienced a night like Monday since high school, so he removed his red, white and blue And 1 high-tops and wrote a little message. On the..." November 12
Memphis Commercial Appeal "Everything was tighter. The Grizzlies’ clearly had a better grip on the basketball because turnovers were hardly an issue. Essentially eight players saw the court, meaning Griz coach Dave Joerger clung to those he trusted most with regard to lineup rotations. Add a vintage performance by..." November 10
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Unlike Tuesday night when the New Orleans Pelicans built a double-digit first half lead only to see it slip away in the third quarter against the Phoenix Suns, the Pelicans built another double-digit lead and then finished off their opponent in the second half. The Pelicans rolled to a 99-84..." November 07
ZBo has left the building. His fiancé, Faune, just went into labor.
Boston Herald "For all their greatness and the fact they’ve had non-refundable Hall of Fame reservations for years, neither Paul Pierce nor Kevin Garnett is Bill Russell. But their combined absence is having an effect on the Celtics similar to Russell’s retirement. The current crew remained winless, falling..." November 05
ESPN.com "Zach Randolph is the first to admit that he's not sure what's going to happen. “I don’t know yet” is the answer when someone asks if he'll play out the final season of his contract in Memphis or opt out of the $16.5 million he's owed in 2014-15 to add one more big name to next summer's..." November 04
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Shortly after the Dallas Mavericks had disposed of the Memphis Grizzlies 111-99 on Saturday, coach Rick Carlisle couldn’t stop gushing over the performance of forward Shawn Marion. On a night the Mavs boosted their record to 2-1, Marion found himself guarding 6-foot-1 Mike Conley Jr. and 6-9..." November 03
Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies located their shooting touch, made a concerted effort to integrate their power forward and grinded defensively to give themselves more time for a comeback. Dave Joerger’s first regular-season win as an NBA head coach wasn’t exactly as seamless as it sounds. But the Grizzlies’..." November 02
PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31
PSD Staff Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose of Grantland have ranked each NBA team for the upcoming season accompanied with a video overview for each team including off season changes, expected starting rosters and possible trade scenarios. They are highly entertaining and provide some insight to each team’s... October 31
Memphis Grizzlies agreement with F Quincy Pondexter is a four-year, $14 million extension, source informs @CSNNW.
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It tends to be an ugly affair when the Spurs and Grizzlies match up. It was even more so in Wednesday’s season opener, with both teams struggling through stretches of incompetence. Their poor defense in the second half notwithstanding, the Spurs could feel pleased with their..." October 31
SI.com "The season of tanking has begun in the NBA. One NBA general manager says his team plans to tank all season in order to secure one of the top prospects expected to declare for the NBA Draft next season. In an article written for ESPN the Magazine, the GM justifies his logic by saying “the..." October 30
2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 41 - 25
Grizzlies forward Ed Davis has been fined $15k for making excessive & unnecessary contact w/ Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (from Fri.).
Grizzly Bear Blues "The Grizzlies have scored 73 and 72 in their last two games, looking absolutely awful. Everything they try has been shut down, and they'll have to turn it around with the regular season looming. Whatever they've been trying to do, it clearly hasn't been working. In their past two games against..." October 27
NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies waived Andre Barrett, Melvin Ely, Tony Gaffney and Willie Reed, the team announced. Barrett (5-10, 172) logged two minutes in his lone preseason appearance on Oct. 20 at Atlanta. The 31-year-old, who signed with Memphis on Oct. 10, holds career averages of 3.3 points, 1.1..." October 26
SB Nation "Mike Miller is no longer a member of the Miami Heat but still has a lingering legal issue with the franchise. Miller is considering filing a lawsuit against the Heat after being defrauded of $1.7 million by Haider Zafar. Zafar was not an employee of the organization but was introduced to Miller by..." October 25
Toronto Star "At some point over dinner on Tuesday night the topic surely came up as close friends and former teammates DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis broke bread in Toronto. It is that time of year now for Davis as it was a year ago for DeRozan — contract extensions may be in the offing and the financial..." October 24
NBA Finals changed from 2-3-2 to 2-2-1-1-1. Adam Silver calls it a change for "basketball reasons." Anyone remember hearing that term?"
CBSSports.com "ESPN reports that the Grizzlies are set to extend forward Ed Davis off his rookie contract before the October 31st deadline. The Grizzlies' Davis ranks as the sleeper of this extension class after he was barely used by former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins upon arriving in Memphis in late January..." October 21
Fox Sports South "Jerryd Bayless made six 3-pointers in scoring 22 points Marc Gasol added 10 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 90-82 Sunday for their fourth straight exhibition win. Bayless was 6 for 6 on 3s -- five in the first half. He made 8 of 9 shots overall. Ed Davis had 14 points..." October 20
Yahoo! Sports "Memphis Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera is starting his second season in charge of an NBA team and he's already calling out Michael Jordan. Pera who had a 1-on-1 preseason challenge against Grizzlies guard Tony Allen canceled several weeks ago is seeking a game against Jordan with $1..." October 16
New York Post "Andre Barrett was as much a part of the fixture of the city’s summer streetball circuit as the muggy-hot nights out-of-control crossovers and late tip-offs. Only when June rolled around this past summer the former Seton Hall star was nowhere to be found. Rather than playing in multiple leagues..." October 13
Grizzly Bear Blues "On one hand it’s unfair to directly compare Jon Leuer and Ed Davis. The two forwards have completely different styles different games different strengths. But they stand in line together behind Zach Randolph and one’s minutes will come out of the other’s pot. To anyone who has waded through the..." October 12
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It took only one game for center Samuel Dalembert to redeem himself after the underwhelming performance he turned in Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. During Wednesday’s 95-90 triumph over the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum that squared the Mavs’ preseason record at 1-1..." October 10
Chicago Sun-Times "No complaints from Derrick Rose on minutes played Monday night. More importantly no problems with his surgically-repaired left knee or his conditioning as the point guard scored 13 points in the 106-87 win over Memphis. “I felt great with the minutes I played’’ Rose said. “I can always play..." October 08
ESPN.com "The NBA is expected to make a major change to its traditional Finals schedule ending the 2-3-2 format and returning to the 2-2-1-1-1 game rotation used in all other playoff rounds multiple sources told ESPN.com. The league's competition committee has voted to recommend the change to the..." September 30
Pro Basketball Talk "Grizzlies owner Robert Pera plays in a regular pick-up run and according to those who have seen him he’s got some game — he has a jumper from the outside and some hops around the rim to the point he used to be able to dunk. That doesn’t mean he’s beating Tony Allen one-on-one. But the two are..." September 26
Free agent big man Melvin Ely is going to training camp with the Grizzlies agent Byron Irvin tells HoopsHype.