Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • He made millions in the NBA. Now Darius Miles is bankrupt

    Belleville News-Democrat "Former East St. Louis Flyers basketball standout Darius Miles was a first-round draft pick with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA draft with a contract worth $9 million. He starred in a movie with Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds. He landed an endorsement with Michael Jordan’s athletic..." September 17

  • Marc Gasol cleared to play as Grizzlies approach training camp

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "In a little more than a week, the Grizzlies will open training camp for the 2016-17 regular season with a big sigh of relief. Center Marc Gasol has been cleared to play after recovering from a broken right foot. The 7-footer suffered the injury in February and subsequently missed playing for..." September 16

  • Grizzlies will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with tribute uniforms

    CBS Sports "Despite not playing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day next season, an annual tradition for the last several years, the Memphis Grizzlies are still planning on honoring the civil rights leader in a big way. Memphis is playing the day before MLK Day and in remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of Dr...." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Jordan Farmar, Kings Agree To Deal

    Real GM Basketball "Jordan Farmar has agreed to a deal with the Sacramento Kings. Farmar finished last season playing for Dave Joerger with the Memphis Grizzlies." September 13

  • Does Chandler Parsons have the talent to change the Grizzlies’ course?

    Pro Basketball Talk "For three consecutive seasons, the Memphis Grizzlies had won at least 50 games and were a tough out in the playoffs. They seemed just some shooting away from being a contender. However, last season the Grizzlies slipped to 42 wins, and there was one simple reason: Injuries. The Grizzlies had 28..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Vince Carter wants to play two more years, making it to 20 years in the NBA

    CBS Sports "Two all-time legends, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant, decided to hang it up after the 2015-16 NBA season. Kobe went out with a bang and Duncan went out almost unnoticed. While Vince Carter doesn't have quite the career those two Hall of Famers have, he's still one of the most impressive basketball..." September 06

  • For David Fizdale, it was a long road to his first NBA head coaching gig

    Boston Globe "The road to his first NBA head coaching job was long and difficult. David Fizdale was convinced Pat Riley didn’t know his name when he worked as the video coordinator for the Miami Heat. Fizdale can laugh about it now because his patience was rewarded with the opportunity to coach the..." September 05

  • Tyrus Thomas calls for more attention on Baton Rouge relief

    The Undefeated "Tyrus Thomas’ cellphone never stopped ringing in July after Alton Sterling was shot several times at close range and killed by two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers. The former NBA player’s cellphone rang again when three Baton Rouge policemen were killed. In both instances, he picked..." August 31

  • Mario Chalmers Cleared To Get Back On Court

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran point guard Mario Chalmers has been medically cleared to get back on the court, he announced today (via Twitter). Chalmers ruptured his right Achilles tendon about five and a half months ago, sidelining him for the end of the 2015/16 season and the postseason. Chalmers’ contract was set..." August 25

  • Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol says he’s ready for next season

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Spanish newspaper L’Esportiu, Memphis Grizzlies’ center Marc Gasol said that his foot injury has progressed well over the summer. “I’m really well and looking forward to starting [the season],” said Gasol. “I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All..." August 25

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Can Conley Be An All-Star?

    Grizzly Bear Blues "There have only been three All-Stars in Grizzlies history. Can you guess them? If you guessed Marc and Pau Gasol as well as Zach Randolph then you either know your Grizzlies history or deduced that those have been three of the four best players in franchise history. Who is that unfortunate..." August 15

  • Agent says Grizzlies tried to sign Milos Teodosic in 2013

    Larry Brown Sports "Point guard extraordinaire Milos Teodosic has once again captivated international basketball audiences with his flashy playmaking and ball-handling wizardry for his native Serbia at the Rio Olympics this summer. Now we know just how close Teodosic came to making the jump to the NBA. Teodosic’s..." August 15

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Ex-Grizzlies PA announcer charged with making upskirt videos in church

    Yahoo! Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies announced Tuesday that they have parted ways with longtime public address announcer Rick Trotter, after a police investigation into the circumstances of Trotter’s firing from his day job at a Memphis church resulted in an arrest warrant on four counts of photographing people..." August 10

  • Grizzlies sign Wayne Selden Jr., D.J. Stephens, Troy Williams and Tony Wroten

    NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team has signed guard/forward Wayne Selden Jr. , guard/forward D.J. Stephens (STEF-ens), forward Troy Williams and guard Tony Wroten (ROH-ten). Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. Selden (6-5, 230) went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft..." August 08

  • Lance Stephenson may have to play overseas next season

    CBS Sports "Two years ago, Lance Stephenson wasn't a huge prize in the free agent market, but he was certainly sought after. He turned down a long-term offer from the Indiana Pacers because the annual pay wasn't what he was looking for, then he ended up taking that same annual rate in a short deal with the..." August 07

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Report: Warriors, Elliot Williams agree to 1-year deal

    The Score "The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent guard Elliot Williams, sources told The Vertical's Shams Charania. The contract includes a "strong partial guarantee." Williams played in five games for the Memphis Grizzlies this past season, before signing with Greek..." August 01

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • It’s Memphis vs. Errrbody, once again

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "It's refreshing, isn't it? The way some things never change? The Grizzlies can make Mike Conley the highest-paid player in the league. They can hire a coach who is universally considered to be a rising star. They can attract a max free agent for the first time in franchise..." July 30

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Ray McCallum signs with Pistons

    CBS Sports "McCallum signed a deal with the Pistons Monday, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. McCallum, who went to college at Detroit, last played on a pair of 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies in 2015-16 where he averaged 6.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds over 22 minutes per game." July 25

  • Troy Williams signs with Memphis Grizzlies

    Indianapolis Star "Troy Williams has signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to NBA reporter David Pick. The move comes after Williams impressed with the Phoenix Suns' summer league squad, averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds over six games. Williams did not respond..." July 24

  • Mark Cuban reveals the discussion he had with Chandler Parsons after former Mav signed with Memphis

    Sports Day "On the loss of free agent Chandler Parsons: Cuban: "I'm still good friends with Chandler. We talked about it after he signed with Memphis. We exchanged texts and stayed friends and committed to stay friends. I like him a lot but there were other things other than basketball that went into the..." July 23

  • Reports: D.J. Stephens signs with Grizzlies for 2 years

    Grizzly Bear Blues "#GTG has now officially transitioned to #GNG. Shams Charania with Yahoo's The Vertical is reporting that the Grizzlies have signed former Memphis Tiger and Memphis fan favorite D.J. Stephens to a 2-year partially guaranteed contract. Stephens, while still a high-flyer, has developed his game..." July 21

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Marc Gasol opts out of Rio 2016

    The Score "Pau Gasol is set to suit up for Spain in next month's Olympics, but it appears younger brother Marc will not. The Memphis Grizzlies center has opted out of the Summer Games, according to multiple Spanish media reports. Marc's participation in Rio had been in doubt for several months. He..." July 19

  • Grizzlies’ David Fizdale uses summer league to start establishing personal style, team culture

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "There was a moment on the sideline when David Fizdale chased one of his summer league players and did a tomahawk chop. "Vince," Fizdale exclaimed in a sprint. "Run, please!" Fizdale was literally trying to push Vince Hunter — a guy who won't even be on the Grizzlies' 2016-17 roster. So..." July 17

  • Conley speaks out against police-community violence

    Total Pro Sports "In past years, athletes kept quiet on social topics, fearing they would upset the wrong people and it would somehow jeopardize their career for giving an opinion. Those days seem to be disappearing as more and more athletes, especially NBA athletes are speaking out on controversial topics, using..." July 16

  • Parsons rejects pretty-boy label: 'That's not me'

    The Score "Chandler Parsons knows there's a certain perception of him that's incongruous with that of the team he just signed with in free agency, but the small forward and sometimes model insists he'll be a perfect fit with the notoriously rugged Memphis Grizzlies. "Grit 'n Grind is something that this..." July 15

  • Conley on record contract: '2 years from now everybody else will be making so much more'

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "There was a long line of supporters waiting for Mike Conley to sign an autograph and take a picture. One admirer jokingly said "loan me five dollars," to which Conley responded with a practical retort and a smile. "I haven't even got paid yet," he said. The 6-1 Grizzlies point guard..." July 15

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Grizzlies Waive Tony Wroten

    Hoops Rumors "Less than a month after he was waived by the Knicks, Tony Wroten has been cut again. The Grizzlies announced today in a press release that they’ve parted ways with Wroten, placing him on waivers. The move ensures that Memphis won’t be on the hook for the guard’s non-guaranteed 2016/17..." July 12