Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Grizzlies rally past Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The knee-jerk reaction would be to celebrate the Grizzlies' heralded defense on Friday night, but Memphis' spirited rally was birthed more from offensive execution than defensive might. Zach Randolph posted a double-double off the bench and the Grizzlies erased a 16-point deficit..." January 13

  • Westbrook's 18th triple-double carries Thunder past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "By Michael Kinney, The Sports Xchange OKLAHOMA CITY -- When Russell Westbrook strutted into the Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday afternoon, the Oklahoma City guard may have been sending a message to his team. Wearing a bright red Judas Priest t-shirt could have been a gentle reminder to..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Fizdale: Grizzlies will play Gasol, Randolph together if they can guard 3-point line

    CBS Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies look different this season. New coach David Fizdale has emphasized spacing, moving Zach Randolph to the bench and encouraging Marc Gasol to shoot 3-pointers so Mike Conley has more room to make plays. They rank 11th in the NBA when it comes to launching 3s on a per-possession..." January 10

  • Grizzlies fend off Jazz comeback

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Before the Memphis Grizzlies gave any thought to guarding Utah's Gordon Hayward or trying to pull Jazz center Rudy Gobert away from the rim, they knew they had to defend against an emotional letdown. On Friday night at Golden State, the Grizzlies overcame a 24-point deficit..." January 08

  • Grizzlies complete dramatic comeback vs. Warriors in OT

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Down by 18 points to the two-time defending Western Conference champions with 7:47 to play Friday, the Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to pack their bags and start heading home. Instead, they worked overtime to assure one of their most enjoyable cross-country flights of..." January 07

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Rivers carries Clippers past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A second-half turnaround boosted the Los Angeles Clippers past the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Austin Rivers scored a game-high 28 points and the Clippers rallied for a 115-106 victory over the Grizzlies at Staples Center. Jamal Crawford contributed 22 points,..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Rondo, Mario Chalmers On Cavs' Radar

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James acknowledged the Cleveland Cavaliers' need for a backup point guard with Mo Williams still taking a roster spot. Cleveland drafted Kay Felder in the second round but he's still a rookie. "Kay's in the process of learning on the fly," James said. "He's a rookie and is going to..." January 05

  • Randle's triple-double powers Lakers past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton rides Julius Randle as hard as anyone. Walton's tough-love approach paid dividends in a Lakers' win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Randle recorded his third career triple-double and second this season as the Lakers ended a..." January 04

  • Can Chandler Parsons be a game-changer for the Grizzlies in the West?

    USA Today "It was early New Year’s Eve in Sacramento, a table full of postgame food getting colder by the minute and a plane that would take Chandler Parsons and his Memphis Grizzlies teammates to Los Angeles in time for the revelry warming up on a nearby strip. If ever there was a time for cutting to the..." January 04

  • Marc Gasol tweaks left ankle in Grizzlies' win; X-rays negative

    ESPN "Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol left the team's 112-98 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday after injuring his left ankle. The injury occurred after Gasol got tangled up with DeMarcus Cousins in the third quarter. The injury is not considered serious. Gasol rolled his ankle while..." January 01

  • Grizzlies beat Kings in Conley's return

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The close of the calendar year brought more of the same for the Memphis Grizzlies. The return of one key figure may have given way to the loss of another one. It didn't stop them from grinding out one of their most lopsided victories of the season. Mike Conley..." December 31

  • David Fizdale shares great pre-draft story about Russell Westbrook, Michael Beasley

    Larry Brown Sports "Had NBA scouts known eight years ago what they know now about Russell Westbrook, it’s possible the Oklahoma City Thunder star would have been the top overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. And if the story Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale told this week is true, teams should have seen it..." December 30

  • Westbrook ejected as Grizzlies blast Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The streak continues ... with an assist. For the 176th consecutive regular-season game, the Memphis Grizzlies denied the opponent a triple-double. This opponent, the Oklahoma City Thunder, has a player, Russell Westbrook, averaging a triple-double, but he departed early in..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Grizzlies still benefiting from 2008 Pau Gasol trade with Lakers

    USA Today "Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace, who joined the organization in the summer of 2007 and quickly established the core group of Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen, joined USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick on the most recent NBA A to Z podcast to discuss a move he made in..." December 29

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Green leads Celtics over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Suddenly, Gerald Green is becoming an important piece of the Boston Celtics' puzzle. Over the past two games, after not playing in 14 of the previous 16, Green started to get minutes off the bench -- and he cashed in on his chance. "He's had an impact -- big impact -- in the..." December 27

  • Magic sizzle in 112-102 win over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic finally are beginning to like what they see. The Magic, who haven't been to the playoffs since 2012, led from start to finish for the second consecutive game, smothering the Memphis Grizzlies, 112-102, Monday night at the Amway Center. Their future..." December 26

  • Grizzlies hold Rockets' Harden to 16 points in 115-109 win

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Houston Rockets are used to making a lot of 3-pointers, a lot of difficult shots. But Friday night at FedExForum, it was the defensive-minded Memphis Grizzlies who put on the shooting clinic. When it was over and the Rockets had lost 115-109, scoring machine James..." December 24

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Thomas leads Celtics over Grizzlies in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Isaiah Thomas, in the words of Boston Celtics teammate Avery Bradley, "did what Isaiah does -- put the ball in the basket." Thomas did it so often he scored a career-high 44 points to lead the Celtics to a 112-109 victory in overtime against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday..." December 21

  • Grizzlies coach David Fizdale ‘really down’ on team’s leadership

    Larry Brown Sports "Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale expressed disappointment with the team’s leadership after his squad blew a 17-point lead on Tuesday night. The Grizzlies were up 63-46 midway through the third quarter against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, but they lost in overtime 112-109. It was the..." December 21

  • Gasol scores 38 to power Grizzlies past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Marc Gasol didn't know he had a chance to set a career high in points when he stepped to the free-throw line with 36.4 seconds remaining. He wasn't at all disappointed that he only tied his previous mark by missing one of the foul shots. "I never care one bit about..." December 21

  • Chandler Parsons returning to Grizzlies Wednesday

    Fanrag Sports "Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons will return to the lineup Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons after missing the last month with a bone bruise in his left knee. Parsons has appeared in only six games this season due to his knee troubles after signing a four-year max deal this..." December 21

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Grizzlies listening to trade offers for Tony Allen

    ESPN "The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA with an 18-11 record despite multiple injuries to key players. Among those stepping up to keep Memphis afloat in the Western Conference is guard Tony Allen, who is now drawing interest around the league. According to Ronald..." December 19

  • Mike Conley becomes all-time Grizzlies scoring leader in return from spine injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Conley suffered a broke his spine just a few weeks ago. On Friday, he returned to the lineup for the Memphis Grizzlies against the Sacramento Kings, recording eight points, six assists, three rebounds, and two steals. In doing so, Conley became just the 8th player in NBA history to become..." December 18

  • Jazz pull away from Grizzlies for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A stellar defensive effort and a strong inside game from Rudy Gobert helped the Utah Jazz hold on a for a long-scoring win Sunday. Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, Gobert added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Jazz pulled away for an 82-73 victory over the Memphis..." December 18

  • Joerger returns to Memphis, guides Kings past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- There were some unfamiliar and uncomfortable moments for Memphis guard Mike Conley and former Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger, but it was Joerger who had the happy return with Sacramento to the FedExForum after the Kings held on for a 96-92 win Friday night before a..." December 17

  • Cavs fall to Grizzlies without James, Love, Irving

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies were the beneficiaries of the Cleveland Cavaliers' decision to rest LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving on Wednesday. Gasol scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Grizzlies defeated the short-handed Cavaliers 93-85 at..." December 15

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Report: Conley could return as soon as Friday vs. Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Conley Jr. could return this weekend as he's made remarkable progress in healing a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae. Conley was initially expected to be out six weeks" December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Grizzlies To Waive Toney Douglas

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies are set to waive Toney Douglas, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, who reports (via Twitter) that three of Memphis’ injured players are getting close to returning. Douglas was signed by the Grizzlies using a hardship exception, which allowed the team to add a 16th man..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • What to do when LeBron James' no-show stings fans?

    USA Today "Becky Morris is a hair stylist. Her husband Justin sells video security systems. They do not have a lot of money. They have to be careful with what they spend. But their son, Canon, had an 18th birthday coming up. And Canon Morris loves Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. "He absolutely..." December 15

  • From players' perspective, warm reaction to new work agreement

    ESPN "While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may have posted some dismissive tweets to Wednesday's news that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, reaction seemed to be generally positive from NBA..." December 15

  • NBA and players association have one month to ratify new collective bargaining agreement

    Sports Day "The NBA and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that still needs to be ratified by players and owners in the coming weeks. The league announced the tentative agreement Wednesday night, one day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the..." December 15

  • NBA, players union reach tentative new labor agreement

    ESPN "The NBA and the NBA Players Association jointly announced Wednesday night that they have a reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement pending ratification by the league's players and team owners. The sides have agreed to extend its mutual deadline to opt out of the..." December 15