Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Daniel's career-high 31 points lift Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard Troy Daniels for his shooting. But earlier in the season he was out of synch and he could barely get on the court: nine games he didn't leave the bench, two other times he was made inactive, and two other times he played less than six..." December 03

  • Allen's defense helps Grizzlies edge Magic

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- With 6:12 remaining in the fourth quarter Thursday, the Orlando Magic had a 14-point lead following a three-point play by forward Jeff Green. They were rolling. Then Memphis Grizzlies swingman Tony Allen, a frequent visitor to the NBA's All-Defensive Team, re-entered the..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Report: Grizzlies likely to sign Toney Douglas

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Grizzlies have searched high and low for a point guard after Mike Conley‘s injury. It seems they’ve found one: Toney Douglas. Michael Wallace of Memphis will be eligible to add a 16th player as long as it has four players who’ve missed three straight games and will..." December 02

  • Vince Carter: ‘I’m Still Flying’

    SLAM Online "Vince Carter’s 39-year-old body still feels good enough to allow him to pull off the occasional highlight-reel dunk, and he’s not ready to call it a career just yet. VC is followed by Manu Ginobili, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce and Dirk Nowitzki as the oldest players in the NBA this..." December 01

  • Norris Cole Released By Chinese Team

    Hoops Rumors "After starting the 2016/17 Chinese Basketball Association season with the Shandong Golden Stars, Norris Cole has been released by the team, according to LI Shuangfu of Lanxiong Sports (Twitter link). Zhang Duo reports that the Chinese club has signed former NBA guard A.J. Price to take Cole’s spot..." December 01

  • Raptors get past short-handed Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The undermanned Memphis Grizzlies gave the Toronto Raptors all they could handle for most of the game Wednesday night. However, youthful exuberance and grit could only take the Grizzlies so far as the Raptors posted a 120-105 victory to extend their winning streak to four..." November 30

  • Grizzlies Express Interest In Norris Cole

    Hoops Rumors "With Mike Conley expected to be sidelined until sometime in January, the Grizzlies appear to be exploring ways to fortify their point guard spot. According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (via Twitter), Memphis has expressed interest in veteran point guard Norris Cole. Cole, 28,..." November 29

  • Mike Conley Out Indefinitely With Fracture In Vertebrae

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Conley has suffered a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae and will be out indefinitely. Conley signed a new five-year, $153 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies in the offseason. Conley was averaging 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game for the Grizzlies to..." November 29

  • Walker, Lamb lead Hornets past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Charlotte Hornets were down by six points late in the first quarter Monday night. Enter Jeremy Lamb. The Hornets guard knocked down a pair of threes in the last minute of the quarter to tie the score and added two rebounds and a block. It was all part of a very..." November 28

  • Gasol scores 28 as Grizzlies avenge loss to Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marc Gasol took care of the scoring load early and Mike Conley played the finisher. Gasol scored 28 points and Conley ended with 21 points as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Miami Heat 110-107 on Saturday night. "We play off each other; we know how to play together," Gasol..." November 26

  • Grizzlies' Randolph takes leave after mother dies

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Veteran forward Zach Randolph is not with the Grizzlies after learning that his mother, Mae Randolph, passed away Thanksgiving Day. Griz coach David Fizdale confirmed the sad news early Friday morning. Randolph began to receive condolences Thursday evening on social media. Randolph was..." November 25

  • Heat end Grizzlies' winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale only has 16 games on his head coaching resume. But he was a long-time assistant in Miami under coach Erik Spoelstra and he knows the grind of the NBA means there are nights when you play with less. That was Friday night for the..." November 25

  • Grizzlies outlast 76ers in double overtime

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With the outcome in doubt, Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid was held out of the Wednesday night game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies took full advantage, scoring repeatedly in the paint at the start of the second overtime en route to a 104-99..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Grizzlies' Mike Conley underrated, still, despite $153 million contract

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Both underrated and underpaid once upon a time, Memphis Grizzlies star guard Mike Conley no longer is one of those things, not after he signed the biggest guaranteed contract in NBA history last summer. But what about the other thing: Can you possibly still be underrated and paid $30 million a..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Conley's 31 fuel Grizzlies' fifth win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Conley signed a $153 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies over the summer, and Monday night he earned his keep. Conley erupted for a season-high 31 points and led the Grizzlies to their fifth straight win, an easy 105-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets...." November 21

  • Parsons could miss 2 weeks with knee injury

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons could miss two weeks with a left knee bone bruise. The team announced Parsons’ injury Sunday evening. Memphis plays on the road Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Parsons apparently suffered the injury last Friday in a win against the Dallas..." November 21

  • Grizzlies beat Mavericks for third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Chandler Parsons didn't mind the boos. Back in Dallas for the first time since spurning the Mavericks in free agency, Parsons had some fun with his return. Especially after hitting a 3-pointer in front of Mark Cuban. "I knocked it down and blew him a little kiss," Parsons..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Embiid encourages Parsons to connect with admirer

    Philly Influencer "So Chandler Parson’s is a tall, good looking dude that plays in the NBA. Who wouldn’t want that? The Memphis Grizzlies forward posted a picture on his Instagram Friday in his return to Dallas of a smokeshow holding up a sign that reads “Parsons Check Your DM’s.”" November 19

  • Parsons on Mavs' Cuban: I knew I would be taken care of financially

    ESPN "IN A LOW-SLUNG building in Oklahoma City's Bricktown neighborhood, just a day before the injury-riddled Mavericks began their playoff series against a Thunder team that would dismiss them in five games, a surreal scene unfolded at the Dollhouse Lounge, a burlesque-themed nightclub. (The club's..." November 18

  • Chandler Parsons on return to Dallas: “Sure, boo”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chandler Parsons doesn’t see a good reason for Dallas Mavericks fans to give him a hard time when his Memphis Grizzlies head to the American Airlines Center on Friday. Speaking with ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the former Mavericks wing admitted that Houston fans might have a legitimate complaint, but..." November 18

  • Grizzlies snap Clippers' 7-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- J.J. Redick believes the Los Angeles Clippers got caught up in their own hype. Mike Conley had 30 points and eight assists, leading the Memphis Grizzlies to a 111-107 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Los Angeles (10-2), owners of the NBA's..." November 17

  • Grizzlies Brandan Wright undergoes ankle surgery, to miss two months

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brandan Wright missed all but 12 games last season due to knee surgery. He has yet to set foot on the court for the Grizzlies this season due to ankle issues, including getting an injection because the posterior tibial tendon had become inflamed. That didn’t solve the problem, and on Wednesday..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    ESPN "At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away..." November 16

  • Gasol, Carter help Grizzlies hold off Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Crashing the boards and playing tough defense is a proven winning formula for Memphis. When the Grizzlies can get those phases of the game working with precision, it turns them into a team that can grind out a game against any opponent. Grind City has been built..." November 15

  • Mario Chalmers Hopes To Land With Contender

    Hoops Rumors "Mario Chalmers, who continues to recover from the Achilles injury that ended his 2015/16 campaign prematurely, remains on track to get healthy this season, and is hoping to land with a title contender, writes Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press. According to Reynolds, Chalmers wants another..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Bucks pick up 106-96 win over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks' promotional department selected Saturday to be "Superhero Night" at the Bradley Center, dressing the team's platoon in-game entertainers in various costumes. But the most popular hero of them all just happened to be wearing a Bucks uniform. Forward..." November 13

  • Nuggets file protest with NBA over loss to Grizzlies

    Bleacher Report "The Denver Nuggets officially filed a protest with the NBA following their 108-107 defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt provided a statement from Nuggets president Josh Kroenke regarding the team's protest. Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol scored at the buzzer..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Gasol's bucket at buzzer lifts Grizzlies past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Vince Carter turned back the clock with a 20-point game. But it was his inbounds pass to center Marc Gasol that was his biggest play and set up the Grizzlies' buzzer-beating 108-107 victory Tuesday night at FedExForum. "A stressful situation," Carter said of the lob to..." November 09

  • McCollum explodes as Trail Blazers outlast Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Portland shooting guard C.J. McCollum tied his career high with 37 points and scored 16 of those points in the fourth quarter. And while he didn't say the basket looked bigger, maybe it looked brighter. "I love this place," McCollum said of FedExForum, where the Trail..." November 06

  • Clippers cruise past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- If it was just another night at the office for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul -- 27 points and 11 assists -- it was also a historic night as he became the franchise's career assists leader. "It's definitely cool," Paul said after he passed Randy Smith (3,498..." November 05

  • Chandler Parsons to make season debut for Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday "After a solid workout, Chandler Parsons has decided to move up his debut with the Memphis Grizzlies to Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. “Felt great in workout. I'm ready to rock,” Parsons told ESPN’s Tim McMahon in a text message. “No reason to wait.” Memphis signed Parsons, the..." November 05

  • Grizzlies grind out OT victory over winless Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies shot 35 percent, missed 19 of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc, committed 20 turnovers and managed but nine points in the fourth quarter. Despite the ugly numbers, the Grizzlies, playing their fourth game in five nights, defeated the New Orleans..." November 03

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • T-wolves hold off short-handed Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves knew Tuesday's opponent was playing without its two best players. Tom Thibodeau's team kept its foot on the gas pedal anyway. Zach LaVine scored a game-high 31 points for Minnesota as the Timberwolves topped the Memphis Grizzlies 116-80 on Tuesday at..." November 01

  • Vince Carter Made It Very Clear He Will Not Compete In The NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Uproxx "Two weeks ago, a video from made the rounds, and it featured the NBA’s oldest active player, Vince Carter, answering questions about the NBA Dunk Contest. Specifically, would he be willing to judge an upcoming contest? But he very politely shot that idea down and called the..." November 01

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Conley, Gasol lift Grizzlies over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS -- In his eight years in the NBA, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol never has made more than three 3-pointers in a single season. After Sunday night's 112-103 victory over the Washington Wizards, he's got a personal record to build upon just three games into the season. Gasol..." October 31

  • Vince Carter clears up dunk contest confusion "Let’s start with the bad news: Despite recent rumors to the contrary, Vince Carter will not be participating in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk contest. It was always a notion that seemed more like a dream than an actuality, anyway, when you consider that the Grizzlies forward is 39 years old and..." October 31

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • No, Grizzlies' Mike Conley is not apologizing for taking largest contract in NBA history

    Sporting News "Mike Conley Jr.’s choice of clothing for his trip to Madison Square Garden for a game against the Knicks wasn’t what his old coach Lionel Hollins had recommended right after he signed the largest contract in NBA history this summer. The Grizzlies point guard, with his five-year, $152.6 million..." October 31