Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Matt Barnes gets cold-as-ice Instagram revenge on Derek Fisher

    New York Post "While Derek Fisher is now on the unemployment line, his nemesis Matt Barnes is sitting pretty in Memphis. At least, that’s the message the Grizzlies forward seemed to convey by posting a caption-less Instagram photo of himself Monday morning wearing a sports jacket and a satisfied look, just an..." February 08

  • Mavs edge the Grizzlies 114-110 in overtime

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Why the Mavs won: Chandler Parsons converted a pair of huge late 3-pointers and the Dallas Mavericks emerged from the FedEx Forum with a 114-110 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. The victory was a huge shot in the arm for the Mavs, who were thoroughly whipped at home by 26..." February 07

  • Balanced scoring propels Griz past Knicks, 91-85

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "After scoring the first 10 points, the Grizzlies ended up in anything but a comfortable, lopsided game. They clung to a two-point advantage without the ball and 16.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter. But the Griz did Friday night what they have done well over the past month. "We did the..." February 06

  • Mike Conley talks up Knicks ‘potential’ before free agency

    New York Post "Knicks fans can begin to dream of their own Big Three after Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley didn’t rule out joining the team as a free agent after this season. “I think everything will be on the table when the time comes,” Conley said. “I haven’t committed to anything.” Upgrading at point..." February 06

  • Mario Chalmers: Sasha Vujacic's reaction key in flagrant 2, ejection

    ESPN "Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers says he didn't deserved to be tossed from Friday night's game against the Knicks, calling into question Sasha Vujacic's reaction to contact over which Chalmers drew a flagrant foul 2 and an automatic ejection. "No, not at all," Chalmers said when asked..." February 06

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    Ross Wooden @RossWooden

    #Grizzlies' Matt Barnes (right hamstring, previously listed as questionable) is active and available to play tonight at New York.

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Mike Conley on the possibility of signing w/Knicks: "Everything will be on the table when the time comes. I haven't committed to anything."

  • Vince Carter helping Griz, hopes to get 20 years in NBA

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Vince Carter is sometimes taken aback. There have been times this season when opposing teams and fans on the road have paid homage to his career as if Carter plans to retire after this season. "It's a little weird," Carter said. Not only have the past two games blared that Carter still..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Grizzlies recall James Ennis and Jarell Martin from Iowa Energy "The Memphis Grizzlies recalled forward James Ennis and forward Jarell Martin from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. Ennis (6-7, 210) has averaged 17.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 34.2 minutes in 12..." February 03

  • Led by Conley, Grizzlies’ clutch play late puts Pelicans away 110-95

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "When the going got rough, Mike Conley corralled his teammates and convinced them to remain calm. First came the speech, then a 3-pointer from the Grizzlies point guard, and then everybody began clicking on all cylinders. The Grizzlies dominated the last seven minutes of their 110-95 victory..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Grizzlies re-sign Ryan Hollins to second 10-day contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "Veteran big man Ryan Hollins just finished up his first 10-day contract in Memphis, and he’ll be getting a second, the team announced Monday. Hollins was with the Grizzlies in training camp and played stints in Washington and Memphis earlier this season before being brought back to Memphis on..." February 01

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    Brett Dawson @BDawsonWrites

    Updated Grizzlies injury report doesn’t include Marc Gasol, and he’s listed in Memphis’ probable starters tonight vs. Pelicans.

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Griz cruise, then escape with 121-117 win vs. Kings

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Jeff Green is turning outcry into constructive outbursts regularly. Add another scoring explosion off the bench to Green's résumé since teammates and coaches implored the Grizzlies' versatile forward to be more productive. His 29 points Saturday night made Green the first reserve in Griz..." January 31

  • Griz stifle Bucks in 103-83 victory

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies' success over the past month has mostly been due to timely defense at the end of games. There was hardly a delayed reaction Thursday night. The Griz suffocated the Milwaukee Bucks throughout a 103-83 victory in FedExForum. "I thought we did a good job of just taking care of..." January 29

  • Grizzlies gauging market for Jeff Green, Courtney Lee

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies are looking to make some tweaks around their core four. The team is "taking the temperature of the market" for forward Jeff Green and Courtney Lee, both set to become unrestricted free agents this summer, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. Sources tell Stein the Grizzlies are..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Jeff Green’s 30 points power Griz past Orlando in 108-102 overtime win

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Jeff Green put together one of his best performances in a Grizzlies uniform, and the latest effort was simply a continuation of what he's done over the past two weeks. Perhaps point guard Mike Conley best summed up Green's season-high 30-point scoring outburst that propelled the Griz to a..." January 26

  • Grizzlies GM doesn't feel 'compelled' to make a trade at the deadline

    CBS Sports "Everyone thinks the Memphis Grizzlies need to make a trade. They're old, they've gotten absolutely annihilated by every elite team, to the point where Dave Joerger said last week he doesn't even really look at their season-long stats because the five 30-point-plus blowout losses skew them too..." January 25

  • Wolves find a way to pull out victory over Memphis

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the Memphis Grizzlies were gnawing away at the Timberwolves' lead Saturday night, with the announced crowd of 15,608 at Target Center hoping but perhaps not really believing, it was starting to look like so many games had before: big lead, sizable collapse. But not this time. With Ricky..." January 24

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Shootaround - Tony Allen (knee/hamstring) and Marc Gasol (knee) remain questionable vs Timberwolves

  • Griz escape Denver with 102-101 victory

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "For the first 12 minutes, the Grizzlies played near infallible basketball. They made seven straight shots to start the game and tossed in 37 first-quarter points on 12-of-15 shooting while playing oppressive defense against the Denver Nuggets. Predictably, the Griz weren't nearly as..." January 22

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    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Lineup- Tony Allen (knee/hamstring) will not play for @memgrizz tonight. Matt Barnes will replace him in starting lineup

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Grizzlies sign Center Ryan Hollins to 10-day contract "The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that the team has signed center Ryan Hollins to a 10-day contract. Hollins (7-0, 240) enters his third stint with the Grizzlies this season. After joining Memphis for training camp, he was re-signed on Dec. 29 and made four regular season appearances before..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Alvin Gentry says it meant a lot to play Grizzlies on MLK Day in Memphis

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After arriving in Memphis on Sunday, New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry suggested a must-do activity for his players. He told them they should visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel. The hotel is where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The..." January 19

  • Grizzlies beat Pelicans as Conley returns

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "He darted into the lane and tossed in a floater that provided the Grizzlies with their first basket of the game. Point guard Mike Conley later heaved a desperation 3-pointer that splashed through the nets and beat the shot clock. Conley shrugged with his palms upward in a moment of..." January 18

  • Report: Grizzlies sign Ryan Hollins...again

    Fox Sports "The Grizzlies keep searching for a backup center. Almost each time, that guy has been Ryan Hollins. Memphis has signed Hollins for what is now the third time this season, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports Hollins has gotten into four games with Memphis so far this season. He has..." January 18

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Grizzlies F Matt Barnes has been fined $35K for inappropriate public comments detrimental to best interests of NBA.

  • Gasol guides Griz to 103-95 win over Knicks

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Marc Gasol declared a little more than a week ago that he would disregard offensive sets and look to score by any means necessary. The Grizzlies' 7-footer broke plays Saturday night and destroyed the New York Knicks in the process. Gasol imposed his will even if he did so in an undesired..." January 17

  • NBA fines Grizzlies' Matt Barnes $35K for 'comments condoning violence'

    CBS Sports "Still harboring ill feelings toward New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes told reporters Saturday that "Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is." Because of this specific statement, the NBA fined Barnes $35,000 on Sunday. From the NBA:..." January 17

  • What's wrong with Marc Gasol?

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "It has not been an easy first half of the NBA season for the Grizzlies. A series of blowout losses, a number of dramatic last-second wins, a string of injuries, an abrupt change in the starting lineup and the style of play (to an extent), all of these have been features of the first 41 games..." January 17

  • Matt Barnes continues to come after Derek Fisher with words, warns Knicks coach to ‘stay away’

    New York Daily News "Matt Barnes has some advice for Derek Fisher for Saturday night’s game – or maybe it was a warning: Don’t even try to discuss this. “I just don’t like him. Plain and simple. He knows I don’t like him,” the Grizzlies' Barnes said ahead of Saturday night’s contest against the Knicks. “Don’t say..." January 17

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Mike Conley is doubtful tonight, Grizz say. He did not participate in shootaround.

  • Knicks trying to impress (and lure?) Derek Fisher-like PG

    New York Post "The Knicks didn’t get their top men in free agency last summer, but now they have something to sell — potentially a .500 record and two marquee pieces in Carmelo Anthony and rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis. The duo surely could use a point guard. What do you think, Mike Conley? The..." January 16

  • Derek Fisher not focusing on Matt Barnes ahead of first matchup since October confrontation

    ESPN "Knicks coach Derek Fisher doesn't expect to have any run-ins with Matt Barnes on Saturday when his team plays the Memphis Grizzlies. "No, I really don't," Fisher said after practice Friday. "We're trying to win games, and that's really all that I'm thinking about as a coach. ... Those are the..." January 16

  • Memphis Grizzlies Survive Detroit Pistons in Dramatic Fashion (Again), Final Score: 103-101

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Lineup Notes Zach Randolph made his triumphant return to the starting lineup in the wake of all sorts of Jeff Green controversy on Tuesday. After not seeing the floor for any of the second half against Houston, Jeff was back in the rotation and subbed in for Z-Bo late in Q1. Matt Barnes..." January 15