Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Parsons: Choosing Grizzlies proves basketball is No. 1 priority

    The Score "In selecting the Grizzlies, Chandler Parsons became the biggest free agent to sign in Memphis. The small forward chose the Grindhouse because he wants to win. "Me making this decision to come to Memphis should show everybody that basketball is obviously my No. 1 priority," Parsons told ESPN's..." July 12

  • Deyonta Davis agrees to richest guarantee for American second-round pick

    Yahoo! Sports "Memphis Grizzlies rookie Deyonta Davis – the No. 31 pick in the 2016 NBA draft – has agreed to a three-year, $4 million deal, marking the richest guaranteed salary for an American-born second-round pick, league sources told The Vertical. Davis finalized the fully guaranteed three-year deal on..." July 10

  • Memphis Grizzlies Sign Troy Daniels in Free Agency

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Grizzlies have signed free agent guard Troy Daniels, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Daniels is entering his fourth year and signing with his fourth team. He's a career 43% three-point shooter and is probably best known as the hero of Rockets-Blazers Game 3 in 2014: As Chris..." July 09

  • Report: Former Kansas Star Wayne Selden Jr. Will Sign With Memphis Grizzlies

    College Spun "After a successful three-year college career at Kansas, guard Wayne Selden went undrafted in last month’s NBA Draft. He will get his shot at the world’s top basketball league, however. According to a report by Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy, Selden will join the Memphis Grizzlies." July 09

  • Tyronn Lue says Cavaliers near deal with Chris “Birdman” Andersen

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers are playing in Summer League in Las Vegas, opening play with a loss to Milwaukee where second-year point guard Jordan McRae dropped 23 points (on 3-of-15 from the floor, but he got to the line 17 times). While the game was going on, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue swung by NBA TV and..." July 09

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Insider: Lance Stephenson open to rejoining Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "As Larry Bird continues to revamp the Indiana Pacers’ roster this offseason, his next move could be the return of a player who previously flourished under his watch: Lance Stephenson. Stephenson has discussed the possibility of agreeing to a multiyear deal with the Pacers, a league source..." July 04

  • Kings bring Matt Barnes home on a 2 year, $12 million deal

    Sactown Royalty "Well the Kings struck out on Ryan Anderson and traded the rights to Marquese Chriss to Phoenix but they're bringing at least one Sacramento native back home. I'm talking of course, about Matt Barnes. Barnes is joining the Kings on a 2 year, $12 million deal. CSN California's James Ham was..." July 03

  • Kings Are Reportedly Interested In Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, and Donald Sloan

    Sactown Royalty "With roughly $20 million of open cap room remaining after signing Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, and before accounting for Rajon Rondo's cap hold and whatever comes of Seth Curry's free agency, the Kings have been linked to a few more solid veterans over the last 24 hours. The first two..." July 03

  • Grizzlies, James Ennis agree to 2-year deal

    Today's Fastbreak "The Memphis Grizzlies have reached a two-year agreement with small forward James Ennis, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Charania reports that the deal is for $6 million guaranteed. The New Orleans Pelicans grabbed Ennis from the D-League on March 30 and signed him to a 10-day..." July 03

  • Grizzlies have reached out to Courtney Lee for a possible return

    Grizzly Bear Blues "All right, all right. I'm swooning already. The Grizzlies are still open for business as they reach out to a former Grizz in Courtney Lee." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Damian Lillard Schooled A Twitter User For Criticizing Mike Conley’s Contract

    Dime Magazine "The Memphis Grizzlies had a pretty good start to free agency. First, they edged out the Portland Trail Blazers (and several other teams) to sign Chandler Parsons to a max deal worth about $94 million over four years. Later, they did exactly as expected by re-signing incumbent point guard Mike..." July 02

  • Report: Grizzlies met with Eric Gordon

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies' free-agent spending spree may not be over. Memphis met Friday with unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports, citing sources. The Grizzlies only have about $8 million in cap space after agreeing to max contracts with Chandler Parsons..." July 02

  • Grizzlies to offer Conley max contract

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies will offer point guard Mike Conley a five-year max contract worth approximately $153 million, a source told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Conley is expected to have a firm agreement with the Grizzlies by Saturday at the latest, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, citing sources." July 01

  • Chandler Parsons agrees to $94 million deal with Grizzlies

    SB Nation "The Chandler Parsons derby has a surprising winner. The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract with Parsons, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Memphis moved quickly to secure Parsons after it became clear that he would not return to Dallas. Parsons' free agency was..." July 01

  • Grizzlies interested in Chandler Parsons

    Grizzly Bear Blues "ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Grizzlies not only expect to keep Mike Conley, they also plan on targeting Chandler Parsons while Dallas has their attention elsewhere. This is fantastic news- health issues aside, Parsons is a perfect fit for the Grizzlies. Literally perfect. His offensive..." June 30

  • The Mavericks look like the favorites for Mike Conley if he leaves Memphis

    Mavs Moneyball "Mike Conley is one part of the Mavericks' plan for free agency, as Dallas will pursue him and Hassan Whiteside simultaneously. The Grizzlies are still the favorites to retain the veteran point guard, but if Conley does leave, most people had been considering the Spurs to be the next most likely..." June 30