Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Marc Gasol drove from Memphis to New Orleans for All-Star Game

    Larry Brown Sports "Instead of taking to the air, Marc Gasol opted for ground transportation to get to New Orleans for All-Star Weekend. For the third time in his career, Gasol has been named an All-Star and will represent the Grizzlies in the NBA’s annual spectacle. Unlike many of his teammates, Gasol didn’t fly..." February 18

  • Pelicans slip past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- When Vince Carter hit a 3-pointer with 48.5 seconds left in the game Wednesday night at FedExForum, the Memphis Grizzlies had almost erased a 16-point, fourth-quarter deficit. Carter's triple cut the New Orleans Pelicans' lead to 92-91. However, the Grizzlies would not..." February 16

  • Vince Carter passes Iverson in all-time scoring

    Sportando "Veteran forward Vince Carter, currently with the Memphis Grizzlies, scored 5 points in last night's loss to the Pelicans. Thanks to this performance, Carter passed Allen Iverson and reached the 23rd place of the NBAall time scoring list. Carter scored 24.371 points so far in his career. " February 16

  • A promise left unfilled, Vince Carter and the Raptors

    Yardbarker "When people think of Vince Carter's time with the Toronto Raptors, they think of his legendary performance at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest or his 50-point outburst in Game 3 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals against Allen Iverson and the 76ers. Maybe they think of his infamous graduation day..." February 14

  • Conley helps Grizzlies hand Nets 13th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Before the game, Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale gave his team some simple instructions. Those instructions were to treat the final two games before the All-Star break as they were trailing a playoff series three games to two. Mid-February hardly is an elimination..." February 13

  • Green's odd triple-double leads Warriors past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In the first quarter Friday night at FedExForum, Golden State forward Draymond Green was having so much trouble with his contact lenses that he was seeing double and hoping he would not have to take a shot. By night's end, Green was seeing triple-double. Although he only..." February 11

  • Alex Len suspended, three others fined for Suns-Grizzlies fight

    Pro Basketball Talk "Troy Daniels, Tyler Ulis and Marquese Chriss did most of the pushing and shoving. Devin Booker did most of the trash-talking. Alex Len paid the biggest price. NBA release: Phoenix Suns center Alex Len has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area and entering the..." February 10

  • Grizzlies maintain dominance over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA's second-best defensive team, played Wednesday night like the league's best. Holding Phoenix to 33 percent shooting -- including 29 percent in the opening quarter and 22 percent from beyond the arc -- the Grizzlies defeated the Suns, 110-91,..." February 09

  • Devin Booker on Troy Daniels: ‘Been on five teams in three years, and he has the nerve to talk trash to me’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Late in the Grizzlies’ win over the Suns yesterday, Troy Daniels made a 3-pointer while drawing a Devin Booker foul. From there, plenty of pushing and shoving broke out. Daniels and the Suns’ Marquese Chriss and Tyler Ulis were ejected. Those three received technical fouls, as did Booker, Alan..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Grizzlies top Spurs in low-scoring contest

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- If every win in the NBA is a good win, then the Memphis Grizzlies consider every win over the San Antonio Spurs a great win. "We've seen no matter who they put out on the court, they can beat anybody," said Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, who finished with 12 points and..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Green-led Grizzlies outduel Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- From the beginning, Memphis Grizzlies first-year coach David Fizdale stressed to his team that he believed in each player, and each player would be needed at some point in the season. Fizdale's message -- and belief -- is a big reason Memphis has won games like they did..." February 05

  • Westbrook's 25th triple-double of season leads Thunder over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City needed a win. The last time out the Thunder were blown off their home court by 28 points. That didn't sit well with Russell Westbrook, who said his team was outplayed. The all-star point guard was going to make sure that wasn't going to happen again any time..." February 03

  • Grizzlies easily handle shorthanded Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets started Wednesday night shorthanded and then lost two more players. The Memphis Grizzlies were happy to take advantage of the situation. Marc Gasol scored 24 points, Mike Conley scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, and the Grizzlies beat the depleted..." February 02

  • Conley pours in 38 as Grizzlies sink Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- He didn't get the last basket for a 40-point night, but Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley did just about everything else he wanted on Monday. Conley scored a career-high 38 points and hit seven of Memphis' 16 3-pointers before leaving with five minutes left in a 115-96 win over..." January 31

  • Grizzlies To Bring Back Douglas, Waive Williams

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies are finalizing a deal to bring Toney Douglas back on a 10-day contract, tweets Michael Wallace of The team waived the 30-year-old point guard on December 15 after a six-game stint. Initially signed by the Grizzlies in early December via a hardship exception, Douglas..." January 30

  • Randolph, Conley power Grizzlies past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Defense isn't the only weapon in the Memphis arsenal. When the top playmakers for the Grizzlies find their shot, it adds a new element to the grit and toughness that has become the team's trademark over the past few seasons. Utah experienced such a scenario Saturday..." January 29

  • C.J. McCollum, Chandler Parsons trade barbs on Twitter

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum and Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons exchanged barbs on Twitter on Friday night, including McCollum telling Parsons that his team "hit the lottery by not signing you." The social media feud started with a tweet from the Trail Blazers'..." January 28

  • Gasol's 42 points carries Grizzlies past Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Scoring his team's first 16 points should have been the tipoff. Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was going to be a challenge for the Toronto Raptors to defend Wednesday night at FedExForum. When the final horn sounded -- a few seconds after the Raptors' Kyle Lowry..." January 26

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Grizzlies, Wolves To Control New D-League Affiliates

    Hoops Rumors "Two NBA teams have made major announcements this afternoon regarding their partnerships going forward with D-League affiliate. The Grizzlies, who are affiliated with the Iowa Energy this season, have acquired an expansion NBADL franchise which will be owned and operated by the Grizz. According to..." January 24

  • Dekker explodes as Rockets trounce Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- After his first NBA start and scoring a career-high 30 points, Sam Dekker was ever the same. The second-year Houston Rockets forward put on his blue jeans, a flannel shirt, and said he approached this game just like coming off the bench. He ended up playing 35 minutes and..." January 22

  • Zach Randolph donates $20,000 to the MIFA Plus-1 program to keep utilities connected for over 100 families "Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph announced today a $20,000 contribution to MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) to keep utilities connected for over 100 Memphis-area families. Randolph’s donation will go directly to the MIFA Emergency Services Plus-1 program. Plus-1 is a program..." January 22

  • Grizzlies grind out 107-91 win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies continued their seven-year dominance of the Sacramento Kings in games played at FedExForum on Friday night, relying on an efficient final 17 minutes and a flurry of 3-pointers. Center Marc Gasol scored 28 points and power forward Zach Randolph added 20..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Wizards top Grizzlies for 13th straight home victory

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It would have been normal if the Washington Wizards experienced some deja vu in the final seconds when a wide-open James Ennis lined up for a game-tying 3-pointer. The Memphis Grizzlies already beat Washington early in the season when a deep shot forced overtime. This time was..." January 18

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • 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