Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Seven Grizzlies have stomach virus "Seven members of the Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and..." November 20

  • Raptors beat Grizzlies in battle of NBA conference leaders

    Toronto Sun "Chuck Hayes doesn’t draw the spotlight much these days, but in a matchup against two of the best old-school players in the NBA, he was the difference maker for the Raptors on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. With Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph having their way with the Raptors bigs, it..." November 20

  • Toronto video tribute moves Carter to tears "It was a moment that held the potential to outshine a showdown between the NBA's top teams, with the East-leading Toronto Raptors hosting the West-leading Memphis Grizzlies. But the Raptors took the chance anyway as part of their ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, airing a video tribute for..." November 20

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Griz coach Dave Joerger said Udrih, Lee, Allen, Leuer and Koufos are out (virus) vs Raps. Griz have signed Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside

  • Raptors plan Vince Carter tribute during Grizzlies game

    Toronto Sun "Like it or not Raptors fans (and many of you won't), the Raptors will play a video on Wednesday night looking back at Vince Carter's time in Toronto. Carter will be in town with the Memphis Grizzlies, making his only appearance in Canada this season. Throughout the year, the Raptors will be..." November 19

  • Memphis hammer Houston, 119-93

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Memphis hammered Houston 119-93 on Monday night, delivering the NBA's best record to the team at FedEx Forum. Quincy Pondexter came alive, Jon Leuer dunked (oh did he ever), and even the rookies got some run. The best part? The Grizzlies' near-historic beatdown felt...normal. The Memphis..." November 18

  • With Spurs interested in Marc Gasol as Tim Duncan's replacement, Knicks should be very afraid

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson has made a career out of taking pot shots at the San Antonio Spurs so even if the Knicks president doesn’t respect Greg Popovich’s club he should fear them. The Knicks’ main free-agent target, Marc Gasol, is also being targeted as a possible replacement to Tim Duncan assuming Ol’..." November 18

  • Grizzlies confident Kings' 'media campaign' won't lead to win being overturned

    Yahoo! Sports "Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace told Yahoo Sports he expects the NBA will validate his franchise's protested victory over the Sacramento Kings, "regardless of the media campaign being waged." In the aftermath of the Grizzlies' 111-110 victory on Thursday night, Sacramento filed..." November 18

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    Bill Herenda @billherenda

    Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro confirmed to Comcast SportsNet CA Kings filed protest regarding Memphis game & "feels strongly" about it #NBA

  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies past Pistons

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Marc Gasol scored 23 points, Zach Randolph added 17 points and 22 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 95-88 on Saturday night. Mike Conley added 18 points and Courtney Lee had 12 for the Grizzlies, who maintained the best record in the NBA (9-1) and won their 19th..." November 16

  • The Grizzlies make an amazing come-back to vanquish the Kings with Lee’s buzzer-beater

    Grizzly Bear Blues "After one of the worse Grizzlies performance ever seen in the first quarter –the defense was nonexistent and Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins were just scarfing down bears without compassion– the Grizzlies fought their way back into the game in the last quarter to get an unbe-f***in’-lievable win..." November 14

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Grizzlies Take Down Lakers 107-102

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Beno Udrih added 16 points on 8-11 shooting in only 14 minutes as the Grizzlies bench came alive for the first time this season. The Grizzlies never make winning look easy. Memphis lead by 17-points in the fourth quarter, but a late Los Angeles run gave the Lakers a chance to steal the game..." November 12

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Told veteran forward Kenyon Martin will work out for Griz tomorrow but nothing imminent. Source says Griz are 'kicking the tires.'

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    Chip Williams @chipwilliamsjr

    Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes will rejoin the Grizz tomorrow

  • Brandon Knight's shot helps Bucks hand Grizzlies first loss of season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks knocked the Memphis Grizzlies from the ranks of the NBA's unbeatens Saturday night. Keyed by a big fourth quarter by Giannis Antetokounmpo and a game-turning three-point play by Brandon Knight with 1.1 seconds remaining, the Bucks snapped a seven-game losing streak to the..." November 09

  • Grizzlies hold off Thunder to remain perfect

    Fox Sports Tennessee "The Grizzlies continued their perfect start, escaping Oklahoma City as Serge Ibaka's three-point attempt as time expired clanked off the rim to reach 6-0 for the first time. The Thunder were overmatched and undermanned -- they suited up just nine players due to injuries to Kevin Durant, Russell..." November 08

  • Grizzlies move to 5-0 with an impressive win over Suns team

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Eric Bledsoe tried to sink the Grizzlies single-handedly in the first half, notching 14 in the first quarter (78.5% from the floor) and leading a hot-shooting Phoenix offense throughout the second. The Grizzlies bench held on for dear life and the Grizzlies were happy to be within 6 at..." November 06

  • Grizzlies sign Kalin Lucas

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Grizzlies, 4-0, are off to their best start in franchise history. But if you’re looking for reasons to be concerned in Memphis, point guard is your position. Mike Conley had been bothered by a sprained ankle, and though it seems he’ll play against the Suns tonight, Beno Udrih is his only..." November 06

  • League fines Tony Allen $15,000 for slapping cameraman

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tony Allen is a veteran, he had to know a fine was coming as soon as he did this. The league cannot have its players randomly hitting cameramen on the sidelines. Doesn’t matter if nobody was hurt, or that Allen apologized, or that the cameraman in question, Bo Bradley, says he was fine and it’s..." November 04

  • Grizzlies invent a new way to win against the Pelicans

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Don't let the final score fool you. This win was nearly as ugly as the sarcastic-slow-clap victory from Saturday night in Charlotte. The main differences here were a stronger finish and much better support from some of the Grizzlies bench. It was like a game of Tetris; a scenario where you're..." November 04

  • Memphis Grizzlies sign Kalin Lucas "The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard Kalin Lucas, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Lucas (6-1, 186) recently averaged 3.1 points and 1.0 assists on .429 shooting in 7.9 minutes in eight preseason games for Memphis. The 25-year-old, who also played..." November 04

  • Stephenson benched in 4th as Gasol, Grizzlies edge Hornets

    Fox Sports Midwest "Marc Gasol isn't reading too much into the Memphis Grizzlies' first 3-0 start. ''That's better than being 0-3,'' he said with a shrug of his shoulders. Gasol scored 22 points, Zach Randolph had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Grizzlies defeated the Charlotte Hornets 71-69 on Saturday..." November 02

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    C. Lee flew w/ Griz to Charlotte but is out vs. Hornets. He’s still going through NBA concussion protocol. No timetable for his return.

  • Randolph leads Grizzlies over short-handed Pacers

    Fox Sports Midwest "Zach Randolph gave over four dozen tickets to family and friends from his hometown in Indiana. He didn't disappoint with a big third quarter. Randolph scored 11 of his 22 points in the third and added 13 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers on..." November 01

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Courtney Lee has a mild concussion and will not return for second half against the Pacers.

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Randolph, Gasol power Grizzlies past Timberwolves 105-101

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined for 57 points and 22 rebounds on 24-33 shooting. No really, that actually happened. THE STREAK. IS. OVER. The Grizzlies were 0-13 in season openers since moving from Vancouver to Memphis, starting out every single season in the Bluff City with a losing..." October 30

  • Pau Gasol: ‘Possible’ brother Marc could land with Knicks

    New York Post "Pau Gasol passed on the Knicks, but that doesn’t mean his younger brother Marc will. Next summer, Grizzles center Marc Gasol, a versatile and supremely talented 7-foot center, will be a free agent. The Knicks, with more than $20 million of cap space, are expected to make a run at him. Pau,..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

  • Former Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien interested in buying Hawks "Former Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien, who parted ways with the organization in rather shocking fashion back in May, might be interested in putting a group of potential buyers together to try to purchase the Atlanta Hawks, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal's Ronald Tillery. I'm not..." October 29

  • Marc Gasol free agency talk playing out according to script "Like I said, this whole thing is pretty predictable. Back in August, I wrote about Marc Gasol's impending free agency next summer. I said that essentially, though Gasol grew up in Memphis, has always played for Memphis, is part of a winning atmosphere in Memphis, has close teammates in Memphis,..." October 27

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    Kevin Lipe @FlyerGrizBlog

    Grizzlies announce they've waived Patrick Christopher and Kalin Lucas. I expect to see them in Iowa jerseys soon enough.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Dave Joerger Reveals Memphis Grizzlies Starting Lineup

    Grizzly Bear Blues "This morning on the Geoff Calkins Show on 92.9 ESPN, Dave Joerger announced that who will start on the wings alongside Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, and Marc Gasol. Thank God... Well, we finally got an answer from Coach Joerger on who's going to start for the Grizzlies on the wings come..." October 21

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Take 5: On Marc Gasol's future and Tony Allen's key to a good start

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Five quick quotes from the Griz media day: 1. Marc Gasol, on his pending free agency: “I think we’ve got to take it day by day. We have so many goals and things that we’ve got to do, still. We’ll get there when we get there and then we’ll see how everything is. You guys know how much I love..." September 30

  • Sources: Michael Beasley signing non-guaranteed contract with Grizzlies

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Michael Beasley has agreed to join the Memphis Grizzlies in training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beasley spent several days working out for the Grizzlies this week and chose that offer because of an opportunity to make the roster as a..." September 24

  • Z-Bow-Ties are the NBA's best promotion

    SB Nation "The Memphis Grizzlies will give these to the first 5,000 fans that show up to an April 4 home game against the Washington Wizards. They are known as "Z-Bow-Ties." Let me say that again." September 23

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    Sportando @sportando

    Kalin Lucas signed a contract with the @memgrizz, according to his agent

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent forward Earl Clark has agreed to a training camp deal with Memphis, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Grizz, LAST summer, were latest NBA team to lobby him hard. But Teodosic, like legendary Bodiroga before him, won't budge

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Grizzlies, I'm told, are indeed among the teams in the hunt for Aussie swingman Joe Ingles and did just release Jamaal Franklin on Sunday

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Griz waived second-year guard Jamaal Franklin today using stretch provision, per source. CA story coming...

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Ex-Grizzlies draftee Josh Selby (@joshselby32) finalized a one-year deal with Israeli club Herzliya, according to source.

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Jarnell Stokes signs 3-year deal with Griz today,.... CA story coming