USA Today "Looking back, Jerry West calls it "one of the lowest points in my life" as an NBA executive. It was May 22, 2007 and West was sitting in a television studio in Secaucus, N.J., a long way from the kinds of playoff games the Memphis Grizzlies are now winning. At stake, West thought, was the most..." May 18
Fox Sports Tennessee "Memphis players follow the lead of coach Lionel Hollins and like to say they have accomplished nothing yet. That may be true of the long run, but after surviving a furious rally at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night for an 88-84 victory, the Grizzlies are headed to the Western Conference finals for..." May 16
Tennessean "The Memphis Grizzlies are showing a knack for closing out tight games against the Oklahoma City Thunder. All that’s left to prove is whether they can finish off a playoff series that’s been nip and tuck throughout and move on to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise..." May 15
Memphis Commercial Appeal "Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder found out just why the Grizzlies have three NBA All-Defensive players and a stinginess that earns them the right to be called the most oppressive team in the league. It was a reminder Monday night that couldn’t have come at a worse time for the..." May 14
NBA.com "Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Miami Heat forward LeBron James, winner of the 2012-13 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, headline the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Allen totaled 53 points overall and James tallied 52. Each player received 25 First Team..." May 13
The Oklahoman "“Yeah,” Ibaka said. “It's normal, man. It's normal. A little bit. But that does not mean my confidence is way down because after all the shots I missed, after the (missed) dunk, I was still playing defense. I wanted to still help my teammates. I wanted to still try to be aggressive. But it's..." May 13
New York Daily News "Free advice to the Nets: Don’t make a coaching hire until you determine whether Lionel Hollins is available to come to Brooklyn. That could take Mikhail Prokhorov and Billy King right through the NBA Finals, because Hollins’ Grizzlies just might come out of the West for the first time in..." May 12
Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies kept the home court advantage on Saturday that it stole from Oklahoma City, but it wasn’t easy. Memphis had to close the game with six consecutive points, all on free throws, to take an 87-81 victory in game 3 at FedExForum to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western..." May 11
The Oklahoman "To hear Memphis coach Lionel Hollins tell it after Game 1, Tony Allen had as much hope of guarding Kevin Durant as Woody Allen. After the Grizzlies defensive whiz barely guarded the Thunder superstar on Sunday, Hollins was reminded that Allen had done a pretty decent job against Durant in the..." May 09
Fox Sports Southwest "Down two points, Kevin Durant got another good look. Kind of like he did in Game 1, but this time his 3-pointer on a designed play out of the timeout missed. Then less than a minute later and with the Thunder trailing by four, Durant tripped and fell and lost the ball. He missed another..." May 08
CBSSports.com "Down by one in the final minute, the Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher turned a tough situation for the Thunder into the worst-case scenario for the Grizzlies. Fisher poked the ball away from Memphis' Mike Conley, springing three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant into the open court with a..." May 05
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Certainly the complexion of the first NBA Western Conference semifinal that tips off Sunday afternoon is far different than anyone expected. Sure, the defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder is one of the combatants, but the Thunder carries a far different look with point..." May 04
Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies picked a perfect time to win four consecutive playoff games for the first time in the 18-year history of the franchise. They fought off a late Clippers rally in the most no-holds barred physical game of their Western Conference first round series, finishing off a 118-105 victory..." May 04
Tennessean "Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are proving to be a tough tag team. They almost seem to be taking turns scoring, whether it’s Randolph with his layups and putbacks or Gasol with his hooks and jumpers. The duo has helped Memphis dominate inside and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, with..." May 02
ESPN.com "Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph expressed no sympathy on Thursday for the condition of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin. Asked how Griffin's high right ankle sprain injury might affect the matchup of power forwards when the two teams meet on Friday for Game 6 of their..." May 02
Fox Sports West "It’s not like the Clippers didn’t have a plan. They did. They understood that beating the Memphis Grizzlies meant getting rebounds, playing defense and keeping Zach Randolph away from the basket. But Tuesday night at Staples Center, they did none of that. Even worse, their hopes of..." May 01
Grizzlies guard Keyon Dooling playing tonight vs Clippers.
L.A. Daily News "They've bludgeoned each other for four games and they will for at least two more. But the more the Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies have at each other, the less pure basketball tactics will make a difference. In tonight's Game 5 of the best-of-7 Western Conference playoff series, mind over..." April 30
USA Today "There could be three games left in this Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers series. Three more opportunities to hear how much the Grizzlies miss or don't miss Rudy Gay. Chalk Game 4 up in the category of don't miss. The Grizzlies, who have something not a lot of teams in the NBA..." April 27
CBSSports.com "The founder and managing director of the National Basketball Players Association's former financial firm has been charged with attempting to defraud the union of $3 million by forging the signature of a dead man, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Lombardo, 72, the founder and director..." April 26
Fox Sports Tennessee "Memphis executed its gameplan to crawl back into its Western Conference first-round series with a 94-82 victory over the Clippers on Thursday night. Los Angeles leads the series 2-1. Memphis got off to the start it wasn't able to either time in Los Angeles. Randolph scored a combined 26 points..." April 26
NBA.com "Memphis' Marc Gasol, who anchored the league's stingiest defense, is the recipient of the 2012-13 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. Gasol becomes the first player in Grizzlies history to earn the honor. Gasol received 212 of a possible 1,089 points, including..." April 24
Memphis' Marc Gasol beats out LeBron James to win Def. Player of the Year.
L.A. Daily News "It looked like the Clippers had blown one of their best performances in recent memory. But Chris Paul saved the best for last. His driving one-handed bank shot virtually at the buzzer lifted the Clippers to a 93-91 win over Memphis on Monday night at Staples Center, giving them a 2-0 lead in..." April 23
I was just told that Marc Gasol will be named NBA Defensive Player of Year
USA Today "The first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies had a complicated set of rules determining home-court advantage, and that may end up being the difference-maker. The Clippers rode a masterful performance from Chris Paul to a 112-91 win over the Grizzlies at the Staples..." April 21
Salt Lake Tribune "Al Jefferson sat in a folding chair for which he was too large, his knees angled upward, and shook his head slowly. His lips stuck out in a frustrated pout. Mo Williams rolled gently back and forth on a rubber medicine ball. As minutes passed, the truth set in. Their bid to qualify for the..." April 18
Yahoo! Sports "Brazilian 7-footer Lucas Nogueira, a serious candidate to be a first-round draft pick, has decided to enter the NBA draft, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Nogueira, 20, possesses a 7-foot-6 wingspan and has been an intriguing prospect to NBA executives for several years. The center initially..." April 17
Real GM Basketball "Springfield Armor forward Willie Reed will sign with the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday for the rest of the season, agent Joel Bell told RealGM on Sunday afternoon. Reed averaged 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for Springfield this season, posting 12 double-doubles in 48 games. At..." April 15
SportingNews.com "One week remains in what has been an eventful NBA season. While things are fairly settled in the East—it’s the Heat and everybody else—out West, interesting story lines persist. So that’s where we turn for this week’s edition of Throwin’ Elbows: Of all the assets that the Grizzlies will bring..." April 10
Memphis Commercial Appeal "A streaking Mike Conley led the fast break and passed the ball off to Ed Davis for a probable layup. But Davis aborted his shot, flipped the ball by a defender and found Jon Leuer with a nifty pass. Leuer threw down an uncontested dunk, further energizing a crowd that already had been..." April 10
Arthur (back) and Bayless (knee) are out tonight vs. Bobcats, according to Coach Hollins.
Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies on Wednesday announced the expected signing of combo guard Keyon Dooling. Dooling, 32, retired before the season began, but decided to play again. He announced on Twitter early Monday that he reached an agreement with the Grizzlies. The 6-3, 196-pounder joins the Grizzlies with..." April 04
Memphis Commercial Appeal "If the Grizzlies can strike the balance they achieved Wednesday night for the rest of the regular season, then Coach Lionel Hollins will be a happy man. The regular season is winding down but the Griz are still trying to check off a few boxes on their to-do list. Those same players in the..." April 04
Tennessean "Mike Conley has learned he can’t just rely on his quickness to be one of the best point guards in the NBA. So he bulked up and got stronger. Conley said he has added some muscle to his 6-foot-1, 185-pound frame. He thinks the added bulk is helping him finish plays in traffic — like he did..." April 03
I am so honored to announce that I AM BACK! I am heading to officially sign w/ MemGrizz and am looking forward to being back on the court!
Hoops Hype "The Memphis Grizzlies have been cited as a team ready to head full force into the analytic stage with the recent hiring of former ESPN writer John Hollinger. Hollinger, one of the foremost basketball sabermetricians during his eight years at ESPN, was hired in December as a vice president of..." March 31
Memphis Commercial Appeal "No one had epitomized the Grizzlies’ depressed state over the past week more than Zach Randolph. The veteran forward was mired in a funk that coincided with the team’s suddenly weakened defense. But Randolph used the paint to rediscover his power game early Friday night, and the Grizzlies..." March 30
Source close to Grizzlies says they are evaluating adding one of 5 guards to the roster for playoff push the players Grizzlies are considering adding- Keyon Dooling, Scott Machado, Courtney Fortson, Sundiata Gaines, and Jonny Flynn.
Hoopsworld.com "Marc Gasol won the opening tip and that turned out to be the only advantage the Grizzlies had in their 71st game of this NBA regular season. Although Gasol felt good enough to make a surprising return to action with an abdominal tear, the Griz wallowed in mishaps and misfires for much of their..." March 28
In other NBA news, Keyon Dooling texted me back tonight to say he's been in contact w/the Grizz but has not yet signed a contract w/them.
Memphis Commercial Appeal "Quincy Pondexter isn’t exactly convinced he’s completely returned to form. Then again, the Grizzlies’ reserve swingman can be guilty of partly basing his critique on offensive statistics. Pondexter sometimes sheepishly talks about not making enough shots following a poor game. Yet all he needs..." March 27
Marc Gasol (abdominal tear) will play at Knicks tonight. He missed two games.
SB Nation "Three days after tipping in the game winning basket against Oklahoma City and less than 24 hours after a 16-point performance against New Orleans, Memphis center Marc Gasol has officially been sidelined indefinitely with an abdominal tear, according to Ken Berger of CBS. Grizzlies announce Marc..." March 23
Memphis Commercial Appeal "Sitting in a baseline chair at FedExForum a couple of hours before a recent game, John Hollinger was 10 minutes into a conversation — which had turned into a discussion on the numbers that help determine whether to foul in the final seconds when up three points — when he stumbled into the whole..." March 20
Salt Lake Tribune "Tyrone Corbin has spent the last 28 years playing and coaching in the NBA. He witnessed an incident Saturday night during the Jazz’s 90-84 win over Memphis that he hasn’t previously seen. "It was different … different," Corbin said. With 9:23 left, the Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol scored from..." March 18
The Deseret News "After a 110-87 shellacking on the road at the hand of the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier in the week, the Jazz sorely needed a win to keep playoff hopes alive. Gordon Hayward led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds as the Jazz edged the Memphis Grizzlies, 90-84. Guards: Mo Williams looked..." March 17
The Deseret News "The Utah Jazz were in desperate need of big changes — and sooner rather than later. Their confidence was waning. Their losses were piling up. Their postseason chances were dwindling by the day. Not to get political, but they needed about as much change as Barack Obama promised before..." March 17
Salt Lake Tribune "The Memphis Grizzlies were tired Saturday night, and the weariness manifested itself in some costly mistakes in the final minutes of Utah’s 90-84 win at EnergySolutions Arena. "That was a tough loss," Grizzly coach Lionel Hollins said. "We had crucial turnovers and we had nine points in the..." March 17