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GRIZZLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Demetris Nichols Talks With Grizzlies, Others About NBA Return

Demetris Nichols — the Euroleague’s reigning leader in three-point shooting percentage — has had discussions with teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies, about a potential NBA return, a league source told RealGM. Nichols, who played two seasons in the NBA between 2007 and 2009, shot 57.5 percent from three-point range this past season with CSKA Moscow. For Nichols, there is...
Via RealGM
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marc Gasol only visiting with Memphis Grizzlies

Marc Gasol is not expected to leave the Memphis Grizzlies during free agency, but it appears he personally won’t even entertain offers from other NBA teams. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Gasol will host “a contingent of Grizzlies officials” on Wednesday, July 1, when free agency officially begins and will not schedule a visit with any other franchise. Per Stein: Gasol’s...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks gave up on signing Marc Gasol 'long ago'

The list of potential suitors for soon-to-be free agent center Mark Gasol is dwindling by the day, and that probably has to do with the common belief that he will re-sign with the Memphis Grizzlies. The New York Knicks, who were once interested in Gasol, have apparently moved on. According to Fred Kerber of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rookies Martin, Harrison offer versatility to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- There may or may not have been a promise. There are no guarantees. Jarell Martin, the Memphis Grizzlies' first-round draft pick, told NOLA.com after last week's NBA Draft that the Grizzlies told him they were going to pick him right where they did, at No. 25. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace was quick to point out after the draft there were no promises. At...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies' Martin says he has stress fracture in his foot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis Grizzlies first-round draft pick Jarell Martin says he has a stress fracture in his foot that will prevent him from playing in any summer league games. Martin and second-round pick Andrew Harrison were introduced Monday. Martin says he ''overworked my body'' throughout the pre-draft process. Martin says: ''We'll see when we get back how things are going...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Grizzlies' film tribute to Marc Gasol

From Three 6 Mafia to Lausanne, the Memphis Grizzlies reminded the world with a film to prove just how much they love Marc Gasol...from Memphis. The post From Memphis, With Love: The Grizzlies Release A Film Tribute To Marc Gasol appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nets, Grizzlies reportedly discussed Joe Johnson trade

The Brooklyn Nets aren’t a championship contender, so they don’t need a slightly above average player who costs $25 million per season. The Memphis Grizzlies lack a perimeter weapon to complement Mike Conley, so they need to upgrade the backcourt. Per ESPN’s Marc Stein, the franchises attempted to work out a deal that would send Joe Johnson to Memphis but could not agree...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marc Gasol not interested in joining Lakers

Impending free agent Marc Gasol may have been drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers back in 2007, but that doesn’t mean the team holds a special place in his heart. Set to become one of the most highly sought-after free agents when the market opens later this week, Gasol will likely receive overtures from multiple clubs. However, it appears the Lakers probably shouldn’t waste their...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Busy Week: Grizzlies Draft Jarell Martin; Matt Barnes Comes To Memphis

Matt Barnes should immediately compete for the starting SG spot, bringing an additional layer of toughness and a grit-n-grind edge to the team, along with needed 3 point shooting. Jared Martin is a promising rookie, who most likely will ride the bench a lot, unless he can steal minutes from sophomore PF Jarnell Stokes, who should get more PT with the departure of Jon Leuer. Busy...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour traded three times in roughly 24 hours

Luke Ridnour might as well keep his bags packed until the start of the 2015-2016 NBA season, because that guy has changed teams more times in 24 hours than many players do over the course of their entire career. Ridnour, a 34-year-old guard, has an expiring contract. Players with expiring contracts are often thrown into...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour has been on four teams in 24 hours

Luke Ridnour is the new Alonzo Gee. Or is he the next Scottie Hopson? Either way, he must've completely forgotten the concept of a home in the last 24 hours.That's because Ridnour has been on four teams—the Magic, Grizzlies, Hornets and now Thunder—in the past...wait for it..DAY! Gee and Hopson went through a similar situation last offseason.Ridnour's contract is non-guranteed...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Acquire Matt Barnes From Hornets For Ridnour

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to acquire Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets for Luke Ridnour. The Grizzlies acquired Ridnour from the Orlando Magic this week. Ridnour's non-guaranteed contract will be waived by the Hornets. Barnes went from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Hornets this offseason in the Lance Stephenson deal.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Green Exercises Player Option To Remain With Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grizzlies forward Jeff Green has exercised his player option, keeping him with Memphis for the 2015-16 season. General manager Chris Wallace announced Green’s decision Thursday. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Green averaged 16.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 78 games this season with Boston and Memphis. The Grizzlies acquired him in a three-team trade Jan...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Don’t Mess With Ex-NBA Star Gilbert Arenas’ Netflix, Or He’ll Proceed To Destroy His Own Cars

Gilbert Arenas has had a tumultuous go of it since injuries derailed his burgeoning NBA career. One of the rockiest aspects of Agent Zero’s life has been his relationship with Laura Govan, with whom he has four children. Arenas and the former Basketball Wives star have had their share of custodial and financial battles over the year, and things have gotten ugly at times.  If this...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Siva & Russ Smith Will Be Playing In Louisville Tonight

Photo: Getty ImagesLouisville’s legendary 2013 back-court duo of Peyton Siva and Russ Smith will both be participating in the annual Kentuckiana Pro-Am on Tuesday evening at Beth Haven Christian School. Pro-Am director Michael Stinnett announced on Monday that Smith would be joining the Overseas Pro’s roster for the event. Siva had already been participating with this team. Overseas...
Via The Cardinal Connect
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Green Expected To Opt In, Return To Grizzlies Next Season

Year 1 of the Jeff Green era in Memphis was a flop. It sounds like the forward will be hoping for better luck in Year 2. Green is expected to exercise his $9.2 million player option this summer and return to the Grizzlies next season, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Monday. That Green would not wish to test the free-agent market at the moment is no surprise. He did little to...
Via NESN.com
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Assistant Coach Damon Stoudamire Explains Move From Alma Mater Arizona To Memphis: “It’s About My Boys”

After a 13 year NBA career, former Arizona guard Damon Stoudamire broke into coaching. After stops at Rice and the Memphis Grizzlies, Stoudamire served two seasons under Josh Pastner at Memphis before moving on to his alma mater for the last two seasons. This morning, news broke that Stoudamire is heading back to take an assistant job at Memphis once again. Arizona fans were understandably...
Via College Spun
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen might be the difference for Memphis

Well, it seems that plans are underway again for the coronation of the Golden State Warriors, an event that seemed inevitable two weeks ago, then looked impossible a week ago. Two consecutive wins and the return of the 3-pointer have calmed the faithful, to the point where again, it seems inconceivable that they could lose this series. However, what if Tony Allen is healthy for...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Memphis Grizzlies clashing styles with Golden State

Old sports adages tell us that defense wins championships. Then, Klay Thompson hits a deep, contested three and commentators remark, “That’s good defense. But, that’s better offense.” Games 2 and 3 of the Western Conference semifinal tell us that the Grizzlies’ defense would reign supreme in the series. Meanwhile, Game 1 and Game 4 featured “better offense” from the...
Via isportsweb.com
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Five things about playoff basketball in Memphis

Playoff basketball in Memphis, Tennessee is a unique experience. Here's your definitive list of need to know information about post-season hoops at the home of the Memphis Grizzlies. The post 5 Things You Should Know About Playoff Basketball in Memphis appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

'The Mike Conley Broken Face Game' (and why he's the man)

Mike Conley had no business playing in game 2 of the Western Playoffs vs. the Warriors. Especially with a broken face. Then he reminded us why he's the man. The post The Mike Conley Broken Face Playoff Game (And Why He’s Always Been The Man) appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Draymond Green intentionally deliver a cheap shot to Mike Conley's face?

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley received an elbow from C.J. McCollum and suffered a facial fracture in Game 3 of the team’s first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. He underwent surgery to repair the fracture and had been sidelined for three games to recover from the injury, but returned to action on Tuesday night. It didn’t take long before his surgically...
Via The Sports Daily
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tony Allen walks through children performing, gets booed

Oh, look, it’s Tony Allen, that disrespectful scoundrel. During Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals series Sunday between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, Allen walked right through a performance by the Warriors’ Junior Jam Squad during a timeout rather than walking around them so as not to interrupt. Dubs fans responded by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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