GRIZZLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Parks and Grizz: Meet the Pawnee Grizzlies

Summer is here so it's time to fill our days with serious content and hardcore analysis. Have you ever wondered which Parks and Rec characters members of the Grizz organization would be? Of course you have. Parks and Recreation means a lot to me. It's my favorite television show of all time. I'm not exaggerating, and I don't care if that sounds crazy. No work of art has ever meant...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
9 hours ago

Julius Erving says Zach LaVine is the new Vince Carter

The 2016 NBA Dunk Contest was a beautiful return to form. There's no denying that.So I see where Julius Erving is coming from in his recent interview with Complex Sports' Ryan Morik, where he places Zach LaVine's dunks on par with the monster slams thrown down by Vince Carter in his prime.Dr. J says there's new blood in town, and when asked who the best dunker he's every seen is...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Valuing Vince: What is Carter’s Future with the Memphis Grizzlies?

As Father Time approaches, how will the Memphis Grizzlies get the most out of Vince Carter? Reaching retirement must be quite the experience. It seems so far off for so many of us...60, 65, 70 years old. It is literally a lifetime away. But for professional athletes, that word “retirement” means something different. Most of the time, it comes at a point where most people are...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
1 day ago

Meet the Newest Grizzly, Troy Williams

Scouting report on the newest Grizzly, Troy Williams The Memphis Grizzlies signed former Indiana Hoosier Troy Williams to a partially guaranteed deal that does not guarantee him a roster spot. Williams will go to training camp with the Grizzlies and attempt to beat out DJ Stephens and Wayne Seldon for a roster spot. Though the team's roster is full, both Vince Carter and JaMychal...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
1 day ago

Grizzlies announce 2016 preseason schedule

The Grizzlies have announced their 2016 preseason schedule, and it's not that much different from years past, except it's a six game schedule now: October 3 - vs. Orlando Magic October 6 - vs. Atlanta Hawks October 11 - vs. Philadelphia 76ers October 13 - @ OKC Thunder (played in Tulsa) October 15 - at Houston Rockets...
Via Beyond the Arc
2 days ago

Jason Williams calls Barkley a 'loser' for Durant criticism

Former NBA player Jason Williams has called out Charles Barkley over his criticism of Kevin Durant, referring to the NBA on TNT analyst as a “loser.” Williams, better known as “White Chocolate” during his NBA playing days, went after Barkley following a recent appearance in a semi-pro basketball tournament. The crux of his criticism stems from how Barkley lambasted Durant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Hoosier Troy Williams signs with Memphis Grizzlies

Troy Williams has signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to NBA reporter David Pick.            

Marc Gasol out of Olympics, giving Team USA advantage over Spain

Team USA just got a little bit of help from Marc Gasol at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As some feared, the Memphis Grizzlies’ center will miss the event thanks to the broken right foot he suffered last year. Marc Berman of the New York Post broke the news and revealed Gasol’s replacement: Announcement Spain’s Marc Gasol won’t play in Olympics means #Knicks rookie center Willy...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies sign 1st-round pick Wade Baldwin IV

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have signed first-round draft pick Wade Baldwin IV. The team announced the signing Saturday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Baldwin, a 6-foot-4 guard from Vanderbilt, was selected with the 17th overall pick in the draft. The 20-year-old averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33 games as a sophomore for Vanderbilt...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Andersen agrees to one-year deal with Cavaliers

The Birdman has officially landed in Cleveland. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, Chris Andersen has agreed to terms with the Cavaliers on a one-year deal. Cleveland is said to have cleared out the necessary cap space to sign the 38-year-old big man by dumping Sasha Kaun’s contract onto the Philadelphia 76ers. Free agent Chris "Birdman"...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Summer league players who may get NBA playing time

The summer league is the time for young players to hone their skills and adjust to the pace of a near NBA-level game. The teams feature rookies, promising second years, and some older guys who have floated around the D-league or even on real NBA rosters. It is a chance for participants to practice and play with some teammates and to learn from their new organization’s staff member...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky PG Andrew Harrison Reportedly Agrees To Guaranteed Deal With Memphis

Former Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison has an NBA contract.  Harrison, who played for the Wildcats for two seasons before departing for the pros, has reportedly agreed to a guaranteed three-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. The deal is reportedly worth $3 million over three years.  Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical first reported the news.  Sources: Andrew Harrison agrees...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Selden Jr. to sign with Memphis Grizzlies

Wayne Selden Jr. was a pretty good player for the Kansas Jayhawks the last three years and he is trying to take the next step in his career. It looks like he will be doing just that as it was reported that he will sign with the Memphis Grizzlies soon. Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy reported that Selden is expected to sign with the Grizzlies and should be ready for training camp...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Parsons eager to help Grizzlies win on court, free agency

The Memphis Grizzlies have wanted Chandler Parsons since the forward knocked down an NBA-record 10 3-pointers in a half against them in January 2014. Now, they finally have the outside shooter they've tried - and failed - to land for so many years. The Grizzlies also have someone eager to lure more top talent to Tennessee. ''Being the first big-name free agent to come here, I...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons: Grizzlies have one of NBA’s best starting fives

Chandler Parsons is excited about joining up with the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason and believes his new team will be a force to be reckoned with. Chandler Parsons on the Grizzlies: "I don't care what anybody says, that's one of the best starting fives in the NBA." — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 8, 2016 Really, there is no need for Parsons to get defensive on this...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Barnes receiving interest from at least four teams

One of the NBA’s most notable agitators is drawing plenty of interest on the market. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, free agent forward Matt Barnes has interest from the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, and Sacramento Kings. The 36-year-old Barnes averaged 10 points and 5.5 rebounds in 76 games for Memphis last season. He’s a valuable depth...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies decline Stephenson option in order to keep Conley

The Grizzlies want to bring back Mike Conley. In order to do that, the team has parted ways with Lance Stephenson, who played 26 games in Memphis last season. “The Memphis Grizzlies are declining guard Lance Stephenson’s $9.4 million team option for next season,” writes Shams Charania of The Vertical. “The Grizzlies declined the option in order to keep as much cap space...
Via Sportsnaut
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The Biggest Takeaway From Memphis' 2016 Draft? Foresight

Don't get it twisted--Wade Baldwin and Deyonta Davis are not saviors. Neither one is likely to become a star. The best you should hope for from the pair if you're a Grizzlies fan is that they become serviceable rotation guys.But what Baldwin and Davis represent is nothing short of idyllic. For the first time in an age, Grizzlies fans appear to be happy with the draft, and pundits...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jordan Adams to undergo another surgery on right knee

The NBA career of Memphis Grizzlies guard Jordan Adams has yet to get off the ground, and now it may have to wait a little bit longer to do so. The Grizzlies announced on Wednesday that Adams will undergo cartilage transplant surgery on his right knee and is out indefinitely, per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. The surgery will mark Adams’ third procedure on the same knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Grizzlies concerned Mike Conley will leave in free agency

Coming off a disappointing and injury-plagued 2015-16 season that saw them swept in the first round of the playoffs, the Memphis Grizzlies have a lot of work to do this summer in order to stay relevant out west. Their primary focus is going to be on retaining starting point guard Mike Conley, who is more than likely going to receive max-contract offers on the free-agent market....
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Grizzlies using Justin Timberlake video in pitch to Mike Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies had a tough year on the basketball court. They battled through tons of injuries, and yet somehow still made the playoffs without most of their essential pieces. One of those pieces was point guard Mike Conley, who has spent his entire career with the Grizzlies. Conley is set to be a free agent this offseason, and with good point guard play more coveted than...
Via The Comeback
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Memphis Newspaper Uses Photo Of Juwan Howard To Welcome New Grizzlies’ Coach David Fizdale

The Memphis Grizzlies have a new head coach. The team has hired David Fizdale, previously an assistant with the Miami Heat.  The city’s largest newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, ran a story today on Fizdale’s hiring.  Unfortunately, they did not use a photo of Fizdale. Instead, they ran a photo of Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant Juwan Howard, incorrectly...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies clawed their way to a sixth straight playoff berth, despite having just one of their regular starters (Zach Randolph) still on the team and available to play by the time the season ended. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley were both knocked out for the season with injuries in the second half while Jeff Green and Courtney Lee were both traded away at the deadline. Dave...
Via RealGM - NBA
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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