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Gilbert Arenas won too much at Orange County Fair, subsequently banned

Gilbert Arenas hasn’t played in an NBA game since 2012, but the three-time All-Star is still getting buckets. In fact, he managed to get himself banned for making too many at the Orange County Fair. As seen via an Instagram post, Arenas hauled in a bounty of stuffed animals for his children—which includes a three-foot Minion and a pair of pandas. We just got banned from...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Conley misses free throw from a wheelchair

On a trip to China, while representing the NBA, Memphis Grizziles guard Mike Conley had a busy schedule. Included was a trip to the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams of Beijing. Much to the delight of the fans, Conley joined a dribble battle, a free throw competition and various other activities. All were documented in great detail on the NBA.com website and on the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies offseason report, and free agency in the West

The Memphis Grizzlies are in the midst of what in the West seems like a relatively lackluster offseason. Of course, bringing back the majority of a very successful 55-win “Grit and grind” team could be considered by some to be an accomplishment in itself. The first step of them resigning their squad was when they brought out the checkbook for franchise centerpiece and historically...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter aka Half-Man, Half-Amazing Dancer

Back in 2003 when Vince Carter was setting the world ablaze with the Toronto Raptors. One of his many nicknames was “Half-Man, Half-Amazing” and whether on the road or at home, he lived up to that alias like a Bawse. But in this forgotten Nike commercial featuring VC, we get a chance to remember just how good of a dancer he was too. What’s that? Stunt double??? Never! The...
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrid Famous Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Mavs

Free agent center Jarrid Famous has reached agreement on a partially guaranteed one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told RealGM. Famous, a skilled 6-foot-11 product, will join the Mavericks with a chance to make the regular-season roster after an impressive summer league with the Washington Wizards. The 27-year-old received significant interest overseas before...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hasheem Thabeet ejected from Summer League game (Video)

Times keep getting tougher for former lottery pick Hasheem Thabeet. Chosen second overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA Draft, the 7’3″ center is widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. But on Sunday, Thabeet managed to pull off a lamentable feat that the likes of Michael Olowokandi,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marc Gasol signs five-year deal with Grizzlies

In the least surprising news of the free agency period, Marc Gasol has reportedly re-signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on a five-year, $110 million max deal. Marc Gasol's deal with Memphis, sources say, is a five-year deal worth $110 million with a player option after Year 4 — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 6, 2015   Gasol, 30, refused to take visits with other teams...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Harrison Pushes Aaron Harrison During Summer League Game

In a Summer League game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets, Andrew and Aaron Harrison almost got into it.
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew Harrison (Playfully) Shoved His Brother, Aaron, During An NBA Summer League Game Today

Today, for the first time as NBA players, Aaron and Andrew Harrison met on the basketball court.  Aaron, an undrafted shooting guard playing for Charlotte, and Andrew, a point guard for Memphis, met in the Orlando Summer League this afternoon.  During the contest, Aaron, after getting fouled, attempted to give his twin brother a high-five. Andrew wasn’t having it, though. So...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Brandan Wright Signing Grade

  (Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… As part of the offseason effort to bolster their bench, the Memphis Grizzlies used their Mid Level Exception to sign big man Brandan Wright. The addition of another solid rotational big guy leaves the Grizzlies in a position where they need to clear a logjam in their frontcourt...
Via HoopStuff
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Grizzlies agree to terms with free agent Brandan Wright

The Memphis Grizzlies continue to bulk up in the frontcourt after agreeing to terms with free-agent forward Brandan Wright, according to multiple media reports. The two sides reportedly agreed on a three-year, $18 million deal -- an agreement that will utilize Memphis' valuable mid-level exception. The deal can not be finalized until the NBA lifts its free-agent moratorium on July...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright Agrees to Three-Year, $18 Million Contract with Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t been too terribly loud since free agency opened up last night, but they have come through with their first official free agency signing. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Grizzlies have agreed to a three-year contract worth nearly $18 million with free agent big man Brandon Wright. Free agent forward Brandan Wright...
Via Hoops-Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams Closing in on Contract with Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t expected to be too terribly aggressive in free agency outside of re-signing Marc Gasol, but they are closing in on signing one fairly sizable name. According to a report from Jared Zwerling, the Grizzlies are closing in on a three or four-year agreement with point guard Mo Williams. Source: Memphis and Mo Williams are closing in on a deal. Three or...
Via Hoops-Nation
26 days 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
27 days 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
28 days 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
28 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
June 25, 2015  |  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
June 18, 2015  |  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

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
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