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SportSouth to air 81 Grizzlies games for 2014-15 season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- On Thursday, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that SportSouth would televise 81 games from the club's 2014-15 schedule -- a franchise record for local broadcasts. Memphis will launch the SportSouth package on Oct. 29, as the Grizzlies host Andrew Wiggins (the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft) and the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum (7 p.m. CST). Grizz...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Spurs workout Jamaal Franklin

Add another name to the Spurs’ workout list. Former Memphis Grizzlies guard Jamaal Franklin has been in San Antonio the last few days working out for the Spurs, a league source told the Express-News. Franklin, a 2013 second round pick, was waived by the Grizzlies last month. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 21 games last season. The interesting thing about Franklin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwdown Tuesday: Half Man, Half Amazing (Vince Carter)

There have been many great dunkers, but Vince Carter’s dunking skills may be the best basketball will ever see. In this edition of Throwdown Tuesday, we’ll look back at the days when Vince Carter posterized defenders and dazzled NBA fans with his unbelievable and creative slams. Vinsanity was born as soon as the Toronto Raptors drafted Carter in 1998 and saw what a special athlete...
Via The League News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol gives great touch pass to Serge Ibaka at 2014 FIBA World Cup

Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies has always been an excellent passer. In this one, he shows off that skill for the Spanish national team as he makes the outstanding touch pass to teammate Serge Ibaka (who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA). And it was an over-the-shoulder touch pass, too, while falling a bit. You’re such a showoff, Marc. *** *Gasol image from...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamaal Franklin Waived By Grizzlies

Jamaal Franklin was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. The Grizzlies released Franklin under the stretch provision. Franklin had two seasons left on his contract.
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Is Marc Gasol The Answer?

Not the happiest, nor the saddest, year for the Memphis Grizzlies. The team failed to reach the Conference Finals by battling against the second seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in a record-breaking first round series of the Western Conference Playoffs. As the Grizzlies enter the 2014-15 season with hopes for an NBA championship, they still look for someone […] Memphis Grizzlies...
Via NBA Draft Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas has harsh words for Al Sharpton, rioters

Everybody has an opinion regarding the recent events happening in St. Louis, some are outraged, some have been quiet and some have started taking matters into their own hands. Like other athletes, Gilbert Arenas expressed himself via social media on the killing of Mike Brown and he was not happy about the looting or the presence of Civil Rights leader, Rev. Al Sharpton. Via Necole...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Courtney Lee must step up

The Memphis Grizzlies have a lot of returning players that are playing the roles they currently fill strong enough. However, one person that needs to step it up a bit is Courtney Lee. Courtney Lee during his time with the Boston Celtics. Lee joined the team in the middle of last season when he was traded away from the Boston Celtics. By giving up Jerryd Bayless, the Grizzlies...
Via isportsweb.com
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Memphis Grizzlies: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Re-Signed Zach Randolph and Beno Udrih Signed Vince Carter Drafted Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes Strongest: Signing Vince Carter When it became clear that Mike Miller was signing elsewhere, they had to find another experienced shooting guard. Luckily for them, Vince Carter...
Via HoopStuff
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Why Vince Carter is the X-factor

Vince Carter is someone who will go down in history as one of the greatest shooting guards of all time. An 8 time All-Star, the Rookie of the Year in 1999, the winner of the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest,  and 25th in career points in the history of the NBA, Carter has already carved up a Hall of Fame worthy career. Vince Carter dunking during the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest By signing with...
Via isportsweb.com
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers great Michael Cooper diagnosed with cancer

Marc Gasol’s 2013 Defensive Player of the Year award has been hailed as a breakthrough for advanced ways of thinking about basketball. Gasol averaged just 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game that season – hardly the typical per-game defensive numbers that catch the eye of award voters. But Gasol impressed so much through his subtle contributions, he won the award...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Veteran Carter expects to make Finals push with Grizzlies

MEMPHIS -- Has Vince Carter gone from Vinsanity to insanity? The newest Memphis Grizzly was introduced at a Monday press conference, and he wasted no time making his wishes known. "They're playoff ready and I'm able to come in hopefully and get us over the hump," Carter said. "That's the goal: go as far as possible and hopefully to hold up that O'Brien...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

REAX: Udrih Staying, Johnson Going

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Grizzlies have reached an agreement with Beno Udrih on a two-year deal for the bi-annual exception starting at $2.1 million.  Meanwhile, other media outlets are reporting that The Toronto Raptors have re-signed James Johnson to a two-year, $5 million deal. Quick REAX: Yaaay! Booooo . . . Beno Udrih will be back in Memphis. BENO UDRIH: It’s...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Randolph opts in, signs extension with Grizzlies

TweetThe Memphis Grizzlies and Zach Randolph have agreed to a contract extension after Randolph agreed to opt in to his current deal, per a report from Y! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. The extension is for $20.5 million over two years — in addition to the $16.5 million Randolph will make next season — and will keep Randolph is Memphis until 2017. Randolph is the heart and soul of...
Via Los That Sports Blog
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Zach Randolph considering opting out

The Memphis Grizzlies were hoping to lock up Zach Randolph long-term this offseason, but they are running into some difficulty getting something done. They have hit a snag in talks and it appears that Randolph is seriously considering testing the open market rather than working longer to get a deal done with Memphis. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports...
Via Sports-Glory
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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