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Top 11 Quotes from Memphis Grizzlies Media Day

Because 10 quotes just aren't enough, so I went the extra mile for you. Memphis Grizzlies Media Day 2016 has come and gone, but there was no shortage of great quotes from players. I've compiled some of my favorites into a top 11 list. 1. Troy Williams - "I'm excited about today - about wearing this jersey. I already sent a picture home to my mom so she could cry about it." 2. Tony...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
8 hours ago

Grizzlies healthy, excited for training camp with new coach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Marc Gasol's surgically repaired right foot is healthy, and the Memphis Grizzlies center insists he's back - perhaps better than ever. Point guard Mike Conley is healthy too, his aching Achilles a distant memory. Jarell Martin's own left foot is as healthy as it's been in a long time. Chandler Parsons, the Grizzlies' big free agent signee this summer , is...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Media Day: Three Narrative Threads

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, today was the Grizzlies’ Media Day, in preparation for training camp and the preseason. I went, took in the sights, and noticed a few themes coming up repeatedly that seemed worth exploring in a bit of detail here. Health I’ve been to a lot of media days at this point. Enough of them that I...
Via Beyond the Arc
9 hours ago

Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Wade Baldwin

Former Vanderbilt guard Wade Baldwin IV was a very good college player and pro ready prospect. Can that translate into immediate NBA success? The Grizzlies needed shooting this off-season. They addressed that need by taking Wade Baldwin IV with the 17th pick of the NBA Draft. The Memphis Grizzlies found themselves in an odd place during this year’s NBA Draft. They had just...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
17 hours ago

The 2016-17 Season: Ground Rules

Last year was ugly. Everyone was injured, everyone turned on everyone (and then turned to Sacramento), the players were dissatisfied, and the whole thing collapsed in on itself like a burned-out house left too long with a hole in the roof. Things were bad before the injury plague. But after? After Mario Chalmers went down, after the losses kept piling up, the games...
Via Beyond the Arc
17 hours ago

Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Mike Conley

The Grizzlies’ $153 million man is hopefully up to the challenges ahead of him this season. Mike Conley had quite the summer. Becoming a father and signing the largest deal in NBA history are pretty major life events, and he did these things all while trying to recover from various ailments physically, especially his injured Achilles tendon that eventually ended his 2015-2016 season...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
18 hours ago

Grizzlies Launch "Grind City" Branded Content Arm; Hire Chris Vernon

Friday morning, the Grizzlies announced the launch of Grind City Media, their new branded content/media operation starting up for the 2016–17 season. They made some impressive hires, bringing in Michael Wallace (formerly of ESPN) as Senior Editor, Contributor, and analyst, Alexis Morgan of SLAM magazine as Digital Content Reporter, and (in presumably the final twist of...
Via Beyond the Arc
3 days ago

Is the Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley worth $153 Million?

One of the biggest benefactors of the NBA’s salary cap increase was Mike Conley, who inked the richest deal in NBA history for $153 million over a five year span.  Conley has been apart of the Memphis Grizzlies for his entire career, with career averages of 13.6 PPG and 5.6 APG. Conley, who will turn 29, is in his prime, yet has never been named an All-Star.  However, throughout...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol is the 19th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Looking for the entire list? Click here. Why He’s Great: I’m about to commit...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Memphis Grizzlies

Ah, the Grizz: undefeated in the hearts of spiritual graybeards. They're playing backwater basketball, some untouched-by-wifi setup with two big men and a bunch of wings who don't want to shoot. It started back when pace-and-space wasn't on the tip of everyone's tongue, but now it qualifies as idiosyncrasy. The post-up is mostly dead, something that persists so Dwight Howard won...
Via RealGM - NBA
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies to celebrate MLK Day with amazing alternate jersey

The Memphis Grizzlies, along with the Atlanta Hawks, are understandably two NBA teams that always play on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King was an Atlanta native, and was infamously assassinated in Memphis. Next season, the Grizzlies plan to honor Dr. King with an alternate uniform in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum. It’s undoubtedly the most powerful alternate...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson agrees to deal with Pelicans

The NBA hasn’t seen the last of Legendary Lance. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to sign free agent swingman Lance Stephenson. Free agent Lance Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 9, 2016 The 25...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

39-Year Old Vince Carter Plans to Play at Least 2 More NBA Seasons, Shows He Still Has Skills With Instagram Post

Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter has been in the NBA for a long time. This upcoming season will be his 19th. The 39-year-old eight-time All-Star is tied with a handful of players as the second-oldest active player in the league (Kevin Garnett is the oldest at 40), but Carter isn't looking to call it quits on his career just yet. RELATED: Awesome Vince Carter Video Will Make...
Via Stack
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick in the history of the Memphis Grizzlies

The Vancouver Grizzles were an NBA expansion team that joined the league in 1995. After six seasons and an abysmal record of 101-359, the franchise relocated to Memphis where it turned the tide thanks to an impressive drafting record. The team has appeared in the Western Conference playoffs the past six seasons. How many of the franchise's 26 first-round picks can you name? Clue...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Conley is the 32nd Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: What can’t Mike Conley do? He’s one of the purest point guards...
Via The Sports Post
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Center Marc Gasol Has Been Using Futuristic Rehab Methods to Come Back From Injury

A foot injury might not sound as bad as a knee injury, but a lingering foot problem can end an NBA player's career. Former NBA center Yao Ming retired young because of foot problems, and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid still hasn't played in a game since he broke a bone in his right foot in 2014. RELATED:  Joel Embiid Is Back Working Out Again, and He Looks Downright...
Via Stack
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson will work out for Pelicans

The enigmatic Lance Stephenson is still looking for a new NBA home, and the New Orleans Pelicans appear to be interested. According to a report from Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate on Monday, Stephenson will work out for the Pelicans. Free agent Lance Stephenson will work out for the Pelicans, league source says. — Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) August 29, 2016 The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: All Stands on the Edge of a Knife

The Memphis Grizzlies chose to stay the course this offseason, adding Chandler Parsons to an aging but proven core. Can they reach their lofty goals? Or will they fall back into the ranks of the lottery? “The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all.” That famous line was from The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Three games to get excited about in 2016

The 2016 Olympics have done a fine job suppressing our longing for NBA basketball. What’s not to love about watching a bunch of NBA superstars play on the same team? However, the NBA schedule was announced on Thursday, Aug. 11 making it time to get excited about the upcoming NBA season. Although the first regular season game isn’t until Oct. 25 the schedule release gives us reasons...
Via isportsweb.com
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies tried to sign Milos Teodosic in 2013

Serbia’s Milos Teodosic put on a show Friday against the U.S. men’s basketball team with a dazzling display of passing, which made many question why he’s not playing in the NBA. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Teodosic was offered a two-year deal by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013, but he declined, opting to sign a contract with CSKA Moscow instead. Teodosic had a game-high...
Via The Sports Daily
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies fire PA announcer accused of taking upskirt photos at church

Taking upskirt photos of women at church is no way to get through life. Or keep a job, as the Memphis Grizzlies’ former public address announcer has learned all too painfully. Rick Trotter was fired by the Grizzlies back in July after nearly 10 years with the organization. But that decision hadn’t been formally announced until Tuesday, when Memphis police issued a warrant for...
Via Awful Announcing
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 20, 2016  |  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
July 08, 2016  |  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
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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