Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Grizzlies sign Canadian Dillon Brooks to three-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Mississauga, Ont., native Dillon Brooks to a three-year rookie contract, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Brooks was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 45th-overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, before being immediately acquired by Memphis for a..." July 21

  • Mike Conley Has Incredible Response to People Saying His Son Looks Too White to Be His Child

    Complex "Last summer, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley Jr. signed a herculean contract worth $153 million. It made the 29-year-old Conley the highest-paid player in NBA history. Later in 2016, Conley had another monumental life moment: he and his wife had a baby boy, Myles Alex Conley. The internet,..." July 21

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Mario Chalmers Finalizing Deal With Grizzlies

    Hoops Rumors "Mario Chalmers is finalizing a one-year, partially guaranteed contract to return to the Grizzlies, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN (via Twitter). The 31-year-old made 55 appearances in a Grizzlies uniform during the 2015/16 season before rupturing his right Achilles tendon. Memphis..." July 19

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Grizzlies Sign Rade Zagorac

    Hoops Rumors "Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders clarifies the details on Zagorac’s contract, tweeting that it’s actually a three-year deal, with a third-year team option. The Grizzlies used part of their mid-level exception to give the Serbian swingman a $950K first-year salary. 12:25pm: Zagorac’s deal is a..." July 11

  • Fans line up for hours after false rumor Randolph would pay utility bills

    Total Pro Sports "Former Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph is known to always give back to the community, so when a rumor started on social media that he would be paying the electric bills for random people in the city, the fans came out. There was one problem, though: It was a false rumor. “There were..." July 10

  • Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb: Out for first three summer league games

    CBS Sports "Rabb will miss the Grizzlies' first three summer league games due to a left ankle sprain suffered in a predraft workout. Rabb, the 35th overall pick in the 2017 Draft, will miss out on some valuable summer league experience due to a sprained ankle. " July 08

  • Tyreke Evans agrees to one-year, $3.3M deal with Grizzlies

    Sportsnet "Tyreke Evans has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.3 million with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to multiple reports. " July 07

  • Vince Carter agrees to 1-year, $8M deal with Kings

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings and eight-time All-Star Vince Carter agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal Thursday, league sources confirmed to The Sacramento Bee – adding another successful veteran who they believe can help mentor their young players. Carter, at 40 the oldest player in the NBA, spent the last..." July 07

  • Grizzlies retire Zach Randolph's No. 50

    SLAM Online "Zach Randolph spent eight seasons with the Grizzlies. He helped to establish their Grit & Grind identity and was a key reason that they made the playoffs for the last seven consecutive seasons. Randolph’s moving on to the Kings, but his bond with the Grizz is still strong. In an open letter to..." July 06

  • Clippers discussing sign-and-trade for Grizzlies' Tony Allen

    Sportando "According to David Aldridge, the Los Angeles Clippers want to bolster their wings after the departure of J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford. For this reason, the Clippers are discussing potential sign & trade scenarios with the Grizzlies for veteran guard Tony Allen. Allen, despite his age,..." July 05

  • NBA execs: Celtics could look to trade for Marc Gasol

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics finally made an offseason splash on Tuesday when Gordon Hayward announced that he is signing with them, and there is a sense that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge may not be done dealing. With Hayward reportedly agreeing to a four-year, $128 million deal, the..." July 05

  • JaMychal Green May Be About To Leave Grizzlies

    Hoops Rumors "JaMychal Green may be the next player to leave the Grizzlies, tweets Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Green appears headed out of Memphis either in a free agent deal or a sign-and-trade. “I’m looking at two offer sheets and sign-and-trades,” said Green’s agent, Michael Hodges...." July 04

  • Grizzlies finalizing 2-year, $11M deal for Ben McLemore

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies reportedly agreed to terms Sunday with Ben McLemore on a two-year deal worth $10.7 million, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes. The Sacramento Kings declined to give McLemore a qualifying offer, Haynes reported on June 28, which made him an unrestricted free agent..." July 03

  • Vince Carter will meet with Kings on Monday

    Hoops Hype "The Sacramento Kings will meet with veteran Vince Carter on Monday. The 40-year-old free agent appears interested in playing until he can’t. After the Kings reportedly pulled out of the race to sign veteran small forward Danilo Gallinari, Carter may be another option for Sacramento. Here is..." July 03

  • Ben McLemore, Grizzlies Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $10.7 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies reportedly agreed to terms Sunday with Ben McLemore on a two-year deal worth $10.7 million, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes. The Sacramento Kings declined to give McLemore a qualifying offer, Haynes reported on June 28, which made him an unrestricted free agent..." July 02

  • Vince Carter not interested in ring chasing, wants to play two more years

    Sportsnaut "Vince Carter is a 19-year veteran of the NBA at the age of 40, but the grizzled free agent still has a burning passion to play, and play a lot. During a Summer League broadcast, Carter spoke about his future. He said he has no intention of chasing a ring for the sake of chasing a ring, meaning..." July 02

  • Clippers, Thunder, Kings Show Interest In Randolph

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran big man Zach Randolph will meet with a host of teams in Los Angeles tonight, David Aldridge of TNT tweets. The Kings, Thunder and Clippers are all said to have an interest in the forward. After a 2016/17 campaign in which he starred off the bench, Randolph’s role with Memphis appears to..." July 01

  • Zach Randolph 'Let's Build a Super Team In Memphis! '

    TMZ "Zach Randolph doesn't want to leave Memphis for a super team ... he wants to bring the super team to Memphis!! Z-Bo is entering free agency after 8 seasons with the Grizzlies and everyone wants to know what his next move is gonna be. With "super teams" being the hot topic, we asked Randolph..." June 27

  • Grizzlies Agree To Sign Kobi Simmons

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have reached an agreement with former Arizona guard Kobi Simmons, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). Simmons will sign a free agent contract with Memphis sometime after the NBA’s new league year begins. The 76th-ranked prospect on Jonathan Givony’s big board..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Vince Carter is open to take less to sign with the Warriors

    Sportsnaut "And so it begins. Last year saw the likes of Zaza Pachulia and David West take considerably less to chase a ring with the Golden State Warriors. Following their second title in three years, it now looks like other veterans might come flocking to the Warriors. Appearing on ESPN’s The Jump,..." June 22

  • Grizzlies will only offer Allen the veteran's minimum

    CBS Sports "Tony Allen, a central figure to the Grit-n-Grind Grizzlies, is in his mid 30's and the man who once was arguably the NBA's best perimeter defender isn't quite what he used to be. While this happens to everybody, Allen has managed to find ways to contribute despite advancing age. This summer,..." June 21

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Why Vince Carter Is a No-Doubt First-Ballot Hall of Famer

    Complex "Hall of Fame conversations are, to be quite honest, pointless. They’re often circular in nature, saying well, if Player A is a Hall of Famer and Player B is better than Player A, then Player B is obviously a Hall of Famer too. The problem with that is, of course, that if you dig deep enough,..." May 09

  • Vince Carter Plans To Play Next Season, No Retirement In Sight

    Real GM Basketball "Vince Carter plans on continuing his career next season. Carter has had remarkable longevity, evolving into one of the game's better veteran wing role players. Carter will be a free agent this summer. "I said to myself 'I want to play 15 years'. I don't know where I got that from. And the..." April 30

  • Leonard scores 29 as Spurs put out Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Asked if he would call teammate Kawhi Leonard the best player in the NBA following an impressive performance in the San Antonio Spurs' first-round playoff series win over the Memphis Grizzlies, veteran guard Manu Ginobili declined to make comparisons. "I know he's amazing,"..." April 28

  • Tony Allen wants to return to Grizzlies

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Allen will be a free agent this summer, but he is looking forward to a return to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies guard said at his exit interview Friday that he is “confident” he will return to Memphis. “I can’t see myself being nowhere else,” Allen told reporters during his exit..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Leonard and Co. carry Spurs past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- This time, the San Antonio Spurs supplied the help necessary to avoid wasting a big game by Kawhi Leonard. Leonard scored 28 points, Patty Mills added 20 and Tony Parker 16 as the Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western..." April 26

  • Grizzlies overcome Leonard to even series with Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kawhi Leonard was making everything, scoring San Antonio's last 16 points in the fourth quarter and finishing with a career-high 43 points. The Spurs' young star hit 7 of 10 shots from 3-point range, made one-legged, fade-away jumpers and put his team on his back while..." April 23

  • David Fizdale: Taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard

    ESPN "Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was quite candid about San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard's electric performance in Memphis' 110-108 overtime victory in Game 4 on Saturday. "Honestly, I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard," Fizdale said during his postgame news conference. "I've..." April 23

  • Grizzlies finally beat Spurs in postseason

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For years, Zach Randolph dominated games for the Memphis Grizzlies as a starter. This season, first-year coach David Fizdale asked Randolph to embrace a sixth-man role. The veteran power forward did so, and with good results. However, after the Grizzlies lost the first two..." April 21

  • Zach Randolph expects Gregg Popovich to make adjustments for Game 4

    ESPN "The elevator doors popped open outside the practice court Friday at the FedExForum, and out stepped Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale with power forward Zach Randolph already anticipating San Antonio's next move in this Western Conference best-of-7 series. As Fizdale held open the door,..." April 21

  • Gasol on Fizdale’s rant: “I didn’t get to the free-throw line yet this series.”

    San Antonio Express-News "Pau Gasol responded with some data of his own after he was asked for his reaction on David Fizdale’s rant criticizing the referees following Game 2 of the Spurs’ first-round playoff series against Memphis. “I didn’t get to the free-throw line yet this series,” Gasol said Wednesday. After the..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

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