Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Mark Cuban reveals the discussion he had with Chandler Parsons after former Mav signed with Memphis

    Sports Day "On the loss of free agent Chandler Parsons: Cuban: "I'm still good friends with Chandler. We talked about it after he signed with Memphis. We exchanged texts and stayed friends and committed to stay friends. I like him a lot but there were other things other than basketball that went into the..." July 23

  • Reports: D.J. Stephens signs with Grizzlies for 2 years

    Grizzly Bear Blues "#GTG has now officially transitioned to #GNG. Shams Charania with Yahoo's The Vertical is reporting that the Grizzlies have signed former Memphis Tiger and Memphis fan favorite D.J. Stephens to a 2-year partially guaranteed contract. Stephens, while still a high-flyer, has developed his game..." July 21

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Marc Gasol opts out of Rio 2016

    The Score "Pau Gasol is set to suit up for Spain in next month's Olympics, but it appears younger brother Marc will not. The Memphis Grizzlies center has opted out of the Summer Games, according to multiple Spanish media reports. Marc's participation in Rio had been in doubt for several months. He..." July 19

  • Grizzlies’ David Fizdale uses summer league to start establishing personal style, team culture

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "There was a moment on the sideline when David Fizdale chased one of his summer league players and did a tomahawk chop. "Vince," Fizdale exclaimed in a sprint. "Run, please!" Fizdale was literally trying to push Vince Hunter — a guy who won't even be on the Grizzlies' 2016-17 roster. So..." July 17

  • Conley speaks out against police-community violence

    Total Pro Sports "In past years, athletes kept quiet on social topics, fearing they would upset the wrong people and it would somehow jeopardize their career for giving an opinion. Those days seem to be disappearing as more and more athletes, especially NBA athletes are speaking out on controversial topics, using..." July 16

  • Parsons rejects pretty-boy label: 'That's not me'

    The Score "Chandler Parsons knows there's a certain perception of him that's incongruous with that of the team he just signed with in free agency, but the small forward and sometimes model insists he'll be a perfect fit with the notoriously rugged Memphis Grizzlies. "Grit 'n Grind is something that this..." July 15

  • Conley on record contract: '2 years from now everybody else will be making so much more'

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "There was a long line of supporters waiting for Mike Conley to sign an autograph and take a picture. One admirer jokingly said "loan me five dollars," to which Conley responded with a practical retort and a smile. "I haven't even got paid yet," he said. The 6-1 Grizzlies point guard..." July 15

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Grizzlies Waive Tony Wroten

    Hoops Rumors "Less than a month after he was waived by the Knicks, Tony Wroten has been cut again. The Grizzlies announced today in a press release that they’ve parted ways with Wroten, placing him on waivers. The move ensures that Memphis won’t be on the hook for the guard’s non-guaranteed 2016/17..." July 12

  • Parsons: Choosing Grizzlies proves basketball is No. 1 priority

    The Score "In selecting the Grizzlies, Chandler Parsons became the biggest free agent to sign in Memphis. The small forward chose the Grindhouse because he wants to win. "Me making this decision to come to Memphis should show everybody that basketball is obviously my No. 1 priority," Parsons told ESPN's..." July 12

  • Deyonta Davis agrees to richest guarantee for American second-round pick

    Yahoo! Sports "Memphis Grizzlies rookie Deyonta Davis – the No. 31 pick in the 2016 NBA draft – has agreed to a three-year, $4 million deal, marking the richest guaranteed salary for an American-born second-round pick, league sources told The Vertical. Davis finalized the fully guaranteed three-year deal on..." July 10

  • Memphis Grizzlies Sign Troy Daniels in Free Agency

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Grizzlies have signed free agent guard Troy Daniels, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Daniels is entering his fourth year and signing with his fourth team. He's a career 43% three-point shooter and is probably best known as the hero of Rockets-Blazers Game 3 in 2014: As Chris..." July 09

  • Report: Former Kansas Star Wayne Selden Jr. Will Sign With Memphis Grizzlies

    College Spun "After a successful three-year college career at Kansas, guard Wayne Selden went undrafted in last month’s NBA Draft. He will get his shot at the world’s top basketball league, however. According to a report by Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy, Selden will join the Memphis Grizzlies." July 09

  • Tyronn Lue says Cavaliers near deal with Chris “Birdman” Andersen

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers are playing in Summer League in Las Vegas, opening play with a loss to Milwaukee where second-year point guard Jordan McRae dropped 23 points (on 3-of-15 from the floor, but he got to the line 17 times). While the game was going on, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue swung by NBA TV and..." July 09

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Insider: Lance Stephenson open to rejoining Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "As Larry Bird continues to revamp the Indiana Pacers’ roster this offseason, his next move could be the return of a player who previously flourished under his watch: Lance Stephenson. Stephenson has discussed the possibility of agreeing to a multiyear deal with the Pacers, a league source..." July 04

  • Kings bring Matt Barnes home on a 2 year, $12 million deal

    Sactown Royalty "Well the Kings struck out on Ryan Anderson and traded the rights to Marquese Chriss to Phoenix but they're bringing at least one Sacramento native back home. I'm talking of course, about Matt Barnes. Barnes is joining the Kings on a 2 year, $12 million deal. CSN California's James Ham was..." July 03

  • Kings Are Reportedly Interested In Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, and Donald Sloan

    Sactown Royalty "With roughly $20 million of open cap room remaining after signing Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, and before accounting for Rajon Rondo's cap hold and whatever comes of Seth Curry's free agency, the Kings have been linked to a few more solid veterans over the last 24 hours. The first two..." July 03

  • Grizzlies, James Ennis agree to 2-year deal

    Today's Fastbreak "The Memphis Grizzlies have reached a two-year agreement with small forward James Ennis, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Charania reports that the deal is for $6 million guaranteed. The New Orleans Pelicans grabbed Ennis from the D-League on March 30 and signed him to a 10-day..." July 03

  • Grizzlies have reached out to Courtney Lee for a possible return

    Grizzly Bear Blues "All right, all right. I'm swooning already. The Grizzlies are still open for business as they reach out to a former Grizz in Courtney Lee." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Damian Lillard Schooled A Twitter User For Criticizing Mike Conley’s Contract

    Dime Magazine "The Memphis Grizzlies had a pretty good start to free agency. First, they edged out the Portland Trail Blazers (and several other teams) to sign Chandler Parsons to a max deal worth about $94 million over four years. Later, they did exactly as expected by re-signing incumbent point guard Mike..." July 02

  • Report: Grizzlies met with Eric Gordon

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies' free-agent spending spree may not be over. Memphis met Friday with unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports, citing sources. The Grizzlies only have about $8 million in cap space after agreeing to max contracts with Chandler Parsons..." July 02

  • Grizzlies to offer Conley max contract

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies will offer point guard Mike Conley a five-year max contract worth approximately $153 million, a source told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Conley is expected to have a firm agreement with the Grizzlies by Saturday at the latest, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, citing sources." July 01

  • Chandler Parsons agrees to $94 million deal with Grizzlies

    SB Nation "The Chandler Parsons derby has a surprising winner. The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract with Parsons, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Memphis moved quickly to secure Parsons after it became clear that he would not return to Dallas. Parsons' free agency was..." July 01

  • Grizzlies interested in Chandler Parsons

    Grizzly Bear Blues "ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Grizzlies not only expect to keep Mike Conley, they also plan on targeting Chandler Parsons while Dallas has their attention elsewhere. This is fantastic news- health issues aside, Parsons is a perfect fit for the Grizzlies. Literally perfect. His offensive..." June 30

  • The Mavericks look like the favorites for Mike Conley if he leaves Memphis

    Mavs Moneyball "Mike Conley is one part of the Mavericks' plan for free agency, as Dallas will pursue him and Hassan Whiteside simultaneously. The Grizzlies are still the favorites to retain the veteran point guard, but if Conley does leave, most people had been considering the Spurs to be the next most likely..." June 30

  • Knicks waived Tony Wroten for disciplinary reason: source

    New York Daily News "The Knicks need a backup point guard for injury-prone Derrick Rose and had one in Tony Wroten before suspiciously waiving him last week. The team included that surprising tidbit at the bottom of the press release in the Rose trade — even though it had nothing to do with creating cap space or a..." June 29

  • Spurs' interest in Mike Conley is 'overstated'

    CBS Sports "Since they got knocked out of the playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs have been reportedly planning on pursuing impending free agent Mike Conley. Memphis may have the inside track on Conley, but with several teams like the Spurs interested in his services, the Grizzlies guard is expected to field a..." June 29

  • Should the Nets go after Lance Stephenson?

    Nets Daily "Lance Stephenson often gets matched with the Nets in hypothetical trade/free agency situations. After all, Stephenson went to Lincoln High School in Brooklyn's Coney Island and his nickname is "born ready." And he's stlll young, 25 years old. But are the Nets ready for Lance Stephenson,..." June 28

  • Hoping to keep Mike Conley, Grizzlies decline Lance Stephenson option

    Sportsnaut "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..." June 27

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Grizzlies claim guard Tony Wroten off waivers

    SI "The Memphis Grizzlies have claimed guard Tony Wroten off waivers, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Wroten was most recently a member of the New York Knicks, but was released when New York announced that it had traded for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose." June 26

  • With draft in rearview mirror, Griz focused on re-signing Mike Conley

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Soon after the Grizzlies presumably deliver Mike Conley a healthy, free-agent contract, the point guard and his wife will be expecting the arrival of their first child. The latter is sure to happen later next month. Giving birth to a new, long-term alliance with Conley isn't necessarily a slam..." June 26

  • Mavericks hope to sign Conley, Whiteside

    The Score "Mark Cuban appears to be swinging for the fences again this offseason. The Dallas Mavericks owner has his sights on making a serious splash in free agency as the team tries to sign point guard Mike Conley and center Hassan Whiteside, sources tell Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Acquiring a premier..." June 24

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Report: Conley interested in signing with Mavericks, Spurs

    The Score "Don't be surprised if Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley finds a new home in Texas this summer. Conley is interested in signing with the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports, citing..." June 23

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • NBA star Lance Stephenson’s baby mama to star on reality show as she fights for more child support

    New York Daily News "When in doubt, sign a "major" network TV contract. NBA star Lance Stephenson's baby mama Feby Torres is going into the reality show business, it was revealed Wednesday in her ongoing fight to get more child support payments. Currently, Stephenson, a Coney Island native, shells out $6,000 a..." June 16

  • Grizzlies' Adams needs knee cartilage transplant, no timetable for return

    The Score "A rocky NBA road continues to get rockier for Memphis Grizzlies guard Jordan Adams. The 21-year-old UCLA product, who's played just 32 games since being drafted 22nd overall by the Grizzlies in 2014, is set to have cartilage transplant surgery on his right knee, the team announced..." June 15

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Grizzlies front office growing concerned over possible Mike Conley departure

    Larry Brown Sports "Some members of the Memphis Grizzlies front office are reportedly growing increasingly concerned that point guard Mike Conley could leave once he becomes a free agent. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, there is growing concern that Conley could seek out a new team after his contract..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Report: Grizzlies worried Conley will leave, hoping Justin Timberlake can woo him

    The Score "Mike Conley has spent the past years playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, but as he moves towards becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer, there's a very real possibility that his days competing for the franchise are over. There's a growing concern among certain members of the Grizzlies'..." June 15

  • Matt Barnes bashes NBA's decision to suspend Green

    The Score "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green's suspension for Game 5 of the NBA Finals is receiving mixed reviews from fans, media, and players alike. Green was assessed a flagrant-1 foul for striking LeBron James in the groin during Game 4 on Friday. Since he had already accumulated three..." June 12

  • Mario Chalmers thinks Kevin Love should call Chris Bosh

    Hot Hot Hoops ""I think he can be a good fit. If I was Kevin Love I would call Chris Bosh." That was the quote that stuck out from a Mario Chalmers interview with Sirius XM Radio talking about the NBA Finals. Chalmers was asked if Kevin Love fit with the Cavs. After Cleveland got beat in the first two games..." June 11

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