Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Keith Smart Joins Grizzlies As Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "Keith Smart will join David Fizdale's coaching staff with the Memphis Grizzlies. Smart has been with the Miami Heat as an assistant coach over the past two seasons where he worked with Fizdale." June 10

  • Knicks reportedly interested in Grizzlies' Mike Conley, Lakers' Jordan Clarkson

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks are setting their sights high when it comes to available free-agent point guards. Desperately in need of a starting caliber point guard to replace the aging and defensively weak Jose Calderon, the Knicks will pursue Memphis Grizzlies veteran Mike Conley and Los Angeles..." June 09

  • Vince Carter back to Toronto Raptors? Veteran wants to play 2 more years

    Sportsrageous "Vince Carter has one year left in his current contract with the Memphis Grizzlies but says he wants to play two more years in the NBA before retiring from the league leading to NBA rumors that he might return to the team he first played for. When he hits free agency next offseason, could the..." June 09

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Vince Carter wins 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award

    USA Today "NBA veteran and current Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter has been selected as the receipient of the 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. Carter was chosen from a pool of over 300 NBA players who submitted their votes through confidential balloting..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Matt Barnes 'possibly' looking for Warriors reunion

    The Score "A former fan favorite may be hoping for a return to the Bay. Matt Barnes, once a catalyst on the "We Believe" teams that captured the hearts of many in Oakland, is considering a second go-around with the Golden State Warriors. But there's a catch: Barnes wants the Cleveland Cavaliers to pull..." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • Grizzlies’ Mike Conley healed and ready for Olympic call

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley wants to play for USA Basketball during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "I'm still planning on going to the Olympics if invited," Conley told The Commercial Appeal when asked after Golden State guard Stephen Curry and others removed their names from..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Matt Barnes Talks About Beating Up Fisher & Their Relationship (Video)

    Black Sports Online "Matt Barnes recently stopped by Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored to give his side of what really happened the night he found out about Derek Fisher and his ex-wife Gloria Govan were dating. Matt also gives his own perspective on their relationship and how he felt it should have been handled. Things..." June 06

  • Marc Gasol on playing in the Olympics: 'It's very difficult, I still can't run'

    Sportando "In an interview with Spanish newspaper As, Grizzlies big-man Marc Gasol admitted that he'd be very difficult for him to play in the Olympics Games this summer with Spain. Gasol is still recovering from a foot injury suffered during the regular season and he's very unlikely to play in Rio: " June 05

  • Nick Van Exel Joins Grizzlies As Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "Nick Van Exel has accepted a position on the staff of David Fizdale with the Memphis Grizzlies as an assistant coach. Van Exel served as head coach of the Texas Legends of the D-League" June 02

  • Report: Bickerstaff joins Fizdale's Grizzlies staff

    The Score "David Fizdale's new coaching staff in Memphis is beginning to take shape. Former Houston Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff has reportedly reached an agreement to become the Grizzlies' lead assistant, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski." June 02

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Mike Brown a candidate for assistant job with Grizzlies, Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Brown has not coached in the NBA for two years, but it sounds like he may be getting back into the business. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Memphis Grizzlies are pursuing Brown to be a part of new head coach David Fizdale’s staff. He also says that Brown is a candidate for an..." June 01

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Marc Gasol Changes Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Marc Gasol has made a change to his representation, according to Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal, who reports that Octagon Sports has signed the Grizzlies big man. Gasol, who will be represented by agent Alex Saratsis at Octagon, was previously repped by Arn Tellem and Wasserman. The..." May 30

  • City of Memphis to return millions in tax money to NBA players

    Sportsnaut "Back in 2009, state leaders in Tennessee approved what was dubbed as the “jock tax.” It was a controversial piece of legislation that impacted a ton of NBA and NHL players. All said, the professional privilege tax cost players between $2,500 and $7,500 per game. That’s no small amount for those..." May 30

  • J.B. Bickerstaff in talks to join David Fizdale’s staff in Memphis

    Pro Basketball Talk "Now that former Heat assistant David Fizdale has accepted the Grizzlies’ head coaching job, he’s starting to put together his staff. One name to keep an eye on, according to John Martin of ESPN 92.9 in Memphis: J.B. Bickerstaff, who served as the Rockets’ interim coach this season after the team..." May 29

  • Grizzlies name David Fizdale Head Coach

    NBA.com "Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today named David Fizdale as the team’s new head coach. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Click here for official statements from General Manager Chris Wallace and Head Coach David Fizdale. Considered one of the rising..." May 29

  • Fizdale treated to rude welcome by Memphis paper

    The Score "Back when he was roaming the sidelines in South Beach, everyone knew who David Fizdale was - even though he was an assistant coach. He spent eight seasons there and won two titles as Erik Spoelstra's right-hand man. But the transition to Memphis to become head coach of the Grizzlies has not..." May 27

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • David Fizdale to be Grizzlies new head coach

    Sportsnaut "It was reported earlier in the week that the Memphis Grizzlies had offered Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale their head coaching job. Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is now reporting that the two sides have come to an agreement on a four-year contract. Fizdale, 41, has served as..." May 26

  • Griz get their nice guy, at last

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Welcome, David Fizdale! This could be the start of a successful era for you and the Memphis Grizzlies! All you have to do is persuade Mike Conley to re-sign as a free agent. And develop the young players on this team into something they've never been. And lay your hands on Marc Gasol's foot so..." May 26

  • David Fizdale Progresses To 2nd Round Of Interviews With Grizzlies

    Real GM Basketball "David Fizdale has progressed to an interview with Robert Pera after his first interview with the Memphis Grizzlies. Fizdale is a longtime assistant coach with the Miami Heat." May 25

  • Grizzlies offer David Fizdale their head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "It seems the Memphis Grizzlies have found their next head coach. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies have offered their head coaching job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale. The two sides are working on a contract. Fizdale, 41, has been an assistant with the Heat since..." May 25

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Grizzlies assistant Bzdelik interviews for team's head coaching job

    Basketball Insiders "Grizzlies assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik interviewed with Grizzlies about their coach opening yesterday before talking to the Rockets today. " May 20

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Memphis Grizzlies granted permission to speak with Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Memphis Grizzlies have been granted permission to interview Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Nate Tibbetts for their vacant head coach position, league sources informed cleveland.com. Tibbetts, 38, is expected to interview with Memphis early next week. Tibbetts is a well-respected..." May 15

  • Grizzlies get permission to interview Heat assistant David Fizdale

    CBS Sports "After the pseudo-drama of the Dave Joerger coaching situation over the last three years, the Memphis Grizzlies are onto their next hire. They fired Joerger, who had been coach for three years and in the organization since 2007, this past week after more disagreements regarding the team's direction..." May 14

  • Grizzlies interviewed Patrick Ewing for head coaching job

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sacramento Kings will interview Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing for their head coaching vacancy this week, league sources told The Vertical. Ewing has progressed as a serious head coaching candidate in recent years, increasing in responsibilities and league-wide respect..." May 13

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