Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Sixers fall to 0-18, tie record for worst NBA start "The 76ers extended one futility record and tied another Sunday. Yes, it was a normal game-day experience for them. The only difference was their opponent was the Memphis Grizzlies in this 92-84 loss at FedExForum. It was the Sixers' 28th straight loss dating to March 27, extending the U.S...." November 30

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    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    Zach Randolph will try to go tonight vs. #Sixers

  • Five observations from Hawks’ 116-101 win at the Grizzlies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks, in the middle of a grueling stretch, found themselves in a track meet with the Grizzlies. They won. The Hawks used a 21-10 run in the fourth quarter en route to a 116-101 victory over the Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum Friday night. The Hawks (11-7) conclude their second stretch..." November 28

  • Memphis Grizzlies Cruise to 102-93 Win Over Houston Rockets

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Memphis Grizzlies have been on fire. The Houston Rockets have been entirely dysfunctional. The result? The Grizzlies go down into Houston and roll to a 102-93 victory for their sixth win in seven games. Here's my three takeaways from the win over the Rockets: 1) Jeff Green Was Awesome..." November 26

  • Manu Ginobili returns, Spurs defeat Grizzlies

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs were without their starting power forward, as LaMarcus Aldridge missed Saturday’s game with a sprained left ankle, but Manu Ginobili would return to help fuel the second unit. Ginobili scored 15 points off the bench, helping the Spurs defeat the Memphis Grizzlies, 92-82, at AT&T..." November 22

  • Gasol’s triple-double powers Griz to 96-84 win over Rockets

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies center Marc Gasol didn’t have his bash brother alongside on this night. But that didn’t stop the 7-footer from working over the Houston Rockets. With Zach Randolph’s sore right knee making him a late, unexpected scratch Friday night, Gasol put together a triple-double that led the..." November 21

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Grizzlies Defeat the Thunder 122-114

    Grizzly Bear Blues "An interesting night in Memphis, for a variety of reasons. Yes, the Memphis Sounds jerseys are awesome. But the game being played by the guys in the uniforms was quite a sight to behold as well, especially on the offensive end. Russell Westbrook played a monster game (40 points, 14 assists, 4..." November 17

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Grizzlies get hot from long range and bounce the T-Wolves, 114-106

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Memphis Grizzlies played a hard fought game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and showed me that veteran savvy can still help win you a game in the NBA. They also showed me that shooting 50%+ from the entire floor also can still help you win a game. Both teams traded blows throughout the..." November 16

  • Griz snap four-game skid with 101-100 win over Blazers

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "In desperate need of a little something extra Friday night, the Grizzlies watched Zach Randolph reach into an old bag of tricks to make a magic moment. The veteran, ground-and-pound forward came up with a timely offensive rebound and scored a putback basket with 0.6 seconds left to propel the..." November 14

  • Mike Conley calls game vs. Blazers a 'must-win'

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "For the best analysis of the Grizzlies’ game tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers, we go right to the man who will guide the home team on the floor. “It’s a very important game,” Griz point guard Mike Conley said. “It’s a must-win in my mind. It’s a must-win in my teammates’ mind. We..." November 13

  • Warriors beat Grizz, match franchise-best start

    CSN Bay Area "If the Warriors are going to win 70 games, or even 65, they’ll need to summon a few more performances like the one they delivered Wednesday in Memphis. In their sloppiest effort of the season thus far, the Warriors managed to out-grind the bulldozing Memphis Grizzlies and slink out of FedEx..." November 12

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    NBA Official @NBAOfficial

    MEM's Matt Barnes received a flop warning for violating leagues anti-flopping rule on Nov. 9 vs. LAC. See play here:

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Word is Miami trying to find third team to take Beno Udrih and/or Jarnell Stokes and that's why deal sending Chalmers to Grizz not yet done

  • Clippers win a stupidly stupid game that was stupid for 48 minutes, beat Grizzlies 94-92

    Clips Nation "U-G-L-Y. You ain’t got no alibi, you ugly! Hey! You ugly! They don’t make many games like the one that was played tonight. Then again, it should be of no surprise that a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies turned into a repulsive display of basketball. These two teams..." November 10

  • Sources: Grizzlies acquire guard Mario Chalmers from Heat

    Yahoo! Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers in a trade, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Grizzlies will send guard Beno Udrih, forward Jarnell Stokes and a second-round pick to the Heat, league sources said. Miami will save $6 million in luxury tax payments on..." November 10

  • Matt Barnes: Derek Fisher shouldn't have told police, NBA about our fight

    CBS Sports "In early October, there were several reports about Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes physically assaulting New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher for dating his estranged wife. The NBA has yet to fine or suspend Barnes for the incident but are well aware of the altercation. Now with the..." November 10

  • Are Grizzlies problems fixable or the end of an era?

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "A few years ago, in the depths of the Grizzlies’ past gloom, in the Time of Kwame and Darko, a colleague lamented to me that the Hubie Brown Grizzlies should never have been broken up. I had to reply, gently, that were that same beloved team -- J-Will and Lorenzen, Posey and Pau -- reconstituted..." November 09

  • Utah Jazz win 89-79 despite late run by Memphis Grizzlies

    Salt Lake Tribune "Trey Burke wants to be the starting point guard of the Utah Jazz. Coach Quin Snyder is OK with this. In fact, Snyder would question him if he didn't want to be the starter. Still, Burke is coming off Snyder's bench because the Jazz desperately need scoring punch in their second unit, a decision..." November 08

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Griz center Marc Gasol (neck strain) is probable but guard Jordan Adams (right knee soreness) is out tonight against Utah Jazz

  • Grizzlies not happy with Clippers' 'childish' tweet on rout by Warriors

    ESPN "The Grizzlies aren't taking kindly to a tweet sent by the Western Conference-rival Clippers that took a dig at Memphis' rout at the hands of the Golden State Warriors two days earlier. After the Clippers lost 112-108 at Golden State on Wednesday, the Clippers' Twitter account posted the losing..." November 07

  • Rumor: Slow start may have Grizzlies’ coach Dave Joerger on hot seat

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dave Joerger can coach. In his two seasons since taking over for Lionel Hollins, his Memphis Grizzlies have won 50 and 55 games, and last season reached the second round of the playoffs (and were up 2-1 on the eventual champion Warriors before falling). That’s impressive by any reasonable..." November 07

  • Surprise! Trail Blazers win again, sit alone in first place

    CSN Northwest "The NBA season is just more than a week old, but already there is quite a story brewing in the Northwest. Sitting in first place, the winners of three straight are the Trail Blazers. Yes, those Trail Blazers: The team with the NBA's lowest payroll. The team that lost LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley..." November 06

  • Grizzlies find an offensive rhythm, defeat Kings 103-89

    Grizzly Bear Blues "1) Offense comes to life, but defense struggles The Memphis Grizzlies offense found life in the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. Memphis opened up the game on a 9-2 run. While the offense found their stride, the defense was slow to respond. The Kings scored their..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Report: Mike Conley believed to be Nets’ top free agent target

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Conley will be the best free agent point guard next summer, and it’s a big drop to No. 2. Rajon Rondo? Jordan Clarkson? Brandon Jennings? For a team that wants to win now and needs a point guard, Conley is clearly the top choice. Nobody fits that bill more than the Nets, who are..." November 04

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    No trade imminent yet, I'm told, but sources say that the Grizzlies and Heat have discussed a potential Chalmers-to-Memphis swap

  • Warriors maul Grizzlies by 50 in record win

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors opened the season with four consecutive games against teams that they faced and vanquished in the playoffs last spring. They sailed through the fourth and final test Monday night at Oracle Arena, walloping Memphis 119-69, whistling and dancing all the while. The victory is the..." November 03

  • ESPN report links Grizzlies to trade interest in Chalmers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "ESPN reported Tuesday that the Miami Heat have had discussions with the Memphis Grizzlies regarding point guard Mario Chalmers. The Heat currently are over the NBA luxury tax and would be subject to the onerous provisions of the "repeater" tax if they do not reduce their payroll by season's..." November 03

  • Conley drives Grizzlies past Nets

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "All it took was the Grizzlies losing by 30 points in the season opener for Mike Conley to discard his mask. The Grizzlies point guard is comfortable, but he’s made it a bit painful for opponents the past two games. Conley scored 22 points, including two clutch baskets in the fourth quarter..." November 01

  • Grizzlies’ Tony Allen gets league’s first flopping warning of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "With five minutes left in the third quarter of the Grizzlies’ eventual win over the Pacers, Tony Allen gets the ball and brings it up court. The Pacers’ George Hill decides to provide a little on-ball pressure and be disruptive. Allen flopped a little try and draw a call. The referees ignored..." October 31

  • No trouble scoring as Grizzlies beat Pacers 112-103

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Mike Conley played without his famous mask. Tony Allen slid back into the starting lineup. And the Grizzlies came out Thursday night with force, looking more recognizable than they had 24 hours earlier. Add to that Jeff Green’s clutch 3-point shooting in the fourth quarter and the Griz were..." October 30

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Pacer fans remind Matt Barnes that Derek Fisher is dating his estranged wife

    Sporting News "Earlier in October, Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes reportedly drove 90 miles to physically confront former teammate and current Knicks head coach Derek Fisher because Fisher is currently dating Barnes' estranged wife. On Thursday night, The Grizzlies were in Indianapolis to take on the Pacers,..." October 30

  • Cavaliers bounce back from loss to crush Grizzlies 106-76

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was opening night for the Memphis Grizzlies and it's one they would love to forget. After a tough loss in Chicago Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers took apart the Grizzlies in dominating fashion to the tune of 106-76 Thursday evening at FedExForum. Before the rout that gave Cleveland (1-1)..." October 29

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • Doc River says Matt Barnes is "a good guy"

    TMZ "Doc Rivers says there's NO BAD BLOOD between him and Matt Barnes -- despite alleged claims from Matt that Doc couldn't wait to ship him out of L.A. The latest round of Barnes drama stems from an article on -- in which Barnes reportedly said he and Rivers "never saw eye to eye" and that..." October 26

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Matt Barnes: Doc Rivers Never Wanted Me

    Real GM Basketball "Matt Barnes is looking forward to play against Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers. "I can't wait to play against Doc Rivers," said Barnes. Barnes had wanted to finish his career with the Clippers, but he realized it would be unlikely after they hired Doc Rivers. "Doc never wanted..." October 23

  • Lamar Odom crisis spurs union plans to help NBA players adjust to retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports that Lamar Odom's crisis has "reignited" discussions to create a program to aid NBA players who are transitioning toward retirement. Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in rural Nevada last week in..." October 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver calls for 'regulatory framework' to daily fantasy sports

    Sporting News "Even though NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will continue its partnership with daily fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, he thinks it's time concrete regulations were put into place to keep the multi-billion-dollar industry in check. "There should be a regulatory framework;..." October 22

  • NBA moves window for rookie-deal extensions back 2 days to Nov. 2

    ESPN "The window to sign former first-round picks to contract extensions entering the fourth and final year of their rookie contracts will be two days longer than normal this season. The NBA has confirmed to that the usual Oct. 31 deadline for such extensions has been officially moved to..." October 13

  • Barkley to Fisher and Barnes 'Brothers Shouldn't Be Fightin' Brothers'

    TMZ "Charles Barkley pays no mind to the bro code ... he's visibly disappointed at Matt Barns and Derek Fisher for their physical blow up. TMZ Sports got Charles outside the London in NYC Saturday, and former NBA star made it clear ... it's irrelevant what Derek may or may have been been doing with..." October 11

  • Barnes: I was checking on my sons, not confronting Derek Fisher

    ESPN New York "Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes said Thursday he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year-old twin sons and not to confront New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher. Barnes told ESPN that he was at his home in Marina del Rey around 10 p.m. Saturday when he got a text from his son..." October 09

  • Matt Barnes: No Criminal Charges for Fisher Incident ... Cops Say

    TMZ "Matt Barnes will NOT be charged with a crime for allegedly attacking Derek Fisher over the weekend ... the Redondo Beach Police Department tells TMZ Sports. Cops tell us they did respond to an incident and a police report was filed regarding the altercation -- but officers say the case "was..." October 09

  • Union intends to provide cardiac screening for retired NBA players

    ESPN "The National Basketball Players Association is working on a program that would fund cardiac screening and supplemental health insurance for its retired players, an initiative expedited by the recent sudden deaths of legends Darryl Dawkins and Moses Malone. The joint effort between union..." October 08

  • Commissioner: NBA won't stop season for international competition

    Sporting News "The NBA is becoming increasingly global, perhaps more than any American sports league. That said, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in Madrid not to expect the league to put a franchise on the continent soon: His league won't pause for international changes. Silver was in Spain..." October 08

  • Sources: NBA to likely investigate Derek Fisher-Matt Barnes confrontation

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher and Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes had a physical confrontation on Saturday night in Los Angeles, sources told Yahoo Sports. Fisher had traveled to California on Saturday to visit his children and was visiting the house that Barnes shared with his..." October 08

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Griz waived center Michael Holyfield today and picked up F/C Alex Stepheson