Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Mike Conley bought 500 playoff tickets so Grizzlies fans can go to Game 3

    Pro Basketball Talk "Memphis Grizzlies PG Mike Conley is a very rich dude after signing his contract this past summer. He’s also generally a nice guy, and apparently those two things have combined to allow some very lucky fans to attend Game 3 of the playoff series between the Grizzlies and the San Antonio..." April 19

  • Grizzlies coach David Fizdale fined $30,000 following rant

    SI "The NBA fined Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale $30,000 for his criticism of officials after their Game 2 first-round playoff contest against the San Antonio Spurs. Fizdale ripped the officiating in the game calling it "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" and slammed his fist on a table..." April 19

  • Leonard scores 37, Spurs grab 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Any time the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies square off, be it the regular season or in the playoffs, there are plenty of fireworks. It took until the second half of the Spurs' 96-82 win over the Grizzlies on Monday in Game 2 of a Western Conference first-round playoff..." April 18

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Grizzlies coach David Fizdale goes off on refs following Game 2 loss

    CBS Sports "Memphis coach David Fizdale went on a rant Monday night following the Grizzlies' loss in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Spurs. After trailing by 25 late in the first half, the Grizzlies cut the deficit to just five points late in the fourth quarter. There was nothing left in..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Grizzlies’ Mike Conley says Game 1 loss to Spurs “felt like a done-for-the-year type of loss”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs defensive strategy in Game 1 against the Grizzlies was clear — stop Mike Conley. From the second quarter on the point guard — From the second quarter on the point guard — a guy who lived up to a huge off-season contract, even if he again didn’t make the All-Star team — saw a steady..." April 17

  • Nine worst NBA free agent signings from last summer

    Sportsnaut "Last summer, the NBA’s salary cap spiked upward in a way we had never seen before. The result was a bevy of contracts that, by previous standards, were enormous. Most look fine now, in accordance with the cap spike, but the bad contracts look much worse than normal. Instead of Allen Crabbe and..." April 17

  • Spurs tame Grizzlies in series opener

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Much has been said and written in the past few years about the demise of venerable point guard Tony Parker and his reduced role in the San Antonio Spurs' continuing success. But it's not quite time to throw out the 16-year veteran with the recycling. When Parker..." April 16

  • Marc Gasol: ‘Stats are killing basketball’

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies clinched their seventh straight playoff berth, making their game against the Dallas Mavericks meaningless at 7 tonight in FedExForum. While the Grizzlies have turned the page to their first-round opponent, the San Antonio Spurs, center Marc Gasol took a moment to preach about..." April 15

  • Grizzlies, with eyes on playoffs, fall to Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A year ago, the Memphis Grizzlies literally limped into the playoffs. So this year, a virtual no-count 100-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the last game of the season wasn't about to bring them down. "In Memphis, it's our time to show what we got," said point guard Mike..." April 13

  • Memphis Grizzlies announce Tony Allen out indefinitely

    NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the following medical update for Grizzlies guard Tony Allen: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been diagnosed with a strain of the medial gastrocnemius muscle (calf) in his right leg. " April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Tony Allen’s Future With The Grizzlies Remains Unclear

    Hoops Rumors "Tony Allen is a fan-favorite in Memphis, but since he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season, there’s a chance he finds himself playing for a team other than the Grizzlies next season. “I don’t even want to think about that,” Allen said about the possibility of leaving over the summer (via..." April 11

  • Pistons use big second half to beat Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy knew the playoff-bound Grizzlies were not going to give their starters extended playing time Sunday. And he was aware Memphis' regulars likely would see limited court time in the second half. Still, Van Gundy was impressed with his..." April 09

  • Knicks' Lee calls out Baldwin over half-court shot

    New York Post "As the Knicks were a second away from absorbing their 50th loss of the season Friday night, Grizzlies rookie Wade Baldwin IV added one more grain of salt to the wound. Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee wasn’t going to let him escape without causing a salty commotion. After first dribbling out..." April 08

  • Tony Allen 'I Wish My Dad Was Like LaVar Ball ... I'd Have Gone #1 In Draft '

    TMZ "NBA player Tony Allen LOVES him some LaVar Ball, like he REALLY loves him ... so much that he tells TMZ Sports he thinks he would've been the first pick in the NBA draft ... had Ball been his dad. We got Tony out in L.A. and when we brought up Ball to him, the former NBA champ couldn't stop..." April 08

  • Grizzlies hold off Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- If Mike Conley had any concerns how his lacerated and swollen right eye would affect his shooting touch, they were quickly dismissed Friday night at FedExForum. Conley scored 31 points as the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Westbrook just misses record as Thunder beat Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook admitted he didn't know in the closing minute of Wednesday night's victory over the Memphis Grizzlies that he needed one rebound to break an NBA record that has stood for 55 years. Then several of the more vocal members of the crowd..." April 06

  • Leonard helps Spurs outlast Grizzlies in OT

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If nothing else was learned from the San Antonio Spurs' ragged, rugged 95-89 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night at the AT&T Center, one thing is surely understood -- a seven-game playoff series between the two teams would be a battle. Kawhi Leonard scored..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

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