Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Mike Conley out for Game 4, sent back to Memphis for evaluation "Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley returned to Memphis on Sunday for further evaluation of a facial injury and will miss Game 4 of the playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. Conley was inadvertently elbowed on the side of his face by Blazers guard C.J. McCollum in the third quarter..." April 27

  • 17h
    Mike Tokito @mtokito

    Beno Udrih said he will play in Game 4 vs. #Blazers.

  • 1d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Update: Mike Conley is done for the night. He's going to a local medical facility for further review. Mike's left eye is swollen

  • Grizzlies lead wire to wire, go up 3-0 on Blazers

    Fox Sports Tennessee "The Grizzlies never trailed in a 115-109 win Saturday over the Trail Blazers to take a 3-0 series lead, but lost Mike Conley with a facial injury in the third quarter. He was hospitalized for further evaluation. Here are three takes from a game already without backup point guard and playoff..." April 26

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Dominant Grizzlies go up 2-0 on Blazers

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Mike Conley stripped All-Star Damian Lillard and pumped a couple of fists. A sellout crowd pumped a lot of fists Wednesday as the Grizzlies beat Portland, 97-82, a second straight dominating win in this Western Conference first-round series. A newly-animated Conley and his unheralded team..." April 23

  • Blazers’ Batum says he wrote “We don’t lose to Spanish players,” was intended as joke

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was meant to be an internal joke that got out and blown way out of proportion. That according to Portland’s Nicolas Batum, who told he was the one who wrote the “We don’t lose to Spanish players” line on a motivational card in the team locker room. Batum, who is French and says he..." April 22

  • Trail Blazers posted anti-Spanish-players sign in locker room "The Portland Trail Blazers had a laminated card in their locker room at the FedExForum on Sunday that included the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players." The Memphis Grizzlies, the Trail Blazers' opponent in their Western Conference first-round series, feature one of the NBA's most..." April 21

  • Grizzlies set tone with 100-86 win over Portland

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "LaMarcus Aldridge dribbled across the lane and tried to get off a shot that would beat the clock. But the Portland Trail Blazers’ All-Star power forward bounced off Grizzlies center Marc Gasol and then crashed into backup big man Kosta Koufos before he fell to the court with the..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Zach Randolph bought 500 tickets to Blazers-Grizzlies Game 1 to give away to fans

    Yahoo! Sports "The only thing better than being there in person to watch your favorite team open the playoffs with a dominating win is having somebody else pick up the tab for you to do it. Five hundred Memphis Grizzlies fans enjoyed that sweet, sweet feeling on Sunday, taking in the Grizzlies' dominant 100-86..." April 20

  • 7d
    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    As expected, Tony Allen and Mike Conley will go for Griz

  • 7d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Dave Joerger says Tony Allen and Mike Conley will give it a go tonight. He's concerned about "rust" and how it could be difficult to manage

  • 7d
    Peter Fleischer @Peter_Fleischer

    Zach Randolph said everyone looks close to healthy. Made a point to say how improved Mike Conley is, noted TA and Jeff feel better too.

  • 8d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Tony Allen, "I feel alright. I'm getting better day by day. I'm far from where I wanna be, but I can tolerate the little pain I'm havin"

  • 8d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Conley said foot still hurts every morning but feels better moving around. Said it felt ok after practice yesterday & gets better every day

  • 9d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Grizzlies Injury Report (Game 1) Tony Allen (strained left hammy)- Q Mike Conley (sprained right foot)- Q Jeff Green (low back tightness)- Q

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

  • 10d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Pacers season ends with loss in finale to Grizzlies

    Indianapolis Star "The pain, the plucky play and the perseverance all came to an end on Wednesday night. Indiana Pacers fell 95-83 to the Memphis Grizzlies, losing in the final game of the regular season in a failed bid for the final playoff seed. The Pacers could have made the postseason by either winning or..." April 16

  • Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger says Mike Conley and Tony Allen still too injured for playoff action

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Western Conference playoffs might not be the gauntlet we expected. Sure, it’s still a very strong field, but it won’t be filled with eight dominant teams. The Trail Blazers are stumbling with Wesley Matthews and maybe Dorell Wright out for the season and Arron Afflalo also sidelined. The..." April 16

  • 12d
    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Mike Conley (right foot sprain) is not participating in Griz shootaround and is expected to be OUT tonight vs Pacers

  • Warriors beat Grizzlies; Thompson scores 37 in sizzling first half

    Oakland Tribune "Klay Thompson has been solid throughout the Warriors' second half, but perhaps not at the All-Star level he played at during the first three months of the season. But Monday night, the more spectacular version of Thompson returned, scoring 42 points in the Warriors' wire-to-wire 111-107 victory..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • 13d
    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Griz coach Dave Joerger says Marc Gasol (ankle) will try to play vs Warriors. MEM still shooting for No. 2 seed

  • 13d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) are both out for @memgrizz tonight at Golden State

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • 15d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Half- @memgrizz trail Clippers 52-49. Marc Gasol will not return in second half and is done for the night (sprained left ankle)

  • Clippers sneak by Grizzlies

    L.A. Daily News "Prior to the slate of games Saturday in the NBA commencing – including the Clippers against visiting Memphis - the five teams sitting in the Nos. 2 through 6 positions in the Western Conference standings were separated by no more than three games, four of them by no more than one game. Again,..." April 12

  • 15d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Grizzlies injury report vs. LAC: Tony Allen- left hamstring strain (O) Mike Conley- right foot sprain (Q) Jeff green- low back tightness (Q)

  • Conley against shutting down

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Mike Conley sat in the visitors’ locker room in good spirits, but he realizes there could be a bad ending to his regular season. Normally durable in his career, the point guard is experiencing yet another injury this season and this one is much different from the rest. Conley sat out with a..." April 11

  • Gasol scores 22 as Grizzlies beat Jazz

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Marc Gasol had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies held on for a dramatic 89-88 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night that strengthened their playoff positioning. The Grizzlies closed the game on a 16-6 run, but had to wait out a few anxious moments at the..." April 11

  • 16d
    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Pregame- Mike Conley is out for @memgrizz tonight at Utah

  • Grizzlies Bring The Big Guns - Clobber the Pelicans, 110-74

    Grizzly Bear Blues "BANGO. On a night that felt more must-win-y than just about any other, the Memphis Grizzlies hammered the New Orleans Pelicans 110-74 at FedExForum. With the Western Conference standings closing in on the Grizzlies like the trash compactor in Star Wars, Zach Randolph (15/13/6) and Co. (six..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • 20d
    Ari Alexander @AriA1exander

    Jeff Green added to Grizzlies injury list with lower back tightness. It started Monday night after Kings game, Green's back bothering him.

  • Grizzlies Guard Tony Allen Out at Least Another Week

    Sportsnaut "Memphis Grizzlies wing Tony Allen will remain sidelined with a hamstring injury for at least another week, according to head coach Dave Joerger. Allen has been out since suffering the injury against the Warriors on March 27th. The Grizzlies are 2-2 in Allen’s absence, and risk losing home-court..." April 06

  • 23d

    The 2014-15 Kennedy Citizenship Award finalists are: Tobias Harris, Greg Monroe, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul & Zach Randolph.

  • 23d
    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Griz confirm that Tony Allen (hamstring) is OUT tonight vs OKC

  • 23d
    Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

    For those wondering about Zach Randolph (elbow), he participated in shootaround and said he's playing. It's his non-shooting elbow.

  • Grizzlies tear through Kings to get back on track

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was still celebrating Sunday's Wrestlemania, going Hulk Hogan on his jersey. Gasol missed a shot in the first quarter and tore a nearly foot-long lighting bolt between the "i" and the "z." Memphis tore through Sacramento on Monday, 97-83, to break a three-game..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • 27d
    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Joerger says there is no timetable for Tony Allen's return. Allen is out tonight vs Kings

  • Leonard has double-double to lead Spurs past Grizzlies

    Fox Sports Southwest "Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 103-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. San Antonio never trailed and won for the 13th time in 16 games to remain sixth in the Western Conference -- 1 1/2 games ahead of Dallas and one game behind the..." March 30

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Grizzlies embarrassed at home as Kevin Love, Cavaliers roll them 111-89

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Another Western Conference powerhouse goes down as the Cleveland Cavaliers turned up the defense to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies, 111-89, Wednesday night at the FedEx Forum. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland (47-26) in scoring with 24 points, but it was the forgotten member of the Big 3 who showed up..." March 26

  • Marc Gasol Hasn't Begun Considering Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Marc Gasol will be one of the most highly coveted free agents in the offseason and will receive interest from the New York Knicks. Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Knicks by 21 points at Madison Square Garden on Monday." March 25

  • Knicks show hope, then get trounced by mighty Grizzlies

    New York Post "OK, did the Knicks play up to the Grizzlies or did the Grizzlies play down to the Knicks? Does it really matter? The NBA cellar-dwelling Knicks hung with Western power Memphis deep into the third quarter before the Grizzlies forged a 19-5 streak that stretched into the fourth quarter. So the..." March 24

  • Knicks target Marc Gasol evasive about free-agency plans

    New York Post "Memphis All-Star center Marc Gasol, one of the premier members — if not the premier member — of the upcoming free-agent class, reiterated Monday how he simply has not given the whole process much thought, what with an NBA season going on and all. So go ahead, Pau’s brother. Take five minutes..." March 24

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