Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • NBA Rumors: Grizzlies will try to re-sign Tyreke Evans for mid-level exception

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies will take their best shot at re-signing forward Tyreke Evans this offseason, likely to offer him the mid-level exception, which should pay him north of $8.5 million, according to Chris Herrington of The Commercial Appeal. Evans was one of the most coveted players in the trade..." February 16

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • NBA Rumors: Why Tyreke Evans wasn't traded

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "One thing is certain: This was not the plan all along. When Tyreke Evans made the trip to Indiana more than a week before the NBA trade deadline and was then pulled off the court before tip-off against the Pacers, the Grizzlies thought they were dealing Evans. Where? Unknown. When? Probably in..." February 12

  • Grizzlies' Bickerstaff fined $25K for inappropriate comments to ref

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has fined Memphis Grizzlies interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff for his actions during Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz. Per Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal, Bickerstaff was fined $25,000 for making inappropriate comments toward a referee and failing to leave the court in..." February 10

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s What Celtics Offered Grizzlies In Trade For Tyreke Evans

    NESN "The Boston Celtics fell short in their quest to acquire Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. The Celtics talked to the Grizzlies about a potential trade minutes before the deadline, per HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy, who also..." February 09

  • Grizzlies Rejected Emmanuel Mudiay, 2nd Round Pick From Nuggets For Tyreke Evans

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets attempted to trade for Tyreke Evans with the Memphis Grizzlies at the deadline and presented two offers. Denver offered Memphis either Emmanuel Mudiay and a second round pick, or an expiring contract and multiple second round picks. The Grizzlies wanted more in exchange..." February 09

  • Grizzlies refused to even discuss Marc Gasol trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said in November he wouldn’t trade Marc Gasol. But that was back when Memphis had just fired coach David Fizdale in an effort to turn around its season. That gambit predictably failed. The Grizzlies are 18-36, nowhere near the playoff race. Was Gasol..." February 08

  • NBA Trade Rumors: Tyreke Evans could stay with Memphis Grizzlies, per report

    Mass Live "Things can shift rapidly this time of year, but the Boston Celtics may end up sitting out this trade deadline, according to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has a little more than half an hour until the 3 p.m. deadline strikes. Of note,..." February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • Report: Pistons acquire forward James Ennis from Memphis

    Click on Detroit "The Pistons have added some depth in a pre-Trade Deadline deal with Memphis. The Pistons have reportedly acquired small forward James Ennis from the Grizzlies in exchange for Brice Johnson, who Detroit acquired in the Blake Griffin trade. Pistons will also send a second-round pick to Memphis..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s What Grizzlies Want For Tyreke Evans; Will Celtics Budge?

    NESN "The Memphis Grizzlies appear to be playing hardball with Tyreke Evans. The veteran forward has drawn interest from several teams — including the Boston Celtics — ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline. But according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Memphis has a hard-and-fast asking..." February 08

  • NBA Rumors: Nuggets willing to move Emmanuel Mudiay, Wilson Chandler for Tyreke Evans

    Clutch Points "The Denver Nuggets could be aggressive during these last few hours prior to the trade deadline, reportedly willing to move point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and forward Wilson Chandler in hopes to acquire Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Denver has also..." February 08

  • Report: Grizzlies don't want to trade Marc Gasol

    247 Sports "It looks like Marc Gasol isn't going anywhere. As the trade deadline nears on Thursday, the former Defensive Player of the Year is remaining in Memphis. That's because despite robust interest in Gasol from numerous teams, the Memphis Grizzlies refuse to deal him, via ESPN's Adrian..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Report: Celtics, Nuggets, 76ers frontrunners to trade for Tyreke Evans

    Pro Basketball Talk "Grizzlies guard/forward Tyreke Evans might be the player most likely to get traded before Thursday’s deadline. He’s having a good year on a bad team and will be a free agent next summer. It’ll take cap space or the mid-level exception to give him a starting salary more than $3,948,000. The way..." February 06

  • Report: Marc Gasol trade offers have been ‘underwhelmed’

    Clutch Points "Grizzlies fans, stay in your seats. It appears very unlikely that Memphis will move its all-time leading scorer. According to Chris Manixx from Yahoo! Sports, Gasol does not appear to be headed elsewhere before the Feb. 8 trade deadline. But as expected, it is not a matter of if but where will..." February 06

  • Grizzlies have had no dialogue with Cavs about Marc Gasol trade

    Cavs Nation "As Thursday’s trade deadline fast approaches, more and more players are being linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers as possible additions they can make to their roster. However, there’s one that has already been rumored to be on the team’s radar, but apparently, their front office has not had..." February 06

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Canadian Grizzlies rookie Brooks continues to prove himself

    Sportsnet "On Saturday afternoon Dillon Brooks climbed into a black luxury SUV outside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Wellington Street in downtown Toronto and headed to the furthest reaches of the city. He was speaking to a group of basketball players at Father Henry Carr Secondary School at Martingrove and..." February 04

  • Celtics Reportedly Pursuing Williams, Evans

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics reached an agreement with center Greg Monroe on a one-year, $5MM pact on Friday but the team is not done searching for scoring options off the bench, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports. Citing two Western Conference sources, Bulpett writes that the Celtics’ top two targets..." February 03

  • Tyreke Evans Sitting Out Until Trade Deadline

    SLAM Online "Tyreke Evans is the odd man out in Memphis, and expected to sit out until the Grizzlies can find him a new home by the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Multiple teams are said to be in the hunt for Reke’s services. Evans is averaging 19.5 points a game on 45.8 percent shooting along with five assists..." February 01

  • Rumor: Tyreke Evans drawing interest from Cavs, Thunder, Celtics, Pelicans, Heat, Rockets

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies multi-fasceted forward Tyreke Evans has started to draw interest from many teams around the NBA as this Feb. 8 trade deadline nears. Among them are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, and the Miami Heat, according..." January 31

  • Report: Sixers interested in Grizzlies forward Tyreke Evans

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers have expressed trade interest in Memphis Grizzlies forward Tyreke Evans, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. Memphis continues to seek a first-round pick in an Evans deal and the Sixers have remained reluctant to surrender one — which has proven the major..." January 31

  • Why Marc Gasol Is Untradeable

    The Sports Quotient "Will Marc Gasol be traded? The question really is, is he worth it? Oh, how the Grizzlies have fallen. Sure they were never considered true title contenders, but the “Grit and Grind” Grizzlies gave the likes of the Thunder, Spurs, Warriors, and Clippers a run in the playoffs for several years...." January 29

  • Report: Celtics could acquire Tyreke Evans from Grizzlies

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics are looking to trade for the Memphis Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans ahead of the NBA’s trading deadline on February 8. The Celtics are in the title hunt given the Cleveland Cavaliers’ vulnerability this season and their strong performance versus the defending champion Golden State..." January 29

  • Sources: NBA Players Set for $100K Bonus for Winning ASG

    Basketball Insiders " In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN. Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said." January 29

  • Chandler Parsons slams medical retirement report as ‘fake news’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies already lost guard Mike Conley to the news of season-ending heel surgery this weekend, but forward Chandler Parsons is adamant that he will not be following similar suit. Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal revealed on Sunday that the Grizzlies have approached Parsons’..." January 28

  • Why There’s Never Been a PED Scandal in the NBA

    Complex "There’s never been a performance-enhancing drug (PED) controversy in the National Basketball Association. That hasn’t been the case for Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, where suspensions and recriminations followed the very best players like a foul fart. Nor have elite..." January 25

  • NBA All-Star Draft not televised due to pushback from players’ union

    Clutch Points "The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft has brought many changes to the usual format in hopes of re-invigorating the spirit of competition. Among them, is the non-televised draft in which the leading vote-getters from each conference; LeBron James and Stephen Curry, will pick among their peers to join their..." January 25

  • NBA Requests New Gambling Laws, Seeks 1 Percent Cut Of Bets

    ESPN "In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for professional sports leagues pushing for national legalized wagering on games. Dan Spillane, an attorney for the NBA, testified in front..." January 24

  • Source: Chandler Parsons’ recent absence from Grizzlies due to abdominal injury

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons missed his 10th straight game Saturday night due to an abdominal injury, sources confirmed to The Commercial Appeal. Parsons, who sat out the previous nine contests due to right knee soreness, was not on the Grizzlies’ bench Friday when they beat the..." January 22

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Grizzles To Wear MLK-Themed Uniforms Vs. Lakers In Honor Of Civil-Rights Icon

    NESN "The Memphis Grizzlies are about to score some style points. The NBA team will debut its “MLK50 City Edition” uniform Monday in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Day 2018. Other NBA teams have worn their City Edition uniforms already this season, but the Grizzlies have waited until..." January 15

  • Grizzlies Sign Myke Henry To Two-Way Deal; Waive Vince Hunter

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have also waived Vince Hunter, per an official release from the team. The release also officially confirms the signing of Henry. The Grizzlies will sign forward Myke Henry from the G-League’s Oklahoma City Blue to a two-way contract, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical." January 13

  • Memphis Grizzlies Gauging Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "The Memphis Grizzlies are gauging the value of guard Ben McLemore on the trade market, league sources told Basketball Insiders. The former seventh overall pick signed a two-year, $10.7 million deal with Memphis this past summer. After appearing in 21 consecutive games, including five starts,..." January 12

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Tyreke Evans exactly player Celtics need to solidify position atop Eastern Conference

    WEEI Boston "At some point between now and March 10, the Celtics are going to spend $8.4 million on a player with an expiring contract to bolster their lineup. That player could help put them in the Finals. That player should be Tyreke Evans. The Memphis shooting guard is exactly what the Celtics need..." January 10

  • Grizzlies Want To Land First-Round Pick For Evans

    Hoops Rumors "As one of the NBA’s worst teams through the first half, the Grizzlies are positioned to be sellers at next month’s trade deadline, and Tyreke Evans figures to be their top trade chip. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Memphis wants to land a first-round pick in exchange for Evans. Evans..." January 08

  • Grizzlies Mike Conley says no timeline for his return (but he does plan to come back)

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Memphis Grizzlies have gone 5-21 since Mike Conley started missing games due to a sore Achilles (an ongoing issue). There are other factors in that record for sure, but the Grizzlies would have won more games with him (they were 7-6 when he started to sit out). Conley plans to return this..." January 06

  • Rumor: Grizzlies will only move Marc Gasol if he asks for trade

    Clutch Points "The tumultuous 2017-18 NBA season continues for the Memphis Grizzlies. As a result, it seems the Grizzlies could potentially be shifting gears toward a full-fledged rebuild. The rumors regarding star center Marc Gasol’s future in Memphis had been circulating since the controversial firing of..." January 04

  • Would Whiteside for Marc Gasol make sense?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Q: How about Marc Gasol for Hassan Whiteside? -- David, Fort Lauderdale. A: While I rarely mull trade suggestions, if only because it comes down to teams' private deliberations, I have been intrigued by this one-on-one swap possibility in light of the Grizzlies' uneven run and the Heat's move..." January 02