Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Injuries and chemistry issues are causing a disturbance in the once-dominant Western Conference

    Washington Post "For years, the Western Conference has reigned supreme over its Eastern counterpart, consistently having better top-end teams and more impressive depth from top to bottom. But while the two best teams in the NBA are generally considered to be the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets (though..." November 22

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Mike Conley out at least 2 weeks with heel, Achilles injuries

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies will be without point guard Mike Conley for the next two weeks, as he recovers from injuries to his left heel and Achilles soreness, according to Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com. He is slated to be re-evaluated in the next two weeks to assess his progress and impending..." November 17

  • No Timetable For Mike Conley’s Return

    Hoops Rumors "Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley missed Wednesday’s game against Indiana, and will remain out of the lineup for the foreseeable future. According to a press release from the team, Conley will undergo therapy and treatment on his troublesome left heel and Achilles, but there’s no timetable for his..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • JaMychal Green set to return from ankle injury

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies starting power forward JaMychal Green will return to action Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers after missing several weeks with a left ankle sprain. Green suffered the injury Oct. 18 just four minutes into the Grizzlies’ regular-season opener. He is expected to resume a..." November 15

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Ben McLemore to make season debut Saturday

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Guard Ben McLemore will make his Grizzlies debut Saturday night when the team continues a five-game road trip at Houston, his brother confirmed on Twitter. Kevin McLemore reported the news with a tweet that Ben "liked." Ben McLemore’s recovery from a fracture of his right fifth metatarsal..." November 09

  • Grizzlies' Tyreke Evans increasing role, productivity ahead of game vs. Trail Blazers

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Tyreke Evans is taking his basketball rebirth in stride. And the Grizzlies swingman’s aggressive, driving layups and pull-up 3-pointers have him leading the early conversation for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. Evans is showing no signs of easing up on the accelerator. After starting..." November 08

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • David Fizdale delivers on big promises he made to Grizzlies — and himself

    Sporting News "David Fizdale made two promises on May 29, 2016, the day it was announced he would be the next head coach of the Grizzlies, a culmination of a lifelong dream for the then 42-year-old. First, Fizdale promised Grizzlies owner Robert Pera that the team would continue the "Grit and Grind" tradition..." November 02

  • Grizzlies coach David Fizdale on Mario Chalmers: ‘His brain was gone’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Aaron Gordon‘s 3-pointer with 51.7 seconds left stood up as the game-winner in the Magic’s 100-99 win over the Grizzlies last night. But not without some help from Mario Chalmers. Chalmers threw the ball away, missed a fastbreak layup and missed an open 3-pointer in the final 50..." November 02

  • Ben McLemore sent to Grizzlies’ G League affiliate Memphis Hustle

    Clutch Points "Ben McLemore has been through a progressive recovery after suffering a broken foot during the offseason. According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, McLemore is set to go through the next phase of his recovery as the Memphis Grizzlies have put him in a short stint with their G League affiliate. This..." November 01

  • Grizzlies To Pick Up Jarell Martin’s 2018/19 Option

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies will exercise their 2018/19 team option on Jarell Martin‘s rookie contract in advance of Tuesday’s deadline, league sources tell Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). It’s a fourth-year option for the young power forward. It’s an impressive turn of events for..." October 31

  • After reportedly telling Jarell Martin they’d cut him, Grizzlies exercise Jarell Martin’s fourth-year option

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Grizzlies reportedly told Jarell Martin before training camp that they planned to cut him to clear a regular-season roster spot, but if he wanted to attend camp anyway, he could. He did, and not only did he earn his way onto the regular-season roster (Memphis waiving 2016 first-rounder Wade..." October 31

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Grizzlies: Chandler Parsons wants more than 15 minutes on the court

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Whether fans boo or cheer him no longer concerns Chandler Parsons. To play or not to play? That’s the question the Grizzlies forward is asking the franchise. Parsons, who didn’t log more than 15 minutes in each of the first two games, wants more minutes on the court. “It sucks right now..." October 24

  • JaMychal Green to miss several weeks

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green is expected to undergo an MRI Thursday to assess the left ankle injury he suffered in their regular-season opening win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Green joined a list of key players around the NBA who got off on the wrong foot to start this season. “All..." October 19

  • Chandler Parsons angry with boos from Grizzlies fans

    Fanrag Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies had their home opener on Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, a game that saw them pick up the victory in front of their fans. But while the Grizzlies won as a team, forward Chandler Parsons received his lion’s share of boos. After the game, he was far from..." October 19

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Grizzlies To Trade Or Waive Wade Baldwin

    Real GM Basketball "The Memphis Grizzlies will trade or waive Wade Baldwin before the regular season roster cutdown deadline. Baldwin was the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft." October 16

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Tony Allen has emotional reaction to news Grizzlies will be retiring his jersey

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Allen may be wearing a New Orleans Pelicans uniform these days, but his heart will always be with in Memphis. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that Allen, who played with them for seven years and was a crucial part of their identity, will be getting his jersey retired. Speaking with..." October 12

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Grizz Sign Durand Scott, Waive Jeremy Morgan

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have signed guard Durand Scott, the club announced in a press release on Thursday night. They’ve also waived guard Jeremy Morgan, who they originally signed back in July. Scott went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft and has been playing international ball ever since." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • Grizzlies, JaMychal Green not close to deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few weeks back, it appeared the Grizzlies and their likely starting power forward JaMychal Green were moving toward a two-year contract extension, reportedly for just less than $10 million a season. Green probably sees that as below market value, but he’s a restricted free agent big man in a..." September 27

  • Kanye West Gave Mike Conley A Late-Night Pep Talk Over The Phone This Summer

    Uproxx "Media day is a chance for players to catch up the media (and, in turn, the fans) on how their summer went coming into the new season. This often means talking about workouts, shedding pounds, adding muscle, and being in “the best shape of my life.” It’s also where some strange stories from the..." September 26

  • Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons is back, healthy -- and vowing no repeat of #Chancun

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Chandler Parsons walked in, sat down and talked about the hard lesson he learned last season. “I definitely won’t go to Mexico All-Star weekend,” he said. So Parsons’ sense of humor is healthy, anyway. Let’s hope the same can be said of his knees. The man with the $94 million contract is..." September 26

  • Grizzlies' David Fizdale speaks out on NFL anthem protest, Donald Trump

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "If the Grizzlies want to take a knee during the national anthem, their coach will be with them every step of the way. On Monday during the Grizzlies' media day, coach David Fizdale was asked about the numerous NFL players and teams who took a knee during the national anthem on Sunday. The..." September 26

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • Suns acquire Devin Booker nemesis Troy Daniels from Memphis Grizzlies

    Arizona Republic "The Suns' acquisition of guard Troy Daniels, along with a second-round pick, from Memphis could be a little awkward at the beginning of their new relationship. Daniels and Suns guard Devin Booker had a memorable exchange last year, and now they are teammates. From an azcentral sports story..." September 23

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18