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  • 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

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Grizzlies Sign Forward Vince Hunter

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have signed forward Vince Hunter, the team announced in a press release. It’s apparently a two-way contract, Chris Herrington of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal tweets. The 6’8” Hunter played in Russia last season, appearing in 26 games for Avtodor Saratov in the VTB United League..." September 11

  • Pelicans, Tony Allen Finalizing One-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans are finalizing a one-year contract with veteran swingman Tony Allen, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. Barring a late breakdown in negotiations, this ends a prolonged free agent odyssey for the 35-year-old defensive stalwart. Early in the process, the Clippers were reportedly..." September 11

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Grizzlies discussed paying JaMychal Green $8 million-$9 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Grizzlies reportedly offered JaMychal Green significantly more than his $2,820,497 qualifying offer earlier in the summer, and now they’re progressing toward a two-year deal. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: the Grizzlies were rumored to be talking about a deal in the $8-9 million..." September 07

  • Grizzlies consider Marc Gasol, Mike Conley “untouchable”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The perception among some fans is that with Zach Randolph in Sacramento and Tony Allen sitting on the free agent market too, the “grit ‘n grind” era in Memphis is over and the team is about to tear it down and rebuild. And without Allen (who could still be re-signed, depending on what happens with..." September 06

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Did Marc Gasol take shot at Grizzlies with comments about Spanish National Team?

    Yardbarker "The evidence is mounting that All-Star big man Marc Gasol is growing frustrated with his Memphis Grizzlies. In an interview with Manu Carreño of Spanish radio network Cadena SER that ran Friday, Gasol spoke glowingly of competing for the Spanish National Team once again at EuroBasket this..." September 02

  • Grizzlies’ David Fizdale “won’t let up” effort to remove Memphis Confederate memorials

    Pro Basketball Talk "One day an issue is at the center of the national media spotlight, a few days later the national attention span has moved on. The controversy around Confederate statues and memorials has been out of t the spotlight this week (understandably, with what is going on in Houston). But Grizzlies..." August 30

  • Tony Allen could be an option for Celtics?

    Larry Brown Sports "After trading away two of their top perimeter defenders this summer in Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, the Boston Celtics may be pursuing a familiar face. Celtics reporter Brian Robb of the Boston Sports Journal mentions First Team All-Defensive guard Tony Allen as a potential option for the..." August 23

  • Marc Gasol hints he may be open to leaving Grizzlies

    Larry Brown Sports "After already losing one frontcourt mainstay in Zach Randolph to Sacramento this summer, could the Memphis Grizzlies soon be losing another? In a recent interview with Spanish outlet A la Carta, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol hinted that he may be open to leaving the team. “I’m very ambitious..." August 18

  • Grizzlies' Fizdale: 'Delusional' to defend Trump's Charlottesville remarks

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Take that for leadership. Take that for eloquence. Take that for an important, passionate expression of conscience when circumstances demand nothing less. Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale blistered President Donald Trump, called those who would defend the president’s comments “sick or..." August 17

  • Grizzlies hiring Tayshaun Prince for front office job

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Retired forward Tayshaun Prince will soon be named special assistant to Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace, according to several NBA sources. Prince, 37, played for the Grizzlies from Jan. 2013-15. Prince and Austin Daye were traded to the Grizzlies in a three-team deal that sent Rudy Gay..." August 16

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Grizzlies’ Ben McLemore out 12 weeks after foot surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ben McLemore‘s two-year, $10.7 million contract with the Grizzlies isn’t off to the best start. Grizzlies release: Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced that guard Ben McLemore has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The injury..." August 08

  • Tony Allen said Memphis “Grit and Grind” started as insult to Rudy Gay

    Pro Basketball Talk "The “Grit and Grind” era in Memphis is over. It will continue on T-shirts and in the hearts of Grizzlies fans, but with Zach Randolph in Sacramento and Tony Allen unsigned, it’s not the same. The era has ended. But how did Grit and Grind get its name? Allen took part in the Basketball Hall..." August 06

  • Tony Allen: Boston Celtics great Paul Pierce once offered $30k watch to make Rookie Challenge game

    Mass Live "Former Boston Celtics guard Tony Allen made an appearance at the Basketball Hall of Fame's 60 Days of Summer program on Friday, talking about a wide variety of topics, including his time with the Celtics, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and much more. Allen was so entertaining, we will break this..." August 05

  • Chandler Parsons Dating UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste

    Black Sports Online "Parsons can’t stay healthy on the court, but off the court he stays winning. TMZ has the details. Memphis Grizzlies star Chandler Parsons and Arianny Celeste hit up Craig’s in L.A. on Thursday — essentially confirming rumors the CP and the smokin’ hot UFC Octagon girl have been quietly..." July 29

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Grizzlies sign Canadian Dillon Brooks to three-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Mississauga, Ont., native Dillon Brooks to a three-year rookie contract, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Brooks was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 45th-overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, before being immediately acquired by Memphis for a..." July 21

  • Mike Conley Has Incredible Response to People Saying His Son Looks Too White to Be His Child

    Complex "Last summer, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley Jr. signed a herculean contract worth $153 million. It made the 29-year-old Conley the highest-paid player in NBA history. Later in 2016, Conley had another monumental life moment: he and his wife had a baby boy, Myles Alex Conley. The internet,..." July 21

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Mario Chalmers Finalizing Deal With Grizzlies

    Hoops Rumors "Mario Chalmers is finalizing a one-year, partially guaranteed contract to return to the Grizzlies, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN (via Twitter). The 31-year-old made 55 appearances in a Grizzlies uniform during the 2015/16 season before rupturing his right Achilles tendon. Memphis..." July 19

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Grizzlies Sign Rade Zagorac

    Hoops Rumors "Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders clarifies the details on Zagorac’s contract, tweeting that it’s actually a three-year deal, with a third-year team option. The Grizzlies used part of their mid-level exception to give the Serbian swingman a $950K first-year salary. 12:25pm: Zagorac’s deal is a..." July 11

  • Fans line up for hours after false rumor Randolph would pay utility bills

    Total Pro Sports "Former Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph is known to always give back to the community, so when a rumor started on social media that he would be paying the electric bills for random people in the city, the fans came out. There was one problem, though: It was a false rumor. “There were..." July 10

  • Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb: Out for first three summer league games

    CBS Sports "Rabb will miss the Grizzlies' first three summer league games due to a left ankle sprain suffered in a predraft workout. Rabb, the 35th overall pick in the 2017 Draft, will miss out on some valuable summer league experience due to a sprained ankle. " July 08

  • Tyreke Evans agrees to one-year, $3.3M deal with Grizzlies

    Sportsnet "Tyreke Evans has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.3 million with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to multiple reports. " July 07

  • Vince Carter agrees to 1-year, $8M deal with Kings

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings and eight-time All-Star Vince Carter agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal Thursday, league sources confirmed to The Sacramento Bee – adding another successful veteran who they believe can help mentor their young players. Carter, at 40 the oldest player in the NBA, spent the last..." July 07

  • Grizzlies retire Zach Randolph's No. 50

    SLAM Online "Zach Randolph spent eight seasons with the Grizzlies. He helped to establish their Grit & Grind identity and was a key reason that they made the playoffs for the last seven consecutive seasons. Randolph’s moving on to the Kings, but his bond with the Grizz is still strong. In an open letter to..." July 06

  • Clippers discussing sign-and-trade for Grizzlies' Tony Allen

    Sportando "According to David Aldridge, the Los Angeles Clippers want to bolster their wings after the departure of J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford. For this reason, the Clippers are discussing potential sign & trade scenarios with the Grizzlies for veteran guard Tony Allen. Allen, despite his age,..." July 05

  • NBA execs: Celtics could look to trade for Marc Gasol

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics finally made an offseason splash on Tuesday when Gordon Hayward announced that he is signing with them, and there is a sense that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge may not be done dealing. With Hayward reportedly agreeing to a four-year, $128 million deal, the..." July 05

  • JaMychal Green May Be About To Leave Grizzlies

    Hoops Rumors "JaMychal Green may be the next player to leave the Grizzlies, tweets Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Green appears headed out of Memphis either in a free agent deal or a sign-and-trade. “I’m looking at two offer sheets and sign-and-trades,” said Green’s agent, Michael Hodges...." July 04

  • Grizzlies finalizing 2-year, $11M deal for Ben McLemore

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies reportedly agreed to terms Sunday with Ben McLemore on a two-year deal worth $10.7 million, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes. The Sacramento Kings declined to give McLemore a qualifying offer, Haynes reported on June 28, which made him an unrestricted free agent..." July 03

  • Vince Carter will meet with Kings on Monday

    Hoops Hype "The Sacramento Kings will meet with veteran Vince Carter on Monday. The 40-year-old free agent appears interested in playing until he can’t. After the Kings reportedly pulled out of the race to sign veteran small forward Danilo Gallinari, Carter may be another option for Sacramento. Here is..." July 03

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