Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons: Ruled out for season opener

    CBS Sports "Parsons (knee) has been ruled out of Wednesday's regular season opener against the Timberwolves, Michael Wallace of reports. It was recently revealed that Parsons practiced in full both Saturday and Sunday, but the Grizzlies are going to play it safe and keep him sidelined to..." October 24

  • Grizzlies Waive Duo, Sign Costello, Dunham

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies waived guard Chris Crawford and forward Vince Hunter on Thursday, according to the team’s website. The team then signed center Matt Costello and shooting guard Kellen Dunham, according to a separate press release. The moves leave the Grizzlies’ training-camp roster at 20..." October 20

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Vince Carter Says it is ‘Possible’ for Him to Compete in 2017 Dunk Contest

    SLAM Online "Vince Carter continues to defy age and gravity, and thinks he’d make this season’s NBA Dunk Contest an “interesting” one. Half-Man Half-Amazing established his legend by winning the 2000 event, but isn’t so sure he’d able to take the crown now. Carter, 39, remains a valuable contributor for..." October 18

  • Marc Gasol diagnosed with bone bruise in right foot

    Real GM Basketball "Marc Gasol left in the third quarter of Saturday night's double-overtime preseason game against Houston with a sore right ankle. Gasol underwent surgery last February to repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot. "I didn't have to leave the game. I got..." October 17

  • Carmelo sees a lot of Marc Gasol in teammate Hernangomez

    New York Daily News "One of the biggest revelations of New York's preseason has been the play of rookie Willy Hernangomez, a 22-year-old Spaniard who has displayed an impressive package of skills, awareness and agility for a center. Following Saturday's double-double effort (12 points, 12 rebounds) from..." October 16

  • Russell Westbrook and Marc Gasol get into heated exchange

    Pro Basketball Talk "Plenty has been done to poke the bear that is Russell Westbrook over the past few months. People won’t stop asking him about Kevin Durant, mostly. And now, it appears Marc Gasol must pay!" October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Joel Embiid Continues To Own Social Media By Trash Talking Chandler Parsons On Instagram

    Uproxx "After a couple of impressive performances (in limited minutes) this preseason, Joel Embiid might be the early favorite to take home Rookie of the Year honors (if he can manage to log enough minutes). He’s also our runaway favorite to win the NBA’s unofficial social media awards for having..." October 11

  • Grizzlies Sign Vince Hunter To Training Camp Deal

    Hoops Rumors "After being waived by the Bulls on Tuesday, Vince Hunter has signed a training camp deal with the Grizzlies, tweets Chris Reichert of Upside & Motor. Terms of the contract for the 6’8″ forward have not been released, but he had a non-guaranteed deal with Chicago. Memphis signed Hunter to give..." October 09

  • Report: Mario Chalmers about a month away from being ready, teams interested

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last March, Mario Chalmers became part of the crazy-long list of Memphis Grizzlies who suffered injuries — in his case, a torn Achilles tendon. Right now, Chalmers is a free agent working to recover, stay in shape, and be ready to return to the NBA. While he has been cleared by doctors for some..." October 09

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Grizzlies Coach Says Memphis Plans to Use Chandler Parsons Like Miami Used LeBron James

    Complex "Chandler Parsons is clearly not a clone of LeBron James. There is only one LeBron in the NBA. However, new Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, a former Miami Heat assistant, says he plans to use Parsons like Miami utilized James during its run to four consecutive NBA Finals. "When I said I want to..." October 08

  • Grizzlies Waive Tony Wroten

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran point guard Tony Wroten finds his name on the NBA’s transaction wire once again, with the Grizzlies announcing today in a press release that they’ve waived him from their roster. It’s the third time since the end of the season that Wroten has been cut, including the second time by..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Grizzlies To Move Zach Randolph To Bench Role

    Real GM Basketball "The Memphis Grizzlies will move Zach Randolph to a bench role this season under David Fizdale. Fizdale said Randolph took the news very well. Randolph came off the bench in 15 games last season. "Let's not beat around the bush. He can be 6th man of the year," said Fizdale. JaMychal..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Nowitzki says he wasn't taking shot at Parsons by praising Barnes

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki insists he didn't intend to disrespect Chandler Parsons while praising his replacement on the Dallas Mavericks. Some believed that Nowitzki slyly called out Parsons while raving about the work ethic of new Mavs small forward Harrison Barnes. "There's been tons of guys that..." October 01

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • He made millions in the NBA. Now Darius Miles is bankrupt

    Belleville News-Democrat "Former East St. Louis Flyers basketball standout Darius Miles was a first-round draft pick with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA draft with a contract worth $9 million. He starred in a movie with Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds. He landed an endorsement with Michael Jordan’s athletic..." September 17

  • Marc Gasol cleared to play as Grizzlies approach training camp

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "In a little more than a week, the Grizzlies will open training camp for the 2016-17 regular season with a big sigh of relief. Center Marc Gasol has been cleared to play after recovering from a broken right foot. The 7-footer suffered the injury in February and subsequently missed playing for..." September 16

  • Grizzlies will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with tribute uniforms

    CBS Sports "Despite not playing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day next season, an annual tradition for the last several years, the Memphis Grizzlies are still planning on honoring the civil rights leader in a big way. Memphis is playing the day before MLK Day and in remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of Dr...." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Jordan Farmar, Kings Agree To Deal

    Real GM Basketball "Jordan Farmar has agreed to a deal with the Sacramento Kings. Farmar finished last season playing for Dave Joerger with the Memphis Grizzlies." September 13

  • Does Chandler Parsons have the talent to change the Grizzlies’ course?

    Pro Basketball Talk "For three consecutive seasons, the Memphis Grizzlies had won at least 50 games and were a tough out in the playoffs. They seemed just some shooting away from being a contender. However, last season the Grizzlies slipped to 42 wins, and there was one simple reason: Injuries. The Grizzlies had 28..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Vince Carter wants to play two more years, making it to 20 years in the NBA

    CBS Sports "Two all-time legends, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant, decided to hang it up after the 2015-16 NBA season. Kobe went out with a bang and Duncan went out almost unnoticed. While Vince Carter doesn't have quite the career those two Hall of Famers have, he's still one of the most impressive basketball..." September 06

  • For David Fizdale, it was a long road to his first NBA head coaching gig

    Boston Globe "The road to his first NBA head coaching job was long and difficult. David Fizdale was convinced Pat Riley didn’t know his name when he worked as the video coordinator for the Miami Heat. Fizdale can laugh about it now because his patience was rewarded with the opportunity to coach the..." September 05

  • Tyrus Thomas calls for more attention on Baton Rouge relief

    The Undefeated "Tyrus Thomas’ cellphone never stopped ringing in July after Alton Sterling was shot several times at close range and killed by two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers. The former NBA player’s cellphone rang again when three Baton Rouge policemen were killed. In both instances, he picked..." August 31

  • Mario Chalmers Cleared To Get Back On Court

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran point guard Mario Chalmers has been medically cleared to get back on the court, he announced today (via Twitter). Chalmers ruptured his right Achilles tendon about five and a half months ago, sidelining him for the end of the 2015/16 season and the postseason. Chalmers’ contract was set..." August 25

  • Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol says he’s ready for next season

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Spanish newspaper L’Esportiu, Memphis Grizzlies’ center Marc Gasol said that his foot injury has progressed well over the summer. “I’m really well and looking forward to starting [the season],” said Gasol. “I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All..." August 25

  • Former No. 1 Overall Pick Kwame Brown Reportedly Has His Eyes Set On An NBA Comeback

    Uproxx "really deserved the literal and metaphorical beatings he took during his disappointing NBA journeyman’s career. He didn’t ask to be the No. 1 pick in the 2001 Draft, and he certainly didn’t ask for the burden of expectation that came along with having to make front-office neophyte Michael Jordan..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16