Grizzlies Rumors & News

  • Grizzlies end Golden State's streak, 105-97

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger didn’t appreciate being down after the first quarter mainly because his starters were slogging along. That all changed when the second unit stepped onto the court Tuesday night. Memphis picked up the pace, started the second period by scoring 20 unanswered points..." December 17

  • Grizzlies Escape From Hornets With 113-107 Double Overtime Victory

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Double overtime heroics saved what was otherwise a dull and boring game of basketball The Grizzlies and Hornets played 48 minutes of incredibly mediocre basketball, but that all changed when Charlotte's Gerald Henderson converted a ridiculous tip-in at the regulation buzzer, and the two teams..." December 13

  • Memphis Grizzlies Outlast Dallas Mavericks 114-105

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Grizzlies came out on top against one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NBA in a shootout in which both teams shot over 45 percent from three. Memphis overcame some hot shooting from the Dallas Mavericks behind a commanding 36-17 third quarter, and the Grizzlies earned one of their..." December 10

  • Grizzlies Leuer spearheads the deathblow to Miami, 103-87

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Grizzlies secure a nice bounce-back win after dropping their previous two games. Oh my Leuer'd! The Memphis Grizzlies slowly crept into a dominating performance over the Miami Heat on Sunday evening. The Heat found a comfortable groove in the paint early on, but eventually they would succumb..." December 08

  • Add Memphis' Koufos to Cavs' wish list "The Cleveland Cavaliers are widening their scope in search of the rim protector that, even amid their best basketball of this young season, everyone knows they badly need. Far more worrisome to the Cavs than their uneven 11-7 start is the lack of a proven presence at the rim to help stiffen..." December 08

  • Cavs Interested In Tayshaun Prince

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavs have interest in Tayshaun Prince, reports Brian Windhorst of, who shared the information this morning in an appearance on ESPN Cleveland radio, as the station passes along via Twitter (hat tip to Dave McMenamin of Windhorst expects the Cavs will use their trade..." December 06

  • Knicks likely to whiff on Marc Gasol — is Okafor new hope?

    New York Post "The Knicks are closer to landing Duke center Jahlil Okafor in the draft than they are to landing Memphis center Marc Gasol in free agency, according to an NBA source. As the Knicks plummet to the bottom of the league, a source told The Post the club doesn’t believe its chances are too good of..." December 06

  • Rockets rout Grizzlies at home to even season series with division rivals

    Houston Chronicle "For two days, the Rockets spoke about the apparent mismatch that awaited them. They were in no way exaggerating. They talked about the Grizzlies’ combination of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph as if they were narrating a highlight video. Rockets coach Kevin McHale said it would be an improvement..." December 04

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    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Assessing knee injury, Marc Gasol, "I don't know what it is. I'm not an MRI machine and we don't have one here. We'll find out tomorrow."

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Marc Gasol has a right knee bone bruise. He will be listed as questionable for game Friday vs. San Antonio Spurs

  • No late drama as Grizzlies pull away from Kings

    Fox Sports Tennessee "It was hard to not draw parallels to Nov. 13 in Memphis when the Grizzlies went up 21 points, only to see that deficit dwindle to 79-76 when Ben McLemore hit a free throw with 6:26 to play. But while that night saw Grizzlies come back to win 111-110 on a Courtney Lee game winner the Kings..." December 01

  • Marc Gasol credits weight loss for career year

    New York Times "In early September, months after the last N.B.A. season had ended, Mike Conley tuned in to watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup on television. He saw someone with a resemblance to his Memphis Grizzlies teammate Marc Gasol: same bushy beard, same stern game face and same backward shuffle down the..." December 01

  • NBA denies Kings protest about loss to Grizzlies "The NBA announced on Friday that it has denied the Sacramento Kings' protest about their 111-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 13. That was the game where Courtney Lee was left wide open underneath the basket on an inbounds play for an alley-oop with 0.3 seconds left. Here's what the..." November 29

  • Grizzlies Wake Up in the Second Half To Finish Lakers, 99-93

    Grizzly Bear Blues "It wasn't always pretty, but the Memphis Grizzlies were able to shake off a slow start and take down the Los Angeles Lakers 99-93 at Staples Center Wednesday night. Here's my three takeaways from the win: 1) Gasol was much more aggressive in the second half Marc Gasol was physically present..." November 27

  • Marc Gasol Dominates, Grizzlies Cruise to 12-2 with Win Over Clippers

    Grizzly Bear Blues "When Marc Gasol wants to score, he scores. When Marc Gasol wants to keep you from scoring, you do not score. When Marc Gasol takes over a basketball game, it belongs to him and him alone, and no one can do anything about it. Led by the big Spaniard's second straight 30-point performance, the..." November 24

  • Memphis Grizzilies GM Chris Wallace: "We have every intention of re-signing Marc Gasol."

    CLNS Radio "The Memphis Grizzlies have been a perennial playoff team, and contender the last four years. This week on Celtics Beat Larry H. Russell gets a chance to talk to Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace about his days in Boston and how he built the Memphis Grizzlies. Is there any specific..." November 24

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Griz coach Dave Joerger on Nick Calathes' return from suspension: "It's best to bring him back slow."

  • Seven Grizzlies have stomach virus "Seven members of the Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and..." November 20

  • Raptors beat Grizzlies in battle of NBA conference leaders

    Toronto Sun "Chuck Hayes doesn’t draw the spotlight much these days, but in a matchup against two of the best old-school players in the NBA, he was the difference maker for the Raptors on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. With Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph having their way with the Raptors bigs, it..." November 20

  • Toronto video tribute moves Carter to tears "It was a moment that held the potential to outshine a showdown between the NBA's top teams, with the East-leading Toronto Raptors hosting the West-leading Memphis Grizzlies. But the Raptors took the chance anyway as part of their ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, airing a video tribute for..." November 20

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Griz coach Dave Joerger said Udrih, Lee, Allen, Leuer and Koufos are out (virus) vs Raps. Griz have signed Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside

  • Raptors plan Vince Carter tribute during Grizzlies game

    Toronto Sun "Like it or not Raptors fans (and many of you won't), the Raptors will play a video on Wednesday night looking back at Vince Carter's time in Toronto. Carter will be in town with the Memphis Grizzlies, making his only appearance in Canada this season. Throughout the year, the Raptors will be..." November 19

  • Memphis hammer Houston, 119-93

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Memphis hammered Houston 119-93 on Monday night, delivering the NBA's best record to the team at FedEx Forum. Quincy Pondexter came alive, Jon Leuer dunked (oh did he ever), and even the rookies got some run. The best part? The Grizzlies' near-historic beatdown felt...normal. The Memphis..." November 18

  • With Spurs interested in Marc Gasol as Tim Duncan's replacement, Knicks should be very afraid

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson has made a career out of taking pot shots at the San Antonio Spurs so even if the Knicks president doesn’t respect Greg Popovich’s club he should fear them. The Knicks’ main free-agent target, Marc Gasol, is also being targeted as a possible replacement to Tim Duncan assuming Ol’..." November 18

  • Grizzlies confident Kings' 'media campaign' won't lead to win being overturned

    Yahoo! Sports "Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace told Yahoo Sports he expects the NBA will validate his franchise's protested victory over the Sacramento Kings, "regardless of the media campaign being waged." In the aftermath of the Grizzlies' 111-110 victory on Thursday night, Sacramento filed..." November 18

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    Bill Herenda @billherenda

    Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro confirmed to Comcast SportsNet CA Kings filed protest regarding Memphis game & "feels strongly" about it #NBA

  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies past Pistons

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Marc Gasol scored 23 points, Zach Randolph added 17 points and 22 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 95-88 on Saturday night. Mike Conley added 18 points and Courtney Lee had 12 for the Grizzlies, who maintained the best record in the NBA (9-1) and won their 19th..." November 16

  • The Grizzlies make an amazing come-back to vanquish the Kings with Lee’s buzzer-beater

    Grizzly Bear Blues "After one of the worse Grizzlies performance ever seen in the first quarter –the defense was nonexistent and Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins were just scarfing down bears without compassion– the Grizzlies fought their way back into the game in the last quarter to get an unbe-f***in’-lievable win..." November 14

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Grizzlies Take Down Lakers 107-102

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Beno Udrih added 16 points on 8-11 shooting in only 14 minutes as the Grizzlies bench came alive for the first time this season. The Grizzlies never make winning look easy. Memphis lead by 17-points in the fourth quarter, but a late Los Angeles run gave the Lakers a chance to steal the game..." November 12

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Told veteran forward Kenyon Martin will work out for Griz tomorrow but nothing imminent. Source says Griz are 'kicking the tires.'

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    Chip Williams @chipwilliamsjr

    Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes will rejoin the Grizz tomorrow

  • Brandon Knight's shot helps Bucks hand Grizzlies first loss of season

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks knocked the Memphis Grizzlies from the ranks of the NBA's unbeatens Saturday night. Keyed by a big fourth quarter by Giannis Antetokounmpo and a game-turning three-point play by Brandon Knight with 1.1 seconds remaining, the Bucks snapped a seven-game losing streak to the..." November 09

  • Grizzlies hold off Thunder to remain perfect

    Fox Sports Tennessee "The Grizzlies continued their perfect start, escaping Oklahoma City as Serge Ibaka's three-point attempt as time expired clanked off the rim to reach 6-0 for the first time. The Thunder were overmatched and undermanned -- they suited up just nine players due to injuries to Kevin Durant, Russell..." November 08

  • Grizzlies move to 5-0 with an impressive win over Suns team

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Eric Bledsoe tried to sink the Grizzlies single-handedly in the first half, notching 14 in the first quarter (78.5% from the floor) and leading a hot-shooting Phoenix offense throughout the second. The Grizzlies bench held on for dear life and the Grizzlies were happy to be within 6 at..." November 06

  • Grizzlies sign Kalin Lucas

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Grizzlies, 4-0, are off to their best start in franchise history. But if you’re looking for reasons to be concerned in Memphis, point guard is your position. Mike Conley had been bothered by a sprained ankle, and though it seems he’ll play against the Suns tonight, Beno Udrih is his only..." November 06

  • League fines Tony Allen $15,000 for slapping cameraman

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tony Allen is a veteran, he had to know a fine was coming as soon as he did this. The league cannot have its players randomly hitting cameramen on the sidelines. Doesn’t matter if nobody was hurt, or that Allen apologized, or that the cameraman in question, Bo Bradley, says he was fine and it’s..." November 04

  • Grizzlies invent a new way to win against the Pelicans

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Don't let the final score fool you. This win was nearly as ugly as the sarcastic-slow-clap victory from Saturday night in Charlotte. The main differences here were a stronger finish and much better support from some of the Grizzlies bench. It was like a game of Tetris; a scenario where you're..." November 04

  • Memphis Grizzlies sign Kalin Lucas "The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard Kalin Lucas, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. Lucas (6-1, 186) recently averaged 3.1 points and 1.0 assists on .429 shooting in 7.9 minutes in eight preseason games for Memphis. The 25-year-old, who also played..." November 04

  • Stephenson benched in 4th as Gasol, Grizzlies edge Hornets

    Fox Sports Midwest "Marc Gasol isn't reading too much into the Memphis Grizzlies' first 3-0 start. ''That's better than being 0-3,'' he said with a shrug of his shoulders. Gasol scored 22 points, Zach Randolph had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Grizzlies defeated the Charlotte Hornets 71-69 on Saturday..." November 02

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    C. Lee flew w/ Griz to Charlotte but is out vs. Hornets. He’s still going through NBA concussion protocol. No timetable for his return.

  • Randolph leads Grizzlies over short-handed Pacers

    Fox Sports Midwest "Zach Randolph gave over four dozen tickets to family and friends from his hometown in Indiana. He didn't disappoint with a big third quarter. Randolph scored 11 of his 22 points in the third and added 13 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers on..." November 01

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    Courtney Lee has a mild concussion and will not return for second half against the Pacers.

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Randolph, Gasol power Grizzlies past Timberwolves 105-101

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined for 57 points and 22 rebounds on 24-33 shooting. No really, that actually happened. THE STREAK. IS. OVER. The Grizzlies were 0-13 in season openers since moving from Vancouver to Memphis, starting out every single season in the Bluff City with a losing..." October 30

  • Pau Gasol: ‘Possible’ brother Marc could land with Knicks

    New York Post "Pau Gasol passed on the Knicks, but that doesn’t mean his younger brother Marc will. Next summer, Grizzles center Marc Gasol, a versatile and supremely talented 7-foot center, will be a free agent. The Knicks, with more than $20 million of cap space, are expected to make a run at him. Pau,..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

  • Former Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien interested in buying Hawks "Former Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien, who parted ways with the organization in rather shocking fashion back in May, might be interested in putting a group of potential buyers together to try to purchase the Atlanta Hawks, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal's Ronald Tillery. I'm not..." October 29

  • Marc Gasol free agency talk playing out according to script "Like I said, this whole thing is pretty predictable. Back in August, I wrote about Marc Gasol's impending free agency next summer. I said that essentially, though Gasol grew up in Memphis, has always played for Memphis, is part of a winning atmosphere in Memphis, has close teammates in Memphis,..." October 27

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    Kevin Lipe @FlyerGrizBlog

    Grizzlies announce they've waived Patrick Christopher and Kalin Lucas. I expect to see them in Iowa jerseys soon enough.