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  • Gilbert Arenas suing ex-girlfriend for $10 million

    Larry Brown Sports "Gilbert Arenas has had his fair share of trouble with women over the years, and the former NBA star is now seeking a lot of money from an ex-girlfriend as a result. According to a report from TMZ, Arenas has filed a lawsuit against a woman who got a restraining order against him..." September 20

  • While league goes small, Grizzlies focus on style where ‘size, physicality, toughness prevails’

    Pro Basketball Talk "There’s something to be said for zigging when the league zags, to not following every trend. Everyone talks about playing more like the Warriors, but unless you have Stephen Curry to set the offensive tone and the insane versatility of Draymond Green on defense, it doesn’t work..." September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Grizzlies Sign Brandon Goodwin To Camp Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have signed undrafted rookie Brandon Goodwin to a contract, reports Jon Roser of the Memphis Grizzlies Radio Network (Twitter link). According to Roser, it’s an Exhibit 10 deal for Goodwin, which means he’ll likely end up with the Memphis Hustle, the Grizzlies’ G..." September 04

  • Warriors Felt Omri Casspi's Attitude Was Suboptimal

    Real GM Basketball "Omri Casspi had a strange season with the Golden State Warriors, struggling with injuries and his three-point shot. Casspi was waived in April to create a roster spot for Quinn Cook.  "I don't know if (it) was a 'blowup' necessarily," wrote Ethan..." August 31

  • Grizzlies Sign Doral Moore To Camp Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have reached an agreement on a training camp deal with undrafted free agent Doral Moore, reports Jon Roser of the Memphis Grizzlies Radio Network (Twitter link). According to Roser, Moore is considered likely to join the Memphis Hustle after spending camp with the..." August 30

  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Nike Agree to Multiyear Sneaker, Apparel Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies hope forward Jaren Jackson Jr. helps lead them back to Western Conference contention after they selected him with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, and he will reportedly be wearing Nike shoes while he attempts to accomplish..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Mike Conley: ‘Frustrating’ Grizzlies aren’t premier destination in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nearly anytime we post a story with the general premise of “Team A is targeting in Star X,” it elicits a reaction like: “Of course, Team A is targeting Star X. Every team is targeting Star X.” But not every team is committed to chasing stars. Sure, all teams..." August 28

  • Grizzlies Waive Kobi Simmons

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have waived Kobi Simmons on a two-way contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports (Twitter link). Simmons played in 32 games for the Grizzlies last season, averaging 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 20.1 minutes of action per contest. " August 28

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Does Chandler Parsons' future with Grizzlies include role off the bench

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Two seasons. Seventy games. Forty-two starts. Almost $46 million. The numbers for Chandler Parsons are nothing short of catastrophic. Although warnings about his knee issues were manifold, the Grizzlies went ahead and threw caution to the wind in a..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Grizzlies Hire Glen Grunwald As Consultant

    Real GM Basketball "Glen Grunwald has taken a consulting job with the Memphis Grizzlies. Grunwald had been the director of athletics and recreation at McMaster University. According to multiple sources, Grunwald has had at least preliminary discussions with Canada Basketball about its vacant..." August 21

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Alexey Shved Drew NBA Interest This Summer

    Hoops Rumors "Former NBA guard Alexey Shved received interest from multiple NBA teams this offseason, but decided to remain overseas for the time being, agent Obrad Fimic told Russian outlet Izvestia (translation via HoopsHype). Shved, who played for the..." August 20

  • Grizzlies expected to bring rookie Jaren Jackson along slowly

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jaren Jackson was one of the standout rookies of Summer League. It started in Salt Lake City at the Jazz Summer League, where he looked like the future of the NBA five — knocking down threes, being athletic enough to run the court on the break, blocking shots, and being physical inside...." August 19

  • Grizzlies need to identify Mike Conley's backup

    Yardbarker "While Mike Conley is expected to return to the Grizzlies‘ starting lineup in 2018-19 after missing nearly all of the 2017-18 campaign with foot issues, Memphis will still need to identify a backup for Conley at point guard. Peter Edmison of The Commercial Appealexamines the..." August 16

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Grizzlies Sign Markel Crawford

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have signed Markel Crawford to a training camp contract, according to RealGM’s NBA transactions log. While specific terms of the deal aren’t known, there’s a good chance it will be an Exhibit 10 contract. Crawford, a..." August 13

  • Grizzlies’ Chandler Parsons looks to be on his way to regaining old form

    Clutch Points "The past two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies have been riddled with injuries for Chandler Parsons. Now, as he enters his third season with the Grizzlies and eighth year as a pro baller, he seems to be returning to old form. The past two seasons with the Memphis..." August 13

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Grizzlies rookie Jevon Carter needs surgery for torn right thumb ligament

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies second-round pick Jevon Carter is out indefinitely after suffering a freak hand injury in a recent workout, according to Michael Wallace of That Carter is required to go under the knife to fix the injury highly suggests that the rookie will be out..." August 09

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Nets, Mavs, Pelicans Eyeing Mario Chalmers

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets, Mavericks, and Pelicans are among the teams that have shown some interest in unrestricted free agent point guard Mario Chalmers, a source tells Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (Twitter link). Chalmers, 32, suffered a torn Achilles in 2016 and sat..." August 07

  • Shelvin Mack, Grizzlies Reportedly Agree to 1-Year Contract

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent point guard Shelvin Mack has agreed to a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. Mack appeared in 69 games for the Orlando Magic in 2017-18, averaging 6.9 points and a team-high 3.9..." August 07

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • Mike Conley: Grizzlies to Have an ‘Awkward Year’

    SLAM Online "It’s going to be an “awkward year” in Memphis, according to point guard Mike Conley. The Grizzlies have had a decent offseason, but Conley knows that the Western Conference only became tougher this summer. Conley is coming off a..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Anderson signing changes Conley's role with Grizzlies

    Yardbarker "Last month’s signing of Kyle Anderson will enable Mike Conley to adopt a different role for the Grizzlies this season, according to Peter Edmiston of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. A point guard throughout his 11-year career, Conley will be used off the ball more..." August 06

  • Grizzlies In Limbo Between Contention And Rebuild

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Memphis Grizzlies have had a pretty good offseason thus far. They drafted a player who could soon be the face of the franchise. They signed an intriguing wing with a cool nickname. They got rid of underwhelming players from the bottom of their roster and replaced them with guys..." August 06

  • Grizzlies' Mike Conley feeling better and plans to be ready for training camp

    ESPN "Memphis Grizzlies star Mike Conley wasn't able to fully participate in Team USA training camp this week as he continues to recover from heel surgery last January. But he says he's feeling good and still on course to be ready by training camp in September. "I'm doing..." July 28

  • Grizzlies trade Jarell Martin to Magic for Dakari Johnson

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Jarell Martin to the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  In exchange, the Grizzlies will receive backup center Dakari Johnson. In 31 games (6 starts) with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the 7-foot Johnson averaged 1.8..." July 23

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • Grizzlies Waive Swingman Myke Henry

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have waived swingman Myke Henry, according to a team press release. Henry was signed to a two-way contract in January. The DePaul product appeared in 20 games with Memphis last season, averaging 5.4 PPG, 1.9 RPG and 1.1 APG in 18.9 MPG.  " July 21

  • Grizzlies Sign Yuta Watanabe To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have signed rookie forward Yuta Watanabe to a two-way contract, according to a team press release. The signing has international significance. Watanabe will likely become just the second player born in Japan to appear in an NBA game. Yuta Tabuse appeared..." July 21

  • Grizzlies in talks to sign guard Shelvin Mack

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies' active summer continues. A source close to proceedings indicates the team is getting close to a deal with point guard Shelvin Mack, an NBA veteran most recently with the Orlando Magic. Mack's signing would bring the Grizzlies to 16 players on their roster, one..." July 20

  • Marc Gasol rescued migrant who was left to die in Mediterranean

    Hoops Hype "Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol helped rescue a woman from Cameroon, who would have been otherwise left to die in the Mediterranean Sea. July 19

  • Grizzlies Trade Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis to Kings for Garrett Temple

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies will trade Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis and cash considerations to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Garrett Temple, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. The move sees McLemore return to Sacramento, where he spent the first four years of..." July 17

  • Memphis Grizzlies sign Jevon Carter to multi-year contract "Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the team has signed 2018 second round draft pick Jevon Carter to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Selected 32nd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, Carter..." July 16

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Warriors, Spurs, Grizzlies, Nets, Pacers interested in Rodney Stuckey

    Clutch Points "As many as five teams have sent representatives to watch guard Rodney Stuckey put out an individual workout in Las Vegas, according to international reporter David Pick. The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, and..." July 12

  • Daniel Theis, Wayne Selden Get Salary Guarantees

    Hoops Rumors "When center Daniel Theis signed a two-year contract with the Celtics last summer, the second year of that deal was non-guaranteed. However, Theis would be assured of his full 2018/19 salary guarantee if he remainder under contract through July 10. According to multiple reports,..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09