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  • Memphis Grizzlies sign Jevon Carter to multi-year contract

    NBA.com "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

  • Marc Gasol opens up about issues he had with David Fizdale

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the main reasons David Fizdale was fired as the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies last season was that he was not getting along with Marc Gasol, but the three-time NBA All-Star does not feel responsible for the way things ended. In an interview with Robert Alvarez of..." July 09

  • Spurs Unlikely to Match Anderson's Offer Sheet

    Bleacher Report "The San Antonio Spurs reportedly aren't planning to match the Memphis Grizzlies' offer sheet to restricted free-agent forward Kyle Anderson before Sunday night's deadline. Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reported it's "unlikely" the Spurs will..." July 08

  • Report: Kyle Anderson signs a four-year offer sheet with Memphis

    247 Sports "Just hours after veteran point guard Tony Parker agreed to a two-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets, the San Antonio Spurs could be on the verge of losing another key member of their rotation as reserve forward Kyle Anderson has been offered and subsequently signed, a lucrative..." July 06

  • Report: Tyreke Evans turned down Warriors’ MLE that went to Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Here is yet another star that aligned perfectly for the Golden State Warriors to land DeMarcus Cousins. Anthony Slater of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that Evans, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Indiana Pacers, was Golden State’s original target for their..." July 04

  • Tyreke Evans, Pacers reportedly have mutual interest

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyreke Evans is arguably the best scoring guard left on the free agent market, and he has drawn interest from several teams. The Indiana Pacers are among those teams, and it sounds like Evans has a decent chance of signing with them. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday..." July 03

  • Warriors to meet with free-agent guard Tyreke Evans

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors are meeting with free-agent guard Tyreke Evans in Los Angeles on Monday, according to Evans’ brother. In an interview with ESPN radio’s Memphis affiliate, 92.9 FM, Doc Evans said that Tyreke has meetings scheduled Monday with Golden State, the Lakers and..." July 03

  • Memphis Grizzlies sign Jaren Jackson Jr. to multi-year contract

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jevon Carter agonized for months over where they would end up going in the NBA Draft, but now that they're in Memphis, things are moving forward quickly. The two Grizzlies draftees will begin their first on-court action with the team in Summer League play in Salt..." July 02

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Grizzlies agree to one-year deal with Omri Casspi

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Memphis Grizzlies agreed to a one-year deal with Omri Casspi as NBA free agency kicked off early Sunday morning. The news was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Casspi, who cannot formally sign his deal until July 6, appeared in 53 games last season for..." July 01

  • Avery Bradley Drawing Interest from Grizzlies

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly planning to pursue Avery Bradley during the July free-agency period. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Wednesday that Bradley is among the Grizzlies' top targets with their mid-level exception.   ..." June 27

  • Indiana Pacers Expected to Target Tyreke Evans and Will Barton in Free Agency

    Indiana Sports Coverage "The Indiana Pacers are expected to target Tyreke Evans and Will Barton in free agency, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. The news came following the release of a report by Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania that the team will be declining Lance Stephenson’s team..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Grizzlies Release Omari Johnson

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have waived forward Omari Johnson, per an official release from the team. Johnson signed a multiyear deal, his first in the NBA, with Memphis late in the 2017/18 season, but his salary for this upcoming season was non-guaranteed, meaning the Grizzlies won’t be..." June 24

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Memphis Grizzlies select Jaren Jackson Jr. with No. 4 overall pick in NBA Draft

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Memphis Grizzlies selected (Michigan State forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Jackson only averaged 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in his freshman season but the 18-year-old was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He was also..." June 21

  • Report: Grizzlies' No. 4 pick may have Chandler Parsons attached

    Sportsnaut "The Memphis Grizzlies are open to trading the No. 4 pick in the 2018 draft, but they’re looking to package Chandler Parsons in any deal. According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, Memphis would be “likely” to include Parsons and his hefty contract should a trade..." June 21

  • Grizzlies expect interest in No. 4 pick to intensify, sources say

    ESPN "The Memphis Grizzlies are in discussions with a number of teams to trade the No. 4 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, league sources told ESPN. Any such trade would likely include forward Chandler Parsons, whose contract is considered an albatross because of his knee..." June 21

  • Seven Teams Discussing No. 4 Pick With Grizzlies

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies remain in discussions with a number of clubs about the possibility of a trade involving the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, reports Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com. Givony identifies the Mavericks, Magic, Bulls, Knicks, Nuggets, Celtics, and Clippers as teams that have shown..." June 21

  • Mo Bamba Has Reportedly Refused To Workout For The Memphis Grizzlies

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft is rapidly approaching, and after months of speculating and projecting, by the end of Thursday night we’ll finally at least know where 60 of the top prospects are going to play next season. The top of the draft is always the most intriguing, as that’s where..." June 19

  • Grizzlies, Magic getting draft trade inquiries

    Yardbarker "Teams near the top of the draft continue to explore trade options as Thursday approaches. The Grizzlies are one of those teams, as they continue to receive significant interest in scenarios that would see them send out Chandler Parsons along with the No. 4 pick, per Marc Stein of The New York..." June 18

  • Grizzlies 'Seriously Considering' Michael Porter Jr.

    Bleacher Report "Michael Porter Jr. is a bit of a mystery as an NBA draft prospect after having missed almost all of his only college season with a back injury. At least two teams at the top of the draft, however, reportedly have him on their short lists. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the..." June 16

  • Report: Grizzlies gauging trade market for Chandler Parsons, No. 4 pick package

    Larry Brown Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies may be plotting moves ahead of next week’s draft. Michael Scotto of The Athletic reported on Thursday that the Grizzlies are gauging the trade market for a package consisting of forward Chandler Parsons and the No. 4 overall pick. The..." June 14

  • Grizzlies Owner Sees No Reason Team Can’t Win 50-Plus Games Next Season

    SLAM Online "After seven straight playoff appearances, the Memphis Grizzlies fell extremely short of that goal in 2017-18, finishing with the second worst record (22-60) in the NBA. But owner Robert Pera is confident his team will bounce back, attributing the struggles this past season..." June 14

  • Jerry Stackhouse joins Memphis Grizzlies as assistant coach

    NBA.com "After making the rounds in early head coaching interviews, Jerry Stackhouse will reportedly take an important step toward ultimately earning that position. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday that Stackhouse, a former NBA All-Star and standout head coach in the NBA G..." June 10

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Keith Smarts expected departure will leave an opening for Grizzlies

    Yardbarker "Grizzlies assistant Keith Smart is expected to become a top assistant on David Fizdale’s staff with the Knicks, tweets ESPN’s Ian Begley. Smart was an assistant with Fizdale for two years in Miami and came to Memphis with him when he was hired as head coach in 2016. Smart,..." May 19

  • Grizzlies To Explore Trading No. 4 Pick?

    Hoops Rumors "The buzz at this week’s draft combine in Chicago suggests that the Grizzlies are a prime candidate to trade a high pick next month, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News. Deveney hears that the Grizzlies’ preference would be to move up to No. 1 or No. 2 to grab one of..." May 18

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • David Fizdale Takes Responsibility For Issues With Marc Gasol

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Conley Jr. was caught in the middle between David Fizdale and Marc Gasol as he had a strong relationship with both. Last offseason, Fizdale flew to Europe to try to repair the relationship with Gasol. Gasol was not interested in a reconciliation. Gasol's close relationship with Robert Pera..." May 08