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  • Report: Multiple teams interested in Austin Rivers, no offer from Grizzlies

    Larry Brown Sports "Austin Rivers is expected to have a very brief stay in Phoenix after he was traded from the Washington Wizards to the Suns on Saturday as part of a deal involving Kelly Oubre and Trevor Ariza, and it sounds like there are a number of teams that would like to add the veteran..." December 18

  • Rivers Expected To Sign With Grizzlies

    Hoops Rumors "Austin Rivers technically hasn’t been released yet by the Suns, but once he’s officially cut and clears waivers, he’s expected to finalize a new deal with the Grizzlies, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Reports..." December 18

  • Wizards, Suns, Grizzlies blame each other for failed Brooks trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "A three-way trade between the Wizards, Suns and Grizzlies fell part due to Brooks confusion. Phoenix thought it was getting Dillon Brooks. Memphis thought it was sending MarShon Brooks. In the aftermath, the Wizards and Suns agreed to a simpler deal,..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • The twists and turns of the Trevor Ariza trade that never really happened

    ESPN "Trevor Ariza began Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. He ended Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. But for a few brief hours, it looked as though the 15th-year forward was going to be on the move. A deal that would've sent him to the Washington Wizards was completed, then fell..." December 15

  • Grizzlies GM Issues Statement On Failed Trade

    Hoops Rumors "For about an hour on Friday night, the Grizzlies appeared poised to finalize a three-team trade with the Suns and Wizards. The proposed deal would have sent Trevor Ariza to Washington and Austin Rivers to Phoenix, and would have allowed Memphis to acquire Kelly Oubre for Wayne Selden, two..." December 15

  • Joakim Noah says he was 'too lit to play in New York City'

    New York Post "It would be kind to describe Joakim Noah’s time in New York as tumultuous. Now newly with the Memphis Grizzlies, the big man has opened up about what he thinks went wrong with the Knicks, and at least some of it has to do with enjoying the New York City night light a bit too..." December 14

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Kyle Anderson and Grit and Grind 2.0

    Grizzly Bear Blues "More than twenty games into his Grizzlies career, Kyle Anderson seems to have established his role for Memphis. He is a versatile, above average defender who has decent rebounding and passing ability but struggles as a shooter. He is someone who is valuable despite his flaws..." December 06

  • Mike Conley on Lack of Respect: 'It's Gotten More Frustrating as I Get Older'

    Bleacher Report "Memphis Grizzlies veteran point guard Mike Conley is in the midst of perhaps his best NBA season, and he is still searching for the respect he feels he deserves. In an interview with The Athletic's Michael Lee, Conley talked about how a lack of All-Star nods..." December 06

  • Grizzlies Joakim Noah on why he’s happy to be back in NBA: “I love basketball”

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "A player known to occasionally be short with media from his time in two of the country's biggest markets nodded a herd of reporters over to his locker. Now in Memphis, a "simple place" as Joakim Noah called it, the 33-year-old two-time All-Star almost..." December 06

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Grizzlies looking to add another piece?

    Yardbarker "The Grizzlies have been one of the surprise teams to start the season, as they sit firmly in the Western Conference playoff picture at 13-8. As the season continues to unfold, it looks more and more clear that the Grizzlies hit on nearly all of their offseason moves as they’ve built a..." December 02

  • L2M report: Refs missed 8 calls in Nets' 2OT loss to Grizzlies

    The Score "It took all of regulation and two overtime frames, but the Memphis Grizzlies escaped Brooklyn with a 131-125 win over the Nets on Friday night. But it certainly didn't help the Nets' cause that the officials missed a whopping six calls that should have gone in their favor,..." December 02

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. becomes 5th teen to score 36-plus in 2OT win over Nets

    The Score "Jaren Jackson Jr. continued his torrid start by scoring 36 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the Memphis Grizzlies' 131-125 double-overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. The Grizzlies rookie joins LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and Cliff Robinson as..." December 01

  • Reports: Grizzlies sign Joakim Noah

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies have signed Joakim Noah to a one-year deal, according to a report from Shams Charania.  Noah was released by the Knicks in October. He signed with the Grizzlies for the veteran's minimum. The 11-year NBA veteran averaged 5.0 points and 8.8..." November 30

  • Grizzlies becomes first team with 19 blocks in a game since 2008

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies put up a block party during a narrow loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday night, totaling 19 blocks in a game for the first time since 2008, per TheAnonymousUsername of Reddit. Led by the starting frontcourt of Jaren Jackson Jr...." November 26

  • Marc Gasol, David Fizdale made peace during phone conversation

    ESPN "No hard feelings linger between David Fizdale and center Marc Gasol as the New York Knicks coach returns to FedEx Forum almost exactly a year after the Memphis Grizzlies fired him in large part due to friction with their franchise center. Gasol and Fizdale made their peace during a..." November 25

  • David Fizdale won’t be emotional against team that fired him

    New York Post "David Fizdale doesn’t expect to get emotional over his return to Memphis. Instead, looking back at his firing there in November 2017, he views himself as fortunate because it led to where he is today. “I ended up becoming the head coach of the New York Knicks, and how..." November 25

  • Mike Conley: Kyle Anderson 'really wanted' win vs. Spurs

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Kyle Anderson completed the same pregame shooting regimen he's completed countless time on the court in the city where his NBA career began as a 21-year-old reserve. Then he ran off the court — down the other tunnel. Before he could reach the safety of..." November 24

  • Marc Gasol praises ex-coach David Fizdale

    New York Daily News "Marc Gasol has placed David Fizdale firmly in the rearview mirror. And even if it doesn’t sound like they’ll ever be friends – or even embrace at the reunion Sunday – Gasol recommended the coach to an inquiring Kristaps Porzingis. “He asked me what I..." November 24

  • Joakim Noah, Memphis Grizzlies Expected to Agree to Deal

    SLAM Online "Big man Joakim Noah and the Memphis Grizzlies are expected to come to terms on a deal late next week, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania: November 24

  • Extensive Discussions Between Grizzlies, Joakim Noah

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have engaged in “extensive discussions” with free agent center Joakim Noah in recent days, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times, who reports (viaTwitter) that the two sides are in talks on a potential deal. Noah, 33, spent two..." November 19

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Grizzlies' Brooks (MCL) out 6 to 8 weeks

    TSN "Canadian Dillon Brooks of the Memphis Grizzlies will miss six to eights weeks folowing a grade II MCL sprain he suffered on Nov 10. against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Grizzlies announced.  " November 12

  • Cavs sign Andrew Harrison to two-way contract, per report

    Fear The Sword "The Cavs are signing Andrew Harrison to one of their two-way contract slots, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnaroiwski. But per Woj, the Harrison will not report to the Canton Charge, the Cavs’ G-League affiliate. Instead, he will spend the entirety of his deal with the..." November 09

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.’s not-so-secret weapon

    Grizzly Bear Blues "So far this season Jaren Jackson Jr. has been exactly what the Grizzlies have wanted from their number four overall pick in the 2018 Draft. The stage was set for him early on after JaMychal Green suffered a broken jaw in just the second game of the season. After..." November 01

  • Memphis Grizzlies release Andrew Harrison

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Memphis Grizzlies have parted ways with guard Andrew Harrison.  General manager Chris Wallace announced Thursday the team waived the former Kentucky star after three seasons with the Grizzlies.  Harrison appeared in 129 games (64 starts) with the Grizzlies and..." November 01

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Marc Gasol Expected To Play Saturday After Injury Scare

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Marc Gasol’s neck made a cracking sound and bent more than the Memphis Grizzlies star ever wanted it to Wednesday night in Sacramento. He temporarily lost feeling in his left arm, and it wouldn’t return as he writhed in pain on the basketball court. He feared the..." October 27

  • Marc Gasol to be re-evaluated after suffering scary shoulder injury

    Clutch Points "  Memphis Grizzlies starting center Marc Gasol will be re-evaluated by team doctors..." October 26

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Memphis Grizzlies' JaMychal Green has surgery for broken jaw, could miss up to month "Memphnis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green had surgery for a broken jaw on Saturday, the team announced this afternoon. Green suffered the injury in Friday night's 131-117 win over the Hawks, and reports say he could miss about one month while recovering. Green played just 14..." October 20

  • Mike Conley knows people forgot about him, says Grizzlies primed for rebound year: 'I got that edge back'

    CBS Sports "Mike Conley didn't always know he'd be a Memphis Grizzlies icon. On more than one occasion early in his career, Conley had a feeling he was about to be traded. In January of his second season, it was more than a feeling: Conley came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Toronto, then..." October 16

  • Grizzlies Cut Three Players To Finalize Roster

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies have finalized their roster for the start of the 2018/19 season, the club announced today in a press release. In order to reach the regular season roster limit, the club waived guard Markel Crawford, guard Brandon Goodwin, and center Doral Moore. The moves don’t..." October 13

  • Patiently waiting on Jaren Jackson Jr.

    Grizzly Bear Blues "It’s easy to want to rush to the good part of something. The climax of a series of movies that you’ve been building to for years and multiple previous films. The center of a Tootsie Pop. The punch line of a great dad joke. All this and so much more are what make this..." October 09

  • Grizzlies To Sign D.J. Stephens To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Former Bucks swingman D.J. Stephens is returning to the NBA, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that the Grizzlies are signing Stephens to a two-way contract. The Grizzlies currently only have one of their two-way slots filled, but they’re..." October 08

  • Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons is desperate to be the player he signed on to be

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Chandler Parsons pointed at his knees, the knees that have given him so much trouble since he arrived in Memphis, and began to explain how much that “big-ass needle” hurt the first time he went to Dusseldorf, Germany, this offseason. Parsons has a needle phobia, and..." October 05

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27

  • Trade Exceptions Expire For Grizzlies, Clippers, Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "Three teams had modest traded player exceptions expire this week, as the Grizzlies, Clippers, and Knicks declined to use their respective TPEs. The exceptions ranged in value from $1.58MM (Clippers) to $3.41MM (Grizzlies), with the Knicks’ $2.38MM TPE falling in the..." September 26

  • New lottery rules change tanking incentives, starting this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "To paraphrase Jerry Tarkanian, the NBA is so mad at the 76ers, it’ll keep the Hawks losing another couple years. The NBA finally enacted lottery reform that will take effect this season. The measures appeared designed to curb Sam Hinkie’s ambitious..." September 23

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • 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