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  • Hornets not trading for Marc Gasol soured Kemba Walker on Hornets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kemba Walker has never had an All-Star teammate. For someone as established as Walker, that’s unprecedented. The Hornets nearly paired Walker with a former All-Star, though. Shortly before the trade deadline, they reportedly nearly dealt for Marc Gasol. But talks stalled, and..." April 19

  • Rich Cho discusses landing high-level job with Grizzlies

    Hoops Rumors "After being let go by Charlotte in 2018, former Hornets GM Rich Cho had been consulting work for the Grizzlies, so it made sense that new Memphis executive VP of basketball operations and former Hornets intern Zach Kleiman contacted him right away last week when a permanent, high-level position..." April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Grizzlies Hire Rich Cho, Glen Grunwald For Front Office Roles

    Real GM Basketball "The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho as VP of Basketball Strategy and Glen Grunwald as Senior Advisors. The Grizzlies demoted both Chris Wallace and John Hollinger this offseason. Cho was previously general manager of the Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail..." April 17

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Jeff Teague, Kent Bazemore, Marvin Williams, C.J. Miles opting in

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kent Bazemore signed with the Hawks in 2016, when the salary jumped more than $24 million – more than triple the next-largest increase in NBA history. That same year, with Charlotte coming off its best season since reemerging as the Bobcats, Marvin Williams re-signed with the Hornets. In..." April 15

  • Jonas Valanciunas in Toronto to cheer on Raptors in Game 1

    Sportsnet "There’s a familiar face sitting courtside for the Toronto Raptors‘ first playoff game against the Orlando Magic. Longtime Raptor Jonas Valanciunas, who was traded from Toronto to the Memphis Grizzlies at this year’s deadline in exchange for Marc Gasol, made the trip..." April 13

  • Celtics lose three draft tiebreakers, get prolonged drama with Grizzlies first-rounder

    Pro Basketball Talk "Neither the Grizzlies nor Celtics want a middling lottery pick this year. They’ll have to continue sweating out which team will get stuck with it. Memphis owes Boston a first-round pick that’s top-eight protected this year. The Grizzlies want to convey it in..." April 13

  • Grizzlies’ C.J. Miles Opts In For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "  Grizzlies sharpshooter C.J. Miles has exercised the player option on his contract for the 2019/20 season, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Miles had informed Peter Edmiston of The Athletic (Twitter link) on Thursday that he intended to opt..." April 12

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Police Not Recommending Sex Abuse Charges For Ex-NBA Player Mike Bibby

    SI "Authorities in Phoenix say that former NBA guard Mike Bibby will likely not face criminal charges after being accused of sexual abuse. Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Vince Lewis told the Arizona Republic that the police department won't recommend criminal charges against..." April 12

  • Jonas Valanciunas says his ‘priority’ is staying with Grizzlies

    Clutch Points "Jonas Valanciunas was impressive for the Memphis Grizzlies over the past two months, and he’s making it clear he wants to return to the team next season: Jonas Valanciunas was part of the trade that sent Marc Gasol to the Raptors in February. In 19 games..." April 11

  • Grizzlies fire head coach J.B. Bickerstaff

    Yahoo! Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies are shaking things up. According to multiple reports, the team has decided to fire head coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Bickerstaff just finished his first season as the team’s full-time head coach. He served as the interim head coach for the 2017-18..." April 11

  • Grizzlies Reassign Chris Wallace, Shake Up Front Office

    SLAM Online "In addition to firing head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, the Grizzlies have reassigned 12-year general manager Chris Wallace, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, tweets. In place of the outgoing Wallace, Jason Wexler will be promoted to president of business and basketball operations, while Zach..." April 11

  • Mike Conley Says He's Not Interested in Grizzlies' Rebuild Amid Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Entering an offseason of uncertainty, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley doesn't want to be part of another long-term rebuilding effort.  Per The Athletic's Omari Sankofa II, Conley explained what his goals are as he prepares for the 2019-20..." April 11

  • Are the Grizzlies and Delon (W)right for each other moving forward?

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Perception is not always reality. When the Memphis Grizzlies traded Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors, a common thought was that Delon Wright was the coveted piece and Jonas Valanciunas was the throw in piece for salary purposes. Well,..." April 08

  • Celtics reportedly hoping Grizzlies’ pick does not convey this year

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics acquired a future first-round pick from the Memphis Grizzlies back in 2014 as part of a three-team trade involving Jeff Green, but they are hoping to wait at least another year before cashing in on it. Memphis is currently 32-48 with two games remaining in the..." April 08

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Grizzlies To Sign Tyler Zeller

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies are signing veteran center Tyler Zeller for the rest of the season, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). The release of shooting guard Dusty Hannahscreated the roster spot necessary to add Zeller. Zeller, 29, has..." April 05

  • Grizzlies Waive Dusty Hannahs

    SLAM Online "The Memphis Grizzlies appear to have waived Dusty Hannahs. Earlier this afternoon, the 25-year-old tweeted as much, vowing to one day make a return to the NBA. The Grizz initially signed Hannahs to 10-day pact by means of a hardship exception on March 30 and his release..." April 05

  • Grizzlies' Valanciunas to miss rest of season with ankle sprain

    The Score "Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas will miss the rest of the regular season after suffering a grade two right-ankle sprain on Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers, the team announced on Monday. Surgery won't be required, and the Lithuanian is expected to make a full..." April 01

  • Grizzlies recall Jevon Carter from G-League

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies have had a season of upheaval after drafting Jaren Jackson Jr. 4th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, attempting to make a run at the Western Conference Playoffs, falling short, then trading away one of the franchise’s cornerstones in Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors at..." March 30

  • Former Arkansas guard Dusty Hannahs expected to sign 10-day contract with Memphis Grizzlies

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former University of Arkansas guard Dusty Hannahs is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, multiple sources confirmed to the Commercial Appeal. Hannahs, 25, just finished his second season with Memphis Hustle of the G-League. The Hustle's season..." March 30

  • Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr. done for season

    Yardbarker "Considering they haven’t seen any game action since Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, respectively, Grizzlies regulars Kyle Anderson and Jaren Jackson Jr. weren’t considered great bets to return to the court before the end of the regular season. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff confirmed as much..." March 29

  • Grizzlies' Conley would 'love' to play for contender

    The Score "As the Memphis Grizzlies' season winds down with no chance of a playoff appearance, veteran point guard Mike Conley is hoping his near future will involve suiting up for a more competitive team - one way or another. "It's just really late in my career, and I want to have..." March 29

  • Mike Conley couldn’t sleep the night before the trade deadline

    Bleacher Report "Every once in a while, Mike Conley will look up, thinking he has spotted a figure from his not-too-distant past inside the Memphis Grizzlies' locker room. "I'll just see somebody walking in and I'm not really looking at who it is, and I swear it's Tony..." March 29

  • Conley passes Marc Gasol for No. 1 on Grizzlies' all-time scoring list

    The Score "With 2:50 remaining in the second quarter against the visiting Golden State Warriors, Mike Conley hoisted a 23-foot 3-pointer from the right corner. In connecting on that shot, the Memphis Grizzlies' all-time leader in games played passed his longtime former running..." March 28

  • How surfing, volleyball stars saved Joakim Noah's career

    USA Today "Joakim Noah pulled out his cell phone because the story of how one of the most famous couples in sports helped him find happiness on the basketball court again was in there. “I want to show you this,” Noah said after a recent game.  On the..." March 27

  • Joshua Kushner and Brandon Arrindell purchase shares of Grizzlies

    The Daily Memphian "Joshua Kushner and Brandon Arrindell, former classmates at Harvard, have purchased separate minority stakes in the Memphis Grizzlies, according to league sources. Kushner, brother of President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, is founder and managing partner of Thrive..." March 22

  • Grizzlies’ Bradley To Miss At Least One Week

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran guard Avery Bradley will be the latest Grizzlies player to miss time with an injury, as the club announced today (via Twitter) that Bradley will be re-evaluated in a week after being diagnosed with a right shin contusion. The news comes on the heels of a Tuesday announcement..." March 20

  • Avery Bradley out at least a week with shin injury

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Avery Bradley is expected to miss a crucial stretch for the Grizzlies, who are clinging to hopes of remaining competitive in the season's final weeks amid mounting injuries. The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that Bradley suffered a shin contusion in the team's loss at..." March 20

  • C.J. Miles likely out for remainder of season

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that veteran forward CJ Miles is likely out for the remainder of the season. It is sadly just another Memphis Grizzlies to go down for the season. Add C.J. to the list with Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, and Jaren..." March 19

  • The Grizzlies shouldn’t convey their pick in 2019

    Grizzly Bear Blues "All great campaigns have a slogan. A slogan is supposed to be a catchy way to convince you to buy into the candidate and the platform they are running on. They are meant to inspire. They are designed to represent vision. A slogan plays a major role on the campaign..." March 18

  • Jazz, Grizzlies Could Resume Mike Conley Trade Talks In June

    Real GM Basketball "The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz could pick up their trade talks involving Mike Conley around the draft. The Grizzlies and Jazz held serious talks on Conley leading to the deadline, but no trade was ultimately executed. " March 18

  • Joakim Noah has a lot of respect for Bradley Beal

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was on fire yet again on Saturday as he torched the Memphis Grizzlies for a game-high 40 points on 12-of-17 shooting. Following his team’s 135-128 defeat, Grizzlies veteran big man Joakim Noah expressed his admiration towards Beal, despite..." March 17

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two 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 (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Who is the real Avery Bradley?

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The career of Avery Bradley has been a roller coaster ever since leaving the Boston Celtics in the 2017 off-season. He was traded to the Detroit Pistons, and Bradley, who was a known defense-first playmaker, was actually coming off his best offensive season of his..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Joakim Noah’s demise was greatly exaggerated

    Clutch Points "When the New York Knicks finally parted ways with big man Joakim Noah after a disastrous stretch, it looked like it was the end for Noah. However, he then signed with the Memphis Grizzlies and is actually somewhat resembling his old self. Okay; the operative word..." February 27

  • Former NBA player Mike Bibby under investigation after sex abuse allegation by teacher, report says

    Sporting News "Mike Bibby, a former NBA player and current head basketball coach at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz., is under investigation after sexual abuse allegations surfaced by a teacher at the school. The Arizona Republic broke the news Monday and later confirmed..." February 26

  • Conley staying upbeat as Grizzlies tumble

    The Score "While Mike Conley is having a resurgent season at age 31, it's been a challenging year overall for the Memphis Grizzlies floor general. The club dealt his longtime running mate Marc Gasol, and Conley himself was mentioned in trade rumors as the Grizzlies skidded after a promising..." February 25

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Grizzlies' Jackson out for 'foreseeable future' with quad injury

    Bleacher Report "Memphis Grizzlies rookie forward Jaren Jackson Jr. has suffered a right quad injury and "will be sidelined for the foreseeable future," ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday night. The Grizzlies returned to action from the All-Star break Friday against the Los..." February 23

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons will 'get minutes like everybody else'

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Chandler Parsons likened his first official practice back with the Grizzlies on Thursday to the first day of school.  "And I went to the school earlier in the year," he said. "It’s weird.” When the Grizzlies host the Clippers on..." February 22

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20