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  • Projecting Every NBA Team's Opening Night Starting 5

    Bleacher Report "Whether players want to admit it or not, there's a certain cachet that comes along with being an NBA starter. And at the dawn of another regular season, there are still a few starting spots around the league to be determined. Who'll get a shot at..." October 16

  • Recap Of 2019 NBA Draft Pick Signings

    Hoops Rumors "When word broke last week that Hornets second-round pick Jalen McDaniels had signed with the team, it meant that we now know the 2019/20 plans for all 60 of this year’s NBA draft picks. The majority of this year’s draftees signed NBA contracts..." October 16

  • LeBron James ‘won’t talk’ about China controversy again

    CNN "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is ready to move on from the China controversy and focus on winning a championship and other things. Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey as "misinformed" over a tweet supporting..." October 16

  • 5 Players Who Can Help Karl-Anthony Towns In Minnesota

    Fadeaway World "The Minnesota Timberwolves have a spectacular talent on their roster in Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT is a two-way player who is not even in his prime yet. With the potential to be one of the best players in the league, Towns could certainly use some help if the Wolves want to keep him happy where he..." October 16

  • Grizzlies Sign Jarrod Uthoff, Waive Ahmad Caver "The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that the team signed forward Jarrod Uthoff. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition, the team waived guard Ahmad Caver. Uthoff (6-9, 221) has played two seasons in the NBA G League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants,..." October 16

  • Top 5 NBA Players Who Were Traded Too Soon

    Fadeaway World "Everyone knows that the NBA is a business. Teams always become impatient with players and would rather get rid of the player than work with him. Sometimes this tactic does work in the team’s favor but there are a few cases as to where the team that made the trade has regretted the..." October 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Favored To Win NBA MVP; Zion Williamson Is Heavy Rookie Of Year Favorite "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is favored to win his second straight NBA MVP award while New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson is the favorite to be named NBA Rookie of the Year, according to Antetokounmpo won his first MVP after the 2018-19..." October 16

  • 4 Best Trade Packages For Kyle Lowry

    Fadeaway World "Kyle Lowry was the point guard for the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors last season. After bouncing around the league for so long, he found a team where he can flourish with the Raptors. Lowry has become a better player every year, adding a very effective deep-range jumper to a game that was..." October 15

  • Grizzlies Sign Ahmad Caver, Waive Dusty Hannahs

    CBS Sports "Dusty Hannahs was waived by Memphis on Tuesday. " October 15

  • Players argued to Adam Silver they would’ve been punished for tweet as costly as Daryl Morey’s

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a tense meeting with players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers last week when he arrived in Shanghai, sources told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. During the meeting, sources said, several prominent players voiced..." October 15

  • Andre Iguodala to decide between Lakers and Clippers if bought out by Grizzlies

    Lakers Nation "When Andre Iguodala was traded from the Golden State Warriors to the Memphis Grizzlies, the assumption was the rebuilding team would eventually buy him out. Around the league, it became common knowledge the only contenders he’d seriously consider are the Los Angeles..." October 15

  • Report: LeBron told Silver to speak on China situation before players do

    The Score "In an Oct. 9 meeting that included all members of the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, LeBron James informed NBA commissioner Adam Silver that it would be unfair for players to speak publicly about the NBA's ongoing dispute with China before..." October 14

  • Tencent restores some NBA games after China controversy

    Larry Brown Sports "There may be a bit of a truce forming between the NBA and some aspects of the China controversy. Chinese technology company Tencent, the NBA’s exclusive digital partner in the country, quietly returned a pair of preseason games to streaming status. " October 14

  • 'It's the dirty little secret that everybody knows about'

    ESPN "IT'S THE AFTERNOON of Feb. 26, during a three-games-in-four-nights stretch, and Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is on a roll. Tomorrow night, his Heat will host the Golden State Warriors, then fly to Houston to face the Rockets on Feb. 28. But now he's rattling off what time the..." October 14

  • How a childhood of terror and triumph shaped Memphis Grizzlies wing Marko Guduric

    USA Today "When Marko Guduric returns to the remote mountain town Priboj, where he was raised in Serbia, he no longer plays on the outdoor basketball courts that he used as a child. He cherishes his time off too much to risk injury for the sake of..." October 13

  • Top 10 Best NBA Scoring Duos Of The 21th Century

    Fadeaway World "Basketball in the NBA has been characterized by high octane offense of late. The Golden State Warriors have been honored with starting the trend of fast, high scoring games with a high volume of three-pointers. With the NBA adapting the rulebook to welcome more of such games, it..." October 12

  • Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas has no structural damage in foot, won’t play in remaining preseason games

    Clutch Points "Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas has no structural damage in his foot, but he won’t play in the remaining preseason games, according to David Cobb of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Valanciunas has been dealing with foot soreness. The Grizzlies..." October 12

  • Star Trade Ideas Ahead of Season Start

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to talk NBA trades, even if the 2019-20 season has yet to start. It's a time for unbridled optimism, but those feelings will quickly turn to desperation as teams begin to fall out of the playoff race. While some star players are likely to be..." October 11

  • Andre Iguodala expected to pick between Lakers, Clippers if Memphis buys him out

    Clutch Points "Andre Iguodala is expected to pick one of the Los Angeles teams if he is bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Grizzlies continue to pursue trade avenues while he remains away from the team, but if they find themselves unable..." October 11

  • Sports agents warn NBA players to avoid China talk as athletes, executives walk ‘fine line’

    CNBC "NBA players have been unusually quiet on China since the nation started severing ties with the league. That may stem from the private advice they are getting from sports agents to tread lightly — or avoid discussing it entirely — if they are asked about the uproar over Hong..." October 11

  • NBA salary cap experts prepping scenarios in which China controversy lowers 2020-21 cap by 10-15%

    Yahoo! Sports "At least five NBA teams are having their salary cap personnel plan for a scenario in which the cap for the 2020-21 season could drop between 10 and 15 percent due to the current situation between the NBA and China, league sources told Yahoo Sports. This is part of the..." October 10

  • Charles Barkley Rips 'Idiots' For Criticizing NBA Over China

    TMZ "Charles Barkley is going scorched earth on "idiots" who are criticizing the NBA's handling of the China situation ... calling people "jackasses" and hypocrites for blasting the league!! The ex-NBA superstar says he can't believe the way people are..." October 10

  • Dennis Rodman offers to be NBA's ambassador amid China controversy

    The Score "Dennis Rodman wants to help make peace between the NBA and China. As the fallout continues after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters, Rodman posted a video on his Twitter account Wednesday in which he offered to serve as..." October 10

  • Workers forced to re-sand floors for NBA game in China after sponsors pulled out

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA decided to hold its ground and continue with its scheduled preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai on Thursday, but some significant adjustments had to be made before the ball tipped off. Despite the Chinese government canceling all media..." October 10

  • As impasse over pro-Hong Kong tweet simmers, what's at stake for the NBA in China?

    USA Today "In the late 1980s, when the NBA began making inroads into China, the league sent CCTV NBA games on videotape and told the state-run TV station it could air games at no cost. By 1992, the league had opened an office in Hong Kong, and by 2004, the NBA was playing preseason games in..." October 09

  • NBA players most likely to be traded this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA teams had historically high roster churn this summer. With so many newcomers around the league, there are fewer than usual obvious in-season trade candidates entering the year. But a few still stand out: Nene (Rockets) The NBA nixed the Rockets’..." October 09

  • Chinese apparel brand ANTA halts contract negotiations with NBA

    SI "The Chinese shoe company Anta Sports said it will suspend contract renewal negotiations with the NBA, according to Reuters.  Anta's move is the latest in a series of backlashes to a tweet in support of Hong Kong protestors by Rockets general manager Daryl..." October 09

  • Adam Silver shows NBA will only go so far in making nice with China

    USA Today "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went to the podium in Tokyo on Tuesday to answer questions about the international crisis his league has found itself in the middle of, he had already made an important choice.  Instead of continuing acquiescence to..." October 08

  • Will NBA games in China be cancelled? Nation pulls plug on airing games, celebrities boycott

    USA Today "China will not air two preseason NBA games scheduled in China this week on TV and the Internet after NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s latest comments in Tokyo showing unwavering support for free speech and the growing rift between the league and China. There is concern..." October 08

  • Adam Silver Going to Shanghai to Salvage Relationship with China

    TMZ "NBA commissioner Adam Silver is going to Shanghai to try and repair the league's relationship with China ... but says he won't bend when it comes to protecting freedom of expression. "The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players,..." October 08

  • No. 2 pick Ja Morant dazzles in preseason debut

    TSN "Ja Morant didn't keep Memphis fans waiting long for his first basket. Morant, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, scored off a baseline drive on the game's first possession and finished with 10 points and seven assists as Memphis topped Maccabi Haifa 123-88 on Sunday in..." October 07

  • As Josh Jackson heads to G-League, Grizzlies leadership 'excited to see where that goes'

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins and executive vice president of basketball operations Zach Kleiman sat down with Josh Jackson last week to present him with a plan. It's a plan that came to light publicly on Friday when news broke that the third-year wing will begin his tenure..." October 04

  • Adam Silver hopes to launch pro league in India "NBA commissioner Adam Silver plans to create a professional basketball league in India that will be reminiscent of the Basketball Africa League (launching in 2020), The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reports. “There’s a serious consideration to the launch of a..." October 04

  • The NBA is playing in India for the first time ever

    CNN "The National Basketball Association (NBA) has arrived in India. Two NBA teams -- the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers -- will go head to head in two preseason games on Friday and Saturday in Mumbai. It's not just the first ever NBA game in India -- it's the first time..." October 04

  • Grayson Allen And Morgan Reid Still Going Strong

    Sports Gossip "Grayson Allen and his girlfriend Morgan Reid are still going strong.  The last time we saw the two they were vacationing during the All-Star break. Since then the two have become very busy.  Allen was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies and Reid has started her professional..." October 03

  • Poll: Best NBA Head Coaching Hire Of Offseason

    Hoops Rumors "As our recap of the NBA’s 2019 coaching changes shows, six teams conducted searches for permanent head coaches this spring. One of those teams stuck with its interim coach, as the Timberwolves opted to give Ryan Saunders an extension. However, the other five..." October 03

  • Grizzlies get lucky then make their own luck in forward-looking offseason

    Pro Basketball Talk "Earlier this year, the Grizzlies were stubbornly holding onto Marc Gasol and Mike Conley and slowly slipping into irrelevance. Now, Memphis is into a promising rebuild that already claims Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ja Morant as..." October 03

  • Ranking The Best NBA Point Guards By Tiers

    Fadeaway World "The point guard position has changed tremendously over the past decade. The player in this position is no longer required to just run the plays, and lead the team’s offense every night. They must also score the ball, and are often the best scorers on their respective teams! Some..." October 01

  • Lakers, Kings, Suns join Teams Of Despair

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nearly every NBA team was good, is good or will be good. Teams often follow a general lifecycle. They’re young/bad then prime/good then old/bad then start over at the beginning. Teams usually advance through each stage quickly enough that rosters overlap. But not every..." October 01

  • Allen Iverson Is Pissed About ESPN’s Top 100 Players Ranking

    Philly Voice "Ask almost anyone under 40 whether Allen Iverson is a top 50 all-time NBA player, and they would probably look at you like you're crazy for questioning it. Even with a sound methodology and a full review of the history of the NBA, any and every player ranking is ultimately going..." September 30

  • Team USA’s Jerry Colangelo: ‘Our focus is apparently on the Olympics, I expected a different response’

    Clutch Points "USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo showed a distinct disappointment after witnessing the wave of withdrawals from consideration for the recent FIBA 2019 World Cup and a subsequent enthusiastic desire from players to be considered for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It..." September 30

  • Grizzlies’ Ja Morant Ready For Camp; De'Anthony Melton Out 4-8 Weeks

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "A back issue will keep Grizzlies point guard De'Anthony Melton from participating in the team's training camp. The franchise announced a health update on several players Thursday, and it was mostly good news except for with Melton, who is expected to be out of..." September 27

  • Questions surround Josh Jackson, Grayson Allen entering Grizzlies training camp

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "For most Grizzlies players, Monday's media day will be a routine formality on the path to a new season. They will tell of their offseason progress, pose for photos in their game uniforms and explain their excitement to be part of a revamped franchise with a promising..." September 27

  • NBA amends tampering guidelines for players, team officials

    The Score "The NBA has sent a memo to teams regarding its amended tampering guidelines, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Any player who induces another to demand a trade will be deemed as violating the rules. However, isolated comments by a team official praising a player..." September 27

  • Former No. 4 pick Josh Jackson to start season in G League

    Sportsnet "Memphis Grizzlies guard Josh Jackson, the fourth-overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, will start the season in the NBA’s G League, according to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania.  

    September 27

  • Kobe Bryant Reportedly Held an Invite-Only Training Camp With Select NBA Players

    Complex "According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Kobe Bryant handpicked a number of current NBA players to attend a training camp last month at his new facility in California.   Kobe Bryant, I'm..." September 27

  • Grizzlies are handling Andre Iguodala situation just right

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies are playing this just right. It’s a phrase thrown around often the past five months or so, a phrase that felt foreign around these parts as they flailed aimlessly the past couple of years.  In this case, this refers to how the..." September 27

  • NBA cracking down on teams lying about players’ height

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA is tired of teams inaccurately portraying the size of their players, and steps are being taken to put an end to it. A memo was sent to NBA teams this week notifying them that they will have to certify the height and age of each individual player on their roster at some point..." September 26

  • Bleacher Report's All-Time Player Rankings: NBA's Top 50 Revealed

    Bleacher Report "A total of 4,374 players have appeared in at least one NBA game. How can anyone whittle that number down to the top 50? Attempting to create that list is an excruciating endeavor. The number of painful omissions may be about as large as the list..." September 26

  • Michael Jordan Would Earn $125 Million For A Single Season in 2019

    Fadeaway World "Michael Jordan dominated the basketball floor in a way very few have ever seen. And while he is still reaping the financial benefits of his success today, he could have made so much more had he been playing in today’s game. In a YouTube video by JxmyHighroller, the narrator..." September 26