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Gasol’s Career Night Makes Grizzlies History on Opening Night

Mike Conley got off to a sluggish start but came up big when it counted, posting 16 points and 6 assists. This has never happened in Memphis. EVER. Up until tonight, the Grizzlies had NEVER won the first game of the season. They’d only won their home opener once, back in that November when they opened up 12-1 (they beat Utah). But suffice to say that when the schedule was announced...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Memphis deals Wolves unsettling season-opening loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-101 on Wednesday night for the franchise's first victory in a season opener since 2000. Zach Randolph added 25 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis, which had dropped its last 13 openers. Gasol also had nine rebounds, Mike Conley scored 16 points and Courtney...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies 2014-15: Looking back and moving forward

Last May, the Oklahoma City Thunder wrapped up what may have been the most exciting playoff series last year and sent the Memphis Grizzlies back home after defeating them 120-109 in game 7. Grizznation has had a bad taste in its mouth since that crushing defeat. Between the front office upheaval, considerations of a new coach, and some new faces on the team, Grizzlies fans experienced...
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien interested in buying Hawks

Former Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien, who parted ways with the organization in rather shocking fashion back in May, might be interested in putting a group of potential buyers together to try to purchase the Atlanta Hawks, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal's Ronald Tillery. I'm not sure how seriously to take a tweet citing the "rumor mill," but it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Grizzlies Break Opening Night Jinx?

Mike Conley will square off against Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. It’s never happened before in Memphis. EVER. The Grizzlies, no matter how talented or well coached, ALWAYS seem to lose their first game of the season, and almost NEVER win their home opener. Tonight, they tip off against the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves — plus Andrew Wiggins & Thaddeus...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Opener: Wolves @ Grizzlies

It is officially official, we can now watch the Wolves in live, actual, crystal clear HDTV instead of grainy 1995 jumbo-tron/radio web links, complete with virus-laden car insurance ads shouting into your speakers at unpredictable times. We can now pause and rewind plays while anticipating what opposing teams’ announcers will laud the Wolves for now that JJ Barea has been waived...
Via TWolves Blog
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies : Offseason Chronicles.

Photo by Joe Murphy/ Getty Images. Kai Jordan, Memphis Grizzlies Writer. The Grizzlies have successfully managed to survive an injury-free offseason, that’s the most important fact you will read in this entire article. What an offseason it has been for this team and fans. It’s been a while since I’ve had you guys here so let’s do some catching up! Grizzlies CEO Jason...
Via TopSportsReport
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol free agency talk playing out according to script

Like I said, this whole thing is pretty predictable. Back in August, I wrote about Marc Gasol's impending free agency next summer. I said that essentially, though Gasol grew up in Memphis, has always played for Memphis, is part of a winning atmosphere in Memphis, has close teammates in Memphis, and has no reason to leave Memphis, he wasn't going to do an extension, and that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: New York Knicks to Pursue Marc Gasol in Free Agency

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is a big man, and he’s going to be a big time commodity on the free agency market next offseason. He’s trying to avoid talking about next offseason until it actually arrives, but it’s proving to be more difficult than he could have imaged. Rumors are already surfacing that the Lakers, Celtics, and Knicks will pursue the 2013 Defensive Player...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kyrie Irving Puts on a Show Against Memphis

It wasn’t just the number of points that Kyrie Irving scored last night against the Memphis Grizzlies (16 points on 7-11 shooting), but it was HOW he scored those 16 points. Irving drew ‘ooh’s’ and ‘ahh’s’ from the crowd at the FedEx Forum as he scored on an array of crossover moves and drives to the basket. Surprisingly, however, the highlight of the night didn...
Via Cavs Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joerger: Tony Allen and Courtney Lee Will Start

Starting for the Memphis Grizzlies (at least for now): Tony Allen and Courtney Lee! Photo courtesy of Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports. Earlier today on ESPN 92.9, Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger announced that he has settled the question of who his wing starters will be. In an interview with The Commercial Appeal’s Geoff Calkins, Joerger picked Courtney Lee to start at shooting...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Injury Update: Courtney Lee leaves game with injured left ankle

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Courtney Lee injured his left ankle on Monday, however the injury does not appear to be serious. The injury occurred during the first half of the team's preseason contest against the Dallas Mavericks, and caused Lee to sit out the remainder of the game. For now, the injury is being described as a "mild" ankle sprain, however Lee has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter stuffs Dirk Nowitzki at the rim (Video / GIF)

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Vince Carter blocked a slam dunk attempt by Dallas Mavericks teammate Dirk Nowitzki in the closing moments of the first quarter Monday night's preseason game at the American Airlines Center.Nowitzki got his own rebound after his three-point attempt was blocked and appeared to have an easy dunk, but Carter displayed his hops and stuffed his former...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies season preview: Player projections

So far in this Memphis Grizzlies three-part season preview, we’ve taken a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Grizzlies’ roster [Memphis Grizzlies season preview: Roster analysis] and how the team could fare in the Southeast Division and the Western Conference this season [Memphis Grizzlies season preview: Team projections]. In this article, we’ll take a look at key...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Beasley leaves the NBA for Shanghai Sharks

Beasley has decided to take his talents to China Former No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft, Michael Beasley, has left Memphis Grizzlies’ training camp to play overseas. Beasley, the former Kansas State star, is headed to China on a one-year deal to play with for the Shanghai Sharks for considerably more money. Making the Grizzlies roster was not a sure thing for Beasley and...
Via Pass The Pill
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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