GRIZZLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Moving Marc Gasol

Just consider it. I want to preface this article by saying that the content you are about to read is mostly hypothetical. There are very few, if any, rumors that are considering the trade of Marc Gasol. It is not out of the question to consider moving him, I am going to present a few ideas, but there is no substantial evidence that the Grizzlies are taking calls about him. Let...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
8 hours ago

Five Takes on the Grizzlies Offseason

JaMychal Green, Mid-Level Exceptions, and more! While four teams continue to play toward the ultimate goal in the NBA, for most of the NBA — the Grizzlies included — things have moved into off-season mode. Now, all that can be done is to sit and wait for the draft and free agency to come along so that for a few brief moments, we can talk about our teams and the future. For now...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
4 days ago

Memphis Grizzlies face major roster decisions this offseason

Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Allen wants to return to Grizzlies

Tony Allen will be a free agent this summer, but he is looking forward to a return to the Memphis Grizzlies.The Grizzlies guard said at his exit interview Friday that he is “confident” he will return to Memphis.“I can’t see myself being nowhere else,” Allen told reporters during his exit interview. “This is where my heart is. This is pretty much were I laid the foundation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Mike Conley Jr can lead the Grizzlies deep in the 2017 NBA Playoffs

On April 22, 2017, Mike Conley Jr did something no has seen yet. He put his Memphis Grizzlies on his back and took over Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Playoffs in Memphis against the very tough San Antonio Spurs. Conley has been a solid player over the years but after being drafted No. 4 overall back in 2007 (behind the likes of Greg Oden, Kevin Durant, and Al Horford) he had higher hopes...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Did blown shot clock call impact the Spurs-Grizzlies finish?

Game Four of the San Antonio Spurs-Memphis Grizzlies series Saturday was an instant classic. It had an incredible duel between the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard and the Grizzlies’ Mike Conley Jr., with the former scoring San Antonio’s final 16 points to force overtime and finishing with 43 points, and the latter notching 35 points and setting up Marc Gasol’s game-winner. It had huge...
Via The Comeback
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich tries to outrun cameraman down a hallway

Gregg Popovich is a legend. Not only for his 1,150 career wins, but also for his sarcastic comments and antics. (And more recently, his political and social comments as well).Here’s the San Antonio Spurs coach chasing a TNT cameraman down a hallway prior to Thursday’s Game 3 against the Grizzlies: Remember how clunky and heavy those TV cameras are. It’s not easy to run with...
Via The Comeback
April 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Memphis company offers to pay David Fizdale’s fine

David Fizdale’s rant about referees was well-received by a whole lot of people, including one Memphis business.Memphis-based ServiceMaster, which operates brands such as Terminix, offered on Tuesday to pay any fine Fizdale got for his now-famous “take that for data” rant after the Memphis Grizzlies’ Game 2 loss to San Antonio. Fizdale did, indeed, get fined for his outburst...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Conley buys 500 playoff tickets to give away to fans

The Grizzlies are returning to Memphis for Game 3 of their playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs, and there will be a few hundred fans attending the game at FedEx Forum courtesy of Mike Conley. The Grizzlies point guard purchased 500 tickets to Thursday's game against the Spurs that he is giving away to fans. According to a release by the team, Conley will give the tickets away...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Look: Grizzlies selling t-shirts inspired by David Fizdale’s rant

David Fizdale’s rant heard round the world about the officiating in a Game 2 loss against the San Antonio Spurs has become a t-shirt. The Memphis Grizzlies coach ended a fiery postgame press conference Monday night with “Take that for data!” after giving stats from the game to show the discrepancy in free throws between the two teams, and the Grizzlies have emblazoned the...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Grizzlies to sell shirts bearing David Fizdale's new tagline?

Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale unleashed a rant for the ages following Monday’s 96-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, during which he bashed officials.But while doing so, Fizdale perhaps inadvertently introduced a new catchphrase that has become quite the hit in a relatively short amount of time.To close out his rant, Fizdale uttered the already-classic line, “Take...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol headbutts the ball into the basket for the best putback ever

I don’t care that it didn’t count. The first half of Game 2 between the Spurs and the Grizzlies was mostly a snoozefest with San Antonio opening up a 57-36 lead at the break. But Memphis center Marc Gasol made things interesting late in the half by headbutting a missed shot and getting nothing but net. Unfortunately, the shot did not count due to a foul on the initial miss. And...
Via The Comeback
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 playoffs preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

With the 2017 NBA Playoffs about to begin, let’s take a look at what may end up being the most peculiar first round matchup: the second seed San Antonio Spurs versus the seventh seed Memphis Grizzlies. The teams split the regular season series 2-2. They don’t shoot too many threes (league average) and they play at a snail’s pace (both are bottom five for pace). But that has...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Defying Father Time: 40-year-old Vince Carter's 2016-17 blessings

At one time, Vince Carter was on top of the basketball world. He came onto the national scene during his high-flying days at North Carolina and burst into the NBA as a scoring, dunking machine with the Toronto Raptors who was named the 1998-99 Rookie of the Year. He became an All-Star, elevated the Raptors to a contender and put on arguably the most awe-inspiring performance in NBA...
Via Yardbarker
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Former NBA star Steve Francis pleads guilty to DWI charge

Former NBA superstar Steve Francis entered a plea of guilty to a DWI charge on Tuesday stemming from an arrest made last November, TMZ Sports reports.“Francis appeared in a Houston courtroom Tuesday and pled guilty to the misdemeanor DWI charge. In exchange, he got 3 days in jail — but the judge gave him credit for time served so he won’t go back.”The report also states Francis...
Via Sportsnaut
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Former NBA players we'd like to see go back to coach their college teams

Last week, Georgetown University announced that Patrick Ewing would become the new Georgetown men’s basketball coach. Ewing had been lobbying for a head coaching job in the NBA for at least a decade. While he’s spent several years on the bench as a special assistant and, most recently, the head assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets, Ewing was never offered the NBA job he...
Via Yardbarker
April 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Anderson to return from ankle injury on Friday

Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson is set to return from an ankle injury on Friday against the Detroit Pistons, reports Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Anderson had been sidelined for five games, during which the Rockets were 2-3.Houston has already locked up the third seed in the Western Conference, so the significance of this pertains only to the postseason. Assuming...
Via Sportsnaut
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss
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