GRIZZLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Blues, the Bears, and Beale: The Past and the Future of the Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies enter the offseason at a crossroads. But as they move forward, it's important to keep an eye to the past and, above all, to remember where they came from. If you're looking for pieces of Memphis history, you don't have to venture far from FedExFroum. The National Civil Rights Museum, the historic Peabody hotel, the Gibson guitar factory; all these and more lie...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
15 hours ago

Why Memphis Should Invest In Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson already proved his worth this past season after being traded to Memphis. He's proven he can work in the Grizzlies' system alongside players like Marc Gasol and Tony Allen. Now the Grizz have a decision to make. Should they re-sign Lance or let him go in free agency? It was announced this week that the Memphis Grizzlies declined Lance Stephenson's $9.4mm option...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
16 hours ago

Grizzlies decline Stephenson option in order to keep Conley

The Grizzlies want to bring back Mike Conley. In order to do that, the team has parted ways with Lance Stephenson, who played 26 games in Memphis last season. “The Memphis Grizzlies are declining guard Lance Stephenson’s $9.4 million team option for next season,” writes Shams Charania of The Vertical. “The Grizzlies declined the option in order to keep as much cap space...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Decline $9.4M Option On Lance Stephenson

The Memphis Grizzlies have declined their option on the contract of Lance Stephenson for the 16-17 season. Stephenson was acquired by the Grizzlies from the Los Angeles Clippers at the deadline. The Grizzlies have some level of interest in re-signing Stephenson.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Decline Lance Stephenson's Team Option, According to The Vertical

Shams Charania of Yahoo's The Vertical reports that the Grizzlies have decided to not opt in to Lance Stephenson's $9.4 million contract. In some not so shocking, although to some surely disappointing news, Lance Stephenson's future with the Memphis Grizzlies just got a little more uncertain. From The Vertical's Shams Charania- Vertical Sources: Memphis has declined Lance Stephenson...
Via Grizzly Bear Blues
1 day ago

The Biggest Takeaway From Memphis' 2016 Draft? Foresight

Don't get it twisted--Wade Baldwin and Deyonta Davis are not saviors. Neither one is likely to become a star. The best you should hope for from the pair if you're a Grizzlies fan is that they become serviceable rotation guys.But what Baldwin and Davis represent is nothing short of idyllic. For the first time in an age, Grizzlies fans appear to be happy with the draft, and pundits...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies get exactly what they need

The average age of the Memphis Grizzlies’ last year was 28.7 years, which is easily on the older side for an NBA basketball team. Two of their stars, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, are over the age of 30. Michael Conley, their coveted point guard, isn’t much younger at the age of 28. Also given much playing time was the 36-year-old Matt Barnes, 37-year-old Chris Andersen, and...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Claim Tony Wroten Off Waivers

The Memphis Grizzlies have claimed Tony Wroten off waivers. Wroten was released by the New York Knicks when they acquired Derrick Rose via trade. Wroten signed with the Knicks towards the end of the season and did not appear in any games. The Grizzlies drafted Wroten in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft out of Washington.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies take Baldwin with 17th pick in 'whirlwind' draft

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies hope they have finally found help for their long-range shooting woes. The question is whether Wade Baldwin, a 6-foot-3 guard from Vanderbilt, taken with the 17th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, will be part of a group providing more useful production than previous Memphis drafts. Baldwin was one of four players selected by...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies select Wade Baldwin with 17th pick in NBA draft

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies have selected Wade Baldwin of Vanderbilt with the 17th pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Baldwin, a 6-foot-3 guard who played two years for the Commodores, provides Memphis with a young guard, but also hopes of a long-range shooter. Baldwin connected on 40.6 percent of his 3-pointers last season as a sophomore, while averaging 14.1 points...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mavs to target Conley, Whiteside in free agency

Dallas Buyers Club is apparently more than just an Oscar-winning film. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Thursday, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley and Heat center Hassan Whiteside have emerged as the Dallas Mavericks’ top-two targets in free agency this offseason. The Mavericks have fairly large voids at both positions, having trotted out the bizarro trio of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the best and worst of Memphis Grizzlies' draft picks in last 10 years?

Who are the best and worst of Memphis Grizzlies' draft picks in last 10 years?
Via FOX Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Adams to undergo another surgery on right knee

The NBA career of Memphis Grizzlies guard Jordan Adams has yet to get off the ground, and now it may have to wait a little bit longer to do so. The Grizzlies announced on Wednesday that Adams will undergo cartilage transplant surgery on his right knee and is out indefinitely, per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. The surgery will mark Adams’ third procedure on the same knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies concerned Mike Conley will leave in free agency

Coming off a disappointing and injury-plagued 2015-16 season that saw them swept in the first round of the playoffs, the Memphis Grizzlies have a lot of work to do this summer in order to stay relevant out west. Their primary focus is going to be on retaining starting point guard Mike Conley, who is more than likely going to receive max-contract offers on the free-agent market....
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies using Justin Timberlake video in pitch to Mike Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies had a tough year on the basketball court. They battled through tons of injuries, and yet somehow still made the playoffs without most of their essential pieces. One of those pieces was point guard Mike Conley, who has spent his entire career with the Grizzlies. Conley is set to be a free agent this offseason, and with good point guard play more coveted than...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

City of Memphis to return millions in tax money to NBA players

Back in 2009, state leaders in Tennessee approved what was dubbed as the “jock tax.” It was a controversial piece of legislation that impacted a ton of NBA and NHL players. All said, the professional privilege tax cost players between $2,500 and $7,500 per game. That’s no small amount for those playing at the league minimum in each sport (via The Commercial Appeal). If taxed...
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Memphis Newspaper Uses Photo Of Juwan Howard To Welcome New Grizzlies’ Coach David Fizdale

The Memphis Grizzlies have a new head coach. The team has hired David Fizdale, previously an assistant with the Miami Heat.  The city’s largest newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, ran a story today on Fizdale’s hiring.  Unfortunately, they did not use a photo of Fizdale. Instead, they ran a photo of Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant Juwan Howard, incorrectly...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Do the Memphis Grizzlies need a quick fix or major overhaul?

The Memphis Grizzlies have been a “fringe” team for a number of years now, and it doesn’t seem like the front office wants to give up on their roster yet. But, in a rapidly-evolving NBA now based around three-point shooting, the Grizzlies blue-color, grind-in-the-paint approach just doesn’t seem to be working. This current roster, filled with old and sluggish players that...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies clawed their way to a sixth straight playoff berth, despite having just one of their regular starters (Zach Randolph) still on the team and available to play by the time the season ended. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley were both knocked out for the season with injuries in the second half while Jeff Green and Courtney Lee were both traded away at the deadline. Dave...
Via RealGM - NBA
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Dave Joerger dominoes: start with the Grizzlies themselves

Whether Dave Joerger fired himself, or the Memphis Grizzlies essentially made Joerger fire himself, one thing’s for sure: The Grizzlies remain one of the strangest organizations in the NBA — not necessarily in a bad way, but with a clarity which is impossible to ignore. Some organizations are well-run, others immensely dysfunctional. The Grizzlies just might be that rare specimen...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

An Ode To The 2015-16 Memphis Grizzlies

It was a tough season. For everyone. Fans, players, coaches. We all knew it would be a tough one, even before it started, but no one could have foreseen the inundation of maladies that befell the Memphis Grizzlies this season.It was a tough season for a team known for its toughness. Grit 'n' Grind, the embodiment of a hardworking team and a hardworking town, seemed to have died...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dave Joerger tears up during presser after sweep

It’s been a rather difficult season for the Memphis Grizzlies, and if you need proof of that, just look at coach Dave Joerger during the press conference following their game four loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs swept Memphis out of the playoffs, and Joerger got emotional after the defeat when talking about his team. Nothing but respect for HC Dave Joerger pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Grizzlies mascot slams Spurs mascot through table

The Memphis Grizzlies needed all the help they could get against the Spurs heading into Game 3, and their mascot, Grizz, did the best he could to fire up the crowd during the game. Grizz put his best wrestling moves on display, something he did last season. He and the Spurs mascot got into it and Grizz ended up slamming his counterpart through a table. Grizzlies mascot slams...
Via The Sports Daily
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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