Minnesota will not match Tyus Jones offer sheet

The Minnesota Timberwolves declined to match the offer sheet that guard Tyus Jones signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Duke product had agreed to a three year, $28 million offer sheet. Minnesota had 48 hours to match the offer to keep Jones, which they chose not to do. Over his fours years with the Timberwolves, Jones provided steady play at the backup one spot.

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Grizzlies not ‘Planning to Keep’ Swight Howard post trade

What should not come as a major shock, Dwight Howard does not fit into the Memphis Grizzlies’ long term plans. So little does he fit with those plans that according to Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic, the team doesn’t not plan on keeping the recently acquired eight-time All-Star. Sankofa II adds the acquisition was “purely money-saving maneuver.” Howard, appeared in a mere nine games this past season for the Washington Wizards, and averaged 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per in that limited time. As Howard now moves through is…

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Tyus Jones signs a 3 year deal with Grizzlies

Former Timberwolves backup point guard Tyus Jones has agreed to a three year, $28 million dollar offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies, who have been more active than usual this offseason. Initially it was reported the offer sheet was for three years at $24 million, however Jones’ agent, Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports Management told the Pioneer Press that the number was closer to $28 million when factoring in “likely incentives.” Jones , a restricted free agent, has spent the first four years of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves.…

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Wizards trade Dwight Howard to Grizzlies

The Washington Wizards have trded center Dwight Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies for C.J. Miles in a move that will save Memphis $3.1 million. For Howard it seems his fall from grace continues as the former all-star, and multiple time defensive player of the year and rebounding champ played only 9 games this seasons and will now find himself on at least his 5th different team in the past five seasons. That number could climb, as the Grizzlies are expected to waive of trade Howard.

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Grizzlies send Korver and Carter to Suns for DeAnthony Melton, Josh Jackson and picks

We have a trade to announce. The Memphis Grizzlies continue to reform their roster as they have moved into the post Mike Conley and Marc Gasol era, who were the last remaining vestiges of the “grit and grind” era. The team sent sharpshooter Kyle Korver and Javon Carter to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for DeAnthony Melton, Josh Jackson, a 2020 second round pick and a conditional second round pick. Josh Jackson has not lived up to expectations when he was taken number four overall in the 2017 NBA Draft.…

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Jonas Valanciunas expected to re-up with Memphis

According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, center Jonas Valanciunas is expected to agree to a three year, $45 million deal. Valanciunas opted out of a player option worth $17.6 million dollar, which would allow him to become a unrestricted free agent and negotiate a longer term deal with the Grizzlies. After being acquired from the Raptors in the Marc Gasol deal, Valanciunas posted averages of 19.9 points and 10.7 rebounds, which is a noticeable increase from his career production of 11.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

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NBA Rumours: Memphis expected to deal Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies have their highest draft pick since they infamously took Hasheem Thabeet in the 2009 affair ( something that is still a sore spot for Grizzlies fans). With Zion Williamson out of the picture, its has been assumed that the team will take Murray State point guard Ja Morant with their number two pick. However, where does that leave Mike Conley? According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Grizzlies “are widely expected to use the No. 2 pick on Murray State’s Ja Morant and trade the…

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Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly trying to set up interview next week with ex-Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff

After moving on from head coach Larry Drew soon after the 2018-19 season ended, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in need of a new coach. According to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon, the Cavaliers are planning to set up an interview with J.B. Bickerstaff, the former head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. Bickerstaff was shown the door after almost two seasons, in which he compiled a 48-97 record, with the ballclub, Cleveland also is looking at Portland Trail Blazers assistants David Vanterpool and Nate Tibbetts. Tibbetts was a former Cavalier assistant under…

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Memphis Grizzlies make 2 additions to front office

The ineptitude of Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace and the front office have largely floated under the NBA radar. A track record of awful personnel moves, bad contracts signed ( see, Parsons, Chandler and Conley, Mike) and more turnover at the head coach position than at the Regions Bank call center makes how this regime has survived this long one of the great unanswered questions of the NBA. Earlier today, it was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that the team added two former General Managers to their front office,…

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Grizzlies acquire Avery Bradley in with deal

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies have sent Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green. Bradley was averaging 8.2 points per game this season. The move seemed to be a cost-cutting one and further sets them up to be financially able to make runs at top-tier free agents this summer. For Memphis, the moves gives them a still capable perimeter defender in Bradley and with the Gasol trade , gets the team under the cap and the Bradley contract could be a future trade piece. As explained by the Daily…

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