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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Marc Gasol traded to Raptors

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send veteran center Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors for Jonas Valinciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2024 second-round pick, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Trade rumours have been swirling about Gasol and point guard Mike Conley all season long. Gasol, though 34, is still averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists ( a career-high) per game. The new Raptors big man has a player-option for next season of nearly 25.6 million, which is likely much more than he could command…

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Bulls trade Justin Holiday to Grizzlies for Seldon, Brooks and picks

As the NBA season progresses there will emerge teams that ,around the trade deadline, will emerge as buyers or sellers. With their 10-28 ( and now on Zion watch or RJ watch) the Chicago Bulls would definitely fall into the seller category. They let that be known by trading Justin Holiday to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marshon Brooks, Wayne Seldon and a second round pick in 2019 and 2020. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Brooks doesn’t need to plan for an extended stay in the Windy City.…

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Garrett Temple and Omari Caspi reportedly involved in Physical Altercation at Team Meeting

Losing ten out your last thirteen games has a way of causing nerves to fray. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the Memphis Grizzlies held an “emotional team meeting” in the locker room following the team’s 101-94 loss to the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night. The meeting,while volatile, turned physical between Garrett Temple and Omari Caspi. Neither player set the world on fire in the Pistons game, with Temple scoring just seven points and missing six of his eight shots and Caspi just got five minutes of fun and…

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Spurs not likely to match offer sheet on Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson signed an offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this week and according to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News it is unlikely the Spurs will match the 4 year, $37 million deal for Anderson’s services. Told #Spurs unlikely to match Kyle Anderson’s 4-year, $37M offer sheet clearing the way for him to join #Grizzlies … tonight is the deadline — Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) July 8, 2018 Even though Anderson has showed signs and flashed of improvement, posting career highs in minutes,points, field goal percentage, assists, rebounds,and…

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Kyle Anderson signs $37.3 million offer sheet with Memphis Grizzlies

Kyle Anderson has spent the first four seasons of his NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs. After setting career highs in : minutes (26.7 per game) points (7.9) FG% (52.7%) assists (2.7) rebounds (5.4) blocks (0.8) steals (1.6) he seems to be on the ascent. If the Spurs want to enjoy the fruits of that ascension, they are going to have to pony up some cash. That is because the Memphis Grizzlies have signed the forward to an offer sheet. Reporting from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN indicated the offer…

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Mohamed Bamba refuses to work out for Memphis Grizzlies

If the Memphis Grizzlies are interested in Texas Center Mohamed Bamba, it appears the feeling may not be mutual. According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com: Bamba has refused to come to work out for Memphis, refused to share his medicals and has told them openly he would prefer not to be in Memphis. Bamba is projected to go anywhere from number 3 to the Hawks to number 6 to Orlando. If the Grizzlies select Bamba with the 4th pick, it could symbolize the end of the Conley-Gasol era in Memphis.

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