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Kawhi, Draymond, Tony Allen, Jordan, Paul Headline All-Defensive Team

May 20, 2015 2:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, Tony Allen, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul have been named to the 14-15 NBA All-Defensive First Team.

Leonard, Green and Jordan are all on the First Team for the first time in their career.

On the All-Defensive Second Team are Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Bogut, John Wall and Tim Duncan.

Rudy Gobert headlined the list of players also receiving votes along with LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley.

Leonard received 116 of 129 first team votes, followed by Green with 107 and Tony Allen with 88.

Bogut receives a $1.945 million bonus for being included on the Second Team.

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Tags: Draymond Green, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Allen, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Award

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Marc Gasol Expected To Receive Free Agency Pitch From Spurs, Lakers, Knicks, Mavs

May 19, 2015 1:42 PM

The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks all are developing proposals to present to Marc Gasol on July 1, according sources.

Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 blocks while shooting 49.4 percent from the field in 81 games this season.

"He's the best player at his position in the league," Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said. "You make preparations if it goes in a direction you're not happy about. You're not going to lose sleep at night. It's not going to do any good. He's going to do what he's going to do. Not in the next two weeks are we going to send him a big thing of flowers and it's going to change his mind. [By then], the cement is dry.

"We'll make our last, 'Hey, this is what's important to us. What's important to you?' Things of that nature. But I've got to think his mind is 99 percent made up."

Michael Wallace/ESPN

Tags: Marc Gasol, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Spurs Expected To Prioritize LaMarcus Aldridge Over Marc Gasol

May 18, 2015 5:13 PM

While the San Antonio Spurs will certainly pursue Marc Gasol, they're expected to initially focus on LaMarcus Aldridge.

The plans of Marc Gasol remain a mystery to even those closest to him, while there's been several indications that Aldridge will at least strongly consider leaving the Portland Trail Blazers.

Gasol and Aldridge have each spent their entire career with the Grizzlies and Blazers respectively.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Interested In Extension With Mike Conley

May 18, 2015 2:52 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies are interested in signing an extension with Mike Conley and have engaged in talks more than once.

Conley will become a free agent in 2016, when his five-year, $40 million deal expires.

Conley would draw significant interest as a free agent at 28 years old.

With the cap increasing in 2016, Conley would likely fare much better financially by waiting for a new deal.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1-6)

May 16, 2015 4:21 PM

All four Conference Semifinals have played six games with the Warriors, Cavaliers and Hawks eliminating the Grizzlies, Bulls and Wizards, while the Clippers and Rockets will meet in Game 7.

Points Per 100 Possessions (Game 1/Game 2/Game 3/Game 4/Game 5/Game 6)

Cavaliers: 109.0 / 122.4 / 109.1 / 95.9 / 119.4 / 118.7

Bulls117.3 / 105.1 / 112.5 / 93.7 / 113.8 / 92.2

Hawks: 106.1 / 113.4 / 108.7 / 111.7 / 84.7 / 100.8

Wizards112.6 / 96.3 / 110.8 / 106.4 / 83.6 / 97.5

Warriors112.6 / 94.7 / 96.9 / 107.1 / 113.2 / 118.3 

Grizzlies: 95.9 / 102.1 / 107.8 / 89.0 / 90.1 / 104.0

Rockets: 93.9 / 110.8 / 110.7 / 91.4 / 128.4 / 115.2

Clippers108.8 / 105.0 / 126.1 / 123.2 / 106.6  / 103.6

Series Points Per 100 Possessions (Offense/Defense)

Cavaliers: 110.5 / 104.2

Bulls: 104.2 / 110.5

Hawks: 103.3 / 100.3

Wizards: 100.3 / 103.3

Warriors: 106.6 / 97.8

Grizzlies: 97.8 / 106.6

Rockets: 105.8 / 111.5

Clippers: 111.5 / 105.8

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Marc Gasol Hasn't Begun Considering Free Agency

May 16, 2015 11:34 AM

Marc Gasol will be a free agent this offseason, but he hasn't begun considering his decision after the Memphis Grizzlies were eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday.

"I haven't even spent a second thinking of that," he said. "I'm drained right now. I couldn't pull it out for my teammates tonight. I gave it all I had."

Gasol has played for the Grizzlies throughout his NBA career.

Royce Young/ESPN

Tags: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

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Tony Allen Says He'll Play In Game 6

May 14, 2015 1:43 AM

Tony Allen said he will play in Game 6 despite his hamstring injury.

Allen sat out the Memphis Grizzlies' Game 5 loss at the Golden State Warriors.

Allen has made a huge impact on defense for the Grizzlies in their two victories in the series.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

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Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1-5)

May 14, 2015 1:39 AM

All four Conference Semifinals have played five games with the Warriors, Cavaliers, Clippers and Hawks holding three games to two series leads over the Grizzlies, Bulls, Rockets and Wizards respectively.

Points Per 100 Possessions (Game 1/Game 2/Game 3/Game 4/Game 5)

Cavaliers: 109.0 / 122.4 / 109.1 / 95.9 / 119.4

Bulls117.3 / 105.1 / 112.5 / 93.7 / 113.8

Hawks: 106.1 / 113.4 / 108.7 / 111.7 / 84.7

Wizards112.6 / 96.3 / 110.8 / 106.4 / 83.6

Warriors112.6 / 94.7 / 96.9 / 107.1 / 113.2

Grizzlies: 95.9 / 102.1 / 107.8 / 89.0 / 90.1

Rockets: 93.9 / 110.8 / 110.7 / 91.4 / 128.4

Clippers108.8 / 105.0 / 126.1 / 123.2 / 106.6

Series Points Per 100 Possessions (Offense/Defense)

Cavaliers: 109.4 / 106.7

Bulls: 106.7 / 109.4

Hawks: 103.9 / 101.0

Wizards: 101.0 / 103.9

Warriors: 104.9 / 97.0

Grizzlies: 97.0 / 104.9

Rockets: 104.0 / 113.1

Clippers: 113.1 / 104.0

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Tony Allen Questionable For Game 5 With Sore Hamstring

May 12, 2015 8:11 PM

Tony Allen is questionable for Game 5 at the Golden State Warriors with a sore left hamstring.

Allen has been a critical part of the Memphis Grizzlies' defense this series.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tags: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

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Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1-4)

May 12, 2015 12:45 AM

All four Conference Semifinals have played four games with the Cavaliers/Bulls, Hawks/Wizards and Warriors/Grizzlies tied at 2-2, and the Clippers holding a 3-1 series lead over the Rockets.

Points Per 100 Possessions (Game 1/Game 2/Game 3/Game 4)

Cavaliers: 109.0 / 122.4 / 109.1 / 95.9

Bulls: 117.3 / 105.1 / 112.5 / 93.7

Hawks: 106.1 / 113.4 / 108.7 / 111.7

Wizards: 112.6 / 96.3 / 110.8 / 106.4

Warriors: 112.6 / 94.7 / 96.9 / 107.1

Grizzlies: 95.9 / 102.1 / 107.8 / 89.0

Rockets: 93.9 / 110.8 / 110.7 / 91.4

Clippers: 108.8 / 105.0 / 126.1 / 123.2

Series Points Per 100 Possessions (Offense/Defense)

Cavaliers: 107.4 / 105.4

Bulls: 105.4 / 107.4

Hawks: 109.1 / 105.7

Wizards: 105.7 / 109.1

Warriors: 102.1 / 98.1

Grizzlies: 98.1 / 102.1

Rockets: 98.3 / 114.6

Clippers: 114.6 / 98.3

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Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1, 2)
All four Conference Semifinals series are tied at 1-1 after the first two games.

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Mike Conley Upgraded To Questionable For Game 2
The odds appear good that Mike Conley will at least dress and try to play with the Grizzlies trailing 0-1.

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Grizzlies Strongly Considered Stephen Curry With No. 2 Pick, Couldn't Commit Without Workout
Stephen Curry's agent declined the Grizzlies' workout invitation in 2009.

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Mike Conley Believes Sitting In Loud Arena Was 'Big Step' For Recovery
Mike Conley did light shooting drills and running prior to Game 1 while wearing a protective mask.

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Mike Conley Not Expected To Play In Games 1-2
Mike Conley will travel with the Grizzlies to Oakland, but he's not expected to play.

Gary Parrish/CBS Sports

Mike Conley To Undergo Surgery For Facial Fractures
Mike Conley has been ruled out for Game 4 and is already on his way back to Memphis after suffering a serious facial injury below his left eye.

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Pacers, Mavs, Grizzlies, Lakers Win Draft Tiebreakers
The Pacers won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz to get the No. 11 seed in the lottery.

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups
Anthony Davis will be making his first appearance in the playoffs.

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Ed Davis Rejected Multi-Year Offer From Grizzlies Last Offseason
The market for power forwards who don't shoot three-pointers or protect the rim has diminished in recent seasons.

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Vince Carter Interested In Broadcasting, Coaching In Retirement
Vince Carter would like to work in television when he retires, though he hasn't ruled out coaching.

Scott Cacciola/New York Times

Marc Gasol Hasn't Begun Considering Free Agency
Marc Gasol will be one of the most highly coveted free agents in the offseason and will receive interest from the Knicks.

Mitch Abramson/New York Daily News

Spurs Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol If Duncan, Ginobili Retire
Marc Gasol would likely only leave the Grizzlies for a team that gives him a better shot at a championship.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Tony Allen, Nick Calathes Didn't Have Physical Confrontation
Sources claim that the confrontation did not rise to a "physical" level and that the suspension for Tony Allen is largely because he waved off attempts from coaches to calm him down.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tony Allen Suspended One Game By Grizzlies For Violating Team Policy
Dave Joerger did not elaborate on the policy Tony Allen violated.

Associated Press

JaMychal Green Signing Three-Year Deal With Grizzlies
JaMychal Green has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Tayshaun Prince Traded To Pistons
Tayshaun Prince was drafted by the Pistons in 2002.

Marc Stein/ESPN

JaMychal Green, Grizzlies Agree Upon 2nd 10-Day Contract
JaMychal Green has appeared in six games this season with the Grizzlies and Spurs.

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Janis Timma Pursues Major Euroleague Deal With Grizzlies Uninterested For 15-16
The Grizzlies have plans to fill their 2015-16 roster without Janis Timma, leaving the forward focusing on signing with a powerhouse team in Europe.

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Kyrie Irving, Zach Randolph Named NBA Players Of The Week
Kyrie Irving averaged 31.5 points per game last week.

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