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Knicks Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol In Free Agency

The New York Knicks are widely expected to pursue Marc Gasol with cap space in the 2015 offseason.

 

Phil Jackson coached Pau Gasol with the Los Angeles Lakers and he believes Marc Gasol is the "quintessential center to play in the triangle offense."

Gasol will almost certainly receive max contract offers in the offseason.

Via Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Adams Refutes Rep As Dirty Player, Claim He Baited Randolph Into Playoff Suspension

Zach Randolph insinuated that the Oklahoma City Thunder and Steven Adams baited him into a suspension in last season's first round playoff series.

Adams already has a reputation around the league as he enters his second NBA season. Some say he is a dirty player.

Randolph was suspended one game for throwing a punch toward Adams in Game 6 of the Thunder's series with the Memphis Grizzlies.

“I mean, seven players have gotten suspended because of him. You've got to look into that,” Randolph said. “Why are players getting into it with this particular guy?

“Honestly, I feel like that was his whole plan and I fell for it. I take responsibility. I’m too old for that...to get me off of my game and I went for it. It bothered me all summer. That was their plan.”

Adams shot down Randolph's claim on Tuesday.

“No, not at all,” Adams said. "I was just playing hard. I mean, it’s unfortunate that it happened. Honestly, I was just focusing on the game.”

“I probably just say aggressive,” Adams added, when asked how to describe his style of play. “Coach tells me to do one thing then I’ll just go do it. It’s pretty simple. Just go rebound or something simple like that. I just do the best I can. Just hustle. I don’t know. I mean, I know that it comes with the game, because I get frustrated, too, in the game. But I just show it in a different way. So frustration obviously comes with it, and people react in different ways.”

Via Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Luke Hancock Waived By Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies waived Luke Hancock on Monday.

Hancock (6-6, 200) recorded two points in nine minutes in his lone preseason appearance on Oct. 9 at Houston. Undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Louisville product signed with the Grizzlies as a free agent on Sept. 25.

The Grizzlies’ roster now stands at 18 players.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Michael Beasley To Sign With Shanghai Sharks

Michael Beasley has agreed upon a deal with the Shanghai Sharks of China.

Beasley was previously on a camp deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Michael Beasley Signs With Grizzlies On Camp Deal

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Michael Beasley on a non-guaranteed training camp deal.

Beasley spent several days working out for the Grizzlies this week and chose that offer due to the opportunity to make the roster as a backup power forward.

Beasley also worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Earl Clark Agrees To Camp Deal With Grizzlies

Earl Clark has agreed upon a training camp deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to sources.

Clark was most recently on successive 10-day contracts with the New York Knicks. 

Clark signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 offseason and was later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Luke Hancock Reaches One-Year Deal With Grizzlies

Luke Hancock, a clutch championship shooter at Louisville, has reached agreement on a one-year, NBA-minimum contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.

Hancock, 24, went undrafted in June after playing two collegiate years at George Mason and his final two for Rick Pitino. As the Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 NCAA tournament, Hancock propelled Louisville to a national championship and went for 22 points and 5-of-5 three-point shooting in the title game against Michigan.

The 6-foot-6 swingman averaged 12.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 36 games last season.

Hancock played for the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets in the July NBA Summer League.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Jamaal Franklin Waived By Grizzlies

Jamaal Franklin was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.

The Grizzlies released Franklin under the stretch provision.

Franklin had two seasons left on his contract.

Via Ronald Tillery/Commercial Appeal

RealGM Radio: On The Southwest Division With Maisonet, Tjarks

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) works through the Southwest Division with Ed Maisonet of The Sports Fan Journal and SBNation (@edthesportsfan) and Jonathan Tjarks of RealGM (@JonathanTjarks).  

They review the events of the offseason including which teams improved and which teams got worse, with special attention for the overhauls in Dallas and Houston. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5 and predicting how many teams will make the playoffs in a stacked Western Conference.

Click here to listen or download

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Memphis Grizzlies Archives

Ed Stefanski Hired By Grizzlies For VP Of Player Personnel Job

Ed Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting.

Grizzlies Narrow GM Search To Dinwiddie, Grunwald, Makris

Peter Dinwiddie and Glen Grunwald have advanced to the final stages of the search and will soon meet with Robert Pera.

Vince Carter Agrees To Three-Year, $12.2M Deal With Grizzlies

Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12.2 million deal with the Grizzlies, according to sources.

Beno Udrih Agrees To Deal With Grizzlies

Beno Udrih has agreed to re-sign with the Grizzlies.

James Johnson Agrees To Two-Year, $5M Deal With Raptors

The Raptors, Grizzlies, Jazz and Rockets were interested in James Johnson.

Mike Miller Close To Deal With Nuggets

Mike Miller is also being pursued by the Cavaliers, Grizzlies and Thunder.

Troy Daniels Receives Interest From Rockets, Mavs, Spurs, Grizzlies, Pelicans

The Rockets hope to re-sign Troy Daniels.

Ed Davis To Become Unrestricted Free Agent

Ed Davis was acquired in 2013 from the Raptors in the three-team Rudy Gay trade.

Zach Randolph Opts In, Signs For Additional $20M Until 2017

Zach Randolph was considering opting out to test free agency.

Raptors Discussing Trade For No. 22 With Grizzlies, Targeting Ennis

The Raptors are believed to be interested in Tyler Ennis.

Zach Randolph Considering Using ETO As Extension Talks With Grizzlies Stall

Memphis has held firm on a three-year extension, but Zach Randolph has preferred the security of four years.

Michael Winger Turns Down Interview With Grizzlies

Michael Winger was hired by Sam Presti and the Thunder from the Cavaliers in 2010.

James Johnson Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

WMC-TV cited a police affidavit that Johnson and his wife had just returned home when Johnson allegedly hit his wife in the face with an open hand before choking her.

Grizzlies Sign Dave Joerger To Contract Extension

The Grizzlies have signed head coach Dave Joerger to a contract extension.

Zach Randolph, Grizzlies Have Begun Discussions On New Contract

Zach Randolph has until June 30 to trigger a $16.5 million player option for the final season of his contract.

Report: Pera Suggested Joerger Wear NFL-Style Headset On Sidelines

Robert Pera and Dave Joerger have patched up their relationship in order for the latter to continue as head coach of the Grizzlies.

Matt Lloyd Expected To Be Candidate For Grizzlies' GM Job

Matt Lloyd is currently assistant GM of the Magic and was previously a member of the Bulls' front office, and is reportedly on Robert Pera's radar

Dave Joerger Decides To Stay With Grizzlies As Timberwolves Hit Impasse On Compensation

The Timberwolves reportedly do not want to pay compensation for a coach who could be let go without a deal.

Grizzlies Consider Pursuing Jeff Van Gundy As Next Coach, Team President

The Grizzlies are considering pursuing Jeff Van Gundy as their next head coach and team president.

Dave Joerger Advancing In Coaching Deal With Timberwolves

Talks between Dave Joerger and the Timberwolves are advancing.
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