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Grizzlies Open To Kosta Koufos Sign-And-Trade

Jul 3, 2015 6:47 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have shown a willingness to participate on a sign-and-trade deal involving Kosta Koufos.

The Grizzlies will not bring back Koufos as they agreed upon a deal with Brandan Wright.

The Los Angeles Clippers figure to investigate acquiring Kofous with the departure of DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks.

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Tags: Kosta Koufos, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $18M Deal With Brandan Wright

Jul 1, 2015 6:35 PM

Brandan Wright has agreed upon a three-year, $18 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Wright has the ability to play either big position.

Wright played for the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns last season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brandan Wright, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Demetris Nichols Talks With Grizzlies, Others About NBA Return

Jun 30, 2015 9:53 PM

Demetris Nichols — the Euroleague’s reigning leader in three-point shooting percentage — has had discussions with teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies, about a potential NBA return, a league source told RealGM.

Nichols, who played two seasons in the NBA between 2007 and 2009, shot 57.5 percent from three-point range this past season with CSKA Moscow. For Nichols, there is an interest to attempt an NBA comeback from the Euroleague, and some dialogue on the other end. In CSKA's platoon rotations, Nichols scored 4.6 points in 13 minutes per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans have also inquired on Nichols, a source said.

Out of Syracuse, Nichols was the No. 53 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft to the Portland Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-6 guard has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, NBA D-League and several overseas clubs.

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Tags: Demetris Nichols, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Optimistic Of Finding Joe Johnson Trade This Offseason

Jun 29, 2015 10:21 AM

The Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies recently discussed a trade centered on Joe Johnson.

The two sides were unable to find a framework suitable for both side.

But the Nets came away from the discussions encouraged they will find a trade partner this offseason for Johnson.

Johnson will be paid $24.9 million in the final season of his contract.

The Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons have also expressed interest in Johnson, but both teams have recently completed trades that would likely mean they won't deal for him.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Joe Johnson, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Marc Gasol Has No Interest In Signing With Lakers

Jun 28, 2015 10:38 AM

Marc Gasol will be a free agent this offseason but he has no interest in the Los Angeles Lakers.

Sources familiar with the situation indicate Gasol's lack of interest is due to "uneasy" final few years his brother, Pau Gasol, spent with the organization.

Gasol has spent his entire career with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Marc Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jordan Aboudou Negotiating Possible Release From BCM Gravelines To Join NBA Summer League

Jun 26, 2015 9:08 PM

French forward Jordan Aboudou has received invitations to NBA summer league with the Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks as he negotiates his release from BCM Gravelines in France, a source told RealGM.

Aboudou, a 6-foot-6 product, averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds last season with Gravelines.

Aboudou went unselected in the 2013 NBA draft.

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Tags: Jordan Aboudou, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, BCM Gravelines, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International Misc Rumor, NBA Summer League

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Suns Trade Rights To Andrew Harrison To Grizzlies For Jon Leuer

Jun 25, 2015 11:44 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have traded Jon Leuer to the Phoenix Suns for the draft rights for Andrew Harrison.

The Suns selected Harrison with the 44th overall pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Jon Leuer, Andrew Harrison, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Acquire Matt Barnes From Hornets For Ridnour

Jun 25, 2015 10:07 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to acquire Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets for Luke Ridnour.

The Grizzlies acquired Ridnour from the Orlando Magic this week.

Ridnour's non-guaranteed contract will be waived by the Hornets.

Barnes went from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Hornets this offseason in the Lance Stephenson deal.

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Tags: Matt Barnes, Luke Ridnour, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets Put Danilo Gallinari On Trade Block

Jun 24, 2015 10:55 PM

The Denver Nuggets have made Danilo Gallinari available in trade talks.

Gallinari signed a four-year, $42 million extension in 2012 that runs through 15-16.

Gallinari has been productive in his career, but frequently injured.

ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Grizzlies are among the teams interested in Galliarni.

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Tags: Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Magic Trade Luke Ridnour To Grizzlies

Jun 24, 2015 11:22 AM

The Orlando Magic have agreed to trade Luke Ridnour to the Memphis Grizzlies for the draft rights to 2013 second round pick Janis Timma.

Ridnour signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Magic last offseason and averaged 14.5 minutes per game in 47 appearances in 14-15.

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Tags: Luke Ridnour, Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dunc'd On Basketball Pod: June 19th (Offseason Previews: Warriors, Bulls, Grizzlies)
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux recap the day's NBA news and preview the offseason ahead for the Warriors, Bulls and Grizzlies.

RealGM Staff Report

Jeff Green Exercises $9.2M Player Option With Grizzlies
Jeff Green will become a free agent in 2016.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies Explore Free Agent Greg Oden
The Grizzlies have explored Greg Oden, expressing interest in the recent past with a workout in the spring.

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Marc Gasol: Spurs Are An Example Franchise
Marc Gasol admitted his free agency decision will be complicated.

Abraham Romero/AS.com (h/t Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News)

Nick Calathes Denies Wanting To Return To Europe
Nick Calathes will be a restricted free agent this summer after two seasons with the Grizzlies.

Jorge Sierra/HoopsHype

Kawhi, Draymond, Tony Allen, Jordan, Paul Headline All-Defensive Team
Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green and DeAndre Jordan are all on the First Team for the first time in their career.

RealGM Staff Report

Marc Gasol Expected To Receive Free Agency Pitch From Spurs, Lakers, Knicks, Mavs
The Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks all are developing proposals to present to Marc Gasol on July 1, according sources.

Michael Wallace/ESPN

Spurs Expected To Prioritize LaMarcus Aldridge Over Marc Gasol
While the Spurs will certainly pursue Marc Gasol, they're expected to initially focus on LaMarcus Aldridge.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Grizzlies Interested In Extension With Mike Conley
Mike Conley would draw significant interest as a free agent at 28 years old.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

RealGM Staff Report

Marc Gasol Hasn't Begun Considering Free Agency
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.

Royce Young/ESPN

Tony Allen Says He'll Play In Game 6
Tony Allen has made a huge impact on defense for the Grizzlies in their two victories in the series.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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

RealGM Staff Report

Tony Allen Questionable For Game 5 With Sore Hamstring
Tony Allen has been critical for the Grizzlies' defense against the Warriors.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

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

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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

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