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Heat Trade Mario Chalmers To Grizzlies

Nov 10, 2015 1:25 PM

The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies have agreed upon a trade of Mario Chalmers and James Ennis for Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes.

Chalmers has been subject of trade rumors since the offseason in order to help the Heat save on the luxury tax.

Chalmers has been with the Heat since 2008.

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Tags: Mario Chalmers, James Ennis, Beno Udrih, Jarnell Stokes, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Gasol Brothers, Jabari Parker Leave Wasserman Media Group

Nov 6, 2015 3:19 PM

There have been a number of departures from Wasserman Media Group following Arn Tellem's decision to take a job with the Detroit Pistons.

Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol and Jabari Parker have now left WMG.

Al Horford and Danilo Gallinari previously left the agency as well.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Tags: Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Talking Mario Chalmers Trade With Heat

Nov 3, 2015 3:49 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies are holding trade talks with the Miami Heat centered on Mario Chalmers.

Chalmers has been known to be available in a trade throughout the offseason.

The Grizzlies have struggled to start the season, suffering a 30-point loss to the Cavaliers and a 50-point loss to the Warriors.

Chalmers is in the final year of a two-year deal he signed in the summer of 2014 and is making $4.3 million this season. 

The Grizzlies could include Beno Udrih in a trade.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Mario Chalmers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential

Oct 26, 2015 1:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

During the 14-15 preseason, the Golden State Warriors had the league's best mark with +11.0, which became a first indicator of their jump as title contenders.

Here's the full rankings from the 15-16 preseason:

1. Thunder: 12.5
2. Celtics: 11.6
3. Grizzlies: 11.5
4. Wizards: 10.4
5. Hornets: 10.0
6. Pistons: 7.1
7. Raptors: 5.6
8. Pacers: 4.7
9. Knicks: 4.0
10. Suns: 3.9
11. Nuggets: 3.5
12. Kings: 3.3
13. Magic: 2.8
14. Blazers: 1.8
15. Jazz: 0.4
16. Heat: 0.0
17. Hawks: -0.7
18. Rockets: -0.7
19. Nets: -1.0
20. Warriors: -1.3
21. Spurs: -1.9
22. Lakers: -2.1
23. Bucks: -3.4
24. Bulls: -3.6
25. Pelicans: -3.6
26. Clippers: -4.2
27. Cavaliers: -6.5
28. 76ers: -8.6
29. Mavericks: -10.7
30. Wolves: -11.0

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Matt Barnes: Doc Rivers Never Wanted Me

Oct 23, 2015 12:11 PM

Matt Barnes is looking forward to play against Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers.

"I can't wait to play against Doc Rivers," said Barnes.

Barnes had wanted to finish his career with the Clippers, but he realized it would be unlikely after they hired Doc Rivers.

"Doc never wanted me," he said. "He couldn't wait to get rid of me. Doc and I never saw eye to eye. He tried to get me out of there the second he got there, so it wasn't too surprising to me what happened when things went south."

Rivers felt like he needed an upgrade at small forward and he acquired Lance Stephenson while signing Paul Pierce.

"I was the first trade of the summer," said Barnes. "Like I said, he couldn't wait."


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Tags: Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Harden, Curry, LeBron, Davis, Gasol Voted By GMs As Best At Each Position

Oct 20, 2015 10:44 AM

If NBA general managers could collectively decide upon a starting five, it would begin with LeBron James at small forward.

James is the pick at small forward by 89.3 percent of GMs, ahead of Kevin Durant at 8.9 percent and Kawhi Leonard at 1.8 percent.

James also received 7.1 percent of the vote at power forward, but it was Anthony Davis with the most at 82.1 percent. Blake Griffin also received 7.1 percent of the vote.

At shooting guard, James Harden was the choice of 79.3 percent of GMs, ahead of Klay Thompson with 10.3 percent.

Marc Gasol was voted best center in the NBA with 65.5 percent, ahead of DeMarcus Cousins at 13.8 percent.

Finally, Stephen Curry received 55.2 percent of the vote for the best point guard, ahead of Chris Paul at 24.1 percent and Russell Westbrook at 17.2 percent.

Curry, Harden, James, Davis and Gasol were also First Team All-NBA selections last season.

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Tags: Marc Gasol, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Dunc'd On Pod: Memphis Grizzlies Preview With Chris Vernon

Oct 9, 2015 5:16 PM

Chris Vernon, host of the Chris Vernon Show (@ChrisVernonShow) on 92.9 ESPN in Memphis and Fox Sports Southeast's Grizzlies coverage, joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to preview the Memphis Grizzlies.

Topics included: Can the Grizzlies' home-grown talent produce this year, how the Matt Barnes/Derek Fisher incident has affected his standing within the team; whether Memphis can continue to compete in the West, and a vehement prediction on Mike Conley's impending free agency.

Subscribe to the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast on iTunes or via the XML feed.

Click here for other team previews from the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast.

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Matt Barnes Claims He Went To Check On Sons, Not Confront Derek Fisher

Oct 9, 2015 11:57 AM

Matt Barnes claims he went to his ex-wife's house to check on his six-year-old twin sons and not to confront Derek Fisher.

Barnes was at his home in Marina del Rey around 10 p.m. Saturday when he got a text from his son Carter that concerned him.

"I'm like, first of all, why are you still up? It's like 10 o'clock at night," Barnes said. "So I text back, 'I love you and I miss you too.' Then I FaceTimed him. I'm just like, 'Hey, what's up buddy?'

"Now, Carter is like the rambunctious one. He's always jumping off the walls. And when I saw his face, he was just sitting there, and I knew something was wrong. I was like, 'What's wrong, Carter?' and he shook his head, 'No.' Then he lays his head down on the couch, puts a pillow in front of his face and says, 'Mommy's friend Derek is here.'

"This wasn't a phone call. We were on FaceTime. I could see him and the look on his face."

The New York Post reported that Barnes texted a friend that he assaulted Fisher and took revenge on Govan.

“I kicked his ass from the back yard to the front room, and spit in her face,” the text read, according to the source.


"I can't believe people think I was some maniac driving 95 miles and listening to Tupac to go beat somebody up," Barnes said. "No. I live 15 minutes away, and I was going over to check on my kids because they seemed uncomfortable. That was my main reason for going over there."

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Report: Matt Barnes Attacked Derek Fisher For Dating Ex-Wife

Oct 7, 2015 4:32 PM

Matt Barnes allegedly attacked Derek Fisher after he discovered the New York Knicks' coach is in a romantic relationship with his estranged wife.

Fisher has been dating Gloria Govan for "a few months." Fisher filed for divorce from his wife Candace in March.

When Barnes learned that Fisher was at his former home with Gloria, he drove 95 miles to LA to “beat the s–t” out of Fisher, according to sources.

“Derek was in Gloria’s backyard with about 10 people having a bonfire on Saturday,” said a source. “Derek’s separated from his wife and there’s a relationship with [Gloria].”

Barnes and Fisher were once teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Barnes was in Santa Barbara [at Memphis Grizzlies training camp] and heard that Fisher was in his house. He went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Fisher.”

A source close to Fisher confirmed the fight but said, “Matt came after Derek but he only had a few scratches … Derek’s not going to press charges, he’s going to let it go.”

The Knicks tweeted on Monday that Fisher was “not at practice due to personal reasons — expected back tomorrow.” 

Ian Mohr/New York Post

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Yakhouba Diawara Agrees To Non-Guaranteed Deal With Grizzlies

Sep 24, 2015 12:47 PM

Yakhouba Diawara has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Diawara played in the NBA from 2006 until 2010 with the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat.

Diawara has since played in Europe, mostly in Italy.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Yakhouba Diawara, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Ryan Hollins Agrees To Vet's Minimum With Grizzlies
Ryan Hollins is expected to sign a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum.

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Grizzlies Had Interest In Danilo Gallinari Before Jeff Green Trade
Jeff Green was acquired instead of Danilo Gallinari, who was used in a similar way at small forward and power forward.

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Lazeric Jones Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Grizzlies
Lazeric Jones spent last season in Hungary with Szolnoki Olaj.

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Grizzlies, Thunder, Mavs Expected To Pursue Mike Miller
Mike Miller was traded by the Cavaliers to the Blazers and he'll be waived.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Beno Udrih Remaining With Grizzlies For $2.2M
Beno Udrih had a July 5th guarantee date in his deal.

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Marc Gasol, Grizzlies Agree Upon Five-Year, $110M Deal
The deal includes an early termination option for Marc Gasol after the fourth season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies Open To Kosta Koufos Sign-And-Trade
The Grizzlies will not bring back Kosta Koufos as they agreed upon a deal with Brandan Wright.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $18M Deal With Brandan Wright
Brandan Wright played for the Mavericks, Celtics and Suns last season.

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Demetris Nichols Talks With Grizzlies, Others About NBA Return
The Timberwolves and Pelicans have also inquired on Demetris Nichols, a source said.

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Nets Optimistic Of Finding Joe Johnson Trade This Offseason
The Nets and Grizzlies recently discussed a trade centered on Joe Johnson.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Marc Gasol Has No Interest In Signing With Lakers
Marc Gasol's lack of interest is due to "uneasy" final few years his brother, Pau Gasol, spent with the organization.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

Jordan Aboudou Negotiating Possible Release From BCM Gravelines To Join NBA Summer League
Jordan Aboudou has received invitations to NBA summer league with the Grizzlies, Nets and Mavericks.

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Suns Trade Rights To Andrew Harrison To Grizzlies For Jon Leuer
The Suns selected Harrison with the 44th overall pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies Acquire Matt Barnes From Hornets For Ridnour
Matt Barnes went from the Clippers to the Hornets this offseason in the Lance Stephenson deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nuggets Put Danilo Gallinari On Trade Block
The Grizzlies are among the teams interested in Danilo Gallinari.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Magic Trade Luke Ridnour To Grizzlies

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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.

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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.

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