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Vince Carter Plans To Play Next Season, No Retirement In Sight

Apr 29, 2017 7:56 PM

Vince Carter plans on continuing his career next season. Carter has had remarkable longevity, evolving into one of the game's better veteran wing role players.

Carter will be a free agent this summer.

"I said to myself 'I want to play 15 years'. I don't know where I got that from. And the I got to 15 years and I kept going. I never capped it, but at the same time I've had a lot of players remind me of things I've said," said Carter about how he kept telling fellow players he would retire after two more years.

"I'm still saying 'two more years and I'm done.'

"I sit here today and I think of when I was younger, at that 25 and the season was over, I felt awful.

"I could play three more rounds of basketball right now."

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David Fizdale Fined $30,000 By NBA For Game 2 Comments

Apr 19, 2017 11:34 AM

David Fizdale has received a $30,000 fine by the NBA for criticizing game officials after Game 2.

"We don't get the respect that these guys deserve because Mike Conley doesn't go crazy. He has class, and he just plays the game," Fizdale said during his press conference. "But I'm not gonna let them treat us that way. I know Pop's got pedigree, and I'm a young rookie. But they're not gonna rook us. That's unacceptable. That was unprofessional. Our guys dug in that game and earned the right to be in that game. And they did not even give us a chance."

Fizdale closed the press conference by yelling "Take that for data."

The Memphis Grizzlies are down 0-2 against the San Antonio Spurs.

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David Fizdale Calls Game 2 Referees 'Unacceptable, Unprofessional'

Apr 18, 2017 10:38 AM

David Fizdale was critical of the Game 2 referees after the Memphis Grizzlies were unable to complete a 19-point comeback in the second half.

"It's unfortunate that I've got a guy like [point guard] Mike Conley that in his whole career has got zero technical fouls and just cannot seem to get the proper respect from the officials that he deserves," Fizdale said. "It was a very poorly officiated basketball game."

Kawhi Leonard attempted more free throws than the entire Memphis squad (13-of-15). San Antonio as a team connected on 31 of 32 from the free throw line.

"Zach Randolph, the most rugged guy in the game, had zero free throws," Fizdale said as he stared down at the box score from Monday's game. "But somehow, Kawhi Leonard had 19 free throws. First half, we shot 19 shots in the paint, and we had six free throws. They shot 11 times in the paint, and they had 23 free throws. I'm not a numbers guy, but that doesn't seem to add up. Overall, 35 times we shot the ball in the paint. We had 15 free throws for the game. They shot 18 times in the paint and had 32 free throws. Kawhi shot more free throws than our whole team. Explain it to me."

The Grizzlies were called for 22 fouls compared to 13 for the Spurs.

"We don't get the respect that these guys deserve because Mike Conley doesn't go crazy. He has class, and he just plays the game," Fizdale said. "But I'm not gonna let them treat us that way. I know Pop's got pedigree, and I'm a young rookie. But they're not gonna rook us. That's unacceptable. That was unprofessional. Our guys dug in that game and earned the right to be in that game. And they did not even give us a chance."

As Fizdale finished his thought, he slammed a pen to the table and stood up.

"Take that for data," he said.

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Tony Allen Out Indefinitely With Calf Injury

Apr 13, 2017 5:36 PM

Tony Allen has been diagnosed with a strain of the medial gastrocnemius muscle (calf) in his right leg.  

Allen is out indefinitely and will be continually re-evaluated while beginning rehab immediately.

The Memphis Grizzlies are already without Chandler Parsons for the season on the wing.

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Grizzlies Call JaMychal Green 'Fantastic Complement' To Core

Apr 4, 2017 10:43 PM

JaMychal Green will be a restricted free agent this offseason and the Memphis Grizzlies figure to receive significant competition for him.

“JaMychal’s growth and development as a player has been huge for us,” David Fizdale told The Vertical. “I’ve actually held JaMychal back a little bit, because I feel he has some ability to score more. Finding him some touches can be tough because of all the options we have, but he’s been invaluable.

“His ability to make open threes, defend multiple positions, loyal, being tough. He’s diligent about being in shape and working on his game, a fantastic complement to our group.”

Green has complemented Marc Gasol very well in the starting lineup.

“It’s a blessing that Marc supported me and helped my confidence,” Green told The Vertical. “It makes me play harder and believe in myself more to have a vet like that, a possible Hall of Famer, vouch for you. That’s big for me. I just spread out and give Marc room to work in the post. If I see him double-teamed, I pick my spots to cut. I stay around the 3-point line to give Marc the space he needs.

“Defensively, I want to go hard and try to live by our principles: no middle, no getting beat off the dribble, and – if I do know Marc is behind me – to alter the shot. I know I got the big fella behind me.”

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Grizzlies Sign Wayne Selden, Release Toney Douglas

Mar 19, 2017 7:33 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies signed Wayne Selden who was recently with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Memphis created a roster spot for Selden by releasing Toney Douglas.

Selden averaged 4.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game over four games with the Pelicans.

The Grizzlies also considered signing Omri Casspi.

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Omri Casspi Cleared To Return, Receiving Interest From Grizzlies, Clippers

Mar 14, 2017 11:33 AM

Omri Casspi is drawing interest from multiple playoff teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers.

Casspi has been cleared to resume basketball activities after his recent thumb injury.

Casspi fractured in his thumb in his first game with the New Orleans Pelicans following his trade from the Sacramento Kings.

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Chandler Parsons Likely Out For Season With Torn Meniscus In Left Knee

Mar 13, 2017 7:34 PM

Chandler Parsons has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee.

Parsons will be out indefinitely as the team fully evaluates the appropriate course of action. Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal expects Parsons to be out for the remainder of the season.

“To suffer a setback like this after working so diligently to rebound from the injury to his right knee is obviously tough. That said, we know he will continue to work tirelessly to return to the court with his teammates and contribute,” General Manager Chris Wallace said. “Chandler has the full support of myself, Coach Fizz and the entire team and we are all focused on getting him healthy.”

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Chandler Parsons: It's Very Early To Judge Value Of Deal With Grizzlies

Mar 3, 2017 10:27 AM

Chandler Parsons has battled injuries and ineffectiveness in the first season of a four-year, $94 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Parsons was asked if he believes the Grizzlies will ultimately get their money's worth out of his contract.

"I think so. I think we’re five months into a four-year contract. I think it’s a little dramatic and a little early to judge someone coming off two very serious surgeries, in a new city, on a new team, a new everything. It's very early to judge that. The upper management, when I talk to Chris Wallace, when I talk to Joe Abadi, those guys tell me, “Look, we brought you here for four years.”

Parsons was asked if his issues could be mental or if there's still a big physical element.

"I’m physically in pain. I’m well enough to play, obviously, but I’m going to go through soreness. The good thing is I’ve been through this already and it’s nothing I’m not used to. And I know my body better now. But, yeah, I think a lot of it is mental. Nobody wants to play well more than I do. I know a lot of people are getting frustrated and, trust me, they’re not more frustrated than I am. I’m in the gym every single day. The worst part is, when you have surgeries like this, this summer I could work on my body, I could work on my strength, I could work on my conditioning, but I couldn’t really work on my game, so now I’m basically working on my game in NBA games and it’s showing. I’m missing a lot of shots, I’m missing shots that I usually make."

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Grizzlies Sign Toney Douglas For Remainder Of Season

Feb 23, 2017 5:29 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Toney Douglas for the remainder of the season.

Douglas (6-2, 195) has appeared in 14 games as a reserve for the Grizzlies this season and averaged 5.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 17.2 minutes.

The 30-year-old originally signed with Memphis as a free agent on Dec. 5 pursuant to the NBA’s hardship rule and was waived on Dec. 15. He then was re-signed by the Grizzlies to consecutive 10-day contracts on Jan. 31 and Feb. 9. Memphis has gone 11-3 in games where Douglas has played.

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Grizzlies Re-Sign Toney Douglas, Waive Troy Williams
Toney Douglas originally signed with Memphis as a free agent on Dec. 5 pursuant to the NBA’s hardship rule.

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Grizzlies To Own D-League Team In Mississippi

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Marc Gasol Sprains Ankle, X-Rays Negative
Marc Gasol is day-to-day after injuring his ankle in Saturday's win over the Kings.

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Mike Conley Could Return From Back Injury Three Weeks Early
Mike Conley Jr. could return this weekend as he's made remarkable progress in healing a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae.

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Marc Gasol, LeBron James Named NBA Players Of The Week
LeBron James and Marc Gasol have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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Grizzlies Extend Contracts Of Chris Wallace, John Hollinger, Ed Stefanski
Chris Wallace joined the Grizzlies as general manager and vice president of basketball operations on June 18, 2007.

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Grizzlies Sign Toney Douglas
Toney Douglas was with the Cavaliers during the preseason.

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Mike Conley Out Indefinitely With Fracture In Vertebrae
Mike Conley has suffered a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae and will be out indefinitely.

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Chandler Parsons Out Two Weeks With Bone Bruise In Left Knee
Chandler Parsons recently returned from his surgically repaired right knee.

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Chandler Parsons Would Have Accepted 'A Lot Less' Than $98M From Mavs
Chandler Parsons and Mark Cuban quickly became close and often discussed personnel decisions.

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Brandan Wright Likely Out Two Months
Brandan Wright underwent a successful arthroscopic debridement of his left ankle after non-surgical interventions failed to eliminate his posterior tibialis tendinopathy.

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Bucks, Grizzlies, Mavs No Longer Staying At Trump Hotels
Seven other NBA teams are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season.

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Chandler Parsons Was Close To Signing With Blazers, 'Went With Heart' Choosing Memphis
Chandler Parsons was offered a four-year, $94.7 million contract in free agency by both the Grizzlies and Blazers.

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Chandler Parsons To Make Grizzlies' Debut On Sunday
Chandler Parsons is coming back from another knee surgery.

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Grizzlies Exercise 17-18 Option On Jarell Martin
Jarell Martin competed in 27 regular season games during his rookie season and averaged 5.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.1 minutes for Memphis.

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Kings Waive Jordan Farmar, Isaiah Cousins, Lamar Patterson
Jordan Farmar ended last season for Dave Joerger and the Grizzlies.

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Marc Gasol Not Concerned By Sore Ankle
Marc Gasol underwent surgery last February to repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot.

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Dunc'd On: Memphis Grizzlies Season Outlook w/ Chris Herrington
Chris Herrington joins Nate Duncan to discuss the Grizzlies.

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Mario Chalmers Has One Month Remaining In Achilles Rehab
Mario Chalmers has received interest from a number of teams who are monitoring his progress.

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Vince Hunter Agrees To Deal With Grizzlies
Vince Hunter went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft following two seasons at the University of Texas-El Paso.

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