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Grizzlies Sign Toney Douglas

Dec 5, 2016 1:51 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Toney Douglas with their injury hardship exemption.

Douglas was with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the preseason.

Last season, Douglas played in 61 games for the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 8.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 20.7 minutes per game.

The Grizzlies will be without Mike Conley for several weeks.

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Mike Conley Out Indefinitely With Fracture In Vertebrae

Nov 29, 2016 1:40 PM

Mike Conley has suffered a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae and will be out indefinitely.

Conley signed a new five-year, $153 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies in the offseason.

Conley was averaging 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game for the Grizzlies to begin the 16-17 season with a career high PER of 23.7.

Conley was limited to 56 games in 15-16 due to an Achilles injury.

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Chandler Parsons Out Two Weeks With Bone Bruise In Left Knee

Nov 20, 2016 7:19 PM

Chandler Parsons will miss up to the next two weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Parsons recently returned from his surgically repaired right knee.

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced Parsons will miss Monday's game at Charlotte.

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Chandler Parsons Would Have Accepted 'A Lot Less' Than $98M From Mavs

Nov 18, 2016 11:14 AM

The Dallas Mavericks' front office was unanimous that a long-term commitment to Chandler Parsons would be a poor business decision due to his knee problems.

There also were locker room concerns with Parsons, though they were described as "forgivable, fixable things." The primary concern was Parsons' close relationship with Mark Cuban and that he possessed so much power in personnel matters.

Parsons and Cuban quickly became close after he signed a three-year, $46 million offer sheet. Parsons and Cuban would go out together occasionally both during the season and in the offseason.

"We're boys. We're friends," Parsons tells ESPN. "Yeah, he was the owner of the team, but I didn't look at him any differently [than other friends]. We did stuff. We enjoyed similar activities off the court. We were friends hanging out."

Parsons became a go-to resource on personnel matters, proposing one move after another, some of which became reality. Parsons pitched Cuban on letting go of Monta Ellis, who clashed with Parsons and go all-in on recruiting DeAndre Jordan.

Parsons contends Cuban told him consistently after the 16-17 regular season that they would be able to agree upon a long-term deal.

"Throughout the whole process going into free agency, I always thought Dallas was going to be the place," Parsons said. "I thought we had a mutual understanding that I was going to be there for the whole time and I was going to retire a Mav. Obviously, the second surgery gave him a little doubt, and I believe some people got in his head about it."

Cuban simply shook his head when asked about that account.

Parsons and Cuban continued to discuss personnel moves, such as pursuing Hassan Whiteside and Harrison Barnes. Cuban later pushed hard for Parsons to opt in for the final season of his contract, which would have paid $6 million less than his max. Parsons could then sign a five-year deal with the cap even higher in the 2017 offseason, but that would have required him staying healthy for a whole season.

Parsons told ESPN he would have accepted a four-year deal for "a lot less" than the max of $98 million the Mavs could have given him.

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Brandan Wright Likely Out Two Months

Nov 16, 2016 3:16 PM

Brandan Wright underwent a successful arthroscopic debridement of his left ankle Tuesday afternoon after non-surgical interventions failed to eliminate his posterior tibialis tendinopathy.

The procedure was performed at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis and Wright will begin rehabilitation in Memphis immediately. There is currently no official timetable for his return to the court and further updates will be provided when appropriate.

Wright is likely two months away from returning game action.

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Bucks, Grizzlies, Mavs No Longer Staying At Trump Hotels

Nov 15, 2016 9:22 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.

Another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season's end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch.

Seven other NBA teams are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season.

Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban are both high-profile supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Trump SoHo has emerged in recent years as an increasingly popular property throughout the league because more teams are coming to New York for two-game trips since the Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn starting with the 2012-13 season.

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Chandler Parsons Was Close To Signing With Blazers, 'Went With Heart' Choosing Memphis

Nov 6, 2016 12:34 PM

Chandler Parsons was offered a four-year, $94.7 million contract in free agency by both the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers.

Parsons met with Neil Olshey, Terry Stotts, Paul Allen and Damian Lillard in Los Angeles in the opening minutes of free agency and then the Grizzlies the next morning and decided to sign with the Memphis.

“I was close. They have a great thing going,” Parsons said when asked about signing with Portland. “Obviously, you see how talented that team is with those two guards. I had nothing against them. I went with my heart on this one. I’m happy in Memphis.”

Parsons spent two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks after signing there in 2014.

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Chandler Parsons To Make Grizzlies' Debut On Sunday

Nov 5, 2016 7:10 PM

Chandler Parsons will make his debut with the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.

"Felt great in workout [Friday]. I'm ready to rock," Parsons told ESPN in a text message. "No reason to wait."

Parsons is coming back from another knee surgery.

Parsons signed a four-year, $94 million max contract with the Grizzlies in July.

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Grizzlies Exercise 17-18 Option On Jarell Martin

Oct 29, 2016 10:52 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have exercised their third-year contract option on Jarell Martin.

Martin is now signed through the 2017-18 season.

Martin (6-10, 239) competed in 27 regular season games (zero starts) during his rookie season and averaged 5.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.1 minutes for Memphis after being selected by the team in the first round (25th overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft. He did not appear in the Grizzlies’ opening-night victory on Oct. 26 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The 22-year-old also competed in 10 games (six starts) last season for the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, and averaged 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 28.9 minutes.

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Kings Waive Jordan Farmar, Isaiah Cousins, Lamar Patterson

Oct 24, 2016 5:38 PM

The Sacramento Kings have waived Jordan Farmar, Isaiah Cousins and Lamar Patterson.

Sacramento's roster now stands at 15.

Farmar ended last season for Dave Joerger and the Memphis Grizzlies last season and he figured to have a decent shot of making the regular season roster since Darren Collison will begin the season on suspension.

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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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Tony Wroten Waived By Grizzlies
Tony Wroten appeared in one preseason game with Memphis.

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Grizzlies To Move Zach Randolph To Bench Role
The Grizzlies will move Zach Randolph to a bench role this season under David Fizdale.

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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks
Host Danny Leroux, Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated and Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer break down the Southwest Division.

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Lance Stephenson Agrees To Deal With Pelicans
Lance Stephenson has been a free agent after the Grizzlies declined their team option on his contract.

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Vince Carter Hopes To Play Two More Seasons
Vince Carter says he keeps playing at the age of 39 for the "love for the game."

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Grizzlies Tried To Sign Milos Teodosic In 2013
Milos Teodosic elected to sign a contract instead with CSKA Moscow that has one more season remaining.

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Grizzlies Sign Wayne Selden Jr., D.J. Stephens, Troy Williams, Tony Wroten
The Grizzlies have signed four players for training camp.

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Lance Stephenson May Have To Find Deal Overseas
Lance Stephenson averaged 14.2 points per game in 26 games with the Grizzlies but they didn't pick up their team option.

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Troy Williams Signs Partially Guaranteed Deal With Grizzlies
Troy Williams played for the Suns in Summer League, averaging 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 22.2 minutes per game.

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D.J. Stephens, Grizzlies Agree To Two-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal
D.J. Stephens played for the Grizzlies' Summer League team.

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Marc Gasol Won't Play For Spain In Olympics
Spain has won the Silver in each of the past two Olympics.

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Andrew Harrison, Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $3M Deal With Grizzlies
Memphis kept Andrew Harrison in the D-League for the entire season, and he averaged 18 points per game.

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Deyonta Davis, Grizzlies Agrees To Record Contract For 2nd Rounder
Deyonta Davis' deal exceeds the guaranteed slotted salary of the 16th pick in the draft.

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Troy Daniels, Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $10M Deal
Troy Daniels will be acquired by the Grizzlies via a sign-and-trade with the Hornets.

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James Ennis, Grizzlies Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal
James Ennis finished last season with the Pelicans in which he averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 31.3 minutes per game.

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Eric Gordon, Rockets Agree Upon Four-Year, $53M Deal
Eric Gordon was also pursued by the Grizzlies and Knicks.

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