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Ray Allen Contacted By Wide Range Of Teams, Including Grizzlies; Not At Stage To Decide On Future

Dec 13, 2014 3:49 PM

Ray Allen — the most coveted NBA free agent on the market — has heard from far beyond just five teams to consider, including interest from the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.

Allen’s agent, Jim Tanner, confirmed the wide range of interest on Saturday and added that the 6-foot-5 shooting guard has no timetable to make a decision on his playing future.

Despite a report on Saturday that he was choosing between the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and Golden State Warriors, Allen has not yet reached the stage to decide on any team. Memphis has gone 18-4 this season and has an open roster spot that could be used toward securing another shooter to the rotation.

Earlier in the week, Warriors general manager Bob Myers told 95.7 in Oakland that his team has contacted Allen to gauge interest in signing with the franchise. Nearly every team with contending aspirations is believed to have reached out to Allen and his agent Tanner.

Over an 18-year NBA career, Allen, 39, has built a Hall of Fame run while playing for Milwaukee, Seattle, Boston and Miami. Allen has averaged 18.9 points for his career and is the league’s all-time leader in three-point shots made at 2,973.

Allen averaged 9.6 points in 73 games for the Heat last season. In Game 6 of the 2013 series against the Spurs, Allen knocked down one of the most critical shots in NBA Finals history.

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Tags: Ray Allen, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jordan Adams Recalled To Grizzlies

Dec 8, 2014 7:16 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies recalled Jordan Adams from the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy.

Adams began his second assignment with Iowa on Nov. 25.

Adams (6-5, 209) has averaged 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on .422 shooting in 30.0 minutes in four games for Iowa, including three double-digit scoring efforts. The 20-year old has recorded 1.5 points and 1.3 assists in 10.3 minutes through four appearances for the Grizzlies this season.

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Tags: Jordan Adams, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction, D-League, D-League Transaction

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Cavs Interested In Kosta Koufos, Willing To Deal Dion Waiters For Difference Maker

Dec 8, 2014 8:14 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for Kosta Koufos, according to sources.

The Cavaliers are well aware landing a quality big man likely depends on selling on potential trade partners to take back Dion Waiters.

Koufos is an unrestricted free agent next summer. His camp has made it known to Grizzlies management that it has less than pleased with the limited role carved out for the 7-footer over the past two season, according to sources.

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Tags: Kosta Koufos, Dion Waiters, Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Don't Like Chances Of Signing Marc Gasol In Free Agency

Dec 5, 2014 2:55 PM

The New York Knicks don't believe they have a very good chance of signing Marc Gasol in free agency, according to a source.

The Knicks will prioritize finding a center in the offseason with the team not expected to keep any of its current options apart from possibly Cole Aldrich.

Gasol is having a career season with the Memphis Grizzlies, who can pay him an extra season on his new contract.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Marc Gasol, New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Marc Gasol To Play Against Spurs Despite Knee Bone Bruise

Dec 5, 2014 1:02 PM

Marc Gasol will play on Friday for the Memphis Grizzlies against the San Antonio Spurs despite a knee injury.

"I'm ready to go," Gasol said after the Grizzlies' morning shootaround. "We'll get back to playing the way we play."

MRI results revealed that Gasol suffered a right knee bone bruise Wednesday night during a loss at Houston.

"You never want to go down. You always want to keep playing," Gasol said. "I don't know what the big deal is. We wanted to make sure nothing was wrong with it. Nothing is wrong with it so now we move on."

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tags: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

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Cavs Expected To Use Trade Exception Between Dec. 15-Jan. 10

Dec 5, 2014 11:04 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to make a trade between Dec. 15 and Jan. 10 with their trade exception, according to Brian Windhorst.

One target for the Cavaliers is Tayshaun Prince of the Memphis Grizzlies.

"I've heard there's been interest from the Cavs in Tayshaun Prince, who's fallen out of the rotation in Memphis," said Windhorst.

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Tags: Tayshaun Prince, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Marc Gasol Has Bone Bruise In Knee, Questionable For Friday

Dec 4, 2014 4:06 PM

Marc Gasol has a bone bruise in his right knee and is questionable for Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Grizzlies announced the injury update Thursday.

Gasol hurt his knee Wednesday night in a 105-96 loss at Houston, and he wound up tying his season-low with eight points. He had an MRI exam on Thursday.

ESPN

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Mike Miller Hoped To Play 3-4 More Seasons, Finish Career With Grizzlies

Dec 4, 2014 1:16 PM

Mike Miller hoped to re-sign with the Memphis Grizzlies after the season after averaging 7.1 points in 82 games for the team last season.

“I thought I was going to finish my career there,” Miller said. “I really did. I was happy there. I wanted to play another three, four years, [and I] thought I could get that done in Memphis.”

Instead, the Grizzlies pursued and signed Vince Carter in free agency, which essentially took away Miller’s roster spot.

Miller then joined LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Tags: Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Zach Randolph Senses Teams 'Loading Up' To Sign Marc Gasol

Dec 2, 2014 1:20 PM

Marc Gasol will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason and has already been speculated about as a possibility with the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs.

Zach Randolph hopes this is not Gasol's last season with the Memphis Grizzlies.

"I always tell him, 'Man you're the best center in the game, the best big man in the game. Dwight Howard ain't better than you — he just blocks more shots than you. You're the best center in the game,' " Randolph said. "It's about winning, and about the big fella coming back, because everybody knows that all the teams are loading up to get him.

"I say a little bit to him (about free agency). I mean we're the best 1-2 big men in the league (as far as a) four and five together. You've always got to explore your options, and he's been in Memphis (a long time). ... You worry (about him leaving), but then again it's a business too. I understand that. He understands that."

The Grizzlies are optimistic about re-signing Gasol.

"I think at the end of the season, we're going to sit down and put the cards on the table and see where everybody stands," said Gasol, who could sign a five-year, maximum-salary deal with the Grizzlies but can only get four-year deals elsewhere. "I've been pretty open with everybody always, and they've been pretty open with me, and I respect that. We're both straight shooters, and we'l see where everybody wants to be at and we'll make a decision, but I don't see how that effects now because it doesn't help.

"I really don't want it to be a distraction in there with my teammates because it's just not fair for them. I don't think it's fair. It's me, and if it doesn't bother me, it shouldn't bother anybody. If it's not a big deal for me, it shouldn't be a big deal for anybody."

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Send Jarnell Stokes Back To D-League

Dec 1, 2014 9:55 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned rookie forward/center Jarnell Stokes to the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies’ exclusive D-League affiliate.

During his first assignment in Iowa, Stokes posted 13 points and 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls, which was played in Memphis at FedExForum. He was recalled from Iowa on Nov. 10. The 20-year-old has totaled eight points and seven rebounds on 3-of-3 shooting in 21 minutes through six appearances for the Grizzlies this season. 

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NBA Denies Kings' Protest From Game Against Grizzlies
The basis for the Kings' protest was that Courtney Lee's game-winning shot should have been disqualified as having been made after time expired.

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Grizzlies Re-Assign Jordan Adams To D-League
Jordan Adams had 20 points, seven rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes in an exhibition on Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls.

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Kalin Lucas, Hassan Whiteside Waived By Grizzlies
Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside had re-signed with the Grizzlies on Nov. 19.

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Raptors Honor Vince Carter With Tribute Video
Vince Carter requested a trade from the Raptors in 2004 and has largely been booed in his return visits ever since.

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Grizzlies Re-Sign Kalin Lucas, Hassan Whiteside
The Grizzlies have re-signed Kalin Lucas and Hassan Whiteside.

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Spurs Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol As Possible Tim Duncan Replacement
Marc Gasol will be the Knicks' main free agent target next offseason.

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Kalin Lucas Waived By Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have waived Kalin Lucas, the team announced on Sunday.

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Grizzlies Assign Jordan Adams, Jarnell Stokes To Iowa
Jordan Adams appeared in one game this sesason.

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John Lucas III Receives Interest In NBA, China; Hoping For Stable Decision On Next Team
John Lucas III received interest from the Thunder, Pacers and Grizzlies.

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Tony Allen Fined $15K For Intentionally Striking Cameraman's Camera
Tony Allen was fined $15,000 on Tuesday for intentionally striking a cameraman during Monday's 93-81 Grizzlies victory over the Pelicans.

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Kalin Lucas Signs With Grizzlies
Kalin Lucas recently averaged 3.1 points and 1.0 assists on .429 shooting in 7.9 minutes in eight preseason games for Memphis.

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Knicks Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol In Free Agency
Phil Jackson believes Marc Gasol is the "quintessential center to play in the triangle offense."

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders
In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

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Adams Refutes Rep As Dirty Player, Claim He Baited Randolph Into Playoff Suspension
Steven Adams already has a reputation around the league as he enters his second NBA season.

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Luke Hancock Waived By Grizzlies
Luke Hancock recorded two points in nine minutes in his lone preseason appearance on Oct. 9 at Houston.

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Michael Beasley To Sign With Shanghai Sharks
Michael Beasley was previously on a camp deal with the Grizzlies.

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Michael Beasley Signs With Grizzlies On Camp Deal
Michael 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.

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Earl Clark Agrees To Camp Deal With Grizzlies
Earl Clark has agreed upon a training camp deal with the Grizzlies, according to sources.

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Luke Hancock Reaches One-Year Deal With Grizzlies
Luke Hancock has reached agreement on a one-year, league-minimum contract with the Grizzlies, league sources told RealGM.

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Jamaal Franklin Waived By Grizzlies
The Grizzlies released Jamaal Franklin under the stretch provision.

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