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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."

Geoff Calkins/Memphis Commercial Appeal

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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

Jan 30, 2017 12:30 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed Toney Douglas on a 10-day contract.

Troy Williams has been waived to create a roster spot for Douglas.

Douglas originally signed with Memphis as a free agent on Dec. 5 pursuant to the NBA’s hardship rule. 

Douglas appeared in six games as a reserve and averaged 5.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 17.8 minutes before he was waived on Dec. 15.

Williams appeared in 24 games (13 starts) for the Grizzlies during his rookie season and has averaged 5.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.00 steals in 17.4 minutes. 

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Grizzlies To Own D-League Team In Mississippi

Jan 23, 2017 6:04 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies will own and operate an expansion NBA Development League franchise locally starting next season.

There is no name yet for the affiliate that will play a 24-game home schedule in the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. The Grizzlies were previously affiliated with the Iowa Energy. That franchise is joining forces with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“This allows us to best develop our future Grizzlies players,” Chris Wallace told the team’s site.

“It’s a complete game-changer,” John Hollinger, Grizzlies executive vice president of basketball operations, told “Our affiliation with Iowa has been very effective for several years, both in terms of player development and basketball ops to both cities. To operate our own D-League team in your backyard — the direct access to the development process of our player talent — makes the process so much more efficient.”

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Marc Gasol Sprains Ankle, X-Rays Negative

Jan 1, 2017 11:58 AM

Marc Gasol is day-to-day after injuring his ankle in Saturday's win over the Sacramento Kings.

Gasol rolled his ankle while going for a loose ball and quickly departed for the locker room. It was diagnosed as a sprained ankle, and X-rays were negative.

"It hurts, but it's not broken,'' Gasol said. "It's tender right now, so we will take it day-to-day, just like always."

Gasol missed a significant number of games last season after he broke his right foot in February.


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Mike Conley Could Return From Back Injury Three Weeks Early

Dec 15, 2016 4:31 PM

Mike Conley Jr. could return this weekend as he's made remarkable progress in healing a transverse process fracture in the vertebrae.

Conley was initially expected to be out six weeks but he's close to returning in under three weeks.

The Grizzlies have posted a 7-2 record without Conley since the injury.

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Marc Gasol, LeBron James Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 12, 2016 3:18 PM

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

In four games this past week, James led the Cavaliers to the best record in the Eastern Conference at 4-0 after he averaged an NBA-high 32.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.25 steals in 38.5 minutes. He shot .585 from the field and .409 from the three-point line. 

Gasol averaged 27.3 points, 10 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game for the Grizzlies.

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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.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

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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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.

Ronald Tillery/Commercial Appeal

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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