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D-League Teammates Jarnell Stokes, Kalin Lucas Ejected For Fighting With Each Other

Jan 28, 2015 11:21 AM

Jarnell Stokes and Kalin Lucas, teammates on the Iowa Energy, were ejected during a D-League game on Tuesday for fighting with each other.

While the cause of the fight is unknown, punches were thrown after they started pushing each other.

Teammates and coaches tried to separate both players.

Stokes has played in 16 NBA games this season for the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Tags: Kalin Lucas, Jarnell Stokes, Memphis Grizzlies, Iowa Energy, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry Headline 2015 NBA All-Star Starters

Jan 22, 2015 7:05 PM

Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the NBA 2015 All-Star Game, beating LeBron James.

Western Conference Starters
Stephen Curry, Warriors
Kobe Bryant, Lakers
Anthony Davis, Pelicans
Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
Blake Griffin, Clippers

Eastern Conference Starters
John Wall, Wizards
Kyle Lowry, Raptors
LeBron James, Cavaliers
Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
Pau Gasol, Bulls

Voting Results

Western Conference Frontcourt

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, 1,369,911
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, 795,121
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, 700,615
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, 546,817
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, 545,226
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers, 498,131
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, 465,334
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, 348,275
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, 292,557
Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings, 144,702
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, 132,150
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, 117,816
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder, 107,223
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, 99,039
Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks, 98,654

Western Conference Backcourt

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 1,513,324
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 1,152,402
James Harden, Houston Rockets, 1,069,368
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 551,167
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, 365,417
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, 314,254
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 248,758
Rajon Rondo, Dallas Mavericks, 219,506
Jeremy Lin, Los Angeles Lakers, 216,246
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, 103,015

Eastern Conference Frontcourt

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 1,470,483
Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls, 974,177
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, 647,005
Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards, 570,005
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, 542,006
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, 386,208
Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors, 231,741
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls, 203,718
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, 129,293
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, 121,938
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, 114,955
Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets, 110,980
Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn Nets, 106,820
Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls, 103,645
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, 86,717

Eastern Conference Backcourt

John Wall, Washington Wizards, 886,368
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors, 805,290
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, 789,839
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, 535,873
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, 455,756
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 379,994
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, 159,123
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, 83,900
Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors, 82,135
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 55,014

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Tyrus Thomas Signs 10-Day Contract With Grizzlies

Jan 20, 2015 5:38 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Tyrus Thomas to a 10-day contract.

Thomas returns to the NBA after a brief stint in the D-League.

Thomas hasn't played in the NBA since the 12-13 season with the then Charlotte Bobcats.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Tyrus Thomas, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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Tyrus Thomas In Talks With Grizzlies On 10-Day Contract

Jan 20, 2015 10:22 AM

Tyrus Thomas and the Memphis Grizzlies are engaged in serious discussions on a 10-day contract.

Thomas is attempting to return to the NBA after nearly a two-year absence.

Thomas is currently in the D-League with the Iowa Energy, averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds in 26.5 minutes over two games.

The Grizzlies recently had 10-day contract offers turned down by forward JaMychal Green and James Michael McAdoo, who signed with the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, respectively.

Thomas is making $9.3 million from the final year of his Bobcats contract and had a cyst removed from his spinal cord during surgery last March.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Tyrus Thomas, Memphis Grizzlies, Iowa Energy, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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James Michael McAdoo Agrees To Sign 10-Day Contract With Warriors

Jan 18, 2015 12:43 PM

James Michael McAdoo has chosen to sign a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.

McAdoo also had an offer from the Memphis Grizzlies on a 10-day deal.

McAdoo went undrafted in 2014 and is averaging 17.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.6 blocks per game in the D-League for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Tags: James McAdoo, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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TayShaun Prince, Celtics Working On Buyout

Jan 13, 2015 5:23 PM

TayShaun Prince and the Boston Celtics are working on a buyout agreement.

Prince was traded to the Celtics from the Memphis Grizzlies this week.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

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

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Grizzlies Pursued Jeff Green Trade For At Least One Year

Jan 12, 2015 1:33 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies pursued a trade for Jeff Green for at least a year, according to sources.

The Grizzlies thought they might acquire Green as part of last season's trade with the Boston Celtics for Courtney Lee.

Green was traded to the Grizzlies over the weekend.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jeff Green, Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Jeff Green To Grizzlies Trade Finalized

Jan 11, 2015 6:29 PM

A Jeff Green trade that was first reported as being close to completion on Friday has finally been fully agreed upon.

The Memphis Grizzlies will acquire Jeff Green from the Boston Celtics, along with Russ Smith from the New Orleans Pelicans.

TayShaun Prince, Austin Rivers and a future first round pick from the Grizzlies will go to the Celtics.

Quincy Pondexter will be traded to the Pelicans from the Grizzlies, along with a 2015 second round pick.

Rivers is unlikely to play for the Celtics, sources said. The Los Angeles Clippers are in discussions with the Grizzlies to acquire Rivers.

The Celtics don’t want to take contract salary beyond this year, but the Clippers have been working to find a third team to help deliver Boston an expiring deal to go along with the second-round pick the Celtics want for Austin Rivers, sources said.

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Tags: Jeff Green, Tayshaun Prince, Austin Rivers, Quincy Pondexter, Russ Smith, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Details Of Celtics, Grizzlies, Pelicans, Clippers Deal Involving Jeff Green

Jan 10, 2015 6:59 PM

The Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers are nearing completion on a four-team trade involving Jeff Green.

Green will be dealt to the Grizzlies from the Celtics, along with Russ Smith from the Pelicans.

The Celtics will receive TayShaun Prince, Austin Rivers and a first round pick from the Grizzlies. Rivers will likely be traded to the Clippers in a techinically separate deal for a second round pick.

The Pelicans will acquire Quincy Pondexter and a second rounder from the Grizzlies.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jeff Green, Austin Rivers, Quincy Pondexter, Tayshaun Prince, Russ Smith, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Austin Rivers Could Be Flipped To Clippers In Jeff Green Trade
The Pelicans will send Austin Rivers to the Celtics as part of the Jeff Green trade, according to sources.

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Grizzlies Agree To Trade With Celtics For Jeff Green
The Celtics would acquire TayShaun Prince and a first round pick from the Grizzlies for Jeff Green.

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Grizzlies Seek Trade For Luol Deng Or Jeff Green
No deal is imminent, but the Grizzlies are committed to improving the wing.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Marc Gasol Not Particularly Looking Forward To Outside Courtship Of Spurs, Knicks, Lakers, Others
The Grizzlies badly want to keep Marc Gasol.

Ian Thomsen/NBA.com

Josh Smith Agrees To Sign With Rockets
Josh Smith has been promised a spot in the starting lineup and now has the opportunity to play beside former AAU teammate Dwight Howard.

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Ray Allen Contacted By Wide Range Of Teams, Including Grizzlies; Not At Stage To Decide On Future
Ray Allenís agent, Jim Tanner, confirmed the wide range of interest on Saturday and added that there is no timetable to make a decision on his playing future.

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Jordan Adams Recalled To Grizzlies
Jordan Adams began his second assignment with Iowa on Nov. 25.

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Cavs Interested In Kosta Koufos, Willing To Deal Dion Waiters For Difference Maker
The Cavaliers are well aware landing a quality big man likely depends on selling on potential trade partners to take back Dion Waiters.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Knicks Don't Like Chances Of Signing Marc Gasol In Free Agency
Marc Gasol is having a career season with the Grizzlies, who can pay him an extra season on his new contract.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Marc Gasol To Play Against Spurs Despite Knee Bone Bruise
MRI results revealed that Marc Gasol suffered a right knee bone bruise Wednesday night during a loss at Houston.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Cavs Expected To Use Trade Exception Between Dec. 15-Jan. 10
One trade target for the Cavaliers is Tayshaun Prince of the Grizzlies.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Marc Gasol Has Bone Bruise In Knee, Questionable For Friday
Marc Gasol has a bone bruise in his right knee.

ESPN

Mike Miller Hoped To Play 3-4 More Seasons, Finish Career With Grizzlies
Mike Miller hoped to re-sign with the Grizzlies after the season after averaging 7.1 points in 82 games for the team last season.

Jonathan Abrams/Grantland

Zach Randolph Senses Teams 'Loading Up' To Sign Marc Gasol
The Grizzlies are optimistic about re-signing Marc Gasol.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Grizzlies Send Jarnell Stokes Back To D-League
Jarnell 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.

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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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