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Grizzlies Waive Brian Skinner

The Memphis Grizzlies waived Brian Skinner, Chris Wallace announced on Thursday.

Skinner (6-9, 255), who originally signed with Memphis on Dec. 10, appeared in one regular season game with the Grizzlies, logging four minutes on Dec. 26 at San Antonio.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Hornets Deal Quincy Pondexter To Grizzlies For Greivis Vasquez

The Hornets traded small forward Quincy Pondexter to the Grizzlies on Saturday in exchange for guard Greivis Vasquez.

Vasquez is a second-year player who averaged 4.5 points and 4.5 assists last season as a rookie with the Grizzlies.

Pondexter was going to be in a battle for minutes with newly acquired Al-Farouq Aminu at the backup small forward spot behind starter Trevor Ariza.

Via John Reid/Times Picayune

Grizzlies Rescind Qualifying Offer To Hamed Haddadi

Hamed Haddadi is still trying to obtain a work visa, and he's also looking for an NBA contract.

Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace confirmed Thursday that the team withdrew its $2 million qualifying offer from Haddadi, a 7-footer who hails from Iran.

The move makes Haddadi, 26, an unrestricted free agent. He can sign with any NBA team without the Griz having a right to match offers.

Via Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Darrell Arthur Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Darrell Arthur underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which revealed a torn right Achilles tendon, the team announced today.

Arthur (6-9, 235), who suffered the injury on Dec. 18, is scheduled to have surgery to repair the injury within one week and expected to be ready for the start of the 2012-13 season.

The 23-year-old averaged career highs in points (9.1), field goal percentage (.497), blocks (0.79) and minutes (20.1) in 80 games last season in his third NBA campaign. He posted 7.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.5 minutes during Memphis’ 13-game run in the 2011 Playoffs.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Grizzlies Targeting Speights In Trade, Near Deal With Cunningham

The Grizzlies are preparing an offer sheet for Charlotte Bobcats restricted free agent Dante Cunningham, and team officials have held trade discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers as a response to forward Darrell Arthur’s season-ending Achilles injury.

Magnetic resonance imaging performed Monday on Arthur confirmed that he has a torn right Achilles and will miss the entire 2011-12 season. Memphis, shorthanded up front before Arthur’s injury, is in the market for two frontcourt players.

Cunningham is viewed as a close replacement for Arthur, and the Griz also have 76ers versatile big man Marresse Speights on their radar, according to sources with knowledge of the Grizzlies’ thinking.

Via Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Darrell Arthur Likely Out For Season With Achilles Injury

Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur left practice this morning with a serious Achilles injury and the fear is that he might be lost for the entire 2011-12 season, according to sources with knowledge of situation.

An early diagnosis by the team’s medical staff indicated that Arthur might have suffered a torn right Achilles.

The 6-foot-9 reserve had just returned to practice after missing time with a sore left Achilles.

Via Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Grizzlies Announce Marc Gasol's Deal

The Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed center Marc Gasol to a multi-year contract, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports have indicated that it is for $58 million over four seasons. 

“We are very happy to re-sign Marc Gasol, who has been one of the pillars of the Grizzlies franchise since his arrival and a true ‘Memphis basketball player’ ever since his days at Lausanne,” Wallace said. “We are excited to keep him as part of our core group of players and to build on what this organization has already achieved for many years to come.”

Gasol (7-1, 265) posted 15.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.15 blocks in helping lead Memphis through a 13-game run through the 2011 NBA Playoffs, which included a first-round upset of the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs and a seven-game series with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 26-year-old finished second in the league in rebounds per game and third in blocks per game during the postseason.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Grizzlies Waive Ish Smith

The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Ish Smith, Chris Wallace announced today.

Smith (6-0, 175) averaged 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists on .374 shooting in 10.3 minutes in 43 total games (three starts) as a rookie last season with the Grizzlies and Houston Rockets.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Sign Josh McRoberts With MMLE

Josh McRoberts has signed a two-year deal with the Lakers using their min mid-level exception, according to a source.

The Grizzlies were also interested in McRoberts.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

McRoberts Close To Signing With Lakers

Josh McRoberts is being pursued by the Grizzlies, but appears more likely to take more money and a bigger role with the Lakers.

McRoberts has been mentioned in trade rumors with Memphis involving O.J. Mayo. The Grizzlies told Mayo on Tuesday that he will not be dealt.

Mike Wells reports that McRoberts is on the verge of an agreement with the Lakers.

Via Commercial Appeal

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Marc Gasol Reaches Agreement With Grizzlies

Marc Gasol was strongly courted by the Rockets, who offered a maximum contract.

Grizzlies Not Actively Trying To Trade Mayo

The Grizzlies and Pacers have been rumored to be engaged in trade talks involving O.J. Mayo for Josh McRoberts in a sign-and-trade.

Grizzlies Expected To Match Marc Gasol's Offer Sheet With Rockets

Marc Gasol agreed to a four-year, $55 million offer sheet with the Rockets.

Rockets Close To Signing Marc Gasol To $55M Deal

Houston is working on a sign-and-trade with Memphis to secure Marc Gasol to a max contract.

Grizzlies, Pacers Resume McRoberts For Mayo Discussions

The Grizzlies and Pacers have returned to Josh McRoberts for O.J. Mayo trade talks.

Josh Selby Signs With Memphis

Josh Selby was ranked as the Rivals.com No. 1 overall high school recruit for 2010.

Grizzlies Sign Jeremy Pargo To Multi-Year Deal

Jeremy Pargo joins the Grizzlies after spending last season with Euroleague powerhouse Maccabi Tel-Aviv, where he was named to the 2011 All-Euroleague Second Team.

McRoberts Receiving Interest From Pacers, Hornets, Grizzlies, Lakers

The Pacers are receiving competition to sign Josh McRoberts from the Grizzlies, Hornets and Lakers.

Miami Appears To Be Favorite For Battier

Many had expected the Thunder to aggressively pursue Shane Battier as well, but that hasn't happened.

Wallace: Grizzlies Not Trading Rudy Gay

The Grizzlies view Rudy Gay as a cornerstore of their franchise.

Heisley: Grizzlies Will Match Any Offer For Gasol

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley said that the team plans to match any offer Marc Gasol receives during the free agency period.
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