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Grizzlies To Pursue Kevin Durant In Free Agency

Feb 10, 2016 6:11 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies plan on pursuing Kevin Durant in free agency.

Mike Conley will also be a free agent and the Grizzlies will have the opportunity to pitch Durant on joining Conley and Marc Gasol to form a well-balanced core.

The Grizzlies will still try to make the playoffs even with Marc Gasol possibly out for the season with a broken foot.

Memphis has Jeff Green and Courtney Lee, amongst others, on expiring contracts.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Kevin Durant, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Marc Gasol Out Indefinitely With Broken Right Foot

Feb 9, 2016 6:06 PM

Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken right foot.

Gasol is in the first year of a five-year, $110 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commerical Appeal

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

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Mike Conley Jr.: Everything Will Be On Table In Free Agency

Feb 5, 2016 12:15 PM

Mike Conley Jr. will be one of the most highly sought after free agents this offseason, but he's widely been expected to re-sign with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Conley didn't close the door on signing with the New York Knicks when asked on Friday.

"Everything will be on the table when the time comes. I haven't committed to anything."

 

Shortly before Conley's comments, Zach Randolph preemptively talked about Conley.

"Mike Conley's not coming here, man," said Randolph.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Vince Carter Has No Plans To Retire

Feb 5, 2016 11:26 AM

Vince Carter plans on playing next season and beyond.

Carter is currently in his 18th NBA season at the age of 39.

"For sure," Carter said. "Did I say I was retiring? I'm very thankful for (the recognition on the road). Don't get me wrong. But I plan on coming back. I just go year to year at this point. I don't put a timetable on it. I don't want to say two years and then everybody says 'Well this is it, right?' But 20 years would be cool."

Carter has been used more sparingly this season.

"There are times when you see more lively legs and it's awesome," Dave Joerger said. "The last two games guys have been like 'Yeah, Vince!' It's fantastic. He's very versatile and you have to play him. He can make a 3 on you in two seconds. His experience and playing with Jeff (Green) and Matt (Barnes) is a unique look for us. They're kind of all the same, but they have different skills. They cover for each other really well. It's something I'm really comfortable with. They're all high-IQ guys and they make the game easier for each other."

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tags: Vince Carter, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Gauging Trade Interest In Jeff Green, Courtney Lee

Jan 29, 2016 9:37 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies are gauging trade interest in both Jeff Green and Courtney Lee.

Green and Lee are both set to become free agents this offseason.

The Grizzlies would like to keep the rest of their core together, at least for now.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies To Re-Sign Ryan Hollins, Let Elliot Williams Free After 10-Day

Jan 18, 2016 11:23 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies plan to re-sign Ryan Hollins after letting Elliot Williams free after his 10-day contract.

Hollins was waived by the Grizzlies on January 7th.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Ryan Hollins, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Matt Barnes Fined $35,000 By NBA For Remarks About Violence

Jan 17, 2016 1:21 PM

Matt Barnes has been fined by the NBA for "inappropriate public comments that are detrimental to the best interests of the NBA."

"Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is," said Barnes about his confrontation with Derek Fisher.

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Tags: Matt Barnes, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Fines

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Matt Barnes Pledges To Avoid Derek Fisher During Knicks-Grizzlies' Game

Jan 15, 2016 1:01 PM

Matt Barnes has pledged to avoid Derek Fisher during Saturday's game between the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies.

Barnes and Fisher had an altercation during the preseason centered on Barnes' estranged wife Gloria Govan.

Barnes didn't want the NBA to discipline Fisher for his role.

“I never wish for another man’s downfall. I always knew the NBA would come down hard on me, so I wasn’t surprised... Cause I’m the bad guy.”

 

Barnes believes he was suspended for his silence on the issue.

“Probably,” Barnes responded, “because I didn’t snitch.”

Fisher has mostly declined to discuss the situation.

“I know I got to keep my mouth shut because then he’ll run and tell,” Barnes said. “So we’re focused on playing that team (the Knicks). And when I’m retired, him and I will cross paths again.”

 

Barnes is looking forward to the game against the Knicks.

“I knew when it was coming, obviously,” he said. “We’re former friends and former teammates. I know when we play.”

Courtney Lee doesn't expect there to be an issue between Barnes and Fisher during the game.

“Everybody has a situation where you’re playing against a former teammate or somebody who they don’t like playing against or who they just don’t like,” Lee said. “So I think he’ll handle it as a professional and I’m sure everybody in this locker room is going to help him do that.

“It’s another piece of adversity. It’s always something when we play. It could be the refs calling fouls that you disagree with them. It could be somebody in the stands saying something. Or it could be a coach taking you out or saying something to you or it could be a coach saying something to you or it could be a teammate saying something to you. You just have to block it out.”

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Matt Barnes, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, NBA

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Grizzlies Expected To Sign Elliot Williams To 10-Day Contract

Jan 7, 2016 2:07 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies are expected to sign Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract.

Williams has been playing with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.

The Grizzlies would need to create a roster spot, with James Ennis, JaMychal Green and Ryan Hollins not having contract guarantees.

Update: Memphis has decided to cut Ryan Hollins.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Elliot Williams, Memphis Grizzlies, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Grizzlies Waive Russ Smith, Set To Sign Ryan Hollins

Dec 28, 2015 11:50 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies will waive Russ Smith and sign Ryan Hollins.

Hollins was recently waived by the Washington Wizards. Hollins gives the Grizzlies a backup for Marc Gasol at center. Hollins was previously with the Grizzlies during training camp.

Smith had a fully guaranteed contract for this season and a non-guaranteed year in 2016-17.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Ryan Hollins, Russ Smith, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Matt Barnes Receiving Two-Game Suspension From Derek Fisher Incident
Matt Barnes has received a suspension from the NBA for his off-court incident involving Derek Fisher.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Brandan Wright Out 6-8 Weeks With Knee Surgery
Brandan Wright signed a three-year, $17.1 million contract with the Grizzlies during the offseason.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Dave Joerger Calls Reports Of Job In Danger 'Silliness'
The Grizzlies have surprisingly struggled to begin the season.

Clay Bailey/AP

Heat Trade Mario Chalmers To Grizzlies
The Heat and Grizzlies are finalizing a trade of Mario Chalmers and James Ennis for Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Gasol Brothers, Jabari Parker Leave Wasserman Media Group
There have been a number of departures from Wasserman Media Group following Arn Tellem's decision to take a job with the Pistons.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Grizzlies Talking Mario Chalmers Trade With Heat
Mario Chalmers is in the final year of a two-year deal he signed in the summer of 2014 and is making $4.3 million this season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Matt Barnes: Doc Rivers Never Wanted Me
Matt Barnes is looking forward to play against Doc Rivers and the Clippers.

Shaun Powell/NBA.com

Harden, Curry, LeBron, Davis, Gasol Voted By GMs As Best At Each Position
James Harden was the choice of 79.3 percent of GMs at shooting guard, ahead of Klay Thompson with 10.3 percent.

John Schuhmann/NBA.com

Dunc'd On Pod: Memphis Grizzlies Preview With Chris Vernon
Nate Duncan and Chris Vernon discuss whether Memphis can continue to compete in the West, and a vehement prediction on Mike Conley's impending free agency.

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Matt Barnes Claims He Went To Check On Sons, Not Confront Derek Fisher
Matt Barnes was at his home in Marina del Rey around 10 p.m. Saturday when he got a text from his son Carter that concerned him.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Report: Matt Barnes Attacked Derek Fisher For Dating Ex-Wife
Derek Fisher has been dating Matt Barnes' ex-wife, Gloria Govan, for "a few months."

Ian Mohr/New York Post

Yakhouba Diawara Agrees To Non-Guaranteed Deal With Grizzlies
Yakhouba Diawara played in the NBA from 2006 until 2010 with the Nuggets and Heat.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Ryan Hollins Agrees To Vet's Minimum With Grizzlies
Ryan Hollins is expected to sign a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies Had Interest In Danilo Gallinari Before Jeff Green Trade
Jeff Green was acquired instead of Danilo Gallinari, who was used in a similar way at small forward and power forward.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Lazeric Jones Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Grizzlies
Lazeric Jones spent last season in Hungary with Szolnoki Olaj.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies, Thunder, Mavs Expected To Pursue Mike Miller
Mike Miller was traded by the Cavaliers to the Blazers and he'll be waived.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Beno Udrih Remaining With Grizzlies For $2.2M
Beno Udrih had a July 5th guarantee date in his deal.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Marc Gasol, Grizzlies Agree Upon Five-Year, $110M Deal
The deal includes an early termination option for Marc Gasol after the fourth season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies Open To Kosta Koufos Sign-And-Trade
The Grizzlies will not bring back Kosta Koufos as they agreed upon a deal with Brandan Wright.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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