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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks

Sep 24, 2016 12:14 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) and Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) break down the Southwest Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (9:06), choose the Southwest’s best newcomer (32:09) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (39:13).

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (45:39), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the Central (50:31), choose breakout players (59:46) and much more.


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RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, RealGM Radio

Lance Stephenson Agrees To Deal With Pelicans

Sep 9, 2016 5:50 PM

Lance Stephenson has agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Stephenson has been a free agent after the Memphis Grizzlies declined their team option on his contract.

Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets in 2014.

The Pelicans will be without Jrue Holiday for at least the first part of the season as he attends to his wife's health issues.

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Tags: Lance Stephenson, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Vince Carter Hopes To Play Two More Seasons

Sep 6, 2016 11:53 AM

Vince Carter continues his NBA career at 39 many years removed from when he was one of the game's most explosive dunkers and best wing scorers.

Carter was asked what keeps him playing after all these years.

"Love for the game. Nothing else," said Carter.

"I just love to play. It's not out of me yet. When I don't want to play and don't want to put the work in, that's when I step away from the game, but right now I still love it."

Carter hopes to play at least two more seasons.

"Not right now," Carter said when asked about retirement. "We know No. 19 is definitely going to go down. I'm shooting for 20, and we'll go from there after that."

Carter will earn $4.3 million in 16-17, which marks the third and final year on the deal he signed with Memphis.

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

Grizzlies Tried To Sign Milos Teodosic In 2013

Aug 15, 2016 2:39 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies attempted to sign Milos Teodosic in the summer of 2013. 

The Grizzlies offered Teodosic a two-year deal in the $5 million range in an attempt to bring him to the NBA.

Teodosic elected to sign a contract instead with CSKA Moscow that has one more season remaining. His current deal has no NBA outs, so the summer of 2017 is the earliest that Teodosic would be a free agent. Teodosic figures to receive interest from the NBA when he becomes a free agent.

"As good a player, as good a guard, as there is in Europe," Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

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Tags: Milos Teodosic, Memphis Grizzlies, CSKA Moscow, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

Grizzlies Sign Wayne Selden Jr., D.J. Stephens, Troy Williams, Tony Wroten

Aug 8, 2016 4:22 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Wayne Selden Jr.,  D.J. Stephens, Troy Williams and guard Tony Wroten.

Selden (6-5, 230) went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft following a three-year collegiate career at the University of Kansas. The 2015-16 Second Team All-Big 12 selection appeared in 38 games (37 starts) for the Jayhawks during his junior season and averaged 13.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 29.9 minutes while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from three-point range and 61.2 percent from the free throw line.

Stephens (6-5, 188) spent last season in the NBA Development League, splitting time with the Canton Charge and Iowa Energy. After making 27 appearances (21 starts) for Canton, he competed in 11 games (nine starts) for Iowa and averaged 16.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.55 steals and 1.27 blocks in 34.3 minutes while shooting 55.0 percent from the field, 41.9 percent from three-point range and 73.0 percent from the free throw line for the Grizzlies’ D-League affiliate.

Williams (6-7, 218) was unselected in the 2016 NBA Draft following a three-year collegiate career at Indiana University. The 21-year-old earned 2015-16 Third Team All-Big Ten honors after he appeared in 35 games (34 starts) as a junior for the Hoosiers and averaged 13.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.11 steals in 26.2 minutes while shooting 51.3 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from three-point range and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. 

Wroten (6-6, 205) has appeared in 145 games (34 starts) over a four-year NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 11.1 points 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 21.2 minutes while shooting 41.3 percent from the field, 23.1 percent from three-point range and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. 

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Tags: Tony Wroten, D.J. Stephens, Wayne Selden, Troy Williams, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lance Stephenson May Have To Find Deal Overseas

Aug 7, 2016 9:51 AM

Lance Stephenson remains an NBA free agent and he may have to head overseas to find a deal.

Stephenson averaged 14.2 points per game in 26 games with the Memphis Grizzlies but they didn't pick up their team option.

Stephenson clearly remains talented but teams have likely been reluctant to take a chance on his sometimes difficult personality.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Tags: Lance Stephenson, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Troy Williams Signs Partially Guaranteed Deal With Grizzlies

Jul 24, 2016 10:50 AM

Troy Williams has signed a partially guaranteed camp deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Williams went undrafted out of Indiana.

Williams played for the Suns in Summer League, averaging 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 22.2 minutes per game.

David Pick

Tags: Troy Williams, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

D.J. Stephens, Grizzlies Agree To Two-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal

Jul 21, 2016 3:20 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with D.J. Stephens.

Stephens played for the Grizzlies' Summer League team.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: D.J. Stephens, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Marc Gasol Won't Play For Spain In Olympics

Jul 19, 2016 11:20 PM

Marc Gasol will be unable to play in the 2016 Olympics for Spain.

Gasol has yet to fully heal from the broken foot that limited him to 52 games last season. Spain has won the Silver in each of the past two Olympics.

Gasol signed a five-year, $110 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2015 offseason. 

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Tags: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Spain, NBA, National, National Olympics, National Teams

Andrew Harrison, Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $3M Deal With Grizzlies

Jul 10, 2016 3:43 PM

Andrew Harrison has agreed upon a three-year, $3 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies

The deal includes a partial guarantee for Year 3.

Harrison made dramatic strides for the Iowa Energy of the D-League last season and impressed the Grizzlies with his steadily developing game. Memphis kept Harrison in the D-League for the entire season, and he averaged 18 points per game.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

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Deyonta Davis, Grizzlies Agrees To Record Contract For 2nd Rounder
Deyonta Davis' deal exceeds the guaranteed slotted salary of the 16th pick in the draft.

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Troy Daniels, Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $10M Deal
Troy Daniels will be acquired by the Grizzlies via a sign-and-trade with the Hornets.

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James Ennis, Grizzlies Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal
James Ennis finished last season with the Pelicans in which he averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 31.3 minutes per game.

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Eric Gordon, Rockets Agree Upon Four-Year, $53M Deal
Eric Gordon was also pursued by the Grizzlies and Knicks.

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Eric Gordon Receiving Interest From Grizzlies, Knicks
Both the Knicks and Grizzlies have a need at shooting guard.

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Mike Conley, Grizzlies Agree Upon Five-Year, $153M Deal
Mike Conley has signed the richest contract in NBA history.

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Mike Conley Offered Full Five-Year, $153M Max By Grizzlies
Mike Conley has agreed to re-sign with the Grizzlies on a full five-year max contract.

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Chandler Parsons Agrees Upon Four-Year, $94M Deal With Grizzlies
Chandler Parsons and the Grizzlies are nearing agreement on a four-year, $94 million max contract.

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Blazers Offer Four-Year, $96M Max Contract To Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons has already moved on from the Mavericks after two seasons with the team.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Lakers, Grizzlies, Blazers, Magic Interested In Signing Chandler Parsons
The Grizzlies will pursue Chandler Parsons in free agency while also attempting to re-sign Mike Conley.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Rockets, Knicks, Grizzlies Interested In Eric Gordon
Eric Gordon is coming off a four-year, $58 million deal signed in 2012.

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Mavs, Nets, Lakers, Pelicans, Rockets Interested In Mike Conley
Dallas has made Mike Conley one of their top priorities in free agency.

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Bucks, Grizzlies, Nets Interested In Kent Bazemore
The Hawks would like to re-sign Kent Bazemore but he'll receive significant interest in free agency.

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Dunc'd On: NOP, WAS, DEN, MEM, SAC, ORL Offseason Previews
A detailed look at the offseasons for the Pelicans, Wizards, Magic, Kings, Nuggets and Grizzlies.

RealGM Staff Report

Grizzlies Decline $9.4M Option On Lance Stephenson
The Grizzlies have some level of interest in re-signing Lance Stephenson.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Grizzlies Claim Tony Wroten Off Waivers
Tony Wroten was released by the Knicks when they acquired Derrick Rose via trade.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Celtics Acquire Clippers' 2019 1st Rounder From Grizzlies
The Grizzlies acquired the Clippers' first rounder as part of the Jeff Green for Lance Stephenson trade.

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Mavericks Targeting Hassan Whiteside, Mike Conley As Top Priorities
Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley are both expected to command maximum contracts, prices that sources say the Mavs are prepared to pay.

Tim MacMahon, Marc Stein/ESPN

Grizzlies Concerned About Mike Conley's Free Agency
The Grizzlies plan on using a video featuring part-owner Justin Timberlake as part of their recruiting pitch to Mike Conley.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Keith Smart Joins Grizzlies As Assistant Coach
Keith Smart was previously a head coach with the Warriors and Kings.

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