Memphis Grizzlies WiretapMemphis Grizzlies Wiretap

'Optimism' And 'Hope' For Jaren Jackson Jr. To Return Sometime After All-Star Break

Feb 14, 2021 1:37 PM

There is optimism that Jaren Jackson Jr. will return sometime after the All-Star break, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

"I think there's optimism, there's hope that we will see him...sometime after the second half of the season, that midseason break of March 5th to March 10th. Sometime after that," said Wojnarowski

Wojnarowski added that Jackson is back on the court and ramping up his activity. 

Jackson has not played since suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee on August 3rd. 

ESPN

Tags: Jaren Jackson, Jr., Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

Discuss
Grizzlies-Bulls On Wednesday Postponed Due To Health And Safety Protocols

Jan 24, 2021 7:43 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday has been postponed due to health and safety protocols.

It will be the fifth straight Grizzlies game that has been postponed.

The Grizzlies have had no new players enter the league's health and safety protocol, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

Discuss
Grizzlies' Next Three Games Postponed By NBA

Jan 21, 2021 11:29 AM

The NBA has postponed the next three games for the Memphis Grizzlies.

The games are scheduled for Friday, January 22nd and Sunday, January 24th at Portland, as well as a game on Monday, January 25th against the Kings.

The Grizzlies will not have a minimum of eight players due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, NBA

Discuss
NBA Postpones Blazers-Grizzlies For Contact Tracing

Jan 20, 2021 3:18 PM

The NBA has postponed Wednesday's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies due to contract tracing. The contract tracing is focused on the Memphis side.

The NBA had previously postponed a game on Wednesday between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets.

This is the 16th game to be postponed so far this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA

Discuss
Jonas Valanciunas Enters League's Health And Safety Protocols, Out For Monday Game

Jan 17, 2021 6:40 PM

Jonas Valanciunas has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols, and will miss the Memphis Grizzlies' game against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

The Sixers-Thunder game on Sunday has been postponed due to contact tracing connected with the Grizzlies. 

The Grizzlies played the Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. 

Royce Young/ESPN

Tags: Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

Discuss
Jonas Valanciunas Pulled Due To Health And Safety Protocols, Did Not Test Positive For COVID-19

Jan 9, 2021 1:43 AM

Jonas Valanciunas was pulled from the Memphis Grizzlies' 115-110 win over the Brooklyn Nets in the second half due to health and safety protocols.

Valanciunas did not test positive for COVID-19, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

"As soon as we got notification in conversations with the league, we had to pull him from the game out of an abundance of caution and put him into the health and safety protocol. Big thing is he's not positive, but it's abundance of caution," said Taylor Jenkins.

Valanciunas played 14 minutes in the first half. 

Royce Young/ESPN

Tags: Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

Discuss
Grizzlies Sign Tim Frazier

Jan 4, 2021 3:10 PM

Tim Frazier has agreed to sign with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Frazier was waived by the Detroit Pistons in February.

The Grizzlies were able to sign Frazier using the hardship exception.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Tim Frazier, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Discuss
Ja Morant Out 3-5 Weeks With Grade 2 Ankle Sprain

Dec 29, 2020 4:54 PM

Ja Morant will miss the next three to five weeks with a Grade 2 ankle sprain.

Morant landed on the foot of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot attempting a block.

Morant left the floor in a wheelchair and later returned to the bench in a walking boot.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

Discuss
Ja Morant Leaves Court In Wheelchair Following Ankle Sprain

Dec 28, 2020 9:16 PM

Ja Morant left the court in a wheelchair after spraining his left ankle in the second quarter.

Morant attempted to block Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot's shot and landed awkwardly on Luwawu-Cabarrot's foot. Morant couldn't put any weight on his left leg and hopped to the sidelines before collapsing next to the Grizzlies' bench.

Morant was averaging 36 points and eight assists through the first two games of the season.

Adrian Wojnarowski reported that an x-ray revealed no fracture.

Malika Andrews/ESPN

Tags: Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

Discuss
De'Anthony Melton Out Due To Health And Safety Protocols

Dec 26, 2020 12:32 PM

De’Anthony Melton will miss the Memphis Grizzlies' game against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday due to health and safety protocols.

The Grizzlies play the Nets, Celtics, and Hornets next week. 

Memphis Grizzlies

Tags: De'Anthony Melton, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

Discuss
RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over/Unders

RealGM Staff Report

Grizzlies Exercise Options For Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Brandon Clarke, Grayson Allen

ESPN

Grizzlies Waive Mario Hezonja

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Xavier Tillman Sr. Signs Four-Year Deal With Grizzlies

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Jontay Porter Agrees To Three-Year, $6M Deal With Grizzlies

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

John Konchar Agrees To Four-Year, $9M Deal With Grizzlies

Shams Charania/The Athletic

De'Anthony Melton Agrees To Four-Year, $35 Million Contract With Grizzlies

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Blazers Acquire Enes Kanter In Three-Way Deal With Celtics, Grizzlies

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Sean McDermott Signs Two-Way Deal With Grizzlies

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Jahlil Tripp Signs Exhibit 10 Contract With Grizzlies

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Grizzlies Agree To Two-Way Deal With Killian Tillie

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Grizzlies To Hire Darko Rajakovic As Assistant

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Grizzlies Hire MIT Women's Basketball Coach Sonia Raman As Assistant

ESPN

Ja Morant Named 19-20 NBA Rookie Of The Year

RealGM Staff Report

Play-In Game Was 11th Highest Rated National TV Game Of Restart

Paulsen/Sports Media Watch

Ja Morant Played Final Four Games With Fractured Right Thumb

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

NBA Playoffs Snapshot (August 15): Blazers/Grizzlies

RealGM Staff Report

Detailed Play-In Game Scenarios For Blazers, Grizzlies, Suns, Spurs

ESPN

Blazers Given 75 Percent Chance Of Reaching Playoffs By FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEight

Kings, Pelicans Eliminated From Contention, Play-In Game For Western Conference Playoff Spot Guaranteed

Eric Woodyard/ESPN