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Joshua Kushner Buys Minority Stake Of Grizzlies

Mar 22, 2019 3:50 PM

Joshua Kushner became a minority shareholder of the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this season. Kushner is the younger brother of Jared Kushner. Adam Silver is reportedly close friends with Jared Kushner.

Jesse Derris, a spokesman for Joshua Kushner, confirmed the purchase, as did a spokesman for the N.B.A.

“Brandon Arrindell and Joshua Kushner recently, in their respective individual capacities, purchased minority stakes in the Grizzlies,” said a team spokesman in a statement.

Kushner agreed with Grizzlies owner Robert Pera to purchase a share of the team as a limited partner in late 2018.

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Jazz, Grizzlies Could Resume Mike Conley Trade Talks In June

Mar 18, 2019 8:13 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz could pick up their trade talks involving Mike Conley around the draft.

The Grizzlies and Jazz held serious talks on Conley leading to the deadline, but no trade was ultimately executed.

The Grizzlies have begun to fully shift to rebuilding mode with their trade of Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors. 

Conley has an Early Termination Option on his contract for the 20-21 season that he's unlikely to exercise.

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Mike Conley On Winning First Player Of The Week Honor Of Career: 'It's Pretty Cool'

Mar 14, 2019 2:06 AM

Mike Conley appreciated being named Western Conference Player of the Week for the first time in his career, saying that it shows how he hasn't lost a step at this point in his career.

“To do it coming off a year where it was probably the hardest year of my life with the injury and the surgery, not knowing how you’re going to come back for it. To get one the year after something like that happens in your 12th year, when everyone tells you you’re supposed to be slowing down, you’re just defeating the odds in a sense. It’s pretty cool to have that kind of honor at this point in my career," said Conley.

Conley is averaging 31.3 points and 7.7 assists on 55% shooting from the field since last Monday.

J.B. Bickerstaff noted that the Grizzlies are running more four-out offense with Conley free to attack the basket.

No matter how we get it to him, whether it’s just straight pick-and-roll, we move him around and get it back to him, the ball is going to be in his hands and he’s gotta make the play. The way the teams have been playing him, he’s been able to get to his floaters, he’s been able to get to his pull-ups. But I think this is a role that he’s comfortable in and just with the changes it’s become more necessary, and he’s been effective.”

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Andre Drummond, Mike Conley Named Players Of The Week

Mar 11, 2019 4:41 PM

Andre Drummond and Mike Conley have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Drummond averaged 22.3 points and 18.0 rebounds per game in Detroit's 3-0 week.

Conley averaged 31.3 points and 7.7 assists as the Grizzlies also went 3-0.

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Jaren Jackson Jr. Out For 'Foreseeable Future' With Quad Injury

Feb 23, 2019 12:03 AM

Jaren Jackson Jr. will be out indefinitely after suffering a right quad injury.

The Grizzlies plan to be cautious in determining a timetable for his return. They also stand to lose their first-round draft pick to the Celtics this season if it falls outside of the top 8. 

The 19-year-old Jackson is averaging 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds on the season.

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Grizzlies Sign Bruno Caboclo To Multi-Year Deal

Feb 13, 2019 12:46 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Bruno Caboclo to a multi-year deal for the remainder of season and the 19-20 season.

Caboclo is coming off a second 10-day contract with the Grizzlies.

Caboclo has averaged averaged 6.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in nine games with the Grizzlies.

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Chandler Parsons To Make Grizzlies Return After All-Star Break

Feb 9, 2019 1:38 PM

Chandler Parsons will return to the Memphis Grizzlies lineup after the All-Star break.

Parsons, who hasn't played since October 22nd, was cleared to return in late December but the Grizzlies have held him out of the lineup.

Parsons has 1-year remaining on his contract after this season. 

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Hornets' Deal For Marc Gasol Fell Apart With Last-Minute Haggling

Feb 8, 2019 9:58 AM

The Charlotte Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies were close to a trade of Marc Gasol, but it was derailed by some last-minute haggling.

The Hornets were prepared to trade a lottery protected first round pick for Gasol.

The Grizzlies eventually traded Gasol to the Toronto Raptors. Memphis acquired Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles and a 2024 second round pick.

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Grizzlies See Mike Conley As Mentor To Jaren Jackson Jr.

Feb 8, 2019 1:14 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies ultimately decided against trading Mike Conley despite having several offers.

But the Grizzlies see Conley as a valuable mentor to Jaren Jackson Jr. while the 19-year-old gets groomed as a franchise player.

Conley was expected to be traded after Marc Gasol, Garrett Temple, Shelvin Mack, and JaMychal Green were dealt before the deadline.

Conley has 2-years and $67 million remaining on his contract after this season. 

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Grizzlies Pull Mike Conley From Trade Market

Feb 7, 2019 2:42 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have pulled Mike Conley from the trade market ahead of the deadline.

The Grizzlies held talks on Conley with multiple teams.

Memphis is expected to revisit Conley trade talks near the draft.

The Grizzlies, however, traded Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors.

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Grizzlies Trade Shelvin Mack To Hawks For Tyler Dorsey
The Grizzlies have been active at the deadline.

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Raptors Agree To Trade With Grizzlies For Marc Gasol
Marc Gasol has spent his entire career with the Grizzlies.

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Grizzlies Could Wait Until Draft To Trade Mike Conley
Mike Conley Jr. is on the trade block and prefers a move to the Eastern Conference.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Hornets, Grizzlies Continue To Hold Marc Gasol Talks
The Grizzlies appear to be on the verge of embarking on a rebuild.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Jazz Offering Ricky Rubio, Derrick Favors, FRP To Grizzlies For Mike Conley
The Jazz believe Mike Conley would be an ideal fit in the backcourt alongside Donovan Mitchell.

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Hornets, Grizzlies Losing Momentum In Completing Marc Gasol Trade
Gasol sat out the Grizzlies game against the Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

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Grizzlies Reject Raptors' Offer For Mike Conley, Marc Gasol
The Grizzlies, looking for younger players or draft assets, rejected the Raptors offer.

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Hornets In Serious Talks With Grizzlies On Marc Gasol
Marc Gasol could become a free agent this offseason.

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Marc Gasol Hoping For Trade From Grizzlies
Teams with interest in Marc Gasol are waiting to see if the Grizzlies might lower their asking price.

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Rockets, Grizzlies Discussing Brandon Knight Deal
Knight will make $15.6 million next season.

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Jazz Have 'Undeniable Interest' In Trading For Mike Conley
The Jazz had "undeniable interest" in trading for Conley.

Marc Stein/New York Times

JaMychal Green And Garrett Temple Drawing Trade Interest
The Grizzlies are reportedly looking for a second-round pick in return for either player.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Grizzlies Awarded Disabled Player Exception For Dillon Brooks
Brooks will miss the season after rupturing a ligament in his toe.

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Joakim Noah Calls Exile From Knicks 'Dark Time'
Joakim Noah was sent home by the Knicks last Jan. 24 when he and Jeff Hornacek had an altercation at a Denver hotel.

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Mike Conley Confirms Robert Pera Informed Him, Marc Gasol Of Trade Talks
Mike Conley said there was no indication in his talk with Robert Pera that a trade will happen by the league's deadline Feb. 7.

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Grizzlies Trying To Trade Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons returned to California to work out as he waits on a possible trade.

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Grizzlies Ready To Listen To Marc Gasol, Mike Conley Trade Offers
The Grizzlies will seek a combination of young talent, draft picks and cap relief.

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Grizzlies Quietly Evaluating Potential Marc Gasol Trade Scenarios
Marc Gasol is 33 and it is difficult to ascertain what type of return the Grizzlies could get for him.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Grizzlies Sign Bruno Caboclo To 10-Day Contract
Caboclo averaged 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds in the G League.

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Marc Gasol, Mike Conley Jr. Meet With Robert Pera
Several rival teams have monitored Marc Gasol's situation with interest in a trade.

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