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Grizzlies Holding Trade Talks With Multiple Teams On No. 4 Pick

Jun 20, 2018 11:53 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies are holding trade talks with several teams concerning the No. 4 overall pick and Chandler Parsons.

Parsons' contract is considered an albatross due to his ongoing knee issues. Parsons is owed $49.2 million over the next two seasons.

The Grizzlies would like to trade back rather than trading out of the lottery altogether. 

The Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers have each showed varying degrees of interest in a deal.

The Grizzlies are high on Wendell Carter Jr., but he's currently projected to be a top-7 pick.

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Tags: Chandler Parsons, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Explore Trading Up To Select Mohamed Bamba

Jun 20, 2018 5:32 PM

The New York Knicks are exploring trading up in the draft with the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 4 being a potential target.

The Grizzlies have been open to trading out of the No. 4 slot if they can get a team to take on the contract of Chandler Parsons.

The Knicks met with Mohamed Bamba in-person in New York on Wednesday.

Bamba is expected to be a top-5 pick in the draft.

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Tags: Mohamed Bamba, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Mohamed Bamba Trying To Avoid Being Drafted By Grizzlies

Jun 19, 2018 4:34 PM

Mohamed Bamba is attempting to avoid being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies.

"Mo Bamba has refused to come to work out for Memphis, refused to share his medicals, and has told them openly he would prefer not to be in Memphis," said Jonathan Givony on 929 ESPN in Memphis.

The Grizzlies own the No. 4 overall pick in the draft.

Memphis has an uncertain short-term outlook at they try to avoid rebuilding.

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Tags: Mohamed Bamba, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Grizzlies Explore Trading No. 4 Pick To Unload Chandler Parsons

Jun 14, 2018 9:35 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have explored the possibility of packaging the contract of Chandler Parsons along with the No. 4 overall pick.

Parsons is owed $49.2 million over the next two seasons.

Parsons has missed a combined 94 games over the past two seasons since signing a four-year max contract with the Grizzlies in 2016.

A rebuilding team with cap space could absorb Parsons' contract to add a high draft pick.

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Tags: Chandler Parsons, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Grizzlies Believe They Can Return To Playoffs In 18-19

Jun 13, 2018 2:54 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have no plans to engage in a rebuild entering this offseason. The Grizzlies will keep Marc Gasol and Mike Conley in hopes of returning to the playoffs.

“Assuming Marc (Gasol) and Mike (Conley) come back healthy, I think we have a couple of surrounding pieces that are younger players that are going to make a positive impact,” Robert Pera said. “We’ll get another good player in this draft. I see no reason why we can’t return to being a 50-win plus team.”

Pera blamed the issues the Grizzlies faced last season upon injuries.

“In the NBA there are some things you can control; there are some things you can’t control,” Pera said. “There’s some luck and chance involved, too. This year injuries set us back. … If we’re healthy, I expect us to be very competitive.”

Pera plans on taking a more active role as owner moving forward.

“I’d like to put my stamp on the team more now that the ownership situation is resolved,” Pera said. “I’d like to apply some of the skills that made my company, Ubiquiti, successful. I also realize it’s a little bit different. With my company, I can make all the decisions on the long-term (vision). I can be kind of a dictator. With the team, there’s more elements than just the long-term picture. You have to have some transparency with the fans. … How you handle the media and the fans are almost as important as the long-term goals. It took me some time to find my bearings the last several years.”

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Grizzlies Hire Vitaly Potapenko As Assistant Coach

Jun 12, 2018 9:53 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Vitaly Potapenko as an assistant coach.

Potapenko has worked in player development for the Cleveland Cavaliers since 2013.

The Grizzlies hired J.B. Bickerstaff as head coach this offseason.

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Grizzlies Hire Jerry Stackhouse As Assistant Coach

Jun 10, 2018 12:06 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Jerry Stackhouse as an assistant coach on the staff of J.B. Bickerstaff.

Stackhouse had coached Toronto 905 over the past two seasons. Stackhouse also spent a season as an assistant coach on Dwane Casey's Raptors staff prior to taking over the G League team.

Stackhouse has been a candidate for several head coaching jobs this offseason.

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Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, Raptors 905, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

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Kings, Hawks Could Pass On Luka Doncic

May 20, 2018 7:07 PM

There is a growing belief that both the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are prepared to pass on Luka Doncic if he is available to them at No. 2 and No. 3.

The Phoenix Suns are expected to take Deandre Ayton at No. 1. 

Another team could conceivably trade up with the Kings or Hawks to select Doncic, but he could also slide to the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 4 or even the Dallas Mavericks at No. 5.

Doncic struggled at times in the Euroleague Final Four, which was attended by a host of scouts and NBA decision-makers.

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Luka Doncic Could Be Drafted Anywhere From First To Fifth

May 18, 2018 6:36 PM

Luka Doncic had 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists in Real Madrid's 92-83 win in the semifinals of the Euroleague Final Four.

Amongst the NBA decision-makers in attendance to watch Doncic were Vlade Divac of the Kings, Robert Sarver and James Jones of the Kings, as well as Donnie Nelson and Tony Ronzone of the Mavericks.

More NBA executives are expected to arrive in Belgrade for the final on Sunday.

Executives said Doncic has a fairly wide potential draft range from No. 1 to as far as No. 5. The Suns will draft first, followed by the Kings at No. 2 and Hawks at No. 3. The Grizzlies will select No. 4 while the Mavericks own the fifth pick.

Because Doncic could remain with Real Madrid, he has an unique amount of leverage to potentially influence which team drafts him.

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Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3

May 15, 2018 8:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have won the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery while the Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 and the Atlanta Hawks will select at No. 3.

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets

You can create your own shareable mock draft with our simulator.

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Knicks Expected To Hire Nick Van Exel, Keith Smart As Assistant Coaches
Nick Van Exel was an assistant coach under Fizdale with the Grizzlies.

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David Fizdale Takes Responsibility For Issues With Marc Gasol
Mike Conley Jr. was caught in the middle between David Fizdale and Marc Gasol as he had a strong relationship with both.

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David Fizdale To Marc Gasol: You Want Popovich, I Want LeBron
David Fizdale and Marc Gasol had a strained relationship throughout much of their time working together.

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J.B. Bickerstaff Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Grizzlies To Become Head Coach
J.B. Bickerstaff replaced David Fizdale on Nov. 27 after a 7-12 start by the Grizzlies.

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J.B. Bickerstaff, Grizzlies Finalizing Contract To Become Head Coach
J.B. Bickerstaff became interim head coach last season, taking over for David Fizdale.

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Grizzlies Expected To Retain J.B. Bickerstaff As Head Coach
Memphis hasn't been linked to any other coaching candidates.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Grizzlies Intend To Use Midlevel Exception To Re-Sign Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans signed a one-year, $3.3 million deal with the Grizzlies in 2017.

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Grizzlies Expect To Become Competitive Again Next Season
Chris Wallace remains confident in the Grizzlies' capacity to become contenders again without embarking on a full rebuild.

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Grizzlies Valued At Nearly $1.4 Billion With Buy-Sell Clause
Daniel Straus' shares of the Grizzlies will be bought out by Robert Pera.

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Robert Pera To Retain Controlling Interest Of Grizzlies
Robert Pera will continue to operate the Grizzlies with controlling interest after making a "buy-sell" agreement with minority partners.

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MarShon Brooks Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Grizzlies
MarShon Brooks will sign for the remainder of the season and his contract for 18-19 is fully guaranteed.

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Marquis Teague Signs With Grizzlies For Remainder Of Season
Marquis Teague hadn't played in the NBA since the 13-14 season.

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MarShon Brooks To Sign 10-Day Contract With Grizzlies
MarShon Brooks has played in China over the past three seasons.

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Grizzlies Sign Marquis Teague To 10-Day Contract
Marquis Teague has averaged 17.6 points. 3.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 32.5 minutes per game this season in the G League.

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Grizzlies' Minority Owners Value Franchise At $1B As Part Of Buy/Sell Clause
Robert Pera must decide whether he will sell his stake to Kaplan and Kraus at that valuation or buy them out at it.

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Grizzlies Sign Briante Weber To 10-Day Contract, Waive Xavier Rathan-Mayes
Briante Weber began this season as a two-way player for the Rockets.

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Grizzlies Sign Xavier Rathan-Mayes To 10-Day Contract
Xavier Rathan-Mayes has been playing with Westchester.

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Marc Gasol: This Is The NBA, Not The G League
Marc Gasol was asked about his frustration level this season as the Grizzlies have one of the worst records in the NBA.

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Brandan Wright, Grizzlies Negotiating Buyout
Brandan Wright signed a three-year, $18 million deal with the Grizzlies in 2018.

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Grizzlies Rejected Emmanuel Mudiay, 2nd Round Pick From Nuggets For Tyreke Evans
The Grizzlies wanted more in exchange for Tyreke Evans and didn't want any salary for the 18-19 season.

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