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Suns Trade Trevor Ariza To Wizards For Kelly Oubre, Austin Rivers

Dec 15, 2018 12:14 PM

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards for Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers.

The deal was reworked after the Suns and Memphis Grizzlies disagreed on the inclusion of either MarShon Brooks or Dillon Brooks.

Ariza signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Suns during the offseason and became trade-eligible on Saturday.

Ariza and his agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA, had hoped that the Los Angeles Lakers could complete a deal with the Suns. Robert Sarver became more sensitive about trading Ariza to the Lakers following the criticism the Suns received after buying out Chandler to allow him to join the Lakers.

The Wizards weren't expecting to have enough flexibility to re-sign Oubre in restricted free agency.

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Joakim Noah Admits He Partied Too Much In New York

Dec 14, 2018 11:18 AM

Joakim Noah spent two seasons with the New York Knicks after signing a four-year, $72 million deal.

Noah now admits that he wasn't quite mature enough to handle living in New York.

"I'm too lit to play in New York City," Noah said on The Chris Vernon Show. "I was too lit. Memphis is perfect for me. Chicago was lit, too, but I was younger. You can recover faster."

Noah signed with the Memphis Grizzlies several weeks after his buyout with the Knicks.

Noah's tenure with the Knicks ended following an altercation with Jeff Hornacek.

"It happened so fast," Noah said. "One year I'm playing 35 minutes a game. And then injuries started piling up. I got this crazy deal with the Knicks, and then the next thing you know I'm not playing anymore. Get kicked off the team. It was a crazy time. I wasn't sure I was gonna get an opportunity to play again."

Noah remained in New York and continued to party before deciding to head to Malibu to rededicate himself to playing again.

"When I got kicked off the team, it was New York Fashion Week," Noah said. "I was getting paid a lot of money and I had no direction. I really had to make a decision of how I wanted to live my life. If I kept going in the direction I was going in and stayed in New York, then I probably wouldn't be here right now."

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Joakim Noah: I'm Here Because I Love To Play Basketball

Dec 6, 2018 9:16 AM

Joakim Noah signed a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies because he rediscovered his love for the game.

"I just got here like two days ago," Noah said. "I thought that he would wait at least until I knew the plays. I’m just happy that coach believes in me, put me in the game like that. It means a lot to me. With that said, I’m taking none of these moments for granted. Because all this time made me realize how much I love basketball.”

Noah received a buyout from the New York Knicks.

“I’m here alone," Noah said. "I left my family behind. I’m here because I love to play basketball. It wasn’t because of money. It wasn’t because of any of those things. It was because I want to play basketball and I want to be with a good group.

"I’m cherishing all these moments.”

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Grizzlies Officially Sign Joakim Noah

Dec 4, 2018 2:41 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season at the veteran's minimum.

Noah will receive a prorated portion of $1.73 million.

Noah will serve as the Grizzlies' backup center.

Noah had two years and $37.8 million remaining on his contract before he agreed to a buyout with the New York Knicks.

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Joakim Noah Signs One-Year Deal With Grizzlies

Nov 30, 2018 1:19 PM

Joakim Noah has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.  

The 33-year-old Noah was waived by the Knicks prior to the start of this season after clashing with then-head coach Jeff Hornacek. He hasn't played since last January. 

Noah would add front court depth behind Marc Gasol. 

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Grizzlies 'Want To Bring People To The Mud'

Nov 27, 2018 2:36 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies play at the NBA's slowest pace and believe operating against the trend of the NBA is to their advantage.

"We want to bring people to the mud and see how comfortable they are in that type of fight," J.B. Bickerstaff said "There's not a ton of practice time anymore, so the games are coming and everybody's playing one way, and then all of a sudden you play us and it's a completely different game. How do you handle that?"

The Grizzlies have a 12-7 record to start the season and are in the middle of the Western Conference playoff chase.

"It's Grit 'n' Grind 2.0," said New York Knicks coach David Fizdale, whose firing last November led to his friend and assistant Bickerstaff becoming the Grizzlies' interim head coach before getting the full-time job over the summer. "They're playing to their strengths. They're playing to what fits them. J.B. has identified exactly what works for this group."

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David Fizdale, Marc Gasol Made Peace During Offseason Conversation

Nov 25, 2018 9:46 PM

David Fizdale and Marc Gasol made peace during a telephone conversation over the summer.

Fizdale was fired by the Memphis Grizzlies after a Nov. 26, 2017 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in which Gasol was benched for the entire fourth quarter.

"It was a fantastic conversation," Fizdale said. "It was two men that evolved. That's pretty cool to see a moment in your life, individually as a man where your life changed and you got better because of it, somebody made you better. I credit him for that. He made me a better coach. He made me a better person. I was lucky to be his coach."

Gasol credits Fizdale for helping him expand his three-point range.

"We're both appreciative, and we both understand that it wasn't perfect," Gasol told ESPN. "We both would have handled it differently, not last year but the year before when everything happened. We won't let that happen again. It's simple -- you live, you learn and you move on. We made peace with each other, and that's it."

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Joakim Noah Expected To Sign With Grizzlies

Nov 24, 2018 6:41 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies are expected to come to terms on a deal with Joakim Noah when they meet late next week.

Noah and the Grizzlies have been in talks on a deal for nearly two months since his buyout by the New York Knicks.

Noah signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Knicks in 2016.

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Joakim Noah, Grizzlies Discuss Contract

Nov 19, 2018 2:22 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have been holding "extensive discussions" with Joakim Noah on a contract.

Noah has remained a free agent since his buyout by the New York Knicks.

The Grizzlies are thin at center behind Marc Gasol.

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Grizzlies Interested In Signing Veteran Center

Nov 8, 2018 9:45 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies are pursuing a veteran center.

Memphis recently created a roster spot by releasing Andrew Harrison.

The Grizzlies are thin at center behind Marc Gasol on their depth chart.

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Grizzlies Waive Andrew Harrison
Andrew Harrison appeared in 129 games (64 starts) over three seasons with the Grizzlies.

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JaMychal Green Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Jaw
JaMychal Green underwent surgery on Saturday.

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Grizzlies Sign D.J. Stephens To Two-Way Contract
D.J. Stephens spent last season in France with Le Mans.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

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Dunc'd On: SAS Outlook w/ Jabari Young; MEM Outlook w/ Chris Herrington
Interim host Danny Leroux breaks down the Spurs with Jabari Young and the Grizzlies with Chris Herrington

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Grizzlies Sign Brandon Goodwin To Exhibit 10 Contract
Brandon Goodwin went undrafted out of Florida Gulf Coast.

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Warriors Felt Omri Casspi's Attitude Was Suboptimal
Omri Casspi and the Warriors each shared frustrations during his single season with the team.

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RealGM Radio: Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks On The Northwest Division
Host Danny Leroux, Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated go in-depth on the NBA’s Southwest Division.

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Grizzlies Waive Kobi Simmons From Two-Way Contract
Kobi Simmons averaged 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20.1 minutes per game last season with the Grizzlies.

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Grizzlies Hire Glen Grunwald As Consultant
Glen Grunwald had been the director of athletics and recreation at McMaster University.

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Grizzlies Sign Markel Crawford To Camp Deal
Markel Crawford went undrafted out of Ole Miss in 2018.

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Jevon Carter To Undergo Surgery For Torn Right Thumb Ligament
The Grizzlies signed Jevon Carter to a multi-year deal last month.

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Shelvin Mack Agrees To One-Year Deal With Grizzlies
Shelvin Mack spent last season with the Magic and was waived in June.

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Grizzlies Sign Multi-Year Jersey Sponsorship With FedEx
The Grizzlies revealed new uniforms, two new courts and a reimagined logo, icon and wordmark system.

Grizzlies Trade Jarell Martin To Magic For Dakari Johnson
This move brings the Grizzlies under the luxury tax.

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Grizzlies Sign Yuta Watanabe To Two-Way Contract
Yuta Watanabe averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.60 blocks in 24.0 minutes in five games in Summer League.

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Kings Trade Garrett Temple To Grizzlies For Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis
The deal clears an additional $1 million in salary-cap space for the Kings, who now have $20.5 million.

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Grizzlies Sign Jevon Carter To Multi-Year Deal
Jevon Carter was the 32nd overall pick in the draft.

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Celtics Receiving Sign-And-Trade Interest On Marcus Smart From Nets, Grizzlies
The Celtics have had zero communication with Marcus Smart.

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Spurs Decline To Match Kyle Anderson's Offer Sheet With Grizzlies
Kyle Anderson was drafted 30th overall in 2014 by the Spurs out of UCLA.

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