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Mike Conley Out At Least Two Weeks With Heel, Achilles Issue

Nov 17, 2017 1:19 PM

Mike Conley will undergo therapy and treatment to help promote healing and alleviate soreness in his left heel and Achilles following consultations with physicians and the Grizzlies’ medical staff. There is no timetable for his return at this time.

Further updates will be provided in approximately two weeks.

Conley (6-1, 175) has appeared and started in 12 of the Grizzlies’ first 14 games this season and has averaged 17.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.00 steals in 31.1 minutes in his 11th NBA season (all with Memphis).

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Myles Turner Out With Concussion, Sore Neck

Oct 20, 2017 3:05 PM

Myles Turner has been diagnosed with a concussion and sore neck.

Turner will miss Friday night’s game with Portland and Saturday night’s game at Miami.

Once his symptoms have resolved, he will begin the NBA concussion protocol for return to play.

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JaMychal Green Out Several Weeks With Left Ankle Sprain

Oct 20, 2017 10:24 AM

JaMychal Green will be out several weeks with a left ankle sprain.

Green suffered the injury in the Memphis Grizzlies' opening night win.

Green signed a two-year, $17 million contract with the Grizzlies in the offseason after a prolonged restricted free agency.

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Chandler Parsons Finds Booing From Memphis Crowd 'Tasteless'

Oct 18, 2017 11:23 PM

Chandler Parsons was booed by the Memphis Grizzlies fans during opening night after missing two straight free throws. Parsons was booed again at the line during the second half, but Marc Gasol and David Fizdale attempting to lead a cheering counter-movement.

Parsons signed a four-year, $94 million contract with Memphis in 2016 but played in just 34 games.

"It's tasteless," said Parsons. "I'll treat home games like road games if that's the way it's going to be."

Parsons scored six points in 15 minutes.

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Grizzlies To Trade Or Waive Wade Baldwin

Oct 16, 2017 11:34 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies will trade or waive Wade Baldwin before the regular season roster cutdown deadline.

Baldwin was the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The Grizzlies will keep Mario Chalmers and Andrew Harrison on their regular season roster.

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Grizzlies To Retire Tony Allen's No. 9 Jersey

Oct 12, 2017 12:06 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced they will retire the jersey of Tony Allen.

Allen signed with the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason. Allen was signed by the Grizzlies in 2010.

“Tony was a driving force behind the Grizzlies’ seven straight playoff appearances and he remains a beloved member of the Memphis community," said Robert Pera in a statement. "Tony played with a level of passion that is unrivaled. He helped establish a Grizzlies culture focused on toughness and effort, and he challenged every player that put on Beale Street Blue to match his fiery intensity. On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank him for his incredible contributions to the Grizzlies and the unique way that he inspired the city of Memphis. We are proud that the Grindfather’s #9 jersey will hang in the rafters of FedExForum alongside Zach’s one day.”

“Tony will forever be one of the Core Four responsible for the turnaround in the Memphis Grizzlies’ fortunes and our surge in popularity," said Chris Wallace. "There would never have been seven straight years of playoff appearances, the incredible electricity in FedExForum for home games, ‘Grit and Grind’ and ‘Believe Memphis’ without Tony Allen’s contributions to the team.  In the process Tony became more than just one of the toughest defenders in the league – he became a true cult hero who was intertwined with the soul of Memphis like few athletes ever have in any city. Tony and his family will be missed but his impact on the Grizzlies and Memphis will never be forgotten.”

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JaMychal Green, Grizzlies Finalizing Two-Year, $17M Deal

Sep 27, 2017 1:48 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies and JaMychal Green are finalizing a two-year deal worth more than $17 million.

Green had until Sunday to accept the Grizzlies' qualifying offer.

Green has been a restricted free agent this offseason.

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JaMychal Green, Grizzlies Not Close To Long-Term Deal

Sep 27, 2017 11:39 AM

JaMychal Green and the Memphis Grizzlies are not close to agreeing upon a long-term deal.

Green has until Sunday to accept the $2.8 million qualifying offer from the Grizzlies. If Green accepts the qualifying offer, he will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

“We’re not going to go into negotiations. That’s been our policy with any player,” Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said.

“Everyone knows how we feel about him. I love him. He knows that,” David Fizdale said. “The fact that I was willing to start him over an All-Star (Zach Randolph) means my actions say enough about how I feel about him. Right now, I have to coach the living, the guys on the court.”

Said center Marc Gasol: “He’s somebody we really need in today’s NBA. I hope he gets here soon.”


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Chandler Parsons Feels 'Completely Different' After Offseason Training

Sep 27, 2017 10:38 AM

After signing a four-year, $94 million max contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, Chandler Parsons played in only 34 games and was largely ineffective. Parsons was booed by Memphis fans before being shut down to under surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

"You get paid a certain salary, you're judged, and you're expected to perform at the highest level when you're getting paid at the highest level," Parsons says. "To put it simply, I didn't last year. I truly believe it was 95 percent injury. I don't think I've lost my game or lost a step.

"Just physically, I wasn't there last year. I was a step slow, I wasn't athletic, I wasn't fast. I wasn't myself."

Because Parsons didn't have to go through the same type of extensive rehab as he had in the previous two summers, he could focus on training.

"I dedicated my entire summer to my body," Parsons says. "I can't even really compare it to last year because it's night and day how my body feels, the kind of shape I'm in. I'm lean. I'm playing 5-on-5, one-on-one, 2-on-2, 3-on-3. Working out five times a week. I'm doing stuff now that basically I couldn't even do throughout the season last year. It's completely different."

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Marc Gasol Remains Happy With Grizzlies

Sep 26, 2017 1:32 PM

Marc Gasol made ambiguous comments this offseason about his future with the Memphis Grizzlies as they begin to regress somewhat.

During media day, Gasol was asked if he remains happy in Memphis.

“For sure,” Gasol said. “I’m very fortunate to do what I do and represent the city that I love. I’ve been here now for 10 years with this team. I’m really happy.”

Gasol revealed he speaks regularly with majority owner Robert Pera.

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

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

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Suns Acquire Troy Daniels From Grizzlies
The Grizzlies will send a top-55 protected second round pick in 2018 as part of the deal.

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Ivan Rabb, Grizzlies Close To Three-Year Deal
Ivan Rabb was the 35th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Cal.

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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Jonathan Tjarks, Rob Mahoney
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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Tony Allen Finalizing Deal With Pelicans
Tony Allen has spent the past seven seasons with the Grizzlies.

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Grizzlies Still Consider Marc Gasol, Mike Conley 'Untouchable'
The Grizzlies will continue to build around Marc Gasol and Mike Conley over the long-term.

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Ben McLemore Out 12 Weeks With Broken Foot
Ben McLemore has undergone successful surgery.

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Grizzlies Agree To Three-Year Deal With Dillon Brooks
Dillon Brooks was the 45th overall pick out of Oregon.

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Mario Chalmers Agrees To One-Year Deal With Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers last played in the NBA in 15-16 with the Grizzlies.

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Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $3.9M Deal With Rade Zagorac
Last season with KK Mega Memax, Rade Zagorac averaged 14.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 rebounds per game.

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Grizzlies Agree To One-Year, $3.3M Deal With Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans played collegiately at Memphis.

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Vince Carter Agrees Upon One-Year, $8M Deal With Kings
Vince Carter has agreed upon a one-year, $8 million deal with the Kings.

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Grizzlies To Retire Zach Randolph's No. 50
Zach Randolph signed with the Kings this offseason.

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Clippers Interested In Tony Allen
Tony Allen played for Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics before he signed with the Grizzlies.

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Celtics Could Eventually Target Marc Gasol In Trade
Marc Gasol is signed for two more seasons plus a player option with the Grizzlies.

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JaMychal Green Pursuing Sign-And-Trade Offers
JaMychal Green was expected to be one of the best power forward options available on the open market.

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Ben McLemore Agrees To Two-Year, $10.7M Deal With Grizzlies
The Kings declined to tender a qualifying offer to McLemore, making him an unrestricted free agent.

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Vince Carter To Meet With Kings
Vince Carter is a free agent after continuing to be a valuable role player with the Grizzlies.

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Grizzlies Extend $2.82M Qualifying Offer To JaMychal Green
JaMychal Green averaged 8.9 points and 7.1 rebounds with a PER of 13.5 during the 16-17 season.

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Bucks Interested In Wilcox, Stefanski, Dinwiddie, Karnisovas For GM Job
The Bucks have been granted permission to interview several front office candidates as they look to fill their general manager vacancy.

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