Memphis Grizzlies Wiretap

Grizzlies Decline 22-23 Option On Jarrett Culver

Oct 16, 2021 10:54 PM

Jarrett Culver made the opening night roster for the Memphis Grizzlies, but the team elected to decline their team option on his contract for the 22-23 season.

Culver will make just under $6.4 million this season on an expiring contract.

Memphis acquired Culver in an offseason trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Culver was the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft out of Texas Tech.

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Kris Dunn Waived By Grizzlies; Sam Merrill, Jared Culver Make Opening Roster

Oct 16, 2021 9:40 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Kris Dunn, which gets the team to a 15-man roster.

The Grizzlies kept Sam Merrill and Jarrett Culver for their opening night roster.

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Grizzlies Waive Sean McDermott, Romeo Weems; Sign Ahmad Caver, Matt Hurt

Oct 15, 2021 10:38 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies continued their roster shuffling by waiving Sean McDermott and Romeo Weems. Memphis signed Ahmad Caver and Matt Hurt to fill their open roster spots.

McDermott played on a Two-Way contract with Memphis last season. He appeared in 18 NBA games.

Weems went undrafted out of DePaul at the 2021 NBA Draft. He then played for the Grizzlies at Summer League.

Caver has played each of the last two seasons with the Memphis Hustle of the G League. In 54 appearances, Caver has averaged 11.8 points 3.5 assists per game.

Hurt originally signed a Two-Way contract with the Houston Rockets after going undrafted out of Duke at the 2021 NBA Draft. He was waived in late-September.

All four players are expected to join the Hustle as Affiliate Players.

The Grizzlies still have 16 fully guaranteed contract on their books. Barring a trade, Memphis will have some additional dead money on their cap sheet this season.

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Dillon Brooks Out 2-3 More Weeks With Fractured Hand

Oct 12, 2021 5:05 PM

Dillon Brooks will be out another two to three weeks due to the fracture in his left hand not healing as quickly as expected.

Brooks underwent new imaging this week before the determination was made.

The Memphis Grizzlies will reevaluate Brooks in two to three weeks.

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Grizzlies Waive Shaq Buchanan, Sign Romeo Weems

Oct 9, 2021 8:42 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Shaq Buchanan and signed forward Romeo Weems. Buchanan was signed just before training camp. Weems played in 2021 Summer League with Memphis.

Buchanan scored seven points in 11 minutes in one preseason appearance for the Grizzlies. He's spent parts of the last two preseasons with Memphis.

Weems went undrafted out of DePaul at the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-7 small forward is only 20 years old and seen as a developmental prospect.

Both Buchanan and Weems are eventually expected to land with the Memphis Hustle in the G League as Affiliate Players.

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Grizzlies Convert Yves Pons To Two-Way Contract

Sep 23, 2021 10:06 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have converted Yves Pons to a Two-Way contract.

Memphis has also waived Carsen Edwards and Daniel Oturu.

The Grizzlies also signed Shaq Buchanan and Sean McDermott to camp contracts.

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RealGM Radio: Jonathan Tjarks, Rob Mahoney On The Southwest Division (2021)

Sep 16, 2021 3:11 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) and Rob Mahoney of The Ringer (@RobMahoney) go in-depth on the NBA’s Southwest Division.

They discuss how the Rockets, Pelicans, Spurs, Mavericks and Grizzlies fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Grizzlies Waive Marc Gasol

Sep 15, 2021 11:19 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Marc Gasol.

The Grizzlies traded for Gasol from the Los Angeles Lakers last week.

Gasol is expected to return to Spain to continue his playing career.

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Marc Gasol Likely To Sign With Girona In Spain

Sep 13, 2021 3:07 PM

Marc Gasol is likely to sign with Girona, a second division Spanish team he owns in Spain.

Gasol was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Memphis Grizzlies last week and he'll soon be bought out.

Gasol signed a two-year deal with the Lakers during the 2020 offseason. 

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Lakers Trade Marc Gasol To Grizzlies, Will Be Waived

Sep 10, 2021 2:45 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade Marc Gasol, a 2024 second round pick and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies for the draft rights to Wang Zhelin.

The deal saves the Lakers $10 million in salary and luxury tax expenditures. 

Gasol and the Grizzlies will work on a buyout and release to allow him to remain in Spain. Gasol had a $2.7 million deal for the 21-22 season.

The Grizzlies will have to release a player in order to complete this trade and they already have a deal with the Boston Celtics queued up for September 15th.

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Celtics Trade Kris Dunn, Carsen Edwards To Grizzlies For Juancho Hernangomez

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Blazers Had Interest In Dillon Brooks Prior To Larry Nance Jr. Trade

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Grizzlies Unlikely To Retain Juancho Hernangomez

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Rajon Rondo Reaches Buyout With Grizzlies, Expected To Sign With Lakers

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Grizzlies Waive Sean McDermott

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Rajon Rondo Not Expected To Stay With Grizzlies

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Grizzlies Trade Beveley To Wolves For Culver, Hernangomez

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Grizzlies Open To Trading Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo

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Grizzlies Trade Eric Bledsoe To Clippers For Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo, Daniel Oturu

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Killian Tillie Signs Two-Way Contract With Grizzlies

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Justise Winslow, Clippers Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Bucks Acquire Grayson Allen From Grizzlies For Sam Merrill, Two 2nd Round Picks

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Grizzlies Decline $13M Team Option For Justise Winslow

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Grizzlies Extend Qualifying Offer To Killian Tillie

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Grizzlies Expected To Flip Eric Bledsoe

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Grizzlies Interested In Moving Up From No. 10

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Grizzlies Send Jonas Valanciunas, No. 17 To Pelicans For No. 10, Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe

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Grizzlies Sign Zach Kleiman To Long-Term Extension

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Grizzlies Knew On Lottery Night In 2019 They'd Select Ja Morant

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