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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

Sep 19, 2023 3:27 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Spurs (11:45), Rockets (21:55), Trail Blazers (33:02), Jazz (47:26), Thunder (56:40), Kings (1:09:27), Lakers (1:16:52), Mavericks (1:27:11), Clippers (1:36:53), Pelicans (1:42:40), Timberwolves (1:51:29), Grizzlies (1:57:40), Suns (2:04:01), Nuggets (2:11:29) and Warriors (2:19:58).

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Grizzlies Sign Shaquille Harrison

Aug 31, 2023 4:43 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Shaquille Harrison.

Harrison (6-4, 195), who signed a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies during the 2021-22 season, has competed in 180 regular season games (23 starts) over six NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers and has averaged 5.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.4 minutes.

Last season, he averaged 8.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 24.0 minutes in five regular season games for the Trail Blazers before appearing in eight playoff games for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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GG Jackson, Grizzlies Agree To Two-Way Contract

Aug 31, 2023 4:39 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to sign GG Jackson to a Two-Way contract.

Jackson was the No. 45 pick of the 2023 NBA draft out of South Carolina.

Jackson averaged 10.6 points and 4.8 rebounds over eight Summer League games.

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Tee Morant: My Son Got In Trouble Because Of His Decisions

Aug 19, 2023 8:06 PM

Tee Morant, father of Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant, was a speaker at the Up Next Elite Camp. Morant gave high-profile up-and-coming players some advice related to their decision-making.

Morant told campers to "be mindful of every decision you make." He also told the players that his son was responsible for his own decisions, with no else to blame.

“My son didn’t get in trouble 'cause of people around him," Morant said. "He got in trouble because of his decisions.”

Ja Morant is suspended for the first 25 games of the 2023-24 season. This came down after a second incident where Morant flashed a handgun while being photographed and videoed.

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Hawks, Nets, Hornets, Grizzlies, Blazers, Wizards Still Have Full $12.4M Non-Taxpayer MLE

Jul 27, 2023 2:33 PM

There are six teams that still have their entire $12.4 million non-taxpayer midlevel exception available.

The Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards each have the exception. The Grizzlies and Hawks are clearly projected to be in the playoff picture, while the Nets could be on the fringe of it. The Hornets, Blazers and Wizards are expected to be in the lottery.

The Indiana Pacers have $7.5 million in room, while the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz have the $7.7 million room midlevel exception. 

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Grizzlies File Motion To Limit Scope Of Subpoena Over Myles Powell Lawsuit

Jul 27, 2023 12:59 PM

All 30 NBA teams have been sent subpoenas by Seton Hall as they seek a trove of scouting materials and other documents centered on Myles Powell.

Powell is suing Seton Hall, former basketball coach Kevin Willard and its longtime director of sports medicine Tony Testa for gross negligence over their handling of his injury.

The Memphis Grizzlies filed a motion in federal court seeking to quash or limit the scope of the subpoena to “protect its business interests and confidential trade secrets.”

“There exists no good reason to draw Memphis Basketball into a dispute between Seton Hall and a former NCAA basketball player that involves secret text messages, under-the-table pain narcotic administration, and failure to properly diagnose an injury,” the Grizzlies’ motion states, alluding to the allegations Powell has made against Seton Hall.

Powell originally filed his lawsuit against Seton Hall, Willard and Testa in 2021.

Powell blamed injury management for not being selected in the 2020 NBA draft.

The emerging document dispute calls to mind a similar subpoenaing of NBA teams two years ago by AIG, following a lawsuit filed against the insurance giant by former pro basketball player Chandler Parsons.

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Tags: Myles Powell, Memphis Grizzlies, Seton Hall Pirates, NCAA, NBA

Grizzlies Were Primarily Motivated To Move On From Dillon Brooks Due To His Shot Selection

Jul 25, 2023 6:13 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies moved on from Dillon Brooks this offseason and their motivation in doing so was more due to his desire for an increased role on offense than it was for any off the court issues.

The Houston Rockets agreed to acquire Brooks on a four-year, $80 million sign-and-trade.

"I think the reasons the Grizzlies were ready to move on from him are misunderstood," said Tim MacMahon on The Lowe Post. "The nonsense was kind of like at a point where culturally it was time. That was not the primary reason. The primary reason the Grizzlies were trying to replace Dillon Brooks for a full two years, repeatedly going after players that would have replaced him in the trade market, and he probably would have been sent out, was because of the shot selection issue. Dillon did not want to be a fourth or fifth offensive weapon."

The Grizzlies were linked with trade interest in a number of wings such as OG Anunoby and Mikal Bridges.

"Ime Udoka wanted him," added MacMahon. "He valued him. He's in Houston a large part because of that. It's on Ime Udoka to deal with that stuff and get the best version of Dillon Brooks that also creates the best possible scenarios for these young guys to grow."

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Grizzlies Hire Anthony Carter As Assistant Coach

Jul 13, 2023 10:57 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies hired Anthony Carter as an assistant coach on Thursday.

Carter, formerly an assistant with the Heat, was credited with the player development of Max Strus and Gabe Vincent. 

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Ja Morant's Lawyers Claim He Self-Defense In Lawsuit Over Punch

Jul 12, 2023 4:54 PM

Ja Morant's lawyers claim he was acting in self-defense when he punched Joshua Holloway during a game at Morant's house in July 2022.

Morant's lawyers have acknowledged he punched Holloway one time after Holloway threw a basketball at Morant and the ball hit Morant in the chin.

Morant's lawyers said he should be immune from liability under the state's "stand your ground" law, which allows people who feel threatened at their homes to act with force in certain situations.

Holloway was 17 when the lawsuit was filed. It accuses Morant and friend Davonte Pack of assault, reckless endangerment, abuse or neglect, and infliction of emotional distress. An amended complaint identified the plaintiff as Holloway, who is now 18.

Morant filed a countersuit accusing Holloway of slander, battery and assault.

No criminal charges have been filed against Morant.

The NBA suspended Morant for 25 games when the upcoming season starts after a second video of him flashing a handgun was posted online. 


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Desmond Bane's Five-Year Extension Includes $197M Guaranteed

Jul 9, 2023 8:59 PM

Desmond Bane's five-year extension with the Memphis Grizzlies includes $197.2 of guaranteed money, reported Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

The extension also includes $8.7 in incentives.

Bane, the 30th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft out of TCU, agreed to the extension earlier this month. 

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Suns Acquire Three Second-Round Picks From Grizzlies For Isaiah Todd, Pick Swaps

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Desmond Bane, Grizzlies Agree To Five-Year, $207M Extension

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Derrick Rose, Grizzlies Agree To Two-Year, $6.5M Deal

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Donta Hall Receiving Interest From Grizzlies, Blazers

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Eric Gordon To Receive Interest From Lakers, Grizzlies, Wolves, Suns, Bucks, Blazers

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Grizzlies Pick Up Xavier Tillman Sr.'s $1.9M Team Option For Next Season

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Pistons Planning Aggressive Pursuit Of Cam Johnson

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Grizzlies Were Prepared To Pursue Draymond Green In Free Agency

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Zach Kleiman: There's No Strain In Relationship With Ja Morant


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Grizzlies Evaluating Trade Market For Tyus Jones

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Ja Morant's Camp Reportedly Feels NBA, Media 'Out To Get Them'

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Ja Morant Receives 25-Game Suspension From NBA

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NBA Has 'Uncovered Additional Information' On Ja Morant, Discipline Will Wait Until After Finals

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Police Complete Welfare Check On Ja Morant After Cryptic Instagram Posts


Ja Morant Sneaker No Longer Listed On Nike, Finish Line Apps

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Agents, Other Teams 'Livid' Over How Ja Morant Situation Reflects On NBA

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Ja Morant Releases Statement: 'I Take Full Accountability For My Actions'

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Adam Silver 'Shocked' By Ja Morant Holding Gun In Social Media Video Again

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Desmond Bane Undergoes Surgery To Repair Broken Toe

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