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Grizzlies Sign Yuta Watanabe To Two-Way Contract

Jul 20, 2018 8:37 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed rookie forward Yuta Watanabe to a two-way contract.

Watanabe (6-9, 205) joined the Brooklyn Nets’ summer league team after going unselected in the 2018 NBA Draft and averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.60 blocks in 24.0 minutes in five games (two starts) during the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas.

A native of Kagawa, Japan, the 23-year-old came to the United States in 2013 and played four years collegiately (2014-18) at George Washington University, where he became the first Japanese-born student-athlete to earn an NCAA Division I men’s basketball scholarship.

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Kings Trade Garrett Temple To Grizzlies For Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis

Jul 17, 2018 3:39 PM

The Sacramento Kings have traded Garrett Temple to the Memphis Grizzlies for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis, cash and a 2021 second round pick.

Temple gives the Grizzlies one more versatile, veteran wing.

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

Jul 17, 2018 9:39 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed Jevon Carter to a multi-year deal.

Selected 32nd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, Carter was named the 2017-18 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and earned his second straight Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award during his senior season at West Virginia University. He started all 37 games for the Mountaineers last season and averaged 17.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 3.03 steals (second in the nation) in 35.5 minutes while shooting 42.2 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from three-point range and 85.8 percent from the free throw line en route to being voted a consensus Second Team All-American.

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Celtics Receiving Sign-And-Trade Interest On Marcus Smart From Nets, Grizzlies

Jul 11, 2018 10:53 PM

The Boston Celtics have received interest on sign-and-trade scenarios for Marcus Smart from the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets.

Smart has already met with the Nets.

The Celtics have had zero communication with Smart. A source close to Smart says he's been "unresponsive" because he is “insulted by what he feels is a lack of respect by front office.”

Smart has a limited restricted free agent market with teams lacking cap space and the Celtics widely expected to match any reasonable offer.

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Spurs Decline To Match Kyle Anderson's Offer Sheet With Grizzlies

Jul 8, 2018 8:36 PM

The San Antonio Spurs have declined to match the four-year, $37 million offer sheet Kyle Anderson signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Anderson was a restricted free agent this offseason.

Anderson was drafted 30th overall in 2014 by the Spurs out of UCLA.

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Kyle Anderson Agrees To Four-Year, $37.2M Offer Sheet With Grizzlies

Jul 6, 2018 9:26 PM

Kyle Anderson has agreed upon a four-year, $37.3 million offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The San Antonio Spurs will have 48 hours to match the offer.

The Grizzlies used their full midlevel exception on the offer as they were determined to improve the small forward position.

The deal includes a 15 percent trade kicker.

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Pacers Agrees Upon One-Year, $12M Deal With Tyreke Evans

Jul 3, 2018 3:54 PM

Tyreke Evans has agreed upon a one-year, $12 million deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Evans spent last season with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies kept Evans at the trade deadline.

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Tyreke Evans Meeting With Pacers

Jul 3, 2018 9:10 AM

Tyreke Evans is meeting with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday to discuss a contract.

The Pacers and Evans have mutual interest.

Evans had a resurgent season with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Tyreke Evans Receiving Interest From Lakers, Thunder

Jul 2, 2018 12:33 PM

Tyreke Evans is receiving interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Evans is meeting with the Lakers on Monday after meeting with the Thunder on Sunday.

Evans had a productive season in 17-18 with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Knicks Agree To One-Year, $6.5M Deal With Mario Hezonja

Jul 1, 2018 9:19 PM

Mario Hezonja has agreed upon a one-year deal with the New York Knicks worth $6.5 million.

The Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers also pursued Hezonja.

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Omri Casspi, Grizzlies Agree Upon One-Year Deal
Omri Casspi was released by the Warriors at the end of last season.

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Grizzlies Interested In Avery Bradley
The Grizzlies can use their mid-level exception upon Avery Bradley.

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Grizzlies Waive Omari Johnson
Omari Johnson played in four games with the Grizzlies last season.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Grizzlies Holding Trade Talks With Multiple Teams On No. 4 Pick
The Grizzlies would like to trade back rather than trading out of the lottery altogether.

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Knicks Explore Trading Up To Select Mohamed Bamba
The Knicks met with Mohamed Bamba in-person in New York on Wednesday.

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Mohamed Bamba Trying To Avoid Being Drafted By Grizzlies
The Grizzlies own the No. 4 overall pick in the draft.

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Grizzlies Explore Trading No. 4 Pick To Unload Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons is owed $49.2 million over the next two seasons.

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Grizzlies Believe They Can Return To Playoffs In 18-19
The Grizzlies will keep Marc Gasol and Mike Conley in hopes of returning to the playoffs.

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Grizzlies Hire Vitaly Potapenko As Assistant Coach
Vitaly Potapenko has worked in player development for the Cavaliers since 2013.

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Grizzlies Hire Jerry Stackhouse As Assistant Coach
Jerry Stackhouse has been a candidate for several head coaching jobs this offseason.

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Kings, Hawks Could Pass On Luka Doncic
Another team could conceivably trade up with the Kings or Hawks to select Luka Doncic.

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Luka Doncic Could Be Drafted Anywhere From First To Fifth
Several NBA executives were in attendance for Luka Doncic's game on Friday.

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Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3
The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery results will be published here once they are announced.

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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.

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