Memphis Grizzlies WiretapDecember 2013 Memphis Grizzlies Wiretap

Sources: Luol Deng Receiving Interest From Cavaliers, Mavericks, Lakers, Raptors, Spurs, Grizzlies, Nets

Dec 27, 2013 2:53 PM

Luol Deng is already receiving interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets among others, according to sources.

The Bulls have reportedly decided they will try to re-sign Deng in free agency.

“I’ve moved around a lot, but this is the longest I’ve been in one place my whole life and I came here at 19," Deng said. "I’m 28 now. I pretty much grew up here. So for me to think about being somewhere else, it’s a weird feeling. But at the same time, I don’t know what it’s like to be somewhere else. I’ve been here my whole career. Maybe it’s better, maybe it’s not. I don’t know that. The best thing I can do is play, be the best I can be and hope it works out. I don’t know if it will be here, if it will be somewhere else. I don’t know that.

"But right now, I can’t hang on to that. I can’t control that. I think when the season’s over and everything is done, then you sit down and you go through that stuff. But for me to think about it now, it’s just a waste of energy because I don’t even know — what am I supposed to think about? I don’t know what city. So it’s just a waste of time.”

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Tags: Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Zach Randolph Fined $25K By NBA For Criticism Of Officiating

Dec 27, 2013 2:33 PM

Zach Randolph has been fined $25,000 for criticizing the NBA's officiating, the league announced Friday.

Randolph criticized officials after the Memphis Grizzlies' loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Fines

Sources: Grizzlies Active In Trade Talks For Wing Athleticism

Dec 26, 2013 1:36 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies are active in trade discussions that would add wing athleticism onto the team, according to sources.

The Grizzlies are expected to try to retain Zach Randolph as a free agent, but they are also determined not to lose the veteran power forward for nothing.

The Grizzlies plugged Tayshaun Prince into the small forward position last season after trading Rudy Gay.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Grizzlies To Sign Seth Curry

Dec 23, 2013 12:50 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies will sign Seth Curry.

Curry is averaging 21.3 points and 7.8 assists per game for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.

Curry will arrive in Memphis on Monday.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tags: Seth Curry, Memphis Grizzlies, Santa Cruz Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

Xavier Henry: Saving NBA Career Doesn't Happen In A Day

Dec 18, 2013 1:00 PM

Xavier Henry returned to play at the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday averaging 9.8 points on 44 percent shooting in 20.1 minutes per game with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Henry was the 12th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Grizzlies, but was hampered by a knee injury in his rookie season and then he was traded.

"I'm trying to solidify myself and have a great career," Henry said. "But it doesn't happen in a day. I can't have too many highs or lows. It's about pushing through the whole season."

Henry is on a partially guaranteed one-year deal worth $884,293.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Tags: Xavier Henry, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA

Grizzlies Sign James Johnson

Dec 16, 2013 11:43 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed James Johnson of the D-League.

Johnson was a first round pick by the Chicago Bulls in 2009 out of Wake Forest.

Ronald Tillery/Memphis Comercial Appeal

Tags: James Johnson, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

McHale's 'Emotional' Message Pushed Casspi To Join Rockets

Dec 14, 2013 1:58 PM

Omri Casspi has stabilized himself as a reserve in the Houston Rockets' rotation and credits Kevin McHale's recruitment of him for his contract with the team in the offseason.

Casspi added McHale's message to him served as a confidence booster.

“Coach (Kevin) McHale left me a message over the summer when they started recruiting me and we started talking,” Casspi said. “I still have it. He said he wanted me to play the three and the four. He explained I could spread the floor and help the team win and that he liked the way I compete. That was one of the main reasons I came here. I still have that message and I still listen to it once in a while.

“It was the first time I really talked to a coach that really talked to me. This team was obviously was supposed to be good whether I was going to be here or not. But to be a part of the team that can compete and compete for a championship, after what I’d been through, and then he left me this message that said he loves me and wants me to come and play hard and help and do the things I do. That was just an emotional day, you know.”

Casspi also received interest the San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards in free agency.

“Going into free agency, I was surprised because a few teams called a few times,” Casspi said. “My No. 1 goal was to come to Houston, but there were a few teams that called. I was surprised because I didn’t play. I wasn’t a part of the rotation. Some people called me out, said I should be out of the league. I knew if I got a chance to play and got in a good system and good city, I could do things. I can play.

“You don’t really know. Until July 1, nobody can call. I was thinking about going overseas. I thought maybe my time here is done. But Houston showed a lot of interest.”

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Omri Casspi, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Grizzlies, Pelicans Strongly Deny Report Of Randolph-For-Anderson Trade Talk

Dec 13, 2013 5:40 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans have strongly denied an Internet report that the teams have discussed a deal centered around Zach Randolph for Ryan Anderson.

Randolph is in the final season of his current deal with the Grizzlies and doesn't figure to be on the same timetable of the Pelicans' young core.

Sam Amick/USA Today

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Pau Gasol Not Ruling Out 'Appealing' Return To Grizzlies

Dec 12, 2013 12:43 AM

Pau Gasol will become a free agent in the offseason and has not ruled out a return to the Memphis Grizzlies among what will be many options for the veteran power forward.

“It’s appealing,” Pau Gasol said. “One of the best centers in the NBA, one of the best interior players, is my brother. There’s a lot of attractive factors there. But who knows if that’s even a possibility or if that will ever happen. Right now, I’m just trying to focus on (the Lakers’ opponents) and staying healthy and playing a very successful year so this team and others will have the certainty and the confidence that I am a difference maker, that I am an elite player and I have a lot of years in me.”

Gasol's brother, Marc, was an NBA All-Star in 2012. Pau Gasol spent his first six and a half seasons with the Grizzlies.

“If there’s possibilities of being in a place that has those type of chances, it’s something I will think about,” Gasol said. “But, again, I’m not in that position yet. I’m here. We’re just kind of guessing here. We’ll see. We’ll cross the bridge when I get there. No rush.”

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Tags: Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Quincy Pondexter Likely Out For Season With Stress Fracture In Foot

Dec 9, 2013 2:11 PM

Quincy Pondexter is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his left foot.

Pondexter and the Grizzlies agreed to an extension before the start of the season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Quincy Pondexter, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Injury

Darius Morris, Reggie Williams, Seth Curry To Work Out For Grizzlies
Darius Morris and Reggie Williams are free agents, while Seth Curry is with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.

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Lionel Hollins Eager For Another NBA Opportunity
Lionel Hollins had an opportunity to join Maurice Cheeks' staff as an assistant coach but declined.

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