2:29 PM EDT, Thu May 26, 2016

2015-2016 Memphis Grizzlies Player Reviews: Lance Stephenson

A very productive 30 games with the Grizzlies has fans wondering: What's next? Lance Stephenson was a throw-in in the deal that sent Jeff Green to the Clippers for a (possible) future 1st Rounder.   There was some mild speculation that he might be bought out after a mostly underwhelming first year and a half of a 3 year, $27 million contract.   Lance played sparingly for the Clippers, averaging about 15 minutes per game and not making much of an impact. That was not the case in Memphis.   Most basketball fans know some of Born Ready -€” a frenetic, intermittently exciting and...
Clips Nation May 4, 2016

2016 Not-So-Clippers Exit Interview: Lance Stephenson

Our exit interview series continues with Lance Stephenson, who may have been the most controversial Clippers player in recent memory. Name: Lance Stephenson Age: 25 Key Stats: (as a Clipper) 43 games, 15.8 minutes per game, 10.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per 36 minutes. Years in the NBA: 6 2015-16 Salary: $9,000,000 Future Contract Status: Has a team option with the Memphis Grizzlies for $9,000,000 next season.  If picked up, he will be an UFA in 2017.  If declined, he will be an UFA this summer. Summary: In a quick mental search of Clippers players that have caused divides...
Clips Nation May 4, 2016

Players of Interest in the Playoffs: Upcoming Free Agents

While free agency doesn't start for another two months, several players that the Clippers should take a look at are still playing in the playoffs. Who are they, and why should the Clippers be interested? I was talking with longtime Clips Nation contributor Erik Olsgaard on Twitter the other day, and we came to the conclusion that defensive benches are the best. Why? First of all, offensive skills get paid, and get paid handsomely. Players who can put up 20 points with regularity aren't found on benches very frequently, and if they are, they are making a lot of money to do so. Secondly, as...
Clips Nation May 3, 2016

Jamal Crawford joins JJ Redick on podcast to discuss the Clippers' season

These guys have some serious heart. A day after being eliminated from contention, they sat down to discuss the season. J.J. Redick has his own podcast on The Vertical (the Adrian Wojnarowski headed site on Yahoo Sports). Yesterday, a day after being eliminated by the Portland Trail Blazers, Jamal Crawford sat down with Redick to discuss the season. Listen to the whole podcast here. These guys seriously have some guts putting it all out there like that so soon after season's end. (h/t The Vertical)

So...Which Grizzlies Are Coming Back Next Season Part Two: "The Leftovers"

Part one covered some starters. So which of the other Grizzlies will be back next season? If you missed part one of our staff confidence discussion, here it is. What happens with the rest of the Grizzlies free agents-to-be? Lance Stephenson Status: Team Option Last Season's Salary: $9mil Staff Confidence: 40% Matty B: I am totally and completely 50/50 on Lance.  When he was traded here, I was so for him getting cut and spending the rest of the season somewhere else.  But he is a unique offensive talent that the Grizzlies have not had in a while: a guy who can just...