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ClutchPoints Feb 20, 2019
Grizzlies’ Mike Conley happy Marc Gasol found the right fit

Grizzlies’ Mike Conley happy Marc Gasol found the right fit

Memphis Grizzlies point guard and center Marc Gasol played the bulk of 11 seasons together as teammates, all until a change of direction brought them apart. Ownership wanted to take a turn, putting them both on the trade block, as Gasol found a home with the Toronto Raptors. Only separated by two weeks since the […] The post Grizzlies’ Mike Conley happy Marc Gasol found the right fit appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 16, 2019
All-Star Saturday Night Thread

All-Star Saturday Night Thread

Mike Conley is in the All-Star...weekend festivities! Finally, after all this time...Mike Conley is where he belongs. At All-Star Weekend. As a participant in the All-Star... Saturday night festivities! Mike Conley, AKA the conductor, AKA oh captain our captain, AKA the sole survivor, is representing the Memphis Grizzlies in the illustrious Taco Bell Skills Challenge. He is facing off with seven poor souls who will soon be disappointed after Mike Conley destroys their dreams...here they are- Luka Doncic, Mavericks De’Aaron Fox, Kings Nikola Jokic, Nuggets Kyle Kuzma,...
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 15, 2019
The education of Jaren Jackson Jr.

The education of Jaren Jackson Jr.

You learn far more from failure than success In a rookie season full of peaks and valleys, Jaren Jackson Jr. has plenty to take in. Whether it be from mentors like Kevin Garnett and Mike Conley, his coaches, or his support group led by his parents, all around him is a whirlwind of information and opportunity. For a young man who had trouble at times staying of the floor for Michigan State this time last season (for reasons not entirely of his own making), it must be overwhelming at times. At 19 years old, the fact is that the prospects of the Memphis Grizzlies for roughly the next decade...
Pippen Ain't Easy Feb 13, 2019

Chicago Bulls: Grizzlies Mike Conley future Windy City teammate?

What would the Chicago Bulls have to do tonight to win over some of the interest of the Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Mike Conley to join the team? With the passing of the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, any opportunity the Chicago Bulls had of adding a much-needed upgrade at point guard to the starting […] Chicago Bulls: Grizzlies Mike Conley future Windy City teammate? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Feb 13, 2019
Report: Pistons could’ve had Mike Conley if they were willing to add Luke Kennard to package with Reggie Jackson, 1st-round pick

Report: Pistons could’ve had Mike Conley if they were willing to add Luke Kennard to package with Reggie Jackson, 1st-round pick

The Detroit Pistons were one of the teams eager to acquire veteran guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies before the trade deadline. Despite numerous discussions from both sides, no deal materialized as the buzzer sounded at 3:00 p.m. ET last Thursday. The Grizzlies were willing to trade Conley to the Pistons, but they were […] The post Report: Pistons could’ve had Mike Conley if they were willing to add Luke Kennard to package with Reggie Jackson, 1st-round pick appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 13, 2019
5 Memphis Grizzlies Post Trade Deadline Questions

5 Memphis Grizzlies Post Trade Deadline Questions

A recap of the trade deadline and what lies ahead. The trade deadline is over, and the All-Star break is approaching, which means plenty of storylines lie ahead for the Memphis Grizzlies. Many narratives are swirling around Grizz Nation surrounding the rebuild around Jaren Jackson Jr., when/if they trade Mike Conley, and the future of the newest acquisitions. I caught up with Grizzly Bear Blues’ Site Manager Joe Mullinax for this edition of 5 Questions to get this thoughts on the trade deadline and what lies ahead for the Memphis Grizzlies. Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY...
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 13, 2019
Game Preview Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls

Game Preview Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls

After a heartbreaking loss last night to the Spurs, the Grizzlies get right back to it traveling to take on the Chicago Bulls. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (23-35, 9-20 away) vs. Chicago Bulls (13-44, 5-23 home) WHERE: United Center in Chicago, Illinois WHEN: 7:00 PM CT HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT- MEMPHIS- Chandler Parsons (Out, Feelings); Dillon Brooks (Out, Toe); Kyle Anderson (Out, shoulder); Tyler Dorsey (Questionable, Illness); Mike Conley (Questionable, Illness) CHICAGO- Carmelo Anthony (Out, Rest); Kris Dunn (Questionable, Back); Denzel...
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 12, 2019
Avery Bradley scores 33 but Grizzlies still lose to the Spurs, 108-107

Avery Bradley scores 33 but Grizzlies still lose to the Spurs, 108-107

The Grizzlies have won 3 of their last 4 games, but they still had some new faces even in this Tuesday night matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. They had Jonas Valanciunas available for the first time where he came off the bench for the Grizzlies. There will still be some time for this team to be able to gel on the court during games, it will take some time, but the schedule waits for no one. Mike Conley was a late scratch due to illness and Delon Wright got the start in his absence. The Grizzlies started the game off with a struggle, especially for the young rookies. Ivan Rabb was...
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 11, 2019
Grizzlies win by keeping Mike Conley

Grizzlies win by keeping Mike Conley

The Grizzlies kept Conley through Thursday’s deadline... and it was the right move After weeks of speculation and trade rumors, Thursday’s NBA trade deadline came and went. Marc Gasol was no longer a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, but Mike Conley remained as the last man standing from the Core Four. Although the publicity of a potential Mike Conley trade could have been handled much better, the Grizzlies front office made the right decision in keeping Mike Conley through the deadline. I was a big fan of the rumored trade with the Utah Jazz that would have sent Mike to Utah in...
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 11, 2019
Week-side Help: Week 17 - The Goodbye Marc Edition

Week-side Help: Week 17 - The Goodbye Marc Edition

Saying goodbye to Marc Gasol and saying hello to a batch of new Grizzlies in this edition of the Week-side Help Week 17 Results Minnesota Timberwolves 106 @ Memphis Grizzlies 108 (22-33) Recap | Box Score Memphis Grizzlies 95 (22-34) @ Oklahoma City Thunder 117 Recap | Box Score New Orleans Pelicans 90 @ Memphis Grizzlies 99 (23-34) Recap | Box Score Week 17 Storylines -Marc Gasol was traded to the Toronto Raptors, Mike Conley Jr will stay with the Grizzlies for at least the remainder of the season. -Chandler Parsons will rejoin the team after the All-Star break after Memphis could not...
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 10, 2019
New look Grizzlies hold off Pelicans in first home game of post Gasol era

New look Grizzlies hold off Pelicans in first home game of post Gasol era

Newly acquired Grizzlies contribute in the victory In their first home game of the post Marc Gasol era, the Memphis Grizzlies (23-34) staved off the New Orleans Pelicans (25-32) 99-90 Saturday night at FedEx Forum. The action started slowly for Memphis, as a new look Grizzlies starting lineup featuring Justin Holiday, Jaren Jackson Jr., Ivan Rabb, Avery Bradley and Mike Conley had trouble coalescing on the offensive and defensive end, allowing multiple rim runs and drives while leaving Pelicans shooters open from the outside. The group started 1-6 from the field and turned the ball over...
ClutchPoints Feb 9, 2019
Mike Conley’s 55th game for Grizzlies this season guarantees him $34.5 million for 2020-21

Mike Conley’s 55th game for Grizzlies this season guarantees him $34.5 million for 2020-21

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley now has a fully guaranteed contract after successfully appearing in 55 games for the team this season. The $34.5M salary in 2020-21 for Memphis point guard Mike Conley is now guaranteed. Signed to a $152.6M contract in 2016, Conley had to appear in 55 games in either the 2018-19 or […] The post Mike Conley’s 55th game for Grizzlies this season guarantees him $34.5 million for 2020-21 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 8, 2019
Trade Deadline Report Card: Marc Gasol Goes North

Trade Deadline Report Card: Marc Gasol Goes North

Marc Gasol has a chance to win a ring, and the Memphis Grizzlies didn’t necessarily lose this deal. We knew this day would come eventually. Whether it was in free agency, a trade, or retirement, we knew that there would be a day where Marc Gasol would no longer be a Memphis Grizzly. After a MLK dud — another in a cluster of two-month duds — the Memphis Grizzlies decided to shake things up and make franchise cornerstones Marc Gasol and Mike Conley available via trade. That’s when it became real. Rumors circulated nonstop around these two All-Star’s — or in Conley’s case,...
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 8, 2019
Trade Deadline Report Card: Keeping Mike Conley

Trade Deadline Report Card: Keeping Mike Conley

But for how long? The NBA Trade deadline has come and gone. The league office is sorting through the deals to approve and finalize them while Michael Conley Jr. rests in preparation for a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. That’s right, the deadline passed and Mike Conley would still take the court as a Memphis Grizzly. If we have learned anything from the deadline, the deals that you have heard about all over social media are not typically the ones that get done. For example, the moment it was announced that the Grizzlies were shopping their franchise cornerstones, the Charlotte...
Grizzly Bear Blues Feb 8, 2019
GBBLive Podcast: Saying goodbye to Marc Gasol

GBBLive Podcast: Saying goodbye to Marc Gasol

This was tough. Marc Gasol is no longer a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. What comes next for Mike Conley and company? Host Joe Mullinax and guest Grizzly Bear Blues Associate Editor/Host of Locked On Grizzlies Mark King break down all the dealings of the Grizzlies this trade deadline season and try to answer some tough questions. What do we make of Mike Conley sticking around for Memphis? Will the Grizzlies be able to ship out their 2019 1st round pick they owe to Boston. Who among the newest Grizzlies will be stick around this season, and what will come of possible front office moves now...

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