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Building upon the Vegas Summer League

Building upon the Vegas Summer League

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Is it promotion time for the Summer League standouts? Grizzlies fans have been riding high ever since the Grizzlies won the Las Vegas Summer League last week. Although next season should be plenty exciting with Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Brandon Clarke as the core of the future of this franchise, next season is likely to feature many, many losses along with all of the excitement so it’s good for Grizz fans to get to celebrate something this time of year. Personally, watching the Summer Grizzlies in Vegas and Salt Lake City was a ton of fun. After...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 19, 2019
GBBLive Podcast: Breaking down a busy summer

GBBLive Podcast: Breaking down a busy summer

Andrew Millen Cole Zwicker of The Stepien stops by to talk Grizzlies basketball. The Memphis Grizzlies have been quite busy. Summer League championships, numerous trades, and a roster that looks quite a bit different than it did a month ago. GBBLive has been away for a bit, and we’ve missed a good bit of Grizzlies movement. To break down the highlights of the Memphis offseason, from Brandon Clarke to Tyus Jones and much more in between, GBB Site Manager (and host of GBBLive) Joe Mullinax welcomed Cole Zwicker of The Stepien to the podcast for the first time. Clarke, Jones vs. Delon...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 19, 2019
The suddenly versatile Memphis Grizzlies

The suddenly versatile Memphis Grizzlies

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports So many possibilities. Versatility and multi-positional basketball have become the name of the game. Are they a stretch-4? Can this big man switch on defense in the pick-and-roll? Can this wing spread across and cover multiple positions? Those are just a few of the many questions when evaluating talent in the modern NBA. Not long ago, the Memphis Grizzlies might have been the least versatile team in the Association, as they possessed very little multi-positional players. Their two best players were one-position players, and it definitely gets a pass...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 19, 2019
Being a Grizz fan is cool.

Being a Grizz fan is cool.

Photo by Elizabeth Shrier/NBAE via If your childhood was like mine, you got bullied for being a Grizz fan. Welp. Not anymore. I can remember being in grade school, and being asked about my favorite NBA team during recess. Most kids would say the Lakers, (granted, I do enjoy them today because of Kobe) Celtics, Knicks, Sixers, teams like that. Here comes big headed, big eared Darren Jeans: “I’m a Grizzlies fan!” Record scratch. The group would always respond in a collective, “A WHAT?!” They’d all make fun of me because of how bad the Grizzlies were. Keep in mind. I grew up...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 18, 2019
Projecting the 2019-2020 Memphis Grizzlies rotation

Projecting the 2019-2020 Memphis Grizzlies rotation

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Things that make you go hm. We have officially entered the dog days of the NBA offseason. Summer League is over. Most free agency decisions have been made. The Association is prepared to enter in to its long summer’s nap, ready to wake back up when September ends. It’s time for irresponsible prognostication. Enter FiveThirtyEight.com. LOL @FiveThirtyEight should just not do these minutes projections. These aren't as bad as others I have seen, though. They have Trevor Ariza and Marvin Bagley III playing the same amount of minutes in Sacramento,...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 17, 2019
Bench is best for Brandon Clarke

Bench is best for Brandon Clarke

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports While it may seem underwhelming, a bench role is the perfect place for Brandon Clarke to start his career. Brandon Clarke is all the rage across Grizz Nation right now, and for the good reason. The 21st pick in the 2019 NBA Draft took the Las Vegas Summer League by storm, combining highly effective effort with highlight reel plays. His efforts earned him the Summer League MVP and the Grizzlies the Summer League Championship. Clarke did not join the Grizzlies team until July 6th due to league rules regarding trades and transactions. However, once he...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 17, 2019
Don’t forget Dillon Brooks

Don’t forget Dillon Brooks

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Once a prized young player, many have forgotten how good Dillon Brooks is. Many of us have seen the Toy Story series, right? Woody, the main character, is Andy’s favorite toy and best pal. They did everything together, and Andy thought the world of Woody. That was until Andy got Buzz Lightyear and didn’t want to play with Woody anymore. It took Andy nearly losing Woody for him to love him again. At the beginning of Toy Story 4, they run through clips of Bonnie playing with Woody — or “Mr. Cowboy,” as the little girl calls him. When they finally move...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 16, 2019
The inevitability of Brandon Clarke

The inevitability of Brandon Clarke

The possibly rapid development of Brandon Clarke could force the Grizzlies into some tough decisions earlier than expected. The 2019 Vegas Summer League MVP award and a Summer League championship are only the very beginning for Brandon Clarke. When the Memphis Grizzlies selected Clarke with the 21st pick nearly a month ago, many (including yours truly) believed that they had gotten a steal. Since he projected as an elite hyper-switchable defender as well as a player with a deft scoring touch in the paint, the idea was that he could become a cornerstone of the Grizzlies’ future along with...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 16, 2019
Ja Morant receives 1st 2K Rating

Ja Morant receives 1st 2K Rating

Is Morant’s 2K20 rating too high or too low? Who else is ready to play with the Memphis Grizzlies in NBA 2K20? Throwing lobs with Ja Morant to Jaren Jackson Jr., Brandon Clarke, or Josh Jackson is going to be epic. So will jamming over the top of an opposing big man with Ja Morant. You can also slow it down in the half-court and bully people in the post with Jonas Valanciunas or Jaren Jackson Jr. We got our first domino for the NBA 2K20 game, as 2nd overall pick Ja Morant received his first-ever 2K rating. 79 for @JaMorant. Agree? #2KRatings— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) July 16,...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 15, 2019
Memphis Grizzlies win Las Vegas Summer League championship

Memphis Grizzlies win Las Vegas Summer League championship

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS The Memphis Grizzlies the the undisputed champions* of the world** *It is fairly disputed due to multiple players not playing throughout the tournament, but who cares, they won. **The NBA Las Vegas Summer League, but two national teams participated, so yes, the world. After letting go of a 17 point lead that the gutsy Minnesota Timberwolves fought back to erase, Memphis and their Summer League MVP Brandon Clarke found a way to pull out the win and put an exclamation mark on what has been an extremely successful two weeks for the Grizzlies that started in the Salt Lake...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 15, 2019
Brandon Clarke named Summer League MVP

Brandon Clarke named Summer League MVP

And he’s only been on the team nine days. The Memphis Grizzlies play for an NBA Summer League championship tonight in Las Vegas. But they’ve already won in a figurative sense, and regardless of outcome against the Timberwolves they also have their other 1st round pick bringing back some hardware from the desert. Brandon Clarke has been named the 2019 NBA Las Vegas Summer League MVP, as well as first team All-Summer League. The @memgrizz's @brandonclarke23 named 2019 @NBASummerLeague MVP! #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/fEIisTCZ8t— NBA (@NBA) July 15, 2019 2019 @NBASummerLeague...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 15, 2019
The Grizzlies have already won Summer League

The Grizzlies have already won Summer League

Regardless of tonight’s outcome, the mission has been accomplished. On any given day, at a playground in Northern Virginia, a little girl will be running around playing with her dad. And on that day, it’s almost a guarantee that she will fall down. Sometimes it’s a basic trip, other times she runs in to another kid and takes a tumble. But she will fall. And she will get scared, and maybe even shed a tear or two. The first words out of her dad’s mouth will always be the same. “Pop up!” Of course this father - in this particular case her Grizzlies blogger father who enjoys...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 15, 2019
A Grizzlies Vegas Vacation

A Grizzlies Vegas Vacation

Summer League Summarized In Tweets This past weekend, for the first time in my life, I went to Vegas to watch the Grizzlies play in Summer League. To say it was a memorable weekend would be an understatement. I could sit here and tell you every single interesting thing that happened to me in Vegas, but, as you know, what happens in Vegas... Just kidding. I totally would tell you everything, but that would take too long and frankly you don’t care. Instead, I’m going to strip down my action-packed Summer League experience into 10 of my tweets that highlight the weekend’s most memorable...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 14, 2019
Core 4: EVERYTHING from Free Agency Thus Far

Core 4: EVERYTHING from Free Agency Thus Far

It’s a lot, hold onto tight! WOW, King Kleiman and the rest of this front office has gone to work! The Memphis Grizzlies have made a plethora of moves — moves that have been praised by many national analysts. I’m not used to it, and I don’t think I’ll ever, ever be used to it. Because Woj would’ve dropped a bomb to ruin any podcast from last week, I’m joined once again by my co-host Nathan Chester, who’s back from a 10-day trip to Israel, to talk about ... - The Jonas Valanciunas signing - Andre Iguodala trade - Chandler Parsons trade - Jevon Carter / DeAnthony Melton / Josh...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 13, 2019
The decent indecency of Grayson Allen

The decent indecency of Grayson Allen

His exemplary character off the court doesn’t seem to translate to the court. When the Memphis Grizzlies traded Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz, the return that the Grizzlies received was more than satisfactory. With two 1st round picks, as well as a veteran leader in Jae Crowder, the Grizzlies were especially primed to accelerate their rebuild. It only seemed like a delectable cherry on top that Grayson Allen was also apart of the deal. Although Allen didn’t show much in his rookie year, his presence in the deal almost made it seem like the Grizzlies were adding a third 1st round pick....

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