1:31 AM EDT, Sat August 19, 2017
15 hours ago
Pipe Dreams: Trading for LeBron James

Pipe Dreams: Trading for LeBron James

LeBron’s time in Cleveland appears to be running out. So if he put himself on the trading block, is there any way the King could wind up in Memphis? After winning the title in 2016, the Cavaliers have been nothing short of a disaster. Their skinflint owner forced out a GM who did everything within his power to put a team around LeBron, causing them to miss out on an opportunity to add Paul George. And now Kyrie Irving wants to be traded. To top it all off, Yahoo Sports reported that Cleveland, in their efforts to move Irving, are using LeBron’s unwillingness “commit to the Cavs...
16 hours ago
Troy Daniels: Now or never

Troy Daniels: Now or never

Will this be a breakout year for Daniels, or will he fade into the background? Troy Daniels has been in Memphis for one full season after signing a three-year deal with the Grizzlies last summer. In his 67 games last year, fans watched the roller coaster of Daniels as he struggled to find his identity and role with this team off of the bench. Unquestionably, his presence gave a boost to the second unit shooting-wise, but his numbers at the beginning of last season were disappointing. However, as the season progressed, Daniels found his groove and later went on a stretch where he was on fire...
Aug 17, 2017
On David Fizdale and Leadership

On David Fizdale and Leadership

Fizdale’s voice and platform in Memphis is a powerful one. During this emotionally charged period in American history, more and more people are calling for men and women in leadership positions to take sides. No one has to ask where David Fizdale stands. Fizdale, Head Coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, recently spoke with Wendi C. Thomas of The Undefeated and MLK50 Memphis, about a variety of issues ranging from the removal of Confederate monuments, the events of this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, and more. Watch my conversation with @memgrizz coach David Fizdale on...
Aug 17, 2017
Farewell to TheRealHrdlicka

Farewell to TheRealHrdlicka

Thanks to one of the best. I have always looked up to Matt Hrdlicka, who we announce today is leaving GBB after four years on staff. His skill as a writer among Grizzlies bloggers is unquestioned. Since he began writing for GBB in the summer of 2013 (I started here a couple months later), I loved reading his work. He had an amazing ability to put the Grizzlies through a unique prism, analyzing them in a way I never thought to before. He has written about music on this site before for those August dog days, but has also shown a real understanding of the analytic wave in the NBA and how it...
Aug 16, 2017
State of the NBA address by “Adam Silver”

State of the NBA address by “Adam Silver”

Adam Silver addresses the nation in regards to the state of today’s NBA. Writer’s note: This article is satirical in nature, and not completely factual. Though some parts are based on facts, Adam Silver did not write or speak any of the words written below. Again I repeat, this article is supposed to be entertaining and not the actual words of Adam Silver. Thank you all for joining me today. I have been preparing for this day for quite some time, and I am excited to discuss the state of today’s NBA. First of all, I would like to congratulate our 2017 NBA Finals Champions, the Golden...
Aug 16, 2017
Memphis Grizzlies get NFL makeover from Kings’ graphic designer

Memphis Grizzlies get NFL makeover from Kings’ graphic designer

Chris Muñoz over at the Sacramento Kings site imagined what it might look like if the Grizzlies played in the NFL. It’s the offseason, which means (outside of the schedule release) we’ve reached the point where most of the conversations are just recaps of the offseason, the free agents still in limbo (hey there, JaMychal), and potential trades. In other words, things get a little weird. But that also means there’s an opportunity for fun, non-basketball-centric stuff, and someone at the Sacramento Kings’ site did just that. A few days ago, Chris Muñoz took this opportunity to...
Aug 15, 2017
2017-2018 NBA Schedule: Memphis Grizzlies storylines

2017-2018 NBA Schedule: Memphis Grizzlies storylines

A morsel of Grizzlies basketball in the wasteland of the NBA offseason Every once and a while, as we wander the desert that is the NBA offseason, the powers that be allow us a small morsel of basketball sustenance. The 2017-2018 NBA schedule was released last night, and the Memphis Grizzlies will be opening their season on Wednesday, October 18th at home against the New Orleans Pelicans. Three nights later they will welcome the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the friendly confines of FedExForum. But those are just two of the 82 contests on the slate for the latest edition of...
Aug 15, 2017
The Importance of a Competent Front Office

The Importance of a Competent Front Office

This off-season has shown that the GM position may be the most important position on the team. Throughout this summer, there have been multiple stories about turmoil within front offices across the league. Attached to many of these stories is the negative discourse between the GM and Owner being on different pages of the future of the team. For example, one major headline of this summer was David Griffin being ousted as general manager of Cleveland Cavaliers. As one of the best front office minds in the NBA, this move sent shock waves around the league. After the fact, details have been...
Aug 14, 2017
NBA Releases 2017-2018 Schedule

NBA Releases 2017-2018 Schedule

The 2017-2018 NBA Schedule is out!! BASKETBALL. IS. COMING.The 2017-18 Grizzlies schedule is out! Mark your : https://t.co/cNFnUMnWVw#GrindCity pic.twitter.com/p1UmMM1qVr— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) August 14, 2017 65 days until Grizzlies Basketball is back!!! Here is the link to the Grizzlies schedule released by NBA for the 2017-2018 season. The Grizzlies will start the season off on October 18th in the Forum hosting the New Orleans Pelicans still led by Anthony Davis and Boogie Cousins down low. Three days after, the Grizz will host the defending NBA Champions Golden State...
Aug 14, 2017
2016 Off-season in Review: 1 Year Later

2016 Off-season in Review: 1 Year Later

How the Memphis Grizzlies’ organizational moves a year ago look this summer. The Summer of 2016 has a rare reputation as an off-season. Often, there is a palpable hype that precedes the off-season, only for free agent signings and trades to be lackluster. 2016 was different. Everyone knew that off-season would be weird with the financial revenue spike that lead to the whooping $94 million salary cap, compared to a $70 million cap the prior year. And weird it was. An MVP joined a 73-win team without taking a pay cut. Timofey Mozgov and Ian Mahinmi signed for $64 million. Evan Turner for...
Aug 14, 2017
Why the Grizzlies should start Wayne Selden at shooting guard

Why the Grizzlies should start Wayne Selden at shooting guard

With Ben McLemore out, the Grizzlies will have to decide who to start at the two, and Wayne Selden makes as much sense as anyone. For most of the post-free agency period, it’s been assumed that Ben McLemore, signed to a two-year deal, would be the favorite to start at shooting guard alongside Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons, JaMychal Green (hopefully), and Marc Gasol. That assumption took a big hit recently when it was announced that McLemore would miss about three months after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot. That’s a pretty substantial blow. After all, it...
Aug 11, 2017
The Heartbreak of O.J. Mayo, Part V: The House with the Red Door

The Heartbreak of O.J. Mayo, Part V: The House with the Red Door

With all hope of redemption gone, Mayo makes peace with what he's lost. This is the final installment in a five-part series. You can read previous installments here: Part I: Paradise Lost Part II: Coffee, Curses, and Vengeance Part III: Blood in the Water Part IV: The House with the Red Door [Author’s Note: The following is a work of (mostly) fiction. It is dedicated to IKC.] Today’s soundtrack is: “Louis Collins” by Charlie Parr and “Unknown Brother” by The Black Keys January 13, 2017 North of Chalinze, Tanzania The sun is already well above the horizon by the time Mayo...
Aug 11, 2017
What is Gasol’s role this season?

What is Gasol’s role this season?

Marc Gasol could be a Grizzly wild card with this new roster. Marc Gasol is the only player on the Memphis Grizzlies roster to be on an All-Star team. He has been selected to three and started in one of them. He also has a Defensive Player of the Year award, a First Team All-NBA selection, and even 20 total votes in the NBA MVP award between the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons. He is pretty good, I’d say. Some would say the best center in the league, unless you’re partial to DeMarcus Cousins or Rudy Gobert. He could go down as the best Grizzly of all time. Mike Conley may give him a run for...
Aug 10, 2017
Memphis Grizzlies Unveil New Uniforms for 2017-18 Season

Memphis Grizzlies Unveil New Uniforms for 2017-18 Season

The Grizzlies revealed the new Nike uniforms in a video on their Twitter account. Nike has become the official apparel sponsor of the NBA, and with that comes a bevy of uniform design changes. The new designs have been coming in left and right for essentially all 30 teams. Each offseason, a couple of teams get revamped uniforms, but rarely do we see such wholesale change across the league. The Memphis Grizzlies joined the party on Wednesday, revealing their new fits with the Nike Swoosh featured in a video they posted onto the team’s official twitter account. Grit & Grind evolved. Our...
Aug 10, 2017
The Memphis Grizzlies’ key player next season: Health.

The Memphis Grizzlies’ key player next season: Health.

In light of Ben McLemore’s injury, here’s two drastically different ways next season could go. This week the Memphis Grizzlies announced that new signee Ben McLemore had successful foot surgery and would miss approximately 12 weeks. The 24-year-old from St. Louis fell on another player’s foot while playing pickup in Los Angeles and suffered a “non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot” according to a press release from the organization. He should be game ready by November, meaning that he will likely miss training camp and the beginning of the 2017-2018...