6:04 PM EDT, Thu June 22, 2017
5 hours ago
What the Grizzlies Need and Don’t Need

What the Grizzlies Need and Don’t Need

I won’t throw out any specific names, but there are holes in this team that need to be filled. Heading into the draft tonight, I decided to compile my own list of what the Grizzlies need and don’t need going into the 2017-18 campaign. Since the Grizzlies don’t have any draft picks for this year (in any round), the way to acquire the assets they need will have to be through free agency and trades. It’s important to note which Grizzly players will be free agents, leaving the chance that their position will be vacant. These players are: Tony Allen (SG/SF), Vince Carter (SF), Zach...
9 hours ago
2017 NBA Draft: Three things to look for

2017 NBA Draft: Three things to look for

Will the Grizzlies trade in? At what cost? Draft night is upon us. The Grizzlies do not currently have a selection, as GBB and others have outlined multiple times. The potential is there for Memphis to get in to the fray, however. How will they do it? Will it say anything about the direction of the franchise with the start of free agency over a week away? Three keys to the 2017 NBA Draft for Grizzlies fans - What will the opposition do? It is still more likely than not that Memphis does not make a major move (trade in to the first round) since their assets are more of the second-round pick...
9 hours ago
The Process of the Memphis Grizzlies

The Process of the Memphis Grizzlies

Every team has to rebuild sometime The Memphis Grizzlies should follow the 76ers’ blueprint. Here’s how. So it looks like that Sixers’ Process is looking pretty, pretty, pretty good. It’d be a shame...if someone stole that idea for blog posts...a real shame. Now, there are pressing health questions concerning Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Markelle Fultz has yet to play an NBA game. But if healthy, the floor for this core is so damn high and their ceiling would give you the spins if you dared to look up. Blowing up a team is a lot of fun to think about, a lot less fun to endure....
10 hours ago
Ideas for killing time on a pick-less draft night

Ideas for killing time on a pick-less draft night

The Grizzlies don’t have a draft pick this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while waiting on them to trade into the second round. In case you haven’t heard, the NBA Draft is tonight. NBA teams will gather together to pick players to be on their teams in hopes of finding good players to carry them to a championship. Unfortunately, the Memphis Grizzlies won’t be doing that. Why? Because they don’t have any picks in this year’s draft. That’s right. BIG FAT ZERO Now, there’s been a lot of talk about the Grizzlies using a magic time machine and trading draft...
23 hours ago
Complete Guide to the Memphis Grizzlies 2017 Draft

Complete Guide to the Memphis Grizzlies 2017 Draft

Get ready for Thursday! If you’re like me, this is you’re favorite time of the year. The NBA Finals have just wrapped up, legendary stories are being told about draft prospects working out for 12 teams in 11 cities over 13 days, and the Summer League and free agency are just around the corner. It gets no better than this. Even when the Memphis Grizzlies don’t have any draft picks, it won’t stop me from anxiously awaiting Thursday’s draft like I anxiously await the clock to hit 5 p.m. every Friday. I recognize, however, that not everyone is like me, and it’s hard to get excited...
Jun 21, 2017
Report: Grizzlies to Offer Tony Allen Veteran Minimum

Report: Grizzlies to Offer Tony Allen Veteran Minimum

Is TA willing to take the minimum to stick with the Grizzlies? News came out via Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal that the Grizzlies are planning on only offering Tony Allen the veteran’s minimum this coming offseason. Interesting - @cagrizbeat tells me on the show he's hearing the Grizzlies are only prepared to offer Tony Allen the veteran's minimum.— Peter Edmiston (@peteredmiston) June 21, 2017 TA has been a key component of creating the Grizzlies “Grit-n-Grind” era and has been known as one of the better perimeter defenders in the NBA. However, it looks like the...
Jun 21, 2017
GBBLive’s 2017 NBA Draft Preview Podcast

GBBLive’s 2017 NBA Draft Preview Podcast

We’re back, y’all! Join us. GBBLive is back, and we are ready for what may be the craziest summer in recent memory in the NBA. Will the Memphis Grizzlies get in to the fray? Hosts Joe Mullinax and Brandon Conner break down that and preview the 2017 NBA Draft on the latest episode of GBBLive! The guys welcome former GBBLive Host/Producer and NBA Draft guru Chip Williams on the podcast this week to talk about just who is overrated and underrated going in to Thursday night's festivities, as well as the absolute chaos the NBA is currently going through in the days leading up to the draft....
Jun 20, 2017
How the Finals make me feel about my favorite team

How the Finals make me feel about my favorite team

Thinking about free agency, the offseason and the future. I’m feeling about ready to call these next few years of basketball for the Golden State Warriors. You saw what the NBA Finals were like! LeBron James was in his GOAT form, and it still wasn’t close. Watching the shot-making in Game 5 sealed it for me. Every momentum shift was nauseating, because that was pure talent forcing shots in to stay alive, but then the Warriors ended up winning that pretty easily too. The level of play is way too much. Nobody’s getting there. So I guess how I feel about the NBA Finals, in some grand...
Jun 19, 2017
Chris Wallace Pre-Draft Press Conference Takeaways

Chris Wallace Pre-Draft Press Conference Takeaways

Chris Wallace talked to the media prior to Thursday’s draft to preview what the Grizzlies plan to do over the summer. For the first time in his career, Chris Wallace doesn’t have a draft pick with the Memphis Grizzlies prior to draft night. It didn’t phase him in talking to the media on Monday about Memphis working out young players and possibly getting into the mix Thursday night, however. Despite the fact that Memphis lacks a draft pick this year, the Grizzlies are still in the conversation regarding Thursday night according to Wallace. “It’s constant phone conversation the last...
Jun 19, 2017
How the Memphis Grizzlies can get Paul George

How the Memphis Grizzlies can get Paul George

Prayer is a good first step. He’d be perfect. Chandler Parsons, or at least the non-existent to this point healthy version of Chandler Parsons, fit the mold of a perfect addition to the Memphis Grizzlies this time last summer. A wing who can play multiple positions, defend multiple spots, create off the dribble and in the pick and roll, shoot the three...he was supposed to be exactly what the Grizzlies needed. Until he wasn’t. It is very possible that Parsons could rebound and have a great 2017-2018 season, and of course it would be in the best interest of the Grizzlies for that to...
Jun 19, 2017
Memphis Grizzlies 2017 NBA Draft Targets

Memphis Grizzlies 2017 NBA Draft Targets

Yes, they don’t have a pick right now. Stick with me. The NBA offseason is already super crazy. Paul George is leaving Indiana, probably sooner rather than later. The Celtics traded the #1 overall selection in Thursday’s NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. Meanwhile, all is quiet in Memphis. This isn’t overly surprising, considering that the Grizzlies are capped out and...oh yeah...they don’t currently have a selection in the draft precedings a few nights from now. All the more reason to continue to nap through the early parts of the NBA offseason...right? Wrong. Last week I...
Jun 17, 2017
Do NBA coaches matter?

Do NBA coaches matter?

In a word? No. Do NBA coaches matter? The NBA has a short leash for coaches these days. In the “win-now” era, coaches are given less than five years to produce winning results, and even less time in most cases. It’s honestly a tough job to have, a job that few have mastered. I can think of one current coach in the NBA that has actually made a lasting difference. Gregg Popovich. Think about it, he is the longest tenured coach with a history of playing a specific style of basketball. No matter what players have moved into the San Antonio Spurs lineup, Popovich can create the same...
Jun 16, 2017
Memphis Grizzlies offseason don’t do list

Memphis Grizzlies offseason don’t do list

Just some helpful tips to not ruin everything. The Memphis Grizzlies could go in a lot of different directions this offseason. This is impressive, considering the fact that Memphis currently has no draft picks and also is pretty limited in terms of what they can do in free agency. But the Grizzlies, as has been outlined here, there, and everywhere, have several free agent decisions to make and perhaps the resources to try to make some minor moves to improve the team overall, even in a minimal way. In that process, though, there would be some things that if the Grizzlies do them...well, it...
Jun 15, 2017
Memphis Grizzlies Announce Summer League Schedule

Memphis Grizzlies Announce Summer League Schedule

You thought basketball was over? You thought wrong. The Memphis Grizzlies announced their 2017 NBA Summer League schedule earlier today. The Grizzlies will be participating in the Las Vegas Summer League and will open play against the Washington Wizards on July 8th. Memphis will also play the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz in their three pre-tournament games, according to the Grizzlies press release. After those three games, Memphis will be seeded alongside the other 23 teams participating in the Vegas Summer League (a record amount of teams) in a tournament that will begin July...
Jun 9, 2017
The Finals: Appreciate Greatness

The Finals: Appreciate Greatness

Take a moment to appreciate what we are witnessing. Adam Silver, the commissioner of the NBA, recently phoned into the Colin Cowherd radio show, “The Herd” on FoxSports radio. The interview was scheduled by the show to pick Silver’s brain about the current state of the NBA. The most interesting part of the interview, in my opinion of course, was Silver’s perspective on “superteams”, aka, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Adam Silver likes the creation of these teams. “Why aren’t we appreciating greatness?” That was his question. The fact that the NBA and...