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Jul 1, 2022
2022 NBA Draft Prospect Profiles: Vince Williams

2022 NBA Draft Prospect Profiles: Vince Williams

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Did the Grizzlies find their next diamond in the rougH? Vince Williams, Forward, VCU 6’6”, 210 pounds, 21 years old from Toledo, Ohio Last season at VCU: In 30 games (32.4 minutes per game) — 14.1 points on 47.7% shooting (38.7% from 3, 81.4% from the free-throw line), 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.6 steals Four-year college career (all at VCU): In 110 games (23.4 minutes per game) — 8.6 points on 44% shooting (36.7% from 3, 77.3% from the free-throw line, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.2 steals 3 STATS OF STRENGTH (per Tankathon):...
Jul 1, 2022
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies agree to 5-year max extension

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies agree to 5-year max extension

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Memphis Grizzlies lock up their superstar point guard, Ja Morant. Well, we all knew it was going to happen mighty quickly. The Memphis Grizzlies and Ja Morant secured a max extension. Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has agreed on a five-year, $193M designated rookie maximum extension that could become worth $231M, his agent Jim Tanner of @_TandemSE tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022 Last season, Morant took a massive leap into superstardom. He averaged 27.4 points on 49.3% shooting, 6.7 assists, 5.7...
Jun 30, 2022
Kyle Anderson signs 2-year, $18M deal with Timberwolves

Kyle Anderson signs 2-year, $18M deal with Timberwolves

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The former Grizzlies forward is moving up north The Minnesota Timberwolves signed forward Kyle Anderson to a two-year, $18M contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 28-year-old Anderson averaged 7.6 points per game last season as a part of the Grizzlies’ bench unit. Anderson started 11 games as an injury replacement in 2021-22. Kyle Anderson has agreed to a two-year, $18M deal to join the Timberwolves, his agents Thad Foucher and Joe Smith of @wassbasketball tell ESPN. https://t.co/fWzhFhVfkx— Adrian Wojnarowski...
Jun 30, 2022
Tyus Jones re-signs with Memphis on a two-year deal

Tyus Jones re-signs with Memphis on a two-year deal

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The deal makes Jones the highest paid back up point guard in the NBA It didn’t take long into free agency for Tyus Jones to come to terms on his next deal. After potential suitors like New York and Washington went in other directions via trade, Jones returns to Memphis on a two-year, $30M deal according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Free agent G Tyus Jones is returning to the Memphis Grizzlies on a two-year, $30M deal, his agent Kevin Bradbury of @REP1Basketball tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2022 Retaining...
Jun 30, 2022
Jaren Jackson Jr. undergoes foot surgery, out 4-6 months

Jaren Jackson Jr. undergoes foot surgery, out 4-6 months

D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies big man had surgery yesterday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot Mere minutes before the chaos of free agency officially opens, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke some bad news regarding Memphis forward Jaren Jackson Jr. BREAKING: Memphis Grizzlies F Jaren Jackson Jr., underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 months, sources tell ESPN. Jackson is expected to make a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/RBFlyYiiUq— Adrian Wojnarowski...
Jun 29, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies 2022 Free Agency Primer

Memphis Grizzlies 2022 Free Agency Primer

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Memphis Grizzlies could have options for this summer, but in what direction will they go? The NBA offseason is about to hit another gear, as free agency is underway starting at 5PM CST on June 30th. For the Memphis Grizzlies, they will have some tough questions to face. After adding 4 rookies to the roster, the Grizzlies are at 15 roster spots with (speculated) Vince Williams and Kenneth Lofton Jr. as the 16th and 17th guys on two-ways. Surely, their method of replacing free agents Tyus Jones, Kyle Anderson, and Jarrett Culver isn’t...
Jun 29, 2022
SB Nation Reacts Survey: What’s most likely to happen for Tyus Jones in free agency

SB Nation Reacts Survey: What’s most likely to happen for Tyus Jones in free agency

Joe Rondone-USA TODAY Sports What is the most likely outcome for the Memphis Grizzlies and Tyus Jones this offseason? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Memphis Grizzlies fans and fans across the country. The NBA offseason keeps rolling along. Even though it has been less than a week since the 2022 NBA Draft, the shift as focused from the NBA’s newest players to which of its players may find new homes. And after a night that saw the Grizzles draft four new players and trade away De’Anthony...
Jun 28, 2022
Reassessing the Grizzlies after the Draft

Reassessing the Grizzlies after the Draft

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Taking a look at the squad as we enter the free agency period The Grizzlies once again were very active in the NBA Draft last week, making a total of 4 selections when most (myself included) were expecting a more quiet draft. The line of thinking with the Grizzlies not making as many moves was based in the fact that the they are already an incredibly young team and didn’t need to add many more rookies to the team. Zach Kleiman put that theory to bed early and made sure to point out that they brought in “mature” rookies pointing out...
Jun 27, 2022
How Kennedy Chandler impacts backup point guard plans

How Kennedy Chandler impacts backup point guard plans

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Memphis Grizzlies sought Kennedy Chandler in the draft and secure him. How will he affect the Grizzlies’ offseason plans? Zach Kleiman and the rest of the Memphis Grizzlies’ front office shocked many people tuned in with the team when they made four draft picks in Thursday’s draft. Coming in the draft with 3 picks (22, 29, and 47), most predicted they would trade 1 of the first-round picks — perhaps consolidating 22 and 29 for a higher pick. Or they would make all 3 picks. Kleiman didn’t have the expectation to make that many...
Jun 24, 2022
The Grizzlies move forward with their type

The Grizzlies move forward with their type

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports The Memphis Grizzlies have a type. It’s worked. Why stop now? 1In the first round of the 2022 draft, the Memphis Grizzlies selected Jake LaRavia and David Roddy with the 19th and 23rd picks — while giving up the De’Anthony Melton and the 22nd and 29th picks. The Grizzlies stuck with the brand there. The Grizzlies eye highly-productive college players, regardless of their age and physical limitations. LaRavia and Roddy fit the bill there. There was an age misconception with LaRavia, as many people thought he was actually 22 years old,...
Jun 24, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies select Vince Williams 47th Overall in the 2022 NBA Draft

Memphis Grizzlies select Vince Williams 47th Overall in the 2022 NBA Draft

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Memphis picks the wing from VCU with their 4th pick in the draft The Memphis Grizzlies selected Vince Williams with the 47th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. The Grizzlies are choosing Vince Williams at No. 47, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2022 Williams spent his 4-year collegiate career at VCU where he averaged 14.1 points per game on 39% shooting from deep last season. Williams also chipped in 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Williams is listed at 6’6” and 205 pounds. Williams brings Memphis another...
Jun 23, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies trade for the 38th, draft Kennedy Chandler

Memphis Grizzlies trade for the 38th, draft Kennedy Chandler

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports An active night for the Memphis Grizzlies has now landed them hometown PG Kennedy Chandler. Kennedy Chandler is coming home. Memphis is acquiring Tennessee's Kennedy Chandler in a trade with San Antonio at No. 38 for a future second-round pick and cash, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2022 After selecting Jake Laravia and David Roddy earlier in the night to address their need for wing depth, the Memphis Grizzlies made a move to grab Chandler to add talent to their back court after trading...
Jun 23, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies trade De’Anthony Melton to 76ers for 23rd pick, selects David Roddy

Memphis Grizzlies trade De’Anthony Melton to 76ers for 23rd pick, selects David Roddy

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies will also acquire Danny Green The Memphis Grizzlies made another trade. This time, they traded De’Anthony Melton for Danny Green and the 23rd pick. Sources: 76ers moved Danny Green and No. 23 to Memphis as part of trade to acquire De'Anthony Melton.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022 With this pick, the Memphis Grizzlies select David Roddy, the 6’6” forward out of Colorado State. Check out Andrew Katz’s profile on Roddy. Last season at Colorado State, Roddy averaged 19.2 points on 57.1% shooting...
Jun 23, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies trade up to the 19th pick, select Jake LaRavia

Memphis Grizzlies trade up to the 19th pick, select Jake LaRavia

Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports Memphis Grizzlies trade 22nd and 29th picks to Minnesota Timberwolves for Jake LaRavia The Memphis Grizzlies did it. They moved up in the draft. Memphis is acquiring No. 19 from Minnesota and planning to select Wake Forest's Jake LaRavia, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2022 With this pick, the Memphis Grizzlies selected Jake LaRavia, the 6’8” forward out of Wake Forest. They will also acquire a future second-round pick. Check out my profile on him from a few weeks ago. Jake LaRavia averaged 14.6...
Jun 23, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies 2022 NBA Draft Primer: Preview and Predictions

Memphis Grizzlies 2022 NBA Draft Primer: Preview and Predictions

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies have a lot of possibilities. What’s going to go down? WHAT: The 2022 NBA Draft WHERE: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York WHEN: 7:00 PM CT HOW TO WATCH: ABC/ESPN The Skinny: The Memphis Grizzlies have 3 draft picks — 22 (from Utah in Mike Conley deal), 29, and 47. Activity is expected and reported from the Memphis Grizzlies. They could go down any direction, in terms of positional archetype and prospect profile. Shoutout to our staff for 24 prospect profiles and a top-58 consensus big board The NBA draft is...