5:59 AM EST, Wed February 08, 2023
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Quick Recap: Grizzlies halt the Bulls in the 4th quarter in 105-89 win.

Quick Recap: Grizzlies halt the Bulls in the 4th quarter in 105-89 win.

Photo by Justin Ford/ The Memphis Grizzlies flipped a switch to secure a crucial win over the Chicago Bulls. The Memphis Grizzlies came into tonight’s game, looking to avoid their 9th loss in the past 19 games, as the Chicago Bulls rolled into town. The 1st quarter belonged to Jaren Jackson Jr. My goodness he was a menace. The Grizzlies sought him in post-ups early, and the Bulls didn’t have any answer to guard him. His defensive activity was also on 10, as he had 4 blocks and 2 steals in the quarter. The Grizzlies bolted out the gates to a 26-14 lead. The Grizzlies...
19 hours ago
3 ways the Grizzlies could get rolling again, without a trade

3 ways the Grizzlies could get rolling again, without a trade

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via The Memphis Grizzlies need to get back on track. Zach Kleiman may decide a trade won't capture a spark, so let’s identify how they could get going without a deal. Let’s put it out there: the last 9 games have been nightmarish for the Memphis Grizzlies. After winning 11 games in a row, they’ve dropped 8 of their past 9 outings. The mojo and swagger of this team have been absent, looking like a young team rattled by poor shooting, outside forces, and their own losing. The “outside forces” have also been by their own doing. This...
21 hours ago
‘The Starting 5’ Podcast: Will the Grizzlies Make a Deadline Trade?

‘The Starting 5’ Podcast: Will the Grizzlies Make a Deadline Trade?

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports With a lot of smoke around the team, the trade deadline looms. On this week’s episode of The Starting 5 Podcast, we recapped the Memphis Grizzlies’ 3-game losing streak amid the drama surrounding the team, gave props to Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr.’s All-Star nods, discussed some Grizzlies trade deadline scenarios, and predicted their 3-game week. We began the show by discussing how the team can snap this recent slump and what is the cause of it. A lot of things not dealing with basketball are starting the creep up more often than...
21 hours ago
GBBLive: Could the Grizzlies trade for OG Anunoby?

GBBLive: Could the Grizzlies trade for OG Anunoby?

Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have been linked together over OG Anunoby. As the trade deadline approaches, could something materialize? Trade deadline is heating up, and everything is revolving around the Toronto Raptors. The Memphis Grizzlies have been tied to these rumors, primarily with OG Anunoby. Every time you tune into something, it feels like there’s manifestation or dialogue around the possibility of the Grizzlies trading for OG Anunoby. ESPN, The Ringer, The Athletic, Grind City Media, and Marc Stein and Chris...
21 hours ago
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls Game Preview

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls Game Preview

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports In a week full of speculation and noise, the Grizzlies just need one simple thing: a win. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-21, 21-5 home) vs. Chicago Bulls (26-27, 10-16 on road) WHEN: 7:00 PM CT WHERE: FedEx Forum HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Bally Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Steven Adams (Out, Knee), Kennedy Chandler (Out, G-League Assignment), Jake LaRavia (Out, G-League Assignment), Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Out, Two-way Transfer), Vince Williams Jr. (Out, Two-way Transfer), Ziaire Williams (G-league assignment) Chicago:...
Feb 6, 2023
Report Card: Grizzlies fall in heartbreaking fashion to Raptors

Report Card: Grizzlies fall in heartbreaking fashion to Raptors

Photo by Justin Ford/ Another night, same result for the slumping Memphis Grizzlies Make it 8 losses in 9 contests for the Memphis Grizzlies. A close game that came down to the wire ended up being finished by the Toronto Raptors as they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 106-103. Raptors forward Pascal Siakam converted on two free throws with 10 seconds left in the contest. Jaren Jackson Jr’s desperate attempt of a three-pointer to send the game into overtime fell short, and Memphis’s recent losing ways continued. One could propose that Memphis played well considering...
Feb 5, 2023
Quick Recap: Grizzlies drop another double-digit lead, lose to Raptors

Quick Recap: Grizzlies drop another double-digit lead, lose to Raptors

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Memphis Grizzlies coughed up the lead in the 4th quarter, losing to the Toronto Raptors 105-102. The Memphis Grizzlies came in today to take on the Toronto Raptors, and they were down 3 starters. Ja Morant was out with wrist soreness, Dillon Brooks was suspended, and Steven Adams is still out with a knee injury. The Raptors were without everybody’s favorite trade target, OG Anunoby. The Grizzlies started out on a quick 13-4 start, due to shooting and playmaking from Desmond Bane. Xavier Tillman also provided some great hustling with...
Feb 5, 2023
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors Game Preview and Game Thread

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors Game Preview and Game Thread

Photo by Cole Burston/ The Grizzlies take to the court as trade rumors fly. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-20, 21-4 home) vs. Toronto Raptors (24-30, 9-18 away) WHEN: 5:00 PM CT WHERE: FedEx Forum HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Bally Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Questionable, Thigh), Ja Morant (Questionable, Wrist), Steven Adams (Out, Knee), Dillon Brooks (Out, League Suspension), Kennedy Chandler (Out, G-League Assignment), Jake LaRavia (Out, G-League Assignment), Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Out, Two-way Transfer), Vince Williams Jr. (Out,...
Feb 3, 2023
Dillon Brooks suspended after low blow to Donovan Mitchell

Dillon Brooks suspended after low blow to Donovan Mitchell

Photo by Jason Miller/ Memphis Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks suspended for his role in Thursday night’s scuffle with Donovan Mitchell, Cavaliers. It was inevitable. After Thursday night’s brawl with the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers, Dillon Brooks has been suspended for his role with it. The following was released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/NvSOrOpCzZ— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) February 3, 2023 Honestly, I’m surprised Brooks didn’t receive another game for his low blow to Mitchell. Regardless, it’s pretty inexplicable for any shot down...
Feb 3, 2023
Report Card: Grizzlies lose their 7th of their last 8 in Cleveland

Report Card: Grizzlies lose their 7th of their last 8 in Cleveland

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies struggles continue in Cleveland. The Memphis Grizzlies traveled to Cleveland to face a Cavaliers team that has been impressive all season. Memphis has been struggling of late, losing six of their last seven heading into this matchup, and would have to deal with another injury as NBA All-Star Jaren Jackson Jr. was ruled out before the game. The game started out at a blistering pace with both teams scoring early and often. There were 17 lead changes in the first half before Darius Garland and the Cavs began to build a lead after Ja...
Feb 3, 2023
Nxt Gen Pod: Discussing the Grizzlies’ Trade Deadline options

Nxt Gen Pod: Discussing the Grizzlies’ Trade Deadline options

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Will the Grizzlies go all-in? Or continue to focus on development On this week’s episode of the Nxt Gen Podcast, I am joined by the Tribal Chief of Grizz Twitter, Anthony Sain. We open by discussing the Memphis Grizzlies’ loss to the Trail Blazers and why they have struggled on this stretch. Then, we get into the biggest question of the deadline, are the Grizzlies going all in? Or will they stay put and continue to focus on development? We detail a few of the trade targets the Grizzlies have been linked to, including OG Anunoby,...
Feb 2, 2023
Quick Recap: Grizzlies’ road woes continued in Cleveland

Quick Recap: Grizzlies’ road woes continued in Cleveland

Photo by Jason Miller/ The Memphis Grizzlies have now lost 7 of their past 8 games. The Memphis Grizzlies dropped the second end of a back-to-back on Thursday night to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 128-113. The loss is Memphis’ seventh in their last eight games. Desmond Bane led the Grizz with 25 on 6-7 shooting from deep, while Ja Morant chipped in 24 of his own with eight rebounds and eight assists. Both of their efforts were overshadowed by a scrum that took place late in the third quarter between Dillon Brooks and Donovan Mitchell after Brooks hit Mitchell below the...
Feb 2, 2023
Jaren Jackson Jr. selected as a Western Conference All-Star reserve

Jaren Jackson Jr. selected as a Western Conference All-Star reserve

Photo by Justin Ford/ Memphis Grizzlies shot-blocking phenom Jaren Jackson Jr. has been selected to his first All-Star game. Ja Morant wasn’t the only Memphis Grizzlies player to be selected to the All-Star team. Jaren Jackson Jr. will be joining him in Salt Lake City, Utah for this year’s All-Star team. This is the first time the Memphis Grizzlies have had 2 All-Stars in the same season. JAREN JACKSON JR. ALL STAR LET'S GO pic.twitter.com/rVarqmyaBC— Parker Fleming (@PAKA_FLOCKA) February 3, 2023 Despite missing 16 of 51 games, Jackson has been a...
Feb 2, 2023
Ja Morant selected as Western Conference All-Star reserve

Ja Morant selected as Western Conference All-Star reserve

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports For the second straight season, the Memphis Grizzlies superstar point guard will join the NBA’s best at the premier even on All-Star Weekend. Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant is officially a 2-time All-Star. Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports In a fun turn of events, before Morant plays on the same court that he played on in his first career All-Star last year, he becomes the first Grizzlies player in franchise history to earn an All-Star selection in consecutive years. After being named an All-Star starter last year,...
Feb 2, 2023
Trade Targets Mailbag, Part 2: 6 trade targets that bolster Grizzlies’ title chances

Trade Targets Mailbag, Part 2: 6 trade targets that bolster Grizzlies’ title chances

Photo by Cole Burston/ In part 2 of this mailbag, I narrowed down 6 trade targets as “favorites” for the Memphis Grizzlies’ trade deadline plans. The Memphis Grizzlies are in a slump right now. They’ve lost 6 of their past 7 games, after winning 11 games in a row to end 2022 and start 2023. Their outside shooting has gone missing, and they aren’t playing with the swagger we’ve been used to seeing from the them. With the trade deadline next week, and the struggles looming with the Grizzlies, there’s been more and more clamor for a trade. Over the past...