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Enhancing the Grizzlies Fan Experience

Enhancing the Grizzlies Fan Experience

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Far-Fetched Yet Fantastic Ideas to Make the Grizzlies Game Night Experience even better. Site Manager’s Note - This is satirical. Relax. You have heard it for months now, and it is because it is the absolute truth. With each move they make, the Grizzlies front office seems to make the future of the franchise better and better. From their additions to the roster, the acquisitions of future picks, and creating a coaching staff, this new Grizzlies regime has had one of the best off-seasons in the NBA. However, while the moves have certainly made the...
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Grizzlies Rookies Receive High Praise in Annual Rookie Survey

Grizzlies Rookies Receive High Praise in Annual Rookie Survey

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via 2019 draft class think highly of talented Grizzlies. Every year, NBA.com releases their Rookie Survey, where they ask different survey questions to the most recent draft classes for everyone to see. You can tell what remarks are products of trolling. However, there are always some informative nuggets in there. In theory, who knows better about these guys than the ones that have actually played against them, right? Every year though, this survey generates some sort of excitement within a fanbase, as it gives them optimism about such an unknown piece to the...
11 hours ago
Scouting the Enemy: Portland Trail Blazers

Scouting the Enemy: Portland Trail Blazers

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports Can the Blazers finally get over the hump in the Western Conference? Portland Trail Blazers Former Grizzlies: Hassan Whiteside (if training camp contracts count?), Pau Gasol Offseason in Review: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports As has been the case since the summer of 2016, the Blazers haven’t had the cap space to make any real splashy moves. However, they were able to add some solid tertiary pieces this offseason. They acquired Hassan Whiteside from the Miami Heat to fill in for the injured Jusuf Nurkic in the four-team trade that sent...
Aug 19, 2019
Scouting the Enemy: Washington Wizards

Scouting the Enemy: Washington Wizards

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Washington had itself a weird offseason after a disappointing season Over the next several weeks, we’re going to be “scouting the enemy,” as we’ll be covering the outlook for the 29 other teams in the league ahead of the 2019-2020 season. Washington Wizards Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Former Grizzlies: CJ Miles Offseason in Review: The Wizards have had an ultimately uneventful offseason after missing the playoffs for the first time under Scott Brooks. John Wall’s back-to-back heel and achilles injuries have knocked out...
Aug 16, 2019
Breaking down the Grizzlies 2019-2020 schedule

Breaking down the Grizzlies 2019-2020 schedule

Photo by Sean Berry/NBAE via The Grizzlies regular season schedule has been released! Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of what to watch for this coming season. On Monday, the NBA released the 2019-2020 regular season schedule. This announcement was good timing on the part of the league because there has been the need for some NBA news since the end of the crazy free agency period. The lull has been nice, but it has been just long enough to have that craving for a new season. The Memphis Grizzlies will come in to this season with a clean slate. NBA Champion Marc Gasol and Mike Conley...
Aug 16, 2019
Creating certainty with Bruno Caboclo

Creating certainty with Bruno Caboclo

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Bruno Caboclo has a golden opportunity to work his way into the Grizzlies long term plans. The term ‘breakout’ is a popular word people use for players who unexpectedly become significant contributors on their team, but there are different levels that this term can pertain to. In some cases, you have a perceived role player transforming into a star, such as Victor Oladipo or Donovan Mitchell. For the Memphis Grizzlies and their fans, the hope is that Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Brandon Clarke could have that type of breakout season over the...
Aug 16, 2019
Scouting the Enemy: Orlando Magic

Scouting the Enemy: Orlando Magic

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Can the Magic keep up with all the moves in the Eastern Conference? Over the next several weeks, we’re going to be “scouting the enemy,” as we’ll be covering the outlook for the 29 other teams in the league ahead of the 2019-2020 season. Orlando Magic Former Grizzlies: none Offseason Review: The Orlando Magic made the playoffs for the first time since the Dwight Howard trade. Even though they lost to the Raptors in five games in the first round, the taste of the playoffs was enough to satisfy the fanbase. Well, instead of just enjoying a drink of...
Aug 15, 2019
An iconic Morant moment is coming

An iconic Morant moment is coming

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via It’s going to be too sweet. It’s crazy how a jersey could have so much value. Different jerseys usually hold some sort of significance for me. My Kevin Garnett Timberwolves and Shane Battier old school Grizzlies jersey hold sentimental value, as those were the first jerseys my dad ever gave me. From a historical standpoint, I’ve always loved the rookie jerseys I received for Christmas — LeBron James, Kevin Durant Sonics, Greg Oden Trail Blazers, and Emeka Okafor Bobcats. There are some that I value for style purposes, both Grizzlies and non-Grizzlies...
Aug 15, 2019
Scouting the Enemy: Golden State Warriors

Scouting the Enemy: Golden State Warriors

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Don’t sleep on the Warriors You know what is boring? Those years when the Alabama Crimson Tide were favored to win the title every single season. Nobody likes a dynasty, unless of course, you’re a fan of said dynasty. The only intrigue is the annual musing will this be the year when someone else takes the throne? Translated into NBA terms, when will the Golden State Warriors ever stop being favored? Well, here we are. As of five days ago, the Warriors were not the first, second or third team listed as a title contender. Last I checked, they were the...
Aug 14, 2019
Core 4, Fastbreak Breakfast Crossover

Core 4, Fastbreak Breakfast Crossover

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via We talk about the new threads and the shooting guard position with Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast. This week, we have a very special edition of the “Core 4” podcast, as Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast joins me to talk about the Memphis Grizzlies’ retro uniform unveiling and the players around Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ja Morant — primarily at the shooting guard position. Keith and I talk about: The Vancouver Grizzlies jerseys, OG Memphis Grizzlies, and the retro court Keith’s thoughts on the starting shooting guard position — Dillon Brooks...
Aug 14, 2019
Scouting the Enemy: Phoenix Suns

Scouting the Enemy: Phoenix Suns

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports The Jevon Carter revenge game. For this edition of Scouting the Enemy, I decided to reach out to Dave King of Bright Side of the Sun (SB Nation’s Phoenix Suns blog) and break down both rosters/who has the advantage between them and the Memphis Grizzlies heading in to the 2019-2020 season. PLAYMAKERS Suns: Ricky Rubio, Devin Booker, Tyler Johnson, Ty Jerome (R), Elie Okobo, Jevon Carter Grizzlies: Ja Morant (R), Tyus Jones, De’Anthony Melton Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports GBB Site Manager Joe Mullinax: In the here and now, I think...
Aug 14, 2019
GBB Roundtable: 2019-20 Schedule Breakdown Edition

GBB Roundtable: 2019-20 Schedule Breakdown Edition

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Now that the schedule is out, what should we be excited about? Which month will be the most difficult? The Memphis Grizzlies schedule is now out, so we know how October-April will turn out for us. We can use the home games as avenues to hang out with friends, whether it’s on Beale Street or in the FedEx Forum. Or, we can use road games as an excuse to be anti-social and avoid all plans. Regardless of how you use games, let’s find out what some of the Grizzly Bear Blues staff thinks of the 2019-20 schedule for the Memphis Grizzlies. Justin...
Aug 14, 2019
Catching Up With Bright Side of the Sun About De’Anthony Melton

Catching Up With Bright Side of the Sun About De’Anthony Melton

Photo by Cassy Athena/ Who is De’Anthony Melton? When the Memphis Grizzlies acquired DeAnthony Melton via trade with the Phoenix Suns, there was a good amount of excitement, and unknown. I asked Brendon Kleen, who covered Melton his rookie season for the “Bright Side Sun” what the young gem could bring to this young Grizzlies roster. 1) DeAnthony Melton showed signs of an identity in year one. We saw him score as much as 21 points in a game, and space the floor. We also saw Melton play really solid defensively in year one. Where did you see Melton shine the brightest?...
Aug 13, 2019
Catching up with Bright Side of the Sun about Josh Jackson

Catching up with Bright Side of the Sun about Josh Jackson

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports What should we know about Josh Jackson? Since the Memphis Grizzlies traded for Josh Jackson, we haven’t known what to expect. For one, there was been very little buzz from the organization about him since the acquisition. Secondly, he has the pedigree of an elite prospect, as he’s a former McDonald’s All-American and was the #4 overall pick two years ago. Why hasn’t he panned out yet? Was it just a scenery issue? Or is he not who everyone thought he was? I caught up with Brendon Kleen (@BrendonKleen14) of SB Nation’s “Bright Side of the...
Aug 13, 2019
Scouting the Enemy: Los Angeles Clippers

Scouting the Enemy: Los Angeles Clippers

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ They added a couple guys... Even before the events of this offseason, the Los Angeles Clippers had a pretty bright future ahead of them. A new arena in the works, a 48-34 record, and a competitive playoff appearance while having multiple good players on team friendly contracts in to the next season all made it pretty easy for Clippers fans to see the bright side. They were even able to acquire multiple future draft picks in the process of all that winning, somehow maintaining their success after trading arguably their best player - Tobias Harris - to the...