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Two Grizzlies Goodbyes to go

Two Grizzlies Goodbyes to go

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports There is still work to do for Memphis The Memphis Grizzlies are just days away from opening up training camp. That’s hard to believe, given all that has transpired so far this year. It seems like it was just last month that the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals...because it was. Now, roughly two months after that series and the great NBA Bubble ended, the very next season will get underway with all 30 teams dealing with the uncertainty that comes with the inevitable - COVID-19 and its impact. How will the league...
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Following the Bud BluePrint: Part 2- Beneficial Ball Movement

Following the Bud BluePrint: Part 2- Beneficial Ball Movement

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Along with improved shooting ability, Taylor Jenkins has significantly improved the Grizzlies’ ability to pass, a strength of Mike Budenholzer’s teams in recent years. In general, the Memphis Grizzlies’ unexpected level of success last year was a delight for both the franchise and its fans. Furthermore, the way in which the Grizzlies achieved that success added to the excitement and enjoyment for all that watched. Though the Grizzlies were not among the best offenses teams in the league, their pace and style of play created many...
Nov 27, 2020
Following the Bud Blueprint: Part 1- Shooting Frequency

Following the Bud Blueprint: Part 1- Shooting Frequency

NBAE/ Following the example of Mike Budenholzer, Taylor Jenkins continues to mold the Grizzlies roster into a solid form of sustainable success. So far, the Memphis Grizzlies offseason can best be described as both exciting and expected. Many of the moves Memphis has made were both anticipated but also highly logical, both in terms of the new talent they added through the draft and the familiar names they resigned. In general, to support their established core of Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Brandon Clarke, the Grizzlies have added talented and versatile depth....
Nov 27, 2020
The Grizzlies best kept secret

The Grizzlies best kept secret

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Jontay Porter has the potential to be special in Beale Street Blue. This past Sunday afternoon, the Memphis Grizzlies took a low risk signing Forward Jontay Porter to a three year six million dollar deal. Porter is a low risk, high reward guy that also forces the Grizzlies hand with some current veteran Grizzly players heading in to camp. Restricted free agent F Jontay Porter has agreed to a three-year, $6M deal to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies, agents Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of @PrioritySports tell ESPN.— Adrian...
Nov 25, 2020
The encore of Ja Morant

The encore of Ja Morant

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via It’s time for Memphis and their Grizzlies to jump with Ja When thinking of the long-term future of the Memphis Grizzlies, it is hard to not smile. The team is set up nicely, establishing a core that plays to the “standard” of the organization for years to come. They have assets in hand to improve standings in drafts, or bring in additional talent already established in the NBA. They has one of the league’s brightest young groups, highlighted by the reigning Rookie of the Year Ja Morant and his running mate Jaren Jackson Jr. Between...
Nov 24, 2020
Grizzlies reveal City Nike uniforms honoring Issac Hayes, Stax Records

Grizzlies reveal City Nike uniforms honoring Issac Hayes, Stax Records

NBAE/ When your NBA franchise GETS you...you’re probably Memphis. The Memphis Grizzlies organization understands its city and their culture as well as any in the entire National Basketball Association. That shines through in the work they do in the Memphis community more than anywhere, but in terms of on the court product the uniforms the team rocks are very visually appealing for very Memphis reasons. The latest threads, modeled by Ja Morant in today’s unveiling, are yet another example of that connection, and the newest personification of the history of the city...
Nov 24, 2020
Memphis Grizztory Part VI: Sounds brought to silence

Memphis Grizztory Part VI: Sounds brought to silence

Sounds Forward George Carter Sounds and Stax Records provide Memphis’s Last Dance before a 26 year pro basketball absence Memphis Grizztory is a Grizzly Bears Blues Series that details the extensive pro basketball history in the city of Memphis from the 5 years of ABA basketball to the 20 years the Grizzlies have called Memphis home. Upon the conclusion of Part 4, of the Memphis Grizztory series the Memphis ABA franchise was at an impasse. The team once again found itself as bottom feeders in the ABA standings as the team once again found itself on the auction block...
Nov 24, 2020
Desmond Bane - the shooter Memphis has been longing for

Desmond Bane - the shooter Memphis has been longing for

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports The best part - he’s not just a specialist. Desmond Bane was a pre-draft riser among most draft junkies, but once again, NBA GMs passed on an older prospect with a negative wingspan. Yes, that sounds super familiar. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor praised Bane’s shooting and secondary playmaking on numerous episodes of The Mismatch, proclaiming that he was going to be the steal of the draft. On a number of boards in NBA Twitter, he was considered a top-20 prospect. Surely, he wasn’t going to fall as far as he did. And like how the...
Nov 24, 2020
Getting to know the Grizzlies Two-Ways

Getting to know the Grizzlies Two-Ways

Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Get familiar with Killian Tillie and Sean McDermott The Grizzlies were pretty successful in the 2020 NBA Draft, selecting Desmond Bane 30th overall and Xavier Tillman with the 35th pick in the draft. The Grizzlies were able to select two really good players at great value in Bane and Tillman, which had Grizzlies fans celebrating as the 2020 NBA Draft wrapped up. As Grizzlies fans rejoiced, GM Zach Kleiman was still on the phones and locked up two very solid players on two-way contracts within hours of the draft concluding. The...
Nov 23, 2020
The ‘Ageless’ approach of the Memphis Grizzlies

The ‘Ageless’ approach of the Memphis Grizzlies

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports They do, in fact, have a type. “We have a type.” In the aftermath of an unexpectedly active draft night for the Memphis Grizzlies, one of the final statements of executive Zachary Kleiman on NBA draft night gave the clearest sense of what the organizational philosophy is regarding prospects. Whether it’s Brandon Clarke, Desmond Bane or Xavier Tillman, they clearly desire talented, experienced athletes that have proven themselves as productive, two-way talents in winning environments. And the rest of the NBA is foolish if they...
Nov 23, 2020
Scouting the Enemy: Offseason Edition

Scouting the Enemy: Offseason Edition

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports How the Southwest Division Offseason effects the Grizzlies There’s no business like show business. These are the infamous words sung by Ethel Mermen in 1954 that are remembered over half a century later. In the 50’s, being an actor/actress was the pinnacle of all jobs. Nothing else compared. In 2020, there’s no league like this league. The NBA is king amongst professional sports leagues in several categories, but their offseason is the pinnacle. In a normal year, the mayhem would be spread out over a month plus, but during the 10...
Nov 22, 2020
Memphis Grizzlies Sign Jontay Porter to Multi-Year Contract

Memphis Grizzlies Sign Jontay Porter to Multi-Year Contract

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Grizzlies keep Porter in place for the foreseeable future by investing in his potential and versatility. There is one thing that this week has proven to be true about the Memphis Grizzlies. When they find a player that meets their preferences, they will invest in him for the long haul. Less than 24 hours after resigning De’Anthony Melton and John Konchar to four-year contracts, the Grizzlies once again continued adding to their talented and versatile depth for the foreseeable future by resigning restricted free agent Jontay Porter....
Nov 21, 2020
Memphis Grizzlies Sign John Konchar To Multi-Year Deal

Memphis Grizzlies Sign John Konchar To Multi-Year Deal

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Memphis Grizzlies lock in another one of their own guys on Saturday. While numerous teams have been active in free agency, the Memphis Grizzlies locked in another one of their guys on Saturday afternoon. Following De’Anthony Melton signing his four-year, 35-million dollar deal, the Grizzlies locked in John Konchar to a four-year, 9-million dollar deal. Former undrafted two-way player John Konchar has agreed to a four-year, $9M deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, agent Happy Walters tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania...
Nov 21, 2020
Memphis Grizzlies re-sign De’Anthony Melton

Memphis Grizzlies re-sign De’Anthony Melton

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies makes sure Melton is here to stay with a four year, $35M deal. It seems De’Anthony Melton and Memphis were made for each other. Fortunately, that connection will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Restricted free agent De’Anthony Melton has agreed to four-year, $35M deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2020 After a much busier draft night than expected, the Grizzlies displayed patience while many around the rest of the NBA...
Nov 20, 2020
Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics make Desmond Bane trade official

Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics make Desmond Bane trade official

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The Memphis Grizzlies acquire Desmond Bane’s draft rights and Mario Hezonja in 3-team deal. Last night, the Memphis Grizzlies acquired Desmond Bane out of TCU with the 30th pick, after a trade with the Boston Celtics. However, the details of the trade came a bit slower, as Boston was waiting on the option decisions of a few of their players. Now, it’s official. Portland is acquiring Boston's Enes Kanter in a three-way deal with Memphis, sources tell ESPN. Memphis gets Mario Hezonjia and 30th pick (Desmond Bane) from draft...