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Preview of Thunder-Suns

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via OKC is 2-0 this season against Phoenix, but can they hand the Suns their first loss in the Bubble? The Phoenix Suns are on fire, literally. They are the only undefeated team left in the Bubble, so it should be easy to say the Oklahoma City Thunder can hand Phoenix their first loss, right? Well, honestly, I don’t know. OKC should have won against the Denver Nuggets and the Memphis Grizzlies. It seemed injuries and lacked intensity were their downfall. The Thunder are 2-0 against the Suns this season - having defeated them 126-108 back on Dec. 20...

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors Game Preview

Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/ Do us a solid, Marc. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (33-37, 8th seed, 1.5 games ahead of the 9th seeded Portland Trail Blazers @ Toronto Raptors (49-19, 2nd seed, 4.5 games ahead of the 3rd seeded Boston Celtics WHEN: 1:00 PM CT WHERE: Visa Athletic Center at the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: Memphis: Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee-OUT), Justise Winslow (hip-OUT), Tyus Jones (knee soreness-OUT) Toronto: Patrick McCaw (knee-OUT) In Marc Gasol’s media availability from yesterday, he had a...

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Grizzlies, Ja Morant give Memphis the gift it had been waiting for in the NBA bubble | Giannotto

These Grizzlies, battered by injuries as they might be, are not going to give up their No. 8 seed quietly.        

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game Preview

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports Can the Grizzlies grab their first win in the bubble? WHO: Oklahoma City Thunder (42-25, 5th seed, .5 game back from Utah Jazz for 4th in Western Conference @ Memphis Grizzlies (32-37, .5 game ahead of Portland Trail Blazers for 8th seed in Western Conference WHEN: 3:00 PM CT WHERE: HP Field House at the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: NBA TV/Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: OKLAHOMA CITY: Terrance Ferguson (Out, leg), Mike Muscala (out, concussion), Isaiah Roby (Out, foot), Dennis Schroder (Out, personal),...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Jaren Jackson Jr. was realizing his unicorn potential

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Jaren Jackson Jr. is built different. I missed sports, but not the injury part of it. Moments before the Woj bomb of Jaren Jackson Jr.’s season-ending knee injury, I was writing about how he was breaking out in the Orlando bubble. Then, boom. Out for the season. The news of Jackson being out for the remainder of the bubble is demoralizing. The Grizzlies were already shorthanded, missing Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow. Their lead for the 8th seed shrinks by the day, as they haven’t corralled a win in the bubble to this point. And now, they’re...

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GBB Podcasts: The Orlando Bubble Blues

will stone What a tough time... This sucks. We lose live sports for 4 months, only for the Memphis Grizzlies to (probably) blow the 8th seed, not win a game thus far, and lose the team’s newest trade acquisition, backup point guard, and one franchise cornerstone to injury. Just like 2020 had planned! Anyways, the Grizzly Bear Blues podcast network still produced excellent content this week, despite the blues. Give them a listen, you won’t regret it. The Starting 5: Dillon Brooks Should Shoot Less, Ja Morant Should Shoot More On this weeks’ episode of the Starting 5 podcast, they...

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Jonas Valanciunas is key for Grizzlies’ offense going forward

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports One of the most consistent players for the Grizzlies has been Jonas Valanciunas this season. The team needs him more than ever as the try to hang on to that all important eight-seed. The NBA Restart has been worst case scenario for the Memphis Grizzlies. They have yet to win a game in the bubble and recently lost Jaren Jackson Jr. to a season ending injury. If there is a positive spin to this past week, it is that they are still clinging on to the eight-seed for playoff implications. Any kind of experience this team can gain will go far to their development...

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Four Jazz starters — Mitchell, Gobert, Conley, O’Neale — listed as out for Utah’s game against Spurs

Memphis Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks (24) drives past Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (27) of the Utah Jazz during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. | Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz’s injury report for Friday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs is a doozy. Starters Mike Conley (right knee soreness), Rudy Gobert (rest), Donovan Mitchell (left peroneal strain) and Royce O’Neale (right calf soreness) are all listed as out along with Nigel Williams-Goss (left ankle sprain). The remaining member of the...

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Quick Recap: Memphis Grizzlies Can’t Get Past Utah Jazz

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Grizzlies lose 4th bubble game. The Memphis Grizzlies took on the Utah Jazz in the Grizzlies fourth seeding game, seeking their first win within the bubble. Coming off another disappointing loss to the New Orleans Pelicans and the unfortunate news of Jaren Jackson Jr.’s season-ending injury, the Grizzlies needed something to go their way. The starters against the Jazz were Ja Morant, Jonas Valanciunas, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, and Brandon Clarke. The Grizzlies would fight to win a back and forth first quarter. Both teams played solid basketball on both...

Inquisitr

NBA News: Grizzlies Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Out For Season Due To Knee Injury

The Memphis Grizzlies announced on Tuesday that forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. will be sitting out the rest of the 2019-20 NBA season with an injury. “In Monday’s game against the [New Orleans] Pelicans, Jaren Jackson Jr. experienced an unstable landing after making contact with an opposing player while contesting a shot,” read the Grizzlies’ official statement, as quoted by CBS Sports. “Subsequent medical evaluation revealed a meniscus tear in his left knee, which will cause him to miss the remainder of the season. He is expected to make a full recovery.” As further noted,...

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Jaren Jackson Jr.’s inspiring message after knee injury cuts season short

Memphis Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. has a torn meniscus in his knee and will miss the rest of the season down in Orlando, Florida. While the news is definitely a downer, Jackson is keeping an optimistic outlook as he sends an inspiring message to Grizzlies fans. God knows I like challenges, we just […] The post Jaren Jackson Jr.’s inspiring message after knee injury cuts season short appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz Game Preview

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Can somebody hit a 3 in this one? WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-36, 2 games ahead of Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs for 8 seed in Western Conference) @ Utah Jazz (42-25, 5th seed, 2 games behind Denver Nuggets for 3rd, in the Western Conference) WHEN: 1:30 PM CT WHERE: HP Field House at the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: ESPN/Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Tyus Jones (out, knee), Justise Winslow (out, hip), Jaren Jackson Jr. (out, knee) UTAH: Bojan Bogdanovic (out, wrist) PROJECTED STARTING...

Hoops Habit

Jaren Jackson Jr.’s injury is a serious blow to the Grizzlies’ playoff chances

On Tuesday the Memphis Grizzlies were dealt a major blow to their playoff chances with news of an injury to Jaren Jackson Jr. The Memphis Grizzlies are in dire straits and things don’t appear to be getting any easier for the surprising squad. They entered the NBA’s Orlando bubble with plenty of reason for optimism, […] Jaren Jackson Jr.’s injury is a serious blow to the Grizzlies’ playoff chances - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers: Jaren Jackson Jr. injury changes West playoff race

Memphis Grizzlies big Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the rest of the season. This has a massive impact on the Portland Trail Blazers playoff hopes. Sadly, Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn meniscus. This news has a massive impact […] Portland Trail Blazers: Jaren Jackson Jr. injury changes West playoff race - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. suffers season-ending knee injury

Jackson suffered a menicus tear in his left knee on Monday, the same knee he injured in February.        

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Turning the corner through the corner

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via As the Grizzlies’ offense has a growing need for consistency, a new strategy could prove successful. Though the Grizzlies are likely not happy with two losses to begin their final stretch of the season, the Memphis offense gas certainly proven at times that they belong. Led by Jaren Jackson Jr, Ja Morant, and Brandon Clarke, the Grizzlies have been able to stay with their competition through good offensive stretches. However, the Grizzlies have also struggled. Though unfortunate injuries have played a significant part in their struggles, the Grizzlies...

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans Game Preview

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Is there such a thing as a must-win for the Grizzlies? WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-35, 2 games ahead of San Antonio Spurs for 8 seed in Western Conference) @ New Orleans Pelicans (28-38, 3.5 games behind the 8 seed in the Western Conference) WHEN: 5:30 PM CT WHERE: HP Field House at the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: ESPN/Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Tyus Jones (out, knee), Justise Winslow (out, hip) NEW ORLEANS: Darius Miller (out, Achilles) PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Dillon...

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Preview

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Grizzlies look to rebound from tough loss in restart opener WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-34, 0-1 in restart, 2.5 games of 9th seed in Western Conference) “vs.” San Antonio Spurs (28-36, 1-0 in restart, 3 games behind the 8th seed in Western Conference) WHEN: 3:00 PM CT WHERE: The Arena - ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando, Florida HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Tyus Jones (Out, Knee), Justise Winslow (Out, Hip) SAN ANTONIO: LaMarcus Aldridge (Out, Shoulder), Trey Lyles (Out,...

Blazer's Edge

Blazers Debut New-Look Rotation to Start Play in Bubble

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Coach Terry Stotts utilized a re-tooled eight-man rotation to start the Trail Blazers’ eight-game restart schedule. The Trail Blazers’ three scrimmages supplied time to experiment with various lineup combinations given the return of Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic and the absence of Trevor Ariza. However, injuries to Hassan Whiteside and Damian Lillard, plus a rest game for CJ McCollum, meant the full rotation didn’t get a chance to play together before the pseudo-regular season resumed. Portland’s victory over the Memphis Grizzlies provided more insight into...

Blazer's Edge

Blazers vs. Grizzlies Seeding Game Preview

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers resume their pursuit of the 8-seed in a crucial matchup with the Grizzlies. Portland Trail Blazers (29-37) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (32-33) Friday, July 31 - 1:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Rodney Hood (out)Grizzlies injuries: Tyus Jones (out); Justise Winslow (out)How to watch on TV: NBCSNW, NBA TV (outside of Portland)How to stream: Blazer’s Edge Streaming GuideRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Grizzly Bear Blues I originally wrote a preview for this game back in March before the NBA suspended play. It was an important game for Portland’s playoff run...

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A modern approach to the backup center

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via This isn’t your father’s NBA. This is a position-less league that the Memphis Grizzlies are built for. Over the past month, there has been a lot of content on the rotation, particularly on who would be the 9th and 10th men. Given his size, defensive prowess, and the Grizzlies’ need for a pure big off the bench, Gorgui Dieng seemed like a lock for the rotation, leaving the 10th man spot to be decided between Josh Jackson and Kyle Anderson. Obviously injuries to Justise Winslow, and now Tyus Jones, have thrown a wrench in rotation plans, but it looks...

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers Game Preview

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via How to watch/listen to the glorious return of Grizzlies basketball WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-33, 3.5 games ahead of 9th seed in Western Conference) “at” Portland Trail Blazers (29-37, 3.5 games behind of 8th seed in Western Conference) WHEN: 3:00 PM CT WHERE: The Arena - ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando, Florida HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: NBATV/Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Tyus Jones (out, knee), Justise Winslow (out, hip) PORTLAND: Trevor Ariza (out, personal), Caleb Swanigan (out, personal), Rodney...

ClutchPoints

Blazers’ Damian Lillard ready to go vs Grizzlies after dealing with foot injury

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has been dealing with a foot injury over the course of the past few days, but he will be ready for the team’s first seeding game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. Head coach Terry Stotts said Lillard participated in the team’s practice on Thursday, and will be […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard ready to go vs Grizzlies after dealing with foot injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Stotts: ‘No Question’ Blazers Are Ready for Seeding Games

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Stotts talked with Portland media after Tuesday’s final scrimmage. The Portland Trail Blazers concluded their scrimmage schedule by going winless over three matchups while dealing with various lineup adjustments due to injuries. The scrimmages only showed glimpses of the team’s potential, leading to questions about how Portland will fair in their first seeding game against the Memphis Grizzlies. In his postgame interview following Tuesday’s loss, head coach Terry Stotts said his team is ready for Friday’s matchup with Memphis: “We’re ready. I...

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Grizzlies vs. Heat Scrimmage: How to watch/what to watch for

Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Get your popcorn ready. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-33, 0-2 in scrimmage schedule) vs. Miami Heat (41-24, 1-1 scrimmage schedule) WHERE: ESPN Wide World of Sports - The Arena in Orlando, Florida WHEN: 1:00 P.M. CT HOW TO WATCH: Streaming on Grizzlies.com/NBA League Pass FOR THE HEAT PERSPECTIVE: Hot Hot Hoops INJURY REPORT: Memphis: Justise Winslow (Out, hip) Miami Heat: Kendrick Nunn (Out, Self Isolating), Bam Adebayo (Out, Self isolating) PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: Memphis: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr., Jonas...

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Grizzlies vs. Rockets Scrimmage: How to Watch/What to Watch for

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Remember, these games don’t count! WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-33, 0-1 in scrimmage schedule) vs. Houston Rockets (40-24, 0-1 in scrimmage schedule) WHERE: ESPN Wide World of Sports - The Arena in Orlando, Florida WHEN: 7:00 PM CT HOW TO WATCH: Streaming on Grizzlies.com/NBA League Pass FOR THE ROCKETS PERSPECTIVE: Visit The Dream Shake INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Justise Winslow (Out, hip) HOUSTON: Austin Rivers (Out, personal), DeMarre Carroll (Out, hamstring) PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr.,...

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Grizzlies vs. Sixers Scrimmage: How to watch/what to watch for

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via REJOICE, MEMPHIS - WE ARE BACK WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (32-33, 0-0 in scrimmage schedule) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (39-26, 0-0 in scrimmage schedule) WHERE: ESPN Wide World of Sports - The Arena in Orlando, Florida WHEN: 2:30 PM CT HOW TO WATCH: Streaming on Grizzlies.com FOR THE SIXERS PERSPECTIVE: Visit Liberty Ballers INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Justise Winslow (Out, hip) PHILADELPHIA: Zhaire Smith (Out, knee), Ryan Broekhoff (Out, personal) PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr., Jonas...

Blazer's Edge

NBA News: Winslow Out for Restart; Baldwin Signs in Germany

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via We check in on the news happening around the league. Scrimmage play will begin on Wednesday in Orlando for teams participating in the NBA’s Disney World bubble. Let’s take a look at recent news from around the league: Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Justise Winslow suffered a hip injury in practice and will be forced to miss the season restart, he announced Tuesday. The Grizzlies are the current eighth seed, leading the ninth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers by 3.5 games heading into bubble play. The NBA has released an updated league calendar, with the...

Steve Kerr: Draymond Green injury update, Steph Curry’s defense | NBA on ESPN

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr takes questions from the media after the Golden State Warriors’ 117-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Steve Kerr gives an update on Draymond Green’s injury (2:50) and Steph Curry’s third quarter block. ✔