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Grizzly Bear Blues May 1, 2020
The “Last Dance” of Grit and Grind

The “Last Dance” of Grit and Grind

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The 2016-17 season was the final year that Zach Randolph and Tony Allen suited up as Grizzlies, effectively ending the greatest era of Grizzlies basketball. But how did their “last dance” come to fruition? Contrary to Jerry Krause’s Machiavellian manipulations to prematurely end the 90s Bulls dynasty, no one was under the impression that the 2016-17 season would be the proverbial “last dance” for the Core Four of Zach Randolph, Tony Allen, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley in Memphis. In fact, general manager Chris Wallace and the rest of the Grizzlies’...
Grizzly Bear Blues May 1, 2020
GBB Podcast Network Week in Review: Paying off debts

GBB Podcast Network Week in Review: Paying off debts

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Well, there was both sides to paying off bad debts. Bad debts have to be paid off at some point, right? For the Memphis Grizzlies, we have experienced two sides of it. The Jeff Green trade is a move the Grizzlies are paying for today. Luckily, it’ll likely transpire into a pick between 12 and 17, depending on what the NBA does about the rest of the season for non-playoff teams. So, they dodged a bullet and avoid the possibility of Jalen Green or Cade Cunningham becoming a Boston Celtic. Meanwhile, a shrewd trade for a 35-year old Otis Thorpe — for half a...
Grizzly Bear Blues Apr 30, 2020
GBB Roundtable: All-time Favorite Grizzlies

GBB Roundtable: All-time Favorite Grizzlies

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The answers may surprise you. Here at GBB, our writers are driven by a passion for the Memphis Grizzlies. No one who writes for this site is paid “fairly” compared to the time that they put in to the content that makes our site what it is. Some of our writers aren’t paid at all, researching and working on their writing skills for a love of the craft...and a love of the Grizzlies. That all started somewhere. That level of fandom usually begins with a player. We decided to reach out to our staff during these tough times and allow for them to reflect on...
Grizzly Bear Blues Apr 29, 2020
Keeping it real with Kyle Anderson

Keeping it real with Kyle Anderson

Photo by Paul Bereswill/ It is all about fit...and Memphis is no longer it. Kyle Anderson is a very good basketball player. He is somewhat among unicorns in a modern NBA supposedly full of them, a 6’9” point forward who is able to impact and provide winning plays without the need to score or run the floor as an elite athlete. His footwork and high-level basketball IQ make him an asset for any team that he plays for, making up for any foot speed he may be lacking. He is playing about as well this season under a new head coach in Taylor Jenkins as he did under the previous head man,...
Grizzly Bear Blues Apr 28, 2020
The Grizzlies and the 2020 Free Agency Market

The Grizzlies and the 2020 Free Agency Market

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Memphis Grizzlies will have limited resources, but there’s still room for improvement. The offseason for the Memphis Grizzlies may be rather quiet... or at least that’s what I’m expecting. They will finally pay their debts to the Jeff Green trade when they convey their first-round pick this season — slotted at 17th overall right now. Draft-wise, they’ll only have the 40th pick. Everyone else is on the books for next season, except for De’Anthony Melton and Josh Jackson. Due to whatever impact COVID-19 and Darryl Morey’s tweets have on the...