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Summer League Observations Through Two Games
July 15th, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Coming into the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the Memphis Grizzlies had four main players they were focusing on: Tony Wroten, Janis Timma, Jon Leuer and Jamaal Franklin. The other members on the team were thrown together to fill out the roster in hopes that maybe one or two...

2012-2013 Memphis Grizzlies Season Grades: Austin Daye
July 10th, 2013 at 12:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** After spending his first three and a half seasons in Detroit, Austin Daye came to Memphis as part of a package in exchange for Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi. However, his stint as Grizzly would be short lived. He played the second half of the 2012-2013 season coming of the...

2012-2013 Memphis Grizzlies Season Grades: Jon Leuer
July 7th, 2013 at 12:18 PM
***PHOTO1***After coming to Memphis in exchange for Wayne Ellington, Mo Speights and Josh Selby, Jon Leuer saw little of the court aside from garbage time. He was buried behind a stellar crew of power forwards in Zach Randolph, Darrell Arthur and Ed Davis. Despite the lack of playing time, Grizzlies' management...

2012-2013 Memphis Grizzlies Season Grades: Darrell Arthur
July 5th, 2013 at 12:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** Darrell Arthur has battled injuries throughout his career. However, he has always played well when he was healthy, until this season. Defensively, he struggled to defend post isolations and wasn’t a very good help defender. The only thing he was useful for on defense was defending the pick and...

The Memphis Grizzlies Re-Sign Tony Allen and Jon Leuer
July 2nd, 2013 at 10:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** He's coming back! The Commercial Appeal reported late Tuesday night that Tony Allen has agreed to a four-year $20 million deal along with a three-year $3 million deal with Jon Leuer.  Now the Grizzlies can focus on other free agent candidates, most likely outside shooters.   Allen will get an...

Memphis Grizzlies Decline to Match Qualifying Offers for Jon Leuer and Austin Daye
July 2nd, 2013 at 12:24 PM
***PHOTO1***Chris Herrington from the Memphis Flyer reported Monday morning that the Memphis Grizzlies had declined to match the qualifying offers for Austin Daye and Jon Leuer.  Both players came to the Grizzlies from mid-season trades and played minimal roles throughout the season. Memphis will most likely let Daye walk. He performed rather...

Jerryd Bayless Picks up $3.1 Million Player Option for Next Season
July 1st, 2013 at 12:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN's Marc Stein broke the news Friday afternoon that Jerryd Bayless would exercise his player option for the 2013-2014 season. The team then confirmed the report over the weekend.   It came as a surprise to many because most thought he would test free agency, but perhaps the team's split...

Who is the Newest Memphis Grizzly Janis Timma?
June 30th, 2013 at 12:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Memphis Grizzlies selected Janis Timma, a 20-year old small forward from Latvia, with the final pick in Thursday's NBA draft. Timma stands at 6'7'' 226 pounds. Timma will play on the Grizzlies' summer league squad, but he will remain in Europe for the regular season.   Timma beams with potential, but...

2012-2013 Memphis Grizzlies Season Grades: Ed Davis
June 26th, 2013 at 1:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ed Davis played starters minutes for the Toronto Raptors through the first half of the season. He produced both scoring and rebounding.  Then, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for Rudy Gay and Hamed Hadaddi. His minutes saw a drastic decrease, but his production stayed the same. Lionel...

Memphis Grizzlies 2012-2013 Season Grades: Jerryd Bayless
June 24th, 2013 at 2:04 PM
The image is burned in Grizzlies fans' minds all too well: Gilbert Arenas and O.J. Mayo struggling to even get across half court with Eric Bledsoe guarding them in the 2012 first round playoff series against the Clippers.  The Grizzlies had to patch up their backup point guard position.  That's...

Memphis Grizzlies 2012-2013 Season Grades: Marc Gasol
June 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** The franchise's first NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The first time the franchise has had arguably the best player at a certain position.  The first time the franchise has had someone named Gasol who wasn't scared to bang and do the dirty work inside. Marc Gasol came into his...

Memphis Grizzlies 2012-2013 Season Grades: Zach Randolph
June 22nd, 2013 at 12:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** After a knee injury sidelined him last season.  Fans around Memphis had legitimate reasons to doubt if Zach Randolph’s days of beautiful post moves and brilliant rebounding were behind him. Randolph roared back strong as ever.  He put himself near the top of the league rebounding leader board from...

2012-2013 Memphis Grizzlies Season Grades: Tayshaun Prince
June 10th, 2013 at 12:53 PM
Tayshaun Prince appeared in 37 games for the Grizzlies after coming to the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade for Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi.  He averaged eight points, two assists and four rebounds.  Obviously, his numbers aren't amazing anyone, but he had some good moments. Prince has two more years...

Memphis Grizzlies 2012-2013 Season Grades: Tony Allen
June 8th, 2013 at 11:10 AM
***PHOTO1***The "Grindfather," the emotional leader, the fan favorite, the best perimeter defender in the NBA; the man responsible for the culture change in the Memphis Grizzlies’ locker room finished the 2012-13 season averaging 8.9 points, 1.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals.  However, Tony Allen’s impact goes far beyond the...

Memphis Grizzlies 2012-13 Season Grades: Mike Conley
June 5th, 2013 at 12:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** It has felt like Mike Conley has had breakout seasons ever since the 2010-11 campaign.  He gets better each year, and more people take notice each year.  This year was no different.  Conley put up the best numbers of his career averaging 14.6 points per game, six assists and two...

Darrell Arthur Interview Suggests That He’s Right on Track for the Season
August 21st, 2012 at 1:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Memphis Grizzlies back-up forward Darrell Arthur was interviewed yesterday afternoon in regards to his rehab progress. Arthur, who tore his ACL just before the beginning of the lockout-shortened 2011-2012 season just inked a three-year extension this summer. He is scheduled to be ready for training camp at the beginning of...

Former Jayhawk Josh Selby Named Summer League Co-MVP
July 23rd, 2012 at 9:25 AM
***PHOTO1*** Summer League came to an end this weekend and our very own Josh Selby took home the co-MVP award, sharing it with Portland's lottery pick, Damian Lilliard. Selby averaged a league-high 27.5 points per game, including a sizzling 64% of his three-point attempts. Included in that statistic is his...

Marreese Speights Signs Extension with Memphis Grizzlies
July 13th, 2012 at 3:40 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies reached a deal with Marreese Speights on July 13th to mark the first of three possible extensions this off-season. He will be receiving a total of 7 million dollars over the next two years. The second year of this deal will be a team option. ***PHOTO1*** Speights played a...

Memphis Grizzlies Re-Sign Guard Jerryd Bayless
July 11th, 2012 at 3:29 PM
The Grizzlies opened up NBA free agency on July 11th by signing Jerryd Bayless to a two-year deal worth 6 million dollars, using their mini mid-level exception. There are two things about this contract that  make it one of the best value signings of the summer: ***PHOTO1*** A) The contract itself: Memphis...

Memphis Grizzlies Extend Darrell Arthur for Three Years
June 29th, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Although the Memphis Grizzlies main priority this off-season should be to bolster the team's back court with reliable shooters, they took a small and important step by resigning Darrell Arthur to a three-year, nine million dollar deal. He never got a chance to explore the waters of restricted free...