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The Memphis Grizzlies have 6 free agents heading into this summer

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 23 June 2016 at 12:53 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have 6 free agents heading into the summer!  Point guard Mike Conley could get a max deal or close to one this summer, and I wouldn’t give him that kind of money if I were running the Grizzlies.  He’s just not good enough to get paid like that, period!  Small forward Matt Barnes was a good fit for the Grizzlies last year and they should consider bringing him back, as long as the price is right.  PG Jordan Farmar, SG P.J. Hairston and C Ryan Hollins are not guys the Grizzlies should consider bringing back, as they are just taking up roster space.  PG Bryce Cotton is a restricted free agent and I think they could go either way with him.  I would not be shocked if the Grizzlies let all six of these guys walk this summer.

The Memphis Grizzlies hire David Fizdale to be their next head coach

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Coaching,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 27 May 2016 at 5:24 am

The Memphis Grizzlies have given 41-year old David Fizdale a 4-year, $16 million dollar deal to be their new head coach.  Fizdale has been an assistant coach for the Miami Heat for the last 8 years, so he helped them win two NBA Title Rings!  He also was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors (2003-2004) and the Atlanta Hawks (2004-2008).  But, he has never been a head coach in the NBA.  The Grizzlies are taking a risk here with this hire, but they like Fizdale.

Tony Allen is named to the All Defense Second Team

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Steppin Up by joelapinski on Thursday 26 May 2016 at 1:17 pm

34-year old SG/SF Tony Allen has been named to the All Defense Second Team.  Allen played in 64 games (57 starts) for the Grizzlies in 2015-16 and he averaged 25.3 minutes, 8.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.3 blocked shots per game.  Allen is the ace of the defense for the Memphis Grizzlies, as he is often pitted against the best offensive player for the opposing team on a night to night basis.  Allen has now played in 391 games (293 starts) in his first six years with the Grizzlies and he is averaging 24.7 minutes, 8.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.5 blocked shots per game.  Allen is currently #2 in Grizzlies’ history in steals with 681 of them.  Allen is also #10 in games played (391), #10 in offensive rebounds (575) and #9 in blocked shots (188) in Grizzlies’ history.

The Memphis Grizzlies have fired head coach Dave Joerger

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Coaching,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 7 May 2016 at 9:56 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have fired 42-year old head coach Dave Joerger.  Joerger was seeking to interview with other teams, so the Grizzlies obliged by firing him!  Joerger led the Grizzlies to a 42-40 (.512) during the regular season, despite a roster depleted due to big time injuries to key players.  They then got swept in the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs.  Joerger was 147-99 (59.8%) during the regular season in his three years in charge of the Grizzlies and he was also 9-13 (40.9%) in the playoffs.  The Grizzlies will move fast to try to find a replacement for Joerger, who was a solid head coach for them.

The Memphis Grizzlies lose Jarell Martin for the rest of the playoffs

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The NBA Playoffs by joelapinski on Friday 22 April 2016 at 8:27 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies will be without 21-year old rookie power forward Jarell Martin for the rest of the playoffs due to a left foot injury.  Martin played in 2 games (0 starts) for the Grizzlies in the playoffs and he averaged 23.0 minutes, 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.  Martin played in 27 games (0 starts) for the Grizzlies during the regular season and he averaged 14.1 minutes, 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.  This will hurt the Grizzlies, as they need all the help that they can get against the Spurs.

The Memphis Grizzlies sign Xavier Munford

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 16 March 2016 at 1:13 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed 23-year old point guard Xavier Munford to a 10-day contract.  Munford played in 41 games (37 starts) earlier this year for the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League and he averaged 33.7 minutes, 20.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  He has now played in 88 games (52 starts) in his first two years in the D-League and he is averaging 27.4 minutes, 15.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  He has yet to play in the NBA yet.

The Memphis Grizzlies add a couple of reinforcements

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 12 March 2016 at 6:07 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed 24-year old point guard Ray McCallum and 28-year old power forward Alex Stephenson (to a 10-day contract).  McCallum played in 31 games (3 starts) earlier this year for the Kings and he averaged 8.3 minutes, 2.2 points, 1.0 rebound and 1.1 assists per game.  He has now played in 144 games (43 starts) in his first three years in the NBA and he is averaging 18.0 minutes, 5.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.  McCallum and Briante Weber will likely share the point guard spot until Mike Conley returns to action (which is going to be a while).  Stephenson gives the Grizzlies a much needed big man.  He played in 4 games (0 starts) for the Clippers earlier this year and he averaged 3.0 minutes, 0.5 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 blocked shots per game for them.  He also played in 31 games (all starts) earlier this year for the Iowa Energy of the D-League and he averaged 34.2 minutes, 15.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.4 blocked shots per game.  Stephenson could get into the rotation as a backup player for the Grizzlies.

The Memphis Grizzlies will be without Chris Andersen indefinitely

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Saturday 12 March 2016 at 6:01 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies will be without 37-year old center Chris Andersen indefinitely due to a separated shoulder.  Andersen has played in 9 games (4 starts) for the Grizzlies since they acquired him from the Heat and he is averaging 16.9 minutes, 4.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game.  Until Andersen can return to action, look for 31-year old center Ryan Hollins to play more.  Hollins has played in 20 games (3 starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 12.1 minutes, 3.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game.

The Memphis Grizzlies will be without Mike Conley for the next 3-4 weeks

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Saturday 12 March 2016 at 5:57 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies will be without 28-year old point guard Mike Conley for the next 3-4 weeks due to Achilles tendinitis.  He has played in 56 games (all starts) for the Grizzlies this year and he is averaging 31.4 minutes, 15.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game.  The loss of Conley combined with the loss of Mario Chalmers puts the Grizzlies in dire straits at point guard.  Newly signed 23-year old rookie Briante Weber made his Grizzlies’ and NBA debut in last night’s win and he played 40 minutes in which he scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out seven assists.  He also stole the ball once and blocked a shot.

The Memphis Grizzlies sign Briante Weber

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 2:09 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed 23-year old point guard Briante Weber to a 10-day contract.  Weber played in 21 games (8 starts) for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League and he averaged 27.8 minutes, 10.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.  The Grizzlies are running out of healthy bodies, so Weber could get a chance to show what he can do the next couple of weeks.

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