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GritGrindGrizz - Lee Eric Smith

Award-winning columnist Lee Eric Smith tracks the Memphis Grizzlies!

Earlier this summer, when the Memphis Grizzlies announced that they would retire Zach Randolph's No. 50, everyone knew it was the appropriate thing to do. The questions, at the time, were: Would Tony Allen be returning to the team?...
It's been more than a year since the Memphis Grizzlies parted ways with Rick Trotter, amid allegations that he had been shooting photos up the skirts of women at his church. Well, they're not just allegations anymore. From the...
Having mourned the passing of Grit-N-Grind as we knew it, we turn our attention to the official start of the NBA season, which tips off here in Memphis next Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans. That’s when we’ll begin...
I know what the Grizzlies official position is: Grit-N-Grind isn’t dead. It’s evolving. “Grit-N-Grind is a mindset,” said Mike Conley, who is poised to become the face of the franchise at Media Day. “It doesn’t just mean the way we...
by Clinton Yates, The Undefeated The season has already gotten off to a different start in the NBA. The preseason started earlier. There are company logos on the uniforms. Now, the best change yet has been made official: They’re going...
Last night, after the Grizzlies had beaten the Orlando Magic in their preseason debut, one of my colleagues joked that everything was so new, it was like the team had just moved to Memphis — new scoreboard, new locker...
At the risk of stating the obvious, the Grizzlies' track record of developing their own young talent — and keeping it — is dubious at best. Really? While JaMychal Green's trajectory is promising, you really have to go back...
All week, we've been giving you unfiltered video from Memphis Grizzlies' media day. If you missed them, check these out: GM Chris Wallace and Coach David Fizdale Rookies: (Dillon Brooks, Ivan Rabb and Rade Zagorac) The Big Three (Mike...
The Grizzlies certainly have a dynamic duo in Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. But does Chandler Parsons give them a "Big Three?" That certainly was the hope when Memphis signed the small forward for $94 million in the summer of...
Even though he's now a member of the Sacramento Kings, it's still news in Memphis when Z-Bo speaks -- especially when he makes his first public remarks about his arrest in Los Angeles on marijuana charges. Randolph eventually pled...