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GritGrindGrizz - Lee Eric Smith

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

Won and Oh! Grizzlies snap 11-game losing streak with nailbiter win over Timberwolves

For the first time in eight games at FedExForum — dating all the way back to an Oct. 28 win over the Houston Rockets — streamers rained down in celebration of a home win for the Memphis Grizzlies. After stringing together a series of solid...

GRADING THE GRIZZ:

Grizzlies fans, at the risk of stating the obvious, I start with the harsh realities of the NBA: Unless your team plays in San Antonio, sooner or later, your favorite team will be awful. Whether it’s the departure of a star, bad contracts, bad...

GritGrindGrizz: Bickerstaff to coach Grizzlies for remainder of season

Citing a losing trend dating back to last season, Memphis Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace said that "it was time" to move on from former coach David Fizdale and announced J.B. Bickerstaff as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. "(Bickerstaff) was in...

Fizdale out as Grizzlies Head Coach

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have fired Head Coach David Fizdale Monday afternoon. Memphis has fired coach David Fizdale, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 27, 2017 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Associate head coach JB Bickerstaff will be promoted to Memphis' interim head coach,...

Gasol benched as Grizz losing streak grows to 8

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Sunday's matchup with the Brooklyn Nets was the game they were "supposed" to get. Another struggling team (6-11 entering the game) with key players out (Jeremy Lin, D'Angelo Russell). But lately, there are no teams the Grizzlies unequivocally say they are better than, injured or...

Grizz losing streak at five after 100-92 loss to Blazers

Memphis lost their fifth straight game last night, a 100-92 loss to the Portland Trailblazers. It would have been a tall order for them to win. In addition to missing Mike Conley, the Grizzlies played without other key rotation players -- Brandan Wright and Wayne...

After Houston loss, Grizz still searching for answers as Lillard and Portland Trailblazers come to town

Ouch. Memphis dropped it's fourth straight game Saturday night, a 105-83 whupping at the hands of the Houston Rockets. Remember all those good feelings after that 5-1 start? Well, the Grizzlies are now 7-8. For those counting at home, that means the Grizz are 2-7 in...

GritGrindGrizz: About Conley’s Achilles

We all knew that Grizzlies star point guard Mike Conley did not look like himself for much of the season. On Friday, it became official. Conley will be out indefinitely tending to a sore Achilles. “It’s just been a really frustrating, tough process – more...

GritGrindGrizz: While the Grizz are away, the Hustle and Tigers will play

As I’m writing this, the Memphis Grizzlies are 2-1 on their five-game (mostly) West Coast road trip, narrowly avoiding catastrophe Tuesday night by squeaking out a 98-97 win over the Portland Trailblazers. Before they come home to FedExForum though, they’ll face an angry Houston Rockets...

THE GRIND IS ALIVE!

Just last year around this time, you’d be reading my (semi) informed prognostications about the Grizzlies, based on their offseason moves and a string of essentially meaningless preseason games. And now? Now, with the Grizzlies sitting at 5-3 after a 101-99 loss to the Orlando...