Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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EXIT POLL: Voters cast their ballots, weigh in on Super Tuesday

It would be a stretch to call what follows a true “exit poll” – if it were, it would have a much broader sample size and a much more scientific approach. Still, The New Tri-State Defender wanted to hear what some voters were thinking as...

Grizzlies snap losing streak with convincing 105-88 win over LeBron James, Lakers

As the Grizzlies tipped off the first of two games this past weekend, fans could reasonably expect the young cubs to split the back-to-back. After all, on Friday it was the surging but still sub-.500 Sacramento Kings in your first game at FedExForum since the...

LENS & LINES: Grizzlies’ Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke shine in Rising Stars win

The opening score of Friday's Rising Stars game was something Grizzlies fans have gotten used to this season: Grizz phenom Ja Morant tossing a lob up by the rim to be thundered down by Jaren Jackson Jr. Team USA 2, Team World zip. Out of concern...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: After big trade, the Grizzlies are just kicking it

Kickball. Before last week’s massive Andre Iguodala trade, here I was, writing about how the Grizzlies should NOT make trades, for fear of disrupting team chemistry. It’s not just the guys you lose – respected vets Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill – it’s the new...

TSDtv: Meet the new Grizzlies: Justise Winslow, Gorgui Dieng and Jordan Bell meet with media

We media types waited more or less patiently for the Grizzlies practice to end so we could get a chance to talk to the newest members of the team. We heard all kinds of racket from insde the gym – sounded like the guys...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: Dillon Brooks “REALLY MEMPHIS” is almost certainly coming to a playoff growl towel

Darn these young Grizz cubs. They just won’t stop coming up with reasons for Memphis to love them. It’s not enough that Ja Morant’s freakishly great rookie season actually has made the playoffs a realistic hope. Or that rookie head coach Taylor Jenkins – recently anointed...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: As dust settles on NBA trades, Grizzlies front office dazzles with savvy moves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb_mVV1HfmU Dear Grizz fans, quite a bit has happened. You could be forgiven for not being about to keep up. Here's my best shot. The deal that will send Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat will also send out fan-favorite veterans Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill....

Reports: Grizzlies agree to trade Iguodala to Miami

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph7u7x8A-pg The "Woj Bomb" that Grizzlies fans have been waiting all season for has apparently dropped. Multiple reports indicate that the Grizzlies have agreed to trade Andre Iguodala and his $17 million contract to the Miami Heat. In return, the Grizzlies will receive former Duke star...

#MAMBAFOREVER: Reliving Kobe’s last night in Memphis

Like so many of us, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant left me without words. I knew I’d be writing about it, – or trying to, anyway. But still I struggled. Kobe’s last game in Memphis seemed like a natural place to look for inspiration. That’s...

Grizzlies winning streak now at 3 with 104-96 win over Denver Nuggets

Still playing in the shadow and shock of Kobe Bryant's tragic death on Sunday, the Memphis Grizzlies took to the floor against the current No. 3 seed, the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. The Grizzlies' schedule from here on out is laden with playoff-caliber...