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Jalen Duren becomes the latest first-round pick from the UofM Tigers

Jalen Duren, who anchored the paint for the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team last season, now has an NBA Draft, first-round shot at helping the Detroit Pistons secure its frontcourt. During Thursday evening’s draft, Duren was selected No. 13 by the Charlotte Hornets before...

Grizzlies flavor 2022 NBA Draft with a flurry of moves

With their recent success largely built via the NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies made moves to keep on building during the 2022 version of the draft held Thursday evening. Armed with picks No. 22 and No. 29 in the first round, the Grizzlies traded up...

Grizzlies’ fans looking back and forward as draft day looms

The Memphis Grizzlies’ season ended less than a month ago. Since then many fans have wondered what might have been, particularly since the team the Grizzlies battled ferociously – the Golden State Warriors – won the NBA title. The road to a possible championship is...

Clock runs out on Grizzlies’ special season

The end of the road turned out to be San Francisco for the Memphis Grizzlies, whose upstart quest for an NBA championship stalled with a 110-96 semi-final loss in Game 6 to Golden State on Saturday night. For 41 minutes the Grizzlies were in a...

Grizz put record-level hurt on Warriors; series rolls on

On multiple levels, Memphis’ 39-point beatdown of Golden State was deeply satisfying, yet the bottom line is that the semi-final playoff victory only earned the Grizzlies another chance to avoid elimination. “Game 6 on the road … it’s going to be a tough one,” said...

Grizzlies ready to take their Game-5 shot at extending dream season’s playoff run

The plus side of the Memphis Grizzlies' backs-against-the-wall playoff position is that the wall frames their homecourt at FedExForum. On Wednesday night, Memphis – now down three games to the Golden State Warriors – faces a must-win Game 5 to extend the best-of-seven series. That...

Game 3 linchpins for the Grizzlies: road confidence, playing hard

A head coach’s view of “physicality” can get immersed in the “dirty play” assertions of water-cooler observers and professional analysts. Memphis head coach Taylor Jenkins refuses to have his message drowned out as the Grizzlies take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of...

Morant, Grizzlies raise the FedExForum roof with Game 2 thriller

The goals were simple heading into Game 2 of the semi-final battle between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors: Memphis wanted to be more physical; the Warriors wanted to rely on their championship pedigree. For Memphis, the goal was attained as the Grizzlies grabbed the...

Down a game, Grizzlies look to power up and past Golden State’s Warriors

Marking the physicality box with a plus sign is a priority for the Grizzlies as they seek to punch Golden State back after the Warriors outmuscled Memphis to win game one of the playoffs semi-final matchup by a single point (117-116). Key measures of physicality...

Tis done … Grizzlies move up the playoff mountain

No matter how it’s analyzed and dissected, when the wouldas, shouldas and couldas have been accounted for the Memphis Grizzlies won Game 6 of the NBA playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves, earning a chance to keep climbing upward. For the first time since 2015, Memphis...