Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Grizzlies/NBA

It's been years since I last went to FedExForum to cover a Memphis Grizzlies game. OK, technically it's only been about nine months, but y'know ... COVID. Sure feels like years. Anyway, for the March 12 print edition of The...
The Memphis Grizzlies’ front office did not show its hand in the days leading up to Wednesday’s NBA 2020 Draft. Starting the day, Memphis only had a second-round draft pick. By the end of the night, the Grizzlies had entered...
Despite being in the NBA’s “bubble” in Orlando, when news of the shooting of Jacob Blake Jr. in Kenosha, Wisc. ricocheted across the nation, it hit close to home for the Milwaukee Bucks. After all, the Bucks play less than...
Quick show of hands: If I'd told you at the end of the 2019 NBA season that your freshly blown up and rebuilding Memphis Grizzlies would narrowly miss the 2020 NBA Playoffs in Orlando by losing an August play-in...
As Memphis’ Grizzlies head into a pandemic-forced play-in game for a shot at the NBA Playoffs, they do so with odds makers and other observers pinning them with the underdog label. “Being the underdog, don’t matter to us,” said Ja...
This was the Memphis Grizzlies that fans had been waiting to see – a team that did a lot of things right en route to whopping the Oklahoma Thunder 121-92 in the NBA bubble in Orlando. “We translated stops into...
Great optimism oozed from the Memphis Grizzlies after the NBA announced the restart of the pandemic-altered season. They had 17 healthy bodies and the hopes of getting the eighth seed in the Western Conference of the NBA Playoffs were...
Jaren Jackson Jr. rolled out a dominating performance but it was not enough for Memphis to overtake the Portland Trailblazers in the first game of the Grizzlies’ reset NBA season. Playing in the bubble environment in Orlando, Memphis fought hard...
A seven-point loss in an exhibition game played in a pandemic-forced “bubble” in Orlando on Friday provided a starting-point glimpse of the road ahead in the Memphis’ Grizzlies hunt for the NBA Playoffs. The first of three such tune ups,...
The Memphis Grizzlies head to Orlando on Wednesday (July 8) for the restart of the pandemic-shortened NBA season and a full-speed run at the playoffs. All NBA players have the option to opt out of the restart for various reasons....