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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 guys also. How will Justise...
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 were having a lot of...
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 Western Conference Coach of the...
Music courses through the veins of Memphis. It is inextricably linked to our past, present and future. Central Station Hotel, one of the newest and coolest spaces in the downtown hotel sprawl, honors the remarkable nature of Memphis music and Memphians. Built atop and alongside the actual Amtrak station, the...
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. Incoming from Miami would be...
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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 where I found my GritGrindGrizz...
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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 teams, and this game was...
As of this writing, the NBA’s Feb. 6 trade deadline is just two weeks away. Two weeks of rampant speculation about where the Grizzlies will send Andre Iguodala, who is basically being paid $17 million to stay away from the team. I made that sound worse than it is. By all...
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As breathless as Grizzlies rookie phenom Ja Morant has left us over the past two weeks, fans were hoping he would put a cherry on his electrifying season by dominating the NBA Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend 2020 in Chicago. He almost certainly will be there. But he won't be...
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Just before the Grizzlies’ dramatic and emphatic 121-110 win over the Houston Rockets, I was scouring the NBA’s official stats site, looking for numbers that would back up something Ja Morant told me after their win over Golden State. I’d asked the young phenom what it was about Coach Taylor...