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GritGrindGrizz - Lee Eric Smith

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

Mike Conley out for season

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is out for the rest of the season. From a Grizzlies press release: Conley will undergo surgery to smooth a small bone protrusion in his left heel that continues to cause pain and soreness.  He will be unavailable for the remainder...

GritGrindGrizz: Time to Trade Tyreke?

Last week, I wrote about why the Grizzlies should NOT deliberately lose games so they can earn a higher draft pick. In short, I wrote that any decision to “tank” would come from the Front Office in the form of resting key players (Marc...

Grizz bounce back to beat Philadelphia 76ers, 105-101

This was another heartbreaker -- for those who wish the Grizzlies would lose more games to improve their draft position. But for those who prefer winning to losing no matter what, it was the young Grizzlies who are earning their stripes with a rousing 105-101...

MIFA establishes Zach4Families fund in honor of Zach Randolph

The jersey has changed, but the love remains. After the Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings Friday night at FedExForum, and after various showerings of love, Zach Randolph arrived at MIFA around noon Sunday to make his annual donation of $20,000 to assist low-income families with...

Randolph gets the love, Grizzlies get the win over Kings, 106-88

Lost in all of the excitement over Zach Randolph's return to Memphis: With last night's 106-88 win over the Sacramento Kings, the Grizzlies now take a three-game winning streak (and a four-game home winning streak) into tonight's matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans. But as...

Nothing but love for Z-Bo in Randolph’s return to Memphis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUgnaN5F7rA Of course, I was expecting the standing ovation when Zach Randolph was introduced as the starting power forward for the Sacramento Kings. Everyone was. Same thing for the video montage -- and the crowd roared when the Jumbotron showed Z-Bo's takedown of Clippers forward...

GritGrintGrizz: PLAY TO WIN: Five reasons the Grizzlies should NOT tank

  Tanking?  The Grizzlies should try to lose games so they can land a top pick? Seriously? Look, I get the logic. I'm not a huge follower of college hoops but I understand there are some phenomenally talented players, like superstar potential talent in the draft. And yes,...

Three Point Play: Grizzlies celebrate MLK Day with victory over Lakers, 123-114

So there I was, about halfway through the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies up by double digits and, despite their recent track record of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, they appeared to be cruising to a win. So I decide to start heading...

New Year, Old Script: Grizzlies fall behind, rally, lose to Wizards 100-102

Been a while since the Grizzlies played at FedExForum — they've spent much of the past two weeks on a five-game West Coast road trip. But the script has largely remained the same: Grizzlies fall behind, rally, but simply don't have the firepower to...

Out of Reach: Grizzlies give up in fourth quarter, lose to Miami 82-107

After the OKC loss on Saturday, I posted a gif of Carol Burnett slamming her head through a wall. It was that kind of loss. So what kind of game was the 82-107 loss to the Miami Heat on Monday night? Yes. Yawn. Look at your...
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