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GritGrindGrizz - Lee Eric Smith

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

Apparently what I once considered “unthinkable” now seems more like inevitable. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped yet another “Woj Bomb” on the Grizzlies – breaking the news that for the first time, the Grizzlies will listen to trade offers for franchise icons Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Later, it was...
At this point, I've lost count of how many MLK Day Grizzlies games I've covered. Same for the extracurricular activities surrounding the game — the panels, the service projects and, of course, the Earl Lloyd Sports Legacy Symposium, which immediately precedes the game. The symposium provides the honorees the chance...
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While the Grizzlies continue to struggle on the court, they seldom come up short when it come to their annual Martin Luther King Jr. observations. On what would have been King’s 90th birthday, Grizzlies rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. and Joakim Noah joined a group of young people from Grizzlies Prep...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okOXun49DLk Understanding what’s happening with your Memphis Grizzlies right now is a little like breaking down the Trump Administration — there’s simply too much smoke for there NOT to be a fire. In just the past month, we’re talking about a franchise that: • Embarrassed itself with a fiasco of a...
And in today's episode of "As The Grizz Burn . . ." It seems like the Grizzlies can't catch a break. On Wednesday afternoon, after yet another unofficial leak earlier in the day, the Grizzlies confirmed that shooting guard Dillon Brooks will have surgery on his injured toe. He's likely...
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Mike Conley is right -- probably. After losing another winnable game, this one against the Detroit Pistons, Conley — who went scoreless for the first time in three years — mused that had he not been hampered by a sore shoulder, the Grizzlies WOULD have likely won that game, and...
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Sigh. It's getting monotonous. Grizzlies play solid defense and make shots early. Grizzlies build double digit lead. Halftime happens. Grizzlies forget how to play basketball, while opponent catches fire. Grizzlies get outrebounded. Grizzlies lose a headscratcher of a game that anybody who watched it knows they should have won. This time it was the...
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Looking back now at the birth of Grit-N-Grind, it’s easy to forget how much of a happy accident it was to construct a team identity that matched the personnel, the coach and the city. Back then, Lionel Hollins was the perpetually overlooked assistant coach who, while very qualified, only became...
Well, the already interesting Memphis Grizzlies just got even more interesting. In a move that should surprise no one given that the sides had reportedly been flirting for weeks, the Memphis Grizzlies agreed to terms with former Defensive Player of the Year, Joakim Noah. From the Grizzlies Press Release: Noah (6-11,...
I was wondering why it took so long for New York Knicks coach David Fizdale to meet with media after his team stole a 103-98 win at FedExForum on Sunday night. It was because he had to change clothes. Apparently, his team really wanted to get the win for their...