GritGrindGrizz - Lee Eric Smith

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

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...
After Tuesday night’s 119-112 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, your Memphis Grizzlies are currently ranked No. 9 in the Western Conference — just a half-game behind the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 8 seed in the NBA Playoffs. Yes, I said the “P” word, because well, darn it, these...
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For those of you keeping track of such things, the Memphis Grizzlies are now a half-game behind the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 8 seed in the NBA Playoffs – and guess who the Grizzlies play next? After wins like last night's 119-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves –...
If we’re being honest, recent news of Zach Randolph’s retirement is a surprise to pretty much no one. In fact, given how it was announced, you might be tempted to believe Randolph was surprised he actually had to say it. TMZ.com is known for posting up with cameras outside various...
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Every successful NBA team needs an “energy guy.” More often than not, the energy guy can overcome offensive limitations through hard work – specifically, the dirty work of defense and rebounding, but it’s more than that. The best of them are able to energize their teammates and an entire arena....