Thursday, August 18, 2022

GritGrindGrizz - Lee Eric Smith

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

We all knew that Grizzlies star point guard Mike Conley did not look like himself for much of the season. On Friday, it became official. Conley will be out indefinitely tending to a sore Achilles. “It’s just been a really...
Even though he's now a member of the Sacramento Kings, it's still news in Memphis when Z-Bo speaks -- especially when he makes his first public remarks about his arrest in Los Angeles on marijuana charges. Randolph eventually pled...
That first night back in town for a beloved player is always weird. It'll be even weirder tonight when the Grizzlies tip off the season against the New Orleans Pelicans and one of their new players. . . some...
Earlier this summer, when the Memphis Grizzlies announced that they would retire Zach Randolph's No. 50, everyone knew it was the appropriate thing to do. The questions, at the time, were: Would Tony Allen be returning to the team?...
By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley is expected to be a scoring leader for Memphis. Seems like he might get some help from rookie Dillon Brooks. Conley scored 27 points, Brooks added 19 and the Memphis...
Virtually everything that could be said about the Grizzlies dramatic and emphatic win over the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors has been said: "Wow! We beat the Warriors!" "Wow, the Grizzlies look pretty good this season!" "Wow! That Dillon...
As I’m writing this, the Memphis Grizzlies are 2-1 on their five-game (mostly) West Coast road trip, narrowly avoiding catastrophe Tuesday night by squeaking out a 98-97 win over the Portland Trailblazers. Before they come home to FedExForum though, they’ll...
A lot of things will be different at FedExForum this year. There's that big GINORMOUS scoreboard the team installed; there's the event level renovations which drastically reconfigured the Grizzlies' locker room, weight room and media areas. But the main thing...
Last night, after the Grizzlies had beaten the Orlando Magic in their preseason debut, one of my colleagues joked that everything was so new, it was like the team had just moved to Memphis — new scoreboard, new locker...
I know what the Grizzlies official position is: Grit-N-Grind isn’t dead. It’s evolving. “Grit-N-Grind is a mindset,” said Mike Conley, who is poised to become the face of the franchise at Media Day. “It doesn’t just mean the way we...