Thursday, August 18, 2022

GritGrindGrizz - Lee Eric Smith

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

It's not like Monday was the first time these new-look Grizzlies started sluggishly on the offensive end. Against both Maccabi Haifa and the New Zealand Breakers, Memphis started the game sloppily, but were able to recover against their non-NBA...
If NBA preseason games are generally meaningless affairs, they can seem even more trivial when they come against non-NBA competition. At least against other NBA teams, you begin to see how your roster will stack up against the level...
Much of what I wrote about the Memphis Grizzlies preseason win over Maccabi Haifa also applies to their second preseason win, this time over the SkySport New Zealand Breakers. To recap: It's preseason, so in the grand scheme, it...
The all-new, all-different Memphis Grizzlies handed a resounding 123-88 defeat to Maccabi Haifa on Sunday afternoon. It's a game with several caveats, so let's get the obvious ones out of the way right up front: Yes. It's a preseason...
A summer of speculation about the Memphis Grizzlies has come to a close. Now we’re close to finding out what kind of team the Grizzlies will be this season. After meeting media on Monday, the Grizzlies kicked off training camp...
Niele Ivey knew that becoming the first woman coach in Memphis Grizzlies history was a big deal. Still, she underestimated it a bit. “I know now,” she told me during a recent exclusive interview. “It’s a lot bigger than I...
⏳🤟🏽😂 https://t.co/xLeb2uSquu — Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 7, 2019 Teens bond over junk food. This is not news. But while neither is playing during the NBA Summer League, both Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. were spotted in Las Vegas snacking on...
The landscape of the entire NBA changed over the weekend. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan are the makings of a superteam in Brooklyn; Jimmy Butler's departure to Miami opens the way for the Sixers to sign Al...
Pop quiz: Who was the last superstar to play for your Memphis Grizzlies – you know, the kind of player fans even non-NBA fans know? I’ll wait. Okay, no I won’t. The reason you can’t name one is because there hasn’t...
Ja Morant has heard the comparisons to OKC's Russell Westbrook and Sacramento Kings guard DeAaron Fox. And if it's all the same to you . . . stop it. "I wouldn't compare myself to anyone," Morant said just hours after...