Wednesday, September 28, 2022

GritGrindGrizz - Lee Eric Smith

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

One week ago, Marc Gasol and the Toronto Raptors were still champions in waiting, The Golden State Warriors were still revered as nearly unstoppable, Anthony Davis was still a New Orleans Pelican, and Mike Conley was still a member...
There are two notorious NBA journalists known for breaking news before anyone else: ESPN's Andrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania. And BOTH are reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have finally pulled the trigger on a Mike Conley trade,...
As media began filing out of the press conference introducing Taylor Jenkins as the Memphis Grizzlies new head coach, I asked Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies’ in-house “Grind City Media” unit how long he’d been with the team. I...
Wednesday night, the Toronto Raptors shocked the NBA, seizing back home-court advantage with a 123-109 win at Oracle Arena. It was a thrilling game, with the Raptors overcoming a 47-point explosion by Steph Curry and controlling the game throughout. After...
Much like an NBA game, the momentum of an NBA franchise can shift suddenly and dramatically. Improbable comebacks occur. And what once looked like a guaranteed loss can rapidly turn into a nailbiter, maybe even a come-from-behind win. It’s...
Well, conveying the pick will have to wait another year. Once it was announced that the Grizzlies didn't have the No. 9 pick during last night's NBA Draft Lottery, we knew they would keep this year's pick. The only question...
The last time I talked to Mike Conley, at the Grizzlies final media session on April 11, he was laughing off whether or not it was time for another farewell speech. Not surprisingly, Conley wants to play for an NBA...
Editor's note: This column was written before news broke of a Grizzlies shakeup that reassigns Chris Wallace to a scouting role. J.B. Bickerstaff has also reportedly been fired. The Grizzlies finished up their season Wednesday night with fireworks. Not actual...
Sometimes, it's just how the ball bounces. The Grizzlies were up 112-110, with just seconds to play in regulation. And yet Dallas was able to secure one offensive rebound after another, until a final putback by Salah Mejri tied the...
Admit it: If you didn’t give up on this season’s version of your Memphis Grizzlies before the February trade deadline, you probably gave up on them afterwards. I did. If you were making a recipe for team chaos and awful...