July 12, 2019, 4:54 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have announced the re-signing of Jonas Valanciunas.
Valanciunas averaged 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in 27.7 minutes per game for Memphis (19 games) and is looking like a building block for the team's next era. Things might get a little more complicated with Jaren Jackson Jr. back healthy but there's no reason to treat JV as anything other than a middle-round pick with top-40 upside. It's going to be nice to finally see what Valanciunas can do with a full season of starter's minutes.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies
July 12, 2019, 4:21 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Marc Stein is reporting that the Grizzlies are prepared to have Andre Iguodala on the roster into the season unless they receive a future first-round pick in any deal.
The Clippers, Rockets, Nuggets, Lakers and Mavs have all been mentioned as suitors, but clearly nobody is willing to offer up a first-rounder yet. Considering the trades that the Clippers and Rockets have made they might need to get creative in any such deal, while the other teams might not find themselves in position to surrender a pick at the moment. There's also the notion that Memphis' leverage could rise during the season, when injuries and surprise performances could place more pressure on teams trying to acquire Iguodala. We'll see what happens.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
July 12, 2019, 3:55 pmMarko GuduricG-F, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have agreed to a two-year deal with Marko Guduric.
Guduric, a 24-year-old from Serbia, has spent the last couple of seasons playing for Fenerbahce. Last season he averaged 9.4 points, 2.2 assists and 0.9 steals in 22.1 mpg while shooting a blistering .477 from deep. He'll look to compete for a reserve gig with the Grizzlies.
July 12, 2019, 12:10 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
In the wake of Thursday's blockbuster trade, Sam Amick is reporting that the Rockets' top priority is now working out a deal for Andre Iguodala.
Amick mentions the Clippers as other serious suitors, and earlier reports had the Lakers and Mavs very interested in Iguodala. The veteran is in high demand and will certainly land on a contender. He's the perfect wing presence that can help push a team over the top, and it looks like the Grizzlies will be able to get some more assets rather than settle for a buyout with the way the market has shaped up.
Source: The Athletic
July 12, 2019, 12:49 amGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen scored three points on 1-of-8 shooting with a 3-pointer, two rebounds and four assists before being ejected in Thursday's 87-113 blowout loss to the Celtics.
He got in a scuffle with Grant Williams and clearly shoved him which resulted in an ejection. Allen is a guy with some potential as a shooter, but his antics have followed him throughout his career at Duke and it looks like it hasn't stopped. The Grizzlies are in full rebuild right now so there's ample opportunity for him to prove himself, as long as he can stay on the court.
July 12, 2019, 12:45 amBruno CabocloSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Bruno Caboclo scored 10 points on 2-of-7 shooting with six rebounds, one steal, four turnovers and five personal fouls on Thursday.
Caboclo is still inconsistent, but the length and athleticism fit right in with what the Grizzlies are doing right now. With Brandon Clarke (six points on 2-of-4 shooting with a triple, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block) looking like an absolute monster, it'll be difficult for Caboclo to leapfrog him in the rotation.
July 12, 2019, 12:42 amShaq BuchananPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Shaq Buchanan scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two boards, three assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Buchanan had a nice dunk in the second quarter, but with Ja Morant in the way, it's hard to see Memphis giving him real run this season.
July 10, 2019, 10:52 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
According to Mike Fisher of CBS Sports, the Mavs and Grizzlies are discussing a deal to swap Andre Iguodala for Courtney Lee.
The Grizzlies have made it clear that they are trying to trade Iguodala. The Mavs could use a veteran wing next to Luka Doncic and he could help them compete for a playoff spot in the West. The details of a rumored deal have not been revealed yet, but stay tuned. We could see Iguodala on a different team in the coming days.
Source: Mike Fisher on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 11:22 amGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Guard Grayson Allen looks forward to finding his role with a young Memphis team.
The Grizzlies' shooting guard spot appears up for grabs among a group of young players. Third-year guard Dillon Brooks started 74 games as a rookie in 2017-18, but he missed 64 games because of injuries last season. Memphis also acquired Josh Jackson in a trade with the Suns and then there is Allen. He is the least-experienced of the trio and appeared in just 38 NBA games as a rookie, but he now has a fresh start with a rebuilding team and the opportunity will be there for him.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
July 10, 2019, 12:38 amTyus JonesPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota is declining to match Tyus Jones' offer sheet from the Grizzlies.
This likely puts Jones into Delon Wright's vacated backup point guard spot behind Ja Morant based on the investment (three years, $28 million). If Morant starts slowly or misses time, Jones would be a must-add, but otherwise he's probably just an assists and steals streamer looking at something like 20 minutes per game.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 9:43 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke helped the Grizzlies eke out a defensive win by recording nine points, eight rebounds, two assists, one block and a team-high +25 plus/minus in Tuesday's 79-69 win against the Suns.
The first-round pick's stats don't pop off the page, but he had more than double the next highest team member's plus/minus ratio which is a better indicator of how he played. Ivan Rabb chipped in with 12 rebounds and Bruno Caboclo had a well-rounded game with six points, seven rebounds, two steals and three blocks. Each of the three will be looking to crack the Grizzlies rotation next season as they commence their new youth movement.
July 9, 2019, 10:04 amDwight HowardC, Memphis Grizzlies
Speaking to the Athletic on Monday, Dwight Howard said that he has shed approximately 25 pounds since the end of the NBA season and that he is medically cleared to play basketball.
Howard is expected to be waived by the Grizzlies soon but it’s questionable whether there is a market for his services. He missed almost the entire season last year and teams will probably be cautious due to his injury history, but it’s not of question that someone takes a flier on him.
Source: The Athletic
July 8, 2019, 9:58 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs have finalized the trade for Delon Wright which sends two second-round draft picks to Memphis along with the draft rights to Satnam Singh.
Wright's value in the upcoming season is tough to nail down as he may or may not be the Mavs' starting point guard. He often played around 20 minutes per game with the Raptors where he showed promise but didn't get enough run to really matter in standard leagues. When he was shipped to the tanking Grizzlies, he played over 30 minutes per game and was worth starting for his 5.3 asssists and 1.6 steals per game. Watch the news in training camp on Wright.
July 8, 2019, 1:35 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke looked sharp in his Summer League debut on Sunday, dropping 17 points (7-of-11 shooting) in 17 minutes, along with one trey, four boards, one assist and two blocks.
Clarke was scouted as being NBA-ready thanks to his versatility on both ends of the floor. He did not need a lot of time to do his damage, which bodes well for his 2019-20 outlook considering he will likely be backing up Jaren Jackson Jr. at four.
July 7, 2019, 3:49 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have officially acquired Andre Iguodala.
It has been rumored that the Grizzlies will buy Iguodala out, but they reportedly have no interest in doing so before the season begins and would like to try and trade him instead. Considering the Grizz already picked up $2 million in cash and a first-rounder from Golden State in this deal, flipping Iguodala for more picks would be tremendous asset management. We'll hold off on forecasting Iguodala's fantasy value until we know where he's likely to begin the season.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies