July 15, 2019, 1:23 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Shams Charania is reporting that the Clippers and the Rockets are the two teams still "strongly pursuing" Andre Iguodala in trade talks.
Charania adds that the Mavs and the Nuggets have also engaged Memphis but those discussions never gained much traction. The Rockets are hesitant to increase their tax bill while the Clippers don't want to part with Moe Harkless, who is the only player on the roster that represents a salary match. If either of these two teams wants to execute a trade, it looks like it will require another team.
Source: Stadium on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 1:09 amIvan RabbPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb and the Grizzlies have agreed to push back the guarantee date on his contract to mid-October.
Rabb is set to make $1.6 million next season, and the Grizzlies will be able to evaluate him in training camp before making a final decision on his roster spot. It's a bold move for Rabb to potentially get cut right before the season begins, especially on a team with so much frontcourt depth, but perhaps he's betting on himself. How Rabb plays in the preseason could go a long way towards deciding his future, whether that's in Memphis or elsewhere.
Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 8:25 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke shot 7-of-10 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line to end Sunday OT night's win over the Pelicans with 23 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and one block.
Clarke has displayed a fantasy-friendly game in Summer League and appears to be one of the rookies who can crack the top-150 in value thanks to his solid shooting percentages and diverse stat line. Keep an eye on him in camp and preseason action as a potential late-round pick.
July 13, 2019, 7:58 pmJoakim NoahC, Memphis Grizzlies
Marc Stein reports that Joakim Noah of the Grizzlies is being wooed to play for the Breakers of Australia's NBL.
Leading the recruitment charge is Noah's former teammate Matt Walsh. Noah saw a brief renaissance in 2018-19 but it's unlikely he'll be able to post fantasy-relevant numbers while the Grizzlies are healthy.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
July 13, 2019, 6:48 pmBruno CabocloSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Bruno Caboclo scored nine points and 10 rebounds on 3-of-11 shooting during Saturday's 94-88 win over the Celtics.
Caboclo is vying with rookie Brandon Clarke and Ivan Rabb for rotation time, but Rabb did not play leading to believe his minutes are likely secure. Caboclo may be on the outside looking in once the season approaches if Clarke continues to put on performances like he did on Saturday.
July 13, 2019, 6:43 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke scored 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds and three blocks during Saturday's win over the Celtics.
The Grizzlies handed the Celtics their first loss of the Summer League and in was on the back of Clarke, who is making a strong case to be in the early season rotation.
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