Memphis Grizzlies

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  • Tyler Dorsey
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies are declining to extend a qualifying offer to Tyler Dorsey, making the guard an unrestricted free agent.

    While the report also states that the Grizzlies are open to revisiting a scenario where Dorsey returns in the future, that is hard to see after this action. Dorsey didn't see the court much until the end of the season when injuries struck the roster, but he carried himself quite well the last 14 games of the season with averages of 13.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 threes in 28.4 minutes. Dorsey should get a decent amount of interest in free agency as a depth option after the big dominos fall.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies will extend a qualifying offer to Delon Wright, making him a restricted free agent.

    Wright posted top-50 value over the last month of the season, and Mike Conley's departure should open up some playing time even with Ja Morant arriving. Wright is versatile enough to factor into the rotation at multiple positions and should be looking at quality minutes no matter what, even if he won't be looked at to handle the bulk of the point guard work. Assuming he does stay with Memphis, there's definite sleeper potential for a guy that figures to be overlooked because of Morant.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Mike Conley won two awards Monday night that were voted on by the players, the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award and the Sportsmanship Award.

    It's nice to see Conley getting some attention this summer. This is his third Sportsmanship Award, and he'll be taking that and his Teammate of the Year Award to probably the best team he's ever been a part of in Utah. Now let's see if he can get his first All Star nod, too.

    Source: NBA on TNT on Twitter

  • Kyle Korver
    G/F, Memphis Grizzlies

    Kyle Korver, who will be traded to the Grizzlies when they complete Wednesday's Mike Conley deal, is expected to play one more season, and possibly another beyond that per Marc Stein.

    Korver, 38, was said to be mulling retirement but it looks as though he's going to give it another crack. A notorious fitness nut, Korver keeps himself in great shape and relies on a skill that hasn't degraded at all with age. His place on a rebuilding team is questionable, however, and it would be surprising if he spent the entire season in Memphis. Consider him the same 3-point specialist he always is.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    F, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder is headed to the Grizzlies as soon as Wednesday's Mike Conley trade is officially completed.

    Crowder reasserted himself as a quality stretch four last season after he struggled in his pit stop with Cleveland. He might not hold much utility on a squad that's rebuilding, and Crowder's best shot at fantasy value might be getting re-routed to another team. Regardless, Crowder would only be a late-round guy in 9-cat leagues at best, and he'll likely settle in as a streamer for threes, rebounds and the occasional steal. If he does play out the year in Memphis, he figures to impact the minutes of Kyle Anderson and Avery Bradley.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Grayson Allen
    G, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen is part of Wednesday's Mike Conley trade and will be headed to the Grizzlies when the deal is completed.

    Allen only appeared in 37 games for the Jazz, though he did end up dropping 40 points in the season finale when Utah rested most of its players. On a rebuilding team, Allen is a lock to play more, but whether he becomes more than a deep-league points and threes guy is up for debate.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    G, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have intensified trade discussions surrounding Mike Conley and the Jazz remain the frontrunner to acquire him, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    The Jazz have been connected to Conley since the deadline and have been fairly open about upgrading their point guard group. Conley would be a huge addition, though it's unclear what sort of assets the Grizzlies might be after. A trade would really clear the runway for presumed No. 2 pick Ja Morant.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is hearing that Jonas Valanciunas plans to decline his $17.6 million player option and become a free agent, but his primary intention is to negotiate a new deal with the Grizzlies.

    Valanciunas saw his value soar after being sent to the Grizzlies mid-season. If he remains with the team he will be looking at a solid floor with upside after averaging 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 19 games with the Grizzlies. Though, opting out ensures that other organizations could get an opportunity to make their pitches as well. The Lithuanian big man is just 27 years old.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    G, Memphis Grizzlies

    Speaking on ESPN's NBA Mock Draft Special, Adrian Wojnarowski said the Celtics, Jazz and Pacers could pursue Mike Conley in free agency.

    Woj was on a rumor mill storm on Tuesday night. Second-level playoff teams are looking for a smart veteran point guard like Conley. The Celtics will obviously pursue a replacement if Kyrie Irving bolts, which is looking likelier by the day. Woj also mentioned Ricky Rubio could leave the Jazz and look at returning to the Wolves or head to a guard-needy team like the Suns or Bulls. One thing is for sure, the NBA is in for one big game of musical chairs.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas said that he wants to see who the Memphis Grizzlies hire as their next head coach before deciding on his $17.6 million player option.

    Valanciunas saw his role increase in Memphis after being traded from Toronto, and actually played to compete with the Grizz trying to win enough games to convert their, at the time, low-end lottery pick to Boston. Valanciunas made it clear that he doesn't want to return to Memphis if their plans are to pivot to a rebuild and not compete again next year, saying, "I want to know, how we gonna look in 82 games. I don't want to be a tourist. I want to win.". The Hoop Ball favorite will be hard pressed to find a situation that will give him as much run, and fantasy value, as Memphis did, making this a decision fantasy owners everywhere should monitor.

    Source: Dontas Urbonas on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    G, Memphis Grizzlies

    Multiple teams are looking into trading for Mike Conley according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

    The article lists a couple teams that have already been linked to Conley such as the Jazz and the Pacers, but one particularly interesting one that was introduced was the Miami Heat. The Heat may be looking to move on from Dragic, who is set to accept a player option that will book him for $19.2 million for the 2019-2020 season. With a combination of expiring salary and a lottery pick in the upcoming draft, the Heat could present themselves as an intriguing trading partner for the rebuilding Grizz.

    Source: Sporting News

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    F/C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson Jr. said that he wants to improve his "motor," his ball-handling skills and his shooting mechanics entering year two and he hopes to work with Kevin Garnett over the coming months.

    Jackson and Garnett spent time together last summer and again in February when Garnett visited Memphis to feature Jackson’s game for his segment on TNT. "He has a work ethic that is a throwback that I'm very appreciative of," Garnett said in the segment. "I love working with him. He is the future. I look forward to him becoming the leader of Memphis." The rookie had an impressive season before getting shut down due to a bruised thigh, averaging 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.4 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.9 triples per contest. He has tremendous upside and owners in dynasty leagues should feel great about him.

    Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal