TAG: Memphis Grizzlies

GIFs, NBA / Oct 30, 2014 / 9:45 am

Video: Watch Marc Gasol Drop A Career High 32 Points In An Opening Night Win

Marc Gasol, Nikola Pekovic

The Grizzlies got all they could handle from a young Timberwolves team when they opened the season at FedExForum in Memphis. But slimmer Spanish center Marc Gasol led the way by dropping a career high 32 points on an efficient 12-for-17 from the field. Watch him show it all off in his career-best performance dropping buckets: the spinning up-and-under, the mid-range stroke, dives to the hoop off the pick-and-roll, passing from the high post, plus all the off-ball characteristics that make Marc one of the best centers in the game today. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 23, 2014 / 3:45 pm

GIF: Marc Gasol Whips Curving Cross-Court Pass For Open Three-Pointer

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol (Nelson Chenault, USATODAY)

Box scores will never do the all-encompassing impact of Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol justice. The 2013 Defensive Player of the Year and former All-NBA Second Team honoree doesn’t block shots at an elite level, isn’t a super productive scorer, and fails to pull down 10 rebounds in a single game far more often than it seems he should. But Gasol is the Grizzlies’ fulcrum on both ends of the floor, yielding two-way influence similar to that of Joakim Noah’s that must be seen to be properly appreciated. Sometimes that means setting a bone-crushing pick, thwarting a pick-and-roll, or making the extra pass for a hockey assist. On occasions like this sick, cross-court, curveball pass to Quincy Pondexter in last night’s exhibition, though, Gasol’s rare and varied skill-set is plain to the naked eye. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 23, 2014 / 8:30 am

GIF: Tristan Thompson’s One-Handed Alley-Oop Smash

Tristan Thompson

The Cavs were in Memphis last night, and unlike their game against the Bulls earlier in the week when coach David Blatt tried to play a similar rotation to the one he’ll be using in the regular season, LeBron James sat for the entire game, and the players hoping to secure a roster slot the got a lot of run in a 97-92 Grizzlies win. On one play, Tristan Thompson, showed why he’s definitely in Cleveland’s rotation and could command a $11 million a year for his next contract. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 21, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch Vince Carter Reject Dirk Nowitzki At The Rim

Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter

New Memphis Grizzlies veteran wing Vince Carter faced off with his old team, the Dallas Mavericks, on Monday night. Despite only playing for eight minutes and recording just three points, the 37-year-old showed off his legendary vertical on the defensive end in the closing seconds of the first quarter. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 15, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

Russell Westbrook, Jon Leuer

After news Kevin Durant will be out for 6-8 weeks with a Jones fracture in his right foot, all eyes turned towards his fellow all-star, Russell Westbrook. #WhyNot Russ was diplomatic after the injury, expressing faith that the team will step in conjunction with his own role, and it was clear during last night’s 117-107 win over the Grizzlies. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 10, 2014 / 11:00 am

Patrick Beverley’s Funny Rejoinder When Vince Carter Tells Him To Chill

Patrick Beverley

Confession time: we love Patrick Beverley. The guy plays so freakin’ hard and makes it so difficult for opposing ball handlers to get comfortable, there just aren’t many like him in the NBA.* Except, he has a tendency to rub some players the wrong way, and Vince Carter told him to chill last night after Beverley celebrated drawing an offensive foul. Beverley’s response was just about perfect, though. Read More »

Smack / Sep 23, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Grizzlies To Host Promotional Nights Poking Fun At Clippers, Thunder

Zach Randolph, Blake Griffin (Robert Hanashiro, USATODAY)

The Memphis Grizzlies have been a playoff fixture in the Western Conference since 2011, when they beat the San Antonio Spurs in a first-round upset and established themselves as a perennial threat. The Grit ‘N Grind crew’s emergence, unsurprisingly, has led to epic playoff battles every spring. The Grizzlies’ most common and contentious postseason foes of this era? Undoubtedly the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers. Memphis has squared-off with Oklahoma City in three of the past four springs, and met LA’s best team twice over that same timeframe. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 12, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Vince Carter Signs 3-Year, $12 Million Deal With Grizzlies

Mike Conley, Vince Carter

Free agent Vince Carter will sign a three-year, $12 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, the team has announced last night. Memphis was uninterested in waiting on shooter, Mike Miller, who appears headed to Cleveland with LeBron James, and agreed to terms with the 37-year-old Carter last night. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 27, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Report: Z-Bo Opts-In for 2014-2015, Agrees To Extension With Grizzlies

Zach Randolph (Joe Camporeale, USATODAY Sports)

The Memphis Grizzlies have assured that they’ll be gritting and grinding for years to come. According to reports, Zach Randolph has opted into his contract for 2014-2015 and agreed to a two-year extension with the Grizzlies. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Not Even A Car Crash Can Stand In The Way Of Jarnell Stokes’ Drive To The NBA

Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes climbed out of the totaled Town car and squinted into the light, attempting to get his bearings. This couldn’t possibly be how it ends, could it?

Not at the hands of a hit-and-run driver. Not when he was on his way to the airport for his first workout with an NBA team — and not just any team, the defending champion Miami Heat. Not because, after all his hard work and attention to detail, he’d let his guard down by not wearing his seatbelt. Read More »