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Snubbed by Allen and Terry, and unable to get an audience with several other established players, the Grizzlies' road in free agency has narrowed with guards Willie Green, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Farmar now in their sights, according to sources. The Griz are said to also have interest in guards Sonny Weems and Jerryd Bayless. Russian point guard Alexey Shved was off the Grizzlies' radar as of Monday with a source close to the situation insisting that a deal wouldn't get done. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Bayless doesn’t seem to agree, but maintains he’ll do whatever it takes in order to stick around in Toronto long-term. He said he’ll spend much of his summer in town and though he’s “not 100% comfortable” playing off of the ball, “whatever they want me to do, I’m going to do. “I’m still searching, whatever they want me to do here I’m willing to do, but I think I’m still searching.” The Phoenix native said his agent has talked with Colangelo and “I kind of have an idea” (of what the future holds). Toronto Sun

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As for other 2008 draftees eligible for extension, sources say the most likely candidates to receive them are Kevin Love (Timberwolves), Ryan Anderson (Magic), Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets) and Nicolas Batum (Trail Blazers). Also possibilities are Roy Hibbert (Pacers), D.J. Augustin (Bobcats) and Jerryd Bayless (Raptors); and an interesting one will be Eric Gordon with the league-owned Hornets. Minnesota has offered Love, averaging 25.2 points and 14.5 rebounds, a four-year max deal worth $60 million. The hope is that Love will accept the four-year extension and allow small-market Minnesota to save the five-year extension for Ricky Rubio. CBSSports.com

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Paul Pierce, Kevin Love and Jason Kidd headline a group of NBA players who have committed to play two exhibition games in Mexico next month. The games will be hosted by Mexico native and Charlotte Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera. Organizers of the event said Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza, Marcus Camby, DeAndre Jordan, Corey Maggette, Jerryd Bayless and Ryan Hollins are among the other players who will participate in the games. Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has also been invited to play. Yahoo! Sports

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Dwane Casey on the core players in Toronto: “Andrea (Bargnani) is definitely a piece of the core that we have to utilize. He’s our star. DeMar Derozan is definitely an athletic part of our core, Jose Calderon, Jerryd Bayless, James Johnson is in that group, and Amir Johnson. You’ve got the core now. The part you may have to add is a veteran piece, a veteran defender or whatever along with our draft pick is something that I’m sure Bryan and the staff are going to look at, but the core pieces are there to build on to use as building blocks. Those guys are the guys were gonna push, cajole, put an arm around, or whatever it takes to get to that next level.” Sports Radio Interviews

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