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Our friends at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are once again teaming with the NBA for Hoops For St. Jude's Week, which runs through Thursday. As you probably know by now, St. Jude's treats children with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other deadly diseases, and doesn't charge the kids or their families a dime for the procedures, operations, travel, housing or food they get and use while at the hospital. St. Jude's does this through the contributions, great and small, of individuals and corporations. It costs $1.9 million per day for the hospital to do all the works it performs. This year's NBA Ambassadors for St. Jude's are Mike Conley, Pau and Marc Gasol, David Lee, Kevin Love and Greg Monroe, along with coaches Mike Brown, Rick Carlisle and Monty Williams. You can help by visiting the website and making a donation, or checking out St. Jude's Twitter and Facebook pages. It's well worth your time. NBA.com

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“We want to keep this going and we want to stay together,” Randolph told RealGM. “Me and Marc, we compliment each other so well. It’s hard to play against us, especially when we’re both going on both ends and we’re both down there. My game has matured. I play the right way. I’ve developed. Nothing clicked, I just matured as a player – getting better and helping my teammates.” RealGM

January 14, 2014 Updates

He effortlessly threw down a number of dunks throughout the practice. Gasol said he has experienced nothing but positive reactions from the knee after several workouts. “It’s pain-free,” Gasol said about his knee. “How the knee reacts the day after, you don’t see swelling. You see nothing bad happening. That encourages you to do more and more.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

Gasol said the injury tested his patience more than anything. “It’s been hard for me to be patient and stay in the day-to-day. Sometimes when you look down the road and you still have six weeks to go, you get a little anxious and you want to do more and more and more,” Gasol said. “The knee felt fine. It feels great actually. We never did anything where I said ‘Well, it hurts.’ So the timing has been really good.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Adding to Monday’s festive mood was a positive update from Joerger on Marc Gasol. The all-star center has been cleared for “light, light on-court action,” following an MRI to evaluate the sprained MCL in his knee that has sidelined him since Nov. 22. Gasol was at practice Monday sporting a black brace on his left knee and he appeared to be in good spirits in the training room. There is no timetable for his return, but that he is on the court at all is a welcomed sign of progress for a team in need of a lasting spark. “He wants to get out there and he wants to help his team,” Joerger said. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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With Gay's departure, the Grizzlies' Big Three has morphed into what the team refers to as its Core Four: Gasol, Randolph, Mike Conley and Tony Allen. The plan, according to league sources, is to find ways to maximize those four foundational pieces in the short term while building around Gasol and Conley in the long term. CBSSports.com

December 23, 2013 Updates

The Grizzlies actually got off to a decent start, including a 4-0 road trip in early November, with wins over the Clippers and Warriors. But Memphis' 7-5 beginning was lost after Gasol suffered the Grade 2 medial collateral sprain on Nov. 22. Initially, he was projected to be out up to 10 weeks, but Gasol got off his crutches last week, and now may be back weeks sooner than expected. NBA.com

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