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October 12, 2014 Updates

History says Tayshaun Prince has started 838 regular season games since the beginning of the 2003-04 season. That’s the second-most in the NBA behind Cleveland’s LeBron James. The Grizzlies own a .640 winning percentage in 113 regular season games since Prince arrived to Memphis in a trade involving Rudy Gay. Prince, 34, doesn’t sound like someone who lives in the past, no matter how flattering. However, the 6-9 veteran forward clearly expects his future in the league to be just as relevant. Griz brass failed in several attempts to trade Prince this summer. But he remains part of the Grizzlies’ equation and ardent about continuing a significant role with an apparent Western Conference contender. Memphis Commercial Appeal

October 7, 2014 Updates

"It created the most amount of problems for them," Cuban said. "The trade kicker not only made [the contract] more expensive, but the opt out [after Year 2] could create a Kevin Love-type situation for any teams interested in trading for him, where you don't know if he's gonna opt in or opt out." The impact this three-year pact and its various complications had on Parsons' fate has some league observers wondering now if shorter contract offers from big-market teams to future restricted free agents, such as the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard and Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio if they make it to the open market next July, will become more commonplace. "The contract structure was extremely creative," Cavs general manager David Griffin said. "I think it will be a significant moment in the way restricted free agency discussions are handled in the future." Said Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace: "The concept of a short-term offer sheet is intriguing and could be the wave of the future. With the reduction in the decision time to match reduced to three days, the team who writes an offer sheet is only out of action for a short period of time. [So] there is no downside. If the sheet is not matched, you have your player, and if it is matched, then the player will be back on the market soon, which increases the pool of players in free agency two or three years down the road." ESPN.com

August 26, 2014 Updates

Brian Windhorst: Memphis doesn't want to give Kosta Koufos up because [Marc] Gasol got hurt a bunch last year and he had to start for them. Mozgov and Koufos are players the Cavs would love to get their hands on. ESPN Cleveland

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July 2, 2014 Updates

Executives from multiple teams have been offered these players in trade talks and know that they could be had, according to league sources: O.J. Mayo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Tayshaun Prince of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets and Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Pelicans. It’s not a big surprise that these players are available, as their names have surfaced in trade rumors repeatedly over the last year. But executives from multiple teams confirm that they are still on the block and may be traded at some point this offseason, if their respective teams can find a taker. Basketball Insiders

July 1, 2014 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Not a surprise, but Tayshaun Prince is on the block. The Memphis Grizzlies discussed a number of trades involving him, according to source. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

June 27, 2014 Updates
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June 19, 2014 Updates

The Griz reacquired a 2015 second-round draft pick they dealt in a three-team trade on Dec. 10, 2008. Terms of a transaction that sent former Griz guard Javaris Crittenton to Washington and the 2015 second-round pick to New Orleans allowed Memphis to buy back the 2015 second-round selection. The Griz recently purchased the 2015 second-round pick for an undisclosed amount. Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 18, 2014 Updates

The Grizzlies have exercised an option to keep their 2015 second-round pick and instead send an undisclosed amount of cash to the Nuggets as part of the terms of a trade that took place in 2008, reports Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal (subscription required). The original deal was a three-team swap involving Memphis, New Orleans and Washington. The Memphis pick went to New Orleans, which sent it to the Clippers in the Chris Paul trade before the Clippers shipped it to the Nuggets in the JaVale McGee trade. Hoops Rumors

May 22, 2014 Updates
May 21, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Should be noted, of course, that Wolves might have to manufacture compensation to get Joerger away from MEM while he remains under contract. As a refresher: NBA teams can only offer cash or future draft picks for coaches under contract. CAN'T offer players in "trade" for coaches Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

 

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