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April 1, 2014 Updates

Hollins was against the trade of Gay, an important piece to the Grizzlies’ success. “But I didn’t speak out on the trade,” Hollins contends. “I was asked a question. I said I hated to trade Rudy. We were winning, and it was the best team we’ve had, with him on the floor. With (Pera and Levien), it was economics. I understand small-market economics. Champagne taste, bare budget. They chose to go that way because it saved a lot of money. “If you want to make a decision, be up-front and tell everybody why. That’s fine. But don’t try to say it’s because of a young player’s inefficiency. That’s not why you traded him.” Portland Tribune

“Again, that’s OK,” Hollins says. “But don’t put out there that they got rid of the coach because he doesn’t communicate well, he’s too hard on players, that they want to create a friendly culture. That’s all propaganda. Just say, ‘His numbers were too high for what we wanted to pay.’ “ Hollins is reluctant to speak on the subject. Only with prodding from a reporter he has known since 1977 is he willing to reveal such thoughts. “For a while, it was very hard to accept,” he says. “For a while, I was in a depressed state. When something like that happens, you blame yourself. You wonder what you could have done differently. “At some point, you come to grips with it. It had nothing to do with me. They made that decision because that’s the decision they wanted to make.” Portland Tribune

February 20, 2014 Updates
February 19, 2014 Updates

David Aldridge: Grizz, Wiz would seem natural trade partners. WAS has surplus of threes (Ariza, Webster, Porter); MEM willing to go into tax 4 upgrade. Twitter @daldridgetnt

Ronald Tillery: Source says Griz have 'nothing close' on trade front. There are a lot of 'fishing expeditions' right now, per source Twitter @CAGrizBeat

Ronald Tillery: Griz-Timberwolves are nowhere close to a deal, per source. Memphis won't part with Tony Allen in proposed deal that's been reported Twitter @CAGrizBeat

February 17, 2014 Updates
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The Gasols go 1-2 in a list short on big names 18 years into franchise history.

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