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February 5, 2015 Updates

When I was first drafted by Boston in 2004, I thought I was a scorer after being named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year. But being around some maxed-out players, and after my ACL injury in 2007, I had to find my niche in the league. Paul Pierce helped me out, saying, "If you can guard me in practice every day, you can guard just about anybody." He gave me confidence. A lot of my influence comes from him; he's the best at getting ready to play a game. I also looked at the work ethic of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. Bleacher Report

Afterward, I work out after every practice for about 30 minutes to keep myself strong, keep my core tight. Defense is just effort and some guys are fatigued. The weight room helps me get ready to play defense at all costs. I love the full-body workout (B/R videos here) because I can feel it in the game. I don't want guys posting me up and pushing me all around on the floor when they're backing me down. After the workout, I feel like if somebody comes running out of the blind side and pushes me, I can catch my balance and get ready to attack back. My body is ready even against much bigger guys like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Joe Johnson. LeBron is the most physical matchup for me. He's strong, but I've got inner strength. Bleacher Report

February 3, 2015 Updates

Randolph signed a multi-year extension to remain with the Grizzlies on July 7, 2014. Having expressed on multiple occasions his desire to stay in Memphis, Randolph has ensured he will remain a pillar of the city he has come to embody and love for seasons to come. “It means a lot to be able to stay here in Memphis, especially when we have built something here and have been here for a long time”, said Randolph. “It’s no secret this is where I want to retire and where I want to be. It looks like it’s going that way.” NBA.com

On the court, Randolph has become a centerpiece of the Grizzlies’ overall game plan over the years. Randolph’s ability to create mismatches with his polished mid-range shot, exceptional low-post moves and footwork has made him a nightmare to cover on the offensive end. “He creates so many problems for the other team and he’s always on the glass. He’s a problem in that paint for any team”, said Marc Gasol. “Whoever you put on him is going to have a tough night.” NBA.com

He has taken to the city and his teammates, and while he'll listen to any and all suitors this summer, he's not looking to leave. "I think it just happened," he said of his comfort level in Memphis. "I was fortunate enough to go to high school here for two years, and seeing Pau develop into the person he is today, in this city. I'm an observer. I always try to learn. And so I picked up a lot of things quick from Pau. And just watching him and seeing him, I was a fan. I was at every home game at the Pyramid watching those games. I ultimately had that dream, going from the fan -- any fan would have -- playing in that arena, and playing for the team that you're cheering for. So ultimately, I accomplished that dream from the stands to the floor. That's pretty cool." NBA.com

February 2, 2015 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies signed free agent forward JaMychal Green to a 10-day contract as a Call-Up from the NBA Development League’s Austin Spurs, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. Green (6-9, 220) has averaged 23.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.55 blocks in 31.8 minutes in 20 games (all starts) with Austin this season, shooting .577 from the field, .364 from three-point range and .843 from the free throw line. The NBA D-League Player of the Month for games in December, Green ranks sixth in the D-League in scoring and rebounding per game among players with at least 10 games played and is tied for seventh in double-doubles (15). NBA.com

Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets are among the teams tracking Blatche, who just became a free agent after his team in China failed to reach the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs. The Nets have one open roster spot and, according to sources, are on a list of Blatche suitors which also includes the Memphis Grizzlies. It remains to be seen, however, whether the Miami Heat will rekindle its longstanding interest in Blatche, given the recent emergence of big man Hassan Whiteside with the Heat. ESPN.com

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Pau Gasol: I spoke to Marc, but we didn’t talk much because I had a game against the Spurs. We don’t really communicate on game days as we always try to stay focused. It’s part of our code. When I arrived at the arena, the news was confirmed. It was fantastic for all my family, for Marc, and for our fans. It was a truly emotional moment because we wouldn’t have imagined anything like this, even in our wildest dreams. When we finished the game against San Antonio, I called Marc. We congratulated each other. We were very happy, obviously. I was like ‘Hey Marc, this is unbelievable!’ We talked about how happy we were at achieving something so important, and how thrilled we were that our fans voted for us. We talked about our parents too, we imagined how they’d be feeling. We promised to each other we would keep working hard in the future. paugasol.com

Memphis enjoyed a 33-point lead in the second half but did so without injured swingman Vince Carter. The 17-year veteran left with a left foot injury before halftime. Carter, who celebrated his 38th birthday on Monday, will undergo an MRI Friday to determine the extent of his injury. The fear is Carter might have a fracture. Memphis Commercial Appeal

January 29, 2015 Updates


The Gasols go 1-2 in a list short on big names 18 years into franchise history.


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