HoopsHype Memphis Grizzlies rumors


February 12, 2014 Updates
February 11, 2014 Updates
February 9, 2014 Updates

When they’re on Bourbon St. in New Orleans for All-Star Weekend, NBA players will be thinking of Beale St. in Memphis, and not so fondly. During the usual informal talks that come during the upcoming weekend, the players intend to ask the league about throwing its weight around to get the so-called “Tennessee Tax" repealed. Every NBA player who visits Memphis for a game against the Grizzlies is subject to the tax, which takes up to $7,500 per season per player. The same tax that has been on the books since 2010 applies to NHL players who visit Nashville to play the Predators. But for some reason NFL players who go to Nashville to play the Titans are exempt. New York Daily News

February 8, 2014 Updates
February 7, 2014 Updates

Forward and possible free agent-to-be Zach Randolph has yet to say whether he plans to opt out this summer but has made it widely known that he wants to return. In turn, it appears the Grizzlies have no plans of trading him. USA Today Sports

The Grizzlies aren't necessarily among the more active teams, but they are known to be perusing their rivals' rosters in search of an upgrade at the small forward spot. Veteran Tayshaun Prince is having the worst of his 12 seasons as a starter, averaging just 6.0 points (38% shooting overall, 29.5% from three-point range), 3.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 26.7 minutes a game. USA Today Sports

Some reports said he had been followed by Memphis and Cleveland. After what he did tonight, add another dozen of NBA franchises. Big Edy’s rise to stardom has just begun. Spanish Hoops

February 3, 2014 Updates
February 2, 2014 Updates
Getty Images

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

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.