HoopsHype Memphis Grizzlies rumors

Roster | Salaries | On Twitter | Twitters | Instagram


May 6, 2015 Updates

Here's what we know: Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, playing in his first game back after breaking bones in his face in the first round, drove to the basket in the second quarter Tuesday. He spun out of control and landed on the ground. Green reached down and ... ouch. The reviews were mixed, from people saying what appeared to be a wrist graze was clearly intentional to those who argued it as a basketball play. It's unusual to see a player reach in like that for a steal while another player is on the ground, but that's mostly because it's unusual for a player to land like Conley did without a whistle. But Conley clearly was calling a timeout. Sporting News

May 5, 2015 Updates

Scott Howard-Cooper: "Mike Conley will try to play tonight," Dave Joerger said. Joerger will talk with Conley again before final decision. Twitter @SHowardCooper

"I don't get a vote, but I acknowledge his MVP status," Tony Allen said after practice on Monday. "It's well deserved, I wasn't surprised. He can shoot the ball pretty good and he got a nice handle. But it ain't nothing I ain't never seen before." CSNBayArea.com

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley hopes to return for Game 2 of the Grizzlies' playoff series against the Golden State Warriors after participating Monday in his most extensive workout with the team amid his recovery from facial surgery. "I believe I will," Conley said when asked if he will play Tuesday. "But I believed that for the last week. So I'm really hopeful. They tell me I can play once I'm ready, and I feel like I'm ready to go. It's just on me." ESPN.com

Austin said former Memphis Grizzlies assistant general manager Kenny Williamson, who died in 2012, had strong interest in Curry with the second overall pick. Austin, however, declined an invitation from Williamson for a workout. The Grizzlies used the second overall pick to draft Connecticut's 7-foot-3 center Hasheem Thabeet, who ended up being a bust. Now Curry is playing against the Grizzlies in the second round of the playoffs with Game 2 on Tuesday. Williamson "said he needed him down for a workout to convince the owner," Austin said. " 'Without a workout, I can't get him. But if he comes in and works out, I want to push him for our No. 2 pick.' We chose not to have him go to Memphis. The two big believers were Larry and Kenny." Yahoo! Sports

May 4, 2015 Updates

To a man, Grizzlies players spoke in the locker room about the need to stay together -- mainly because the Warriors are so lethal and effective at ripping a team's collective confidence apart. "We'll go one or two possessions without scoring, or even when we made a play, they'd come back down and hit a couple 3s," said Grizzlies shooting guard Courtney Lee, who handled makeshift duty at the point. "They'll take our two points and then score six. That's how the numbers keep doubling." ESPN.com

"Mentally, I've got to be ready to go," Conley said. "I think I'm getting there. It's very tough at this point in the year. The playoffs are where, regardless of what your injury is, you find a way. If they tell you four weeks, you [want] to be back in a week. That's how guys look at it. But I've got to be smart. I've got the best doctors around me [and] my family supports me. So I'm just going to make the right decision." ESPN.com

"Today was a big step being able to go in front of the crowd and the loud noise," Conley told Yahoo Sports. "I did all right. All the horns and stuff really aggravated it. But it was all right. "It's very tough because I know how much I mean to the team and the organization. We understand we have a chance with the team that we have put together. Our time is now." Yahoo! Sports

"The worst part immediately coming out of surgery … was I had not ate and I was throwing up, throwing up and throwing up the whole rest of the day," Conley told Yahoo Sports. "It was because of the pain meds because I needed them because of the pain. I couldn't deal with the pain. I couldn't deal with throwing up. I couldn't eat. "I felt weak. I felt like I had a fever. …I was like, 'This is the worst feeling in the world.' I felt like that for two days and then I was able to get up for the game on Wednesday. It was the first time I was able to go to the [arena] and just watch the guys." Yahoo! Sports



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.