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July 6, 2014 Updates

The Grizzlies, according to the source, had an initial offer of two years and annual salary between $2.4 and $2.9 million. Though Miller has repeatedly expressed his desire to stay in Memphis, he is also looking for more security in what will likely be his last multi-year deal. ESPN 929

July 4, 2014 Updates

Former Notre Dame power forward Jack Cooley will play for two different teams in the NBA's two summer leagues this month. An undrafted free agent in 2013 who played professionally last season in Turkey, Cooley will be a member of the Memphis Grizzlies in the upcoming Orlando (Fla.) Summer League. Later this month, he will join the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Las Vegas Summer League. South Bend Tribune

July 2, 2014 Updates

Arash Markazi: Clippers have been talking to Ed Davis and are optimistic. They like the 25-year old forward's upside after Grizzlies failed to tender him. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

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

Forward James Johnson not only caused quite a stir with his recent arrest for alleged domestic violence but there apparently is a split within Griz management about whether to invest in his game. The domestic violence incident is a nonfactor, especially since the case was dismissed June 26 for lack of prosecution, according to Shelby County court records. Memphis Commercial Appeal

Forward Ed Davis, now an unrestricted free agent, confirmed Monday what I wrote last November when he didn’t come to terms on a contract extension with the Grizzlies. “I did have an offer from Memphis,” Davis said, “and I turned it down.” For the record, Davis didn’t sound bitter about his time with the Grizzlies. He acknowledged that Memphis wasn’t the best situation basketball-wise and said this circumstance only serves as motivation. Memphis Commercial Appeal

Chicago, Portland, Dallas, Houston and Memphis, sources said, have all formally entered the Pierce bidding. But Brooklyn, I'm told, really only fears the Clippers in this process, with Pierce's beloved Doc Rivers naturally leading L.A.'s recruiting efforts. ESPN.com

 

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