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April 20, 2012 Updates
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The Memphis Grizzlies are inviting fans from across the Mid-South to join them as they take their moves from the hardwood to the dance floor for the Third Annual Grizz Gala, presented by Gold Strike Casino Resort and First Tennessee Bank. The event will take place at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica on Friday, April 13 from 6-11 p.m. All proceeds from this event benefit Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The blue tie affair will give fans a chance to take part in an evening that brings the class and excitement that the Memphis Grizzlies represent on the court and in the community. Gold Strike Casino Resort’s world-class culinary team will prepare a delectable menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres that attendees can enjoy with Rudy Gay, Tony Allen, O.J. Mayo and other team members. Throughout the evening an open bar will be available to guests who will also have an opportunity to meet and participate in interactive games with Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and the rest of the Grizzlies roster and coaches. NBA.com

January 2, 2012 Updates

Point guard Mike Conley worked out on the court early Sunday to test the strength in his left ankle. Conley missed his second straight game with an ankle sprain, but the Grizzlies' starter said he expects to return Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings. "I'm feeling better each day. Every morning I wake up I feel better," Conley said. "There's more mobility in my ankle. We're just trying to get the strength back more than anything. It can easily roll again and that's what the trainers are worried about more than anything. But you know me ...I'd rather be out there playing testing it out." Memphis Commercial Appeal

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The point guard will meet this morning with National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter, union president Derek Fisher and 29 other player representatives to discuss the league's revised and final proposal for ending a 41/2 -month-old lockout. "There are some things as players we want to be done in order for the deal to be right," Conley said in a telephone interview. "Hopefully, this next proposal is close enough that we can live with it and be able to play." Memphis Commercial Appeal

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The Grizzlies might as well be coal miners swinging pick-axes, longshoremen loading ships down on the docks, day laborers hauling sacks of concrete at a construction site. "It's the way we play," said Zach Randolph. "It's who we are," said Mike Conley. NBA.com

April 29, 2011 Updates

Some NBA players do not believe an earlier date will change anybody’s mind. “Once I realized my opportunity and where I could possibly be drafted, I pretty much had made up my mind,” Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said Thursday. “I had an opportunity to go, and I was going to take it.” Conley left Ohio State after his freshman season. Howard, a senior and a two-time NCAA Elite 88 Award winner, doesn’t buy it. Howard won the award for having the highest GPA of any player at each of the past two Final Fours. “There’s a lot of guys who would not entertain it (leaving early) and a lot that would, if they do entertain it, are going to sign with an agent immediately,” he said. Yahoo! Sports

April 28, 2011 Updates

“The plan on that last possession was just to play it out and deny the 3-point line,” said Mike Conley. They got the playing-it-out part right, at least. “I look up and I’m yelling because everyone is inside the 3-point line,” said Hollins. Memphis Commercial Appeal

A 51.9 percent shooter in the regular season, Parker had made only 42.9 percent of his shots in the first four games. Though he had outscored his counterpart, Mike Conley, he also had committed 17 turnovers in the four games, six more than Conley. “We’ve been trying to figure out why he hasn’t been more aggressive, especially with his shot,” Popovich said. “He’s been hitting that mid-range shot all year long and doing a great job of it. “Tonight he did that, and it was a huge help for us. It kept us in a position to win because of what he did in that regard, but I thought he played well at the defensive end, also. This was his most aggressive game at both ends.” San Antonio Express-News

April 21, 2011 Updates

Mike Conley: Very tough loss. About to watch the film on the plane ride back to Memphis, an get ready for game 3. Twitter

April 19, 2011 Updates

Having already signed forward Rudy Gay to a five-year, $85 million deal last summer and point guard Mike Conley to a five-year, $45-million contract extension at the start of the season, getting Gasol on board for the future will enable the Grizzlies – who won for the first time in the postseason in franchise history in Game 1 – to take the next step in their development, according to Randolph. “The number one thing is to try to win a championship,” he said. “I feel like we’ve got a good enough core with me, Rudy, Marc and Mike to build around us and do something special. “I think it’s realistic. You’ve seen where we came from to now, where we’re at. This league is so up and down you can compete with anybody and anybody can get beat any given night.” NBA.com

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