Memphis Grizzlies Rumors
Chris Mannix: With Monta Ellis off the market, a name to keep an eye on in Sacramento: Kosta Koufos. One of best available bigs in dwindling market.: 2 more rumors
Ken Berger: As @Marc Stein writes, sources confirm Grizzlies and Marc Gasol progressing toward a five-year max deal to keep him in Memphis.
The Memphis Grizzlies and star center Marc Gasol continue to progress toward agreement on a five-year max contract that will cross the $100 million threshold, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the exact timetable for a verbal agreement between Gasol and the Grizzlies remains unknown, but team officials — including owner Robert Pera — were in Spain this week to greet Gasol in his hometown of Barcelona shortly after free agency commenced at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.: 10 more rumors
Although the exact contract structure remains to be seen, sources said Thursday that Gasol’s preference remains to do a full five-year deal with the only team he has ever played for in the NBA as opposed to a short-term deal. As ESPN.com reported earlier this week, Gasol has shunned the opportunity to let interested teams court him in free agency, signaling to the rest of the league that the 30-year-old is essentially unavailable.
Marc Gasol is about to sign a five-year, $108 million contract with the Grizzlies, Miguel Angel Paniagua said in Cope’s El Partido de las 12 radio show.: 10 more rumors
Miguel Angel Paniagua: “$108 million, five years, and maybe he could earn a total $110 million with this deal.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent forward Brandan Wright has agreed to a three-year, nearly $18M deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 2 more rumors
Jared Zwerling: Source: Memphis and Mo Williams are closing in on a deal. Three or four years. Not done yet.: 3 more rumors
Sam Amick: On Marc Gasol front, Grizzlies & their big man still expected to come to terms on partnership soon. Between sangria & siestas of course.
Mark Medina: I’m told Jeremy Lin fielding interest from Dallas, Memphis, Indiana, Chicago, San Antonio, Clippers & even the Lakers bit.ly/1T64fVc
David Aldridge: Marc Gasol, Grizzlies owner Robert Pera working out details on new contract today in Barcelona, per source.: 10 more rumors
David Aldridge: Hearing Grizzlies, Marc Gasol, as expected, likely to get new deal done today or tomorrow.: 10 more rumors
Sam Amick: No word on Marc Gasol, but his camp was confident today that return to Memphis would take place as expected. Not done until it’s done though
The Memphis Grizzlies announced they have extended a qualifying offer to guard Nick Calathes, but didn’t give any details on the deal. By extending a qualifying offer to Calathes before the June 30 deadline, Memphis holds the right to match any offer sheet he may sign with another team after becoming a restricted free agent on July 1.
Chris Vernon: – just heard @Adrian Wojnarowski say on tv that Grizzlies are confident will sign Marc Gasol to 5 year max deal.: 10 more rumors
Tim MacMahon: Source says Suns, Mavs, Pacers, Grizzlies and Clippers are teams showing most interest in high-flying big Brandan Wright.: 2 more rumors
Andrew Harrison heard his name called on NBA draft night. Brother Aaron Harrison, of course did not. The Kentucky basketball products are nonetheless now back in the same boat, set to fight for roster spots during NBA summer league play given Andrew’s draft choice at No. 44 overall — in the second round — doesn’t guarantee a contract. This time last year, he was projected as a first-rounder. “To be honest, all that really doesn’t matter,” Andrew Harrison said Monday while introduced as a Memphis Grizzlies guard. “I’m here now. I’m just happy to be here. You can’t really go back on the past. I’m just happy that I made the decision I made. I enjoyed college for two years, and now I’m just trying to make the team.”
In the latest signal Marc Gasol is going nowhere in free agency, the Memphis Grizzlies center is scheduling no meetings with rival teams interested in him, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Gasol will instead host a contingent of Grizzlies officials in his native Spain on Wednesday morning, raising the possibility that a verbal agreement on a new contract will quickly follow.: 10 more rumors
Gasol’s representatives, sources say, will undoubtedly field cursory calls from potential suitors once free agency begins after midnight ET on Tuesday night. But all indications are that Gasol and the Grizzlies will quickly reach terms on a new deal that keeps one of the league’s top two-way centers with the only franchise he has ever known. It remains unclear whether Gasol, 30, is seeking a short-term deal from the Grizzlies or a five-year max contract that could approach $110 million in value.
Ramona Shelburne: Lakers calls when free agency begins Tuesday at 9:01 pm PT will be interesting. They’ll talk to Aldridge, Monroe, Love, DJ, Gasol ASAP: 45 more rumors
The Griz recently discussed a potential trade to acquire former All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson from the Brooklyn Nets, according to an ESPN.com report that cites league sources. However, a source told The Commercial Appeal that there was only a cursory discussion that never actually led to the Griz offering players from their roster. Johnson, 34, has one year left on a contract that pays him $24.9 million for the 2015-16 season. The 6-7 swingman averaged 14.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting overall last season. Johnson’s 35.9 percent 3-point shooting during the regular season dipped to 29.3 percent in the playoffs.: 2 more rumors
The Grizzlies had a countdown on their website for a long time, counting down to 11:30AM today. The time is here, and we now know what the countdown was for: a film by Craig Brewer titled “Marc Gasol of Memphis”, in which Memphians (along with Zach Randolph and Mike Conley) make their case that Marc Gasol is, just like we’ve always known, One Of Us.: 10 more rumors