HoopsHype Memphis Grizzlies rumors

Roster | Salaries | On Twitter | Twitters | Instagram


November 10, 2014 Updates

But the Griz become more potent if Pondexter, Carter and Leuer are making shots. If not, how long will it take for Joerger to consider giving minutes to rookie guard Jordan Adams? “We’ve been putting them out there and believe that they’re going to get the job done,” Joerger said of the second unit. “We’ve been really positive with some of those guys. We’re showing them everything that they do well. We try to promote that we’re behind you.” When asked if he had a set number of games in mind that could trigger a decision to re-evaluate the bench rotation and make changes, Joerger said: “I don’t know what the alternatives are.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

November 9, 2014 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Kalin Lucas, the team announced on Nov. 9. Lucas (6-1, 186) originally was signed on Sept. 25 and averaged 3.1 points and 1.0 assists on .429 shooting in 7.9 minutes in eight preseason games for Memphis before he was waived on Oct. 25. The 25-year-old was re-signed on Nov. 4 and did not appear in any regular season games. Last season, the Michigan State product posted 15.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 29.0 minutes in 29 games (20 starts) for the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy, now exclusively affiliated with the Grizzlies. NBA.com

November 8, 2014 Updates
November 7, 2014 Updates

Your suggestion regarding the Knicks trading Stoudemire for Kobe Bryant makes so much sense to me I was wondering what would be the Knicks justification for not doing it. The initial reaction to your suggestion according to a "Knick source" was there was a 0% chance of this happening. Bruce Roberts Sam: I see it’s gotten some traction since I speculated about it Monday, though “Knicks source” in a New York newspaper generally means someone who’s been to a Knicks game or gets the subway at Penn Station under Madison Square Garden near the Knicks sign. I could understand why the Knicks might balk as though Kobe has looked great, that’s two years of big money, which cuts them off from this summer free agency. Maybe they have a guy in mind they really want. Marc Gasol’s been rumored, who probably heard good things about Phil from his brother and is a high post type center who’d work well in the offense. I know the Lakers side of needing Kobe for TV ratings, which I think is less urgent. They’ll stop watching even Kobe at 4-28. As I wrote, it’s up to Kobe and maybe he wants to wind it down in L.A. NBA.com

November 6, 2014 Updates
November 5, 2014 Updates
November 4, 2014 Updates

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been fined $15,000 for intentionally striking a camera on the baseline during the team’s 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in FedExForum, the NBA announced Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred Monday night with 10:01 remaining in the third quarter of the game. Memphis Commercial Appeal

The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard Kalin Lucas, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. NBA.com

Tony Allen is one of the most passionate players in the NBA, but his enthusiasm may have got him in trouble Monday night in Memphis. The tenacious defender was upset he was called for a foul, turned around, and slapped a cameraman who was courtside. Allen obviously wasn’t intending to slap the guy – but why would he want to slap a camera, anyway? – but his lack of sympathy after the hit is mildly troubling. Maybe he was so “in the zone” that he didn’t realize it. The Big Lead



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.