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March 10, 2014 Updates

Our friends at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are once again teaming with the NBA for Hoops For St. Jude's Week, which runs through Thursday. As you probably know by now, St. Jude's treats children with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other deadly diseases, and doesn't charge the kids or their families a dime for the procedures, operations, travel, housing or food they get and use while at the hospital. St. Jude's does this through the contributions, great and small, of individuals and corporations. It costs $1.9 million per day for the hospital to do all the works it performs. This year's NBA Ambassadors for St. Jude's are Mike Conley, Pau and Marc Gasol, David Lee, Kevin Love and Greg Monroe, along with coaches Mike Brown, Rick Carlisle and Monty Williams. You can help by visiting the website and making a donation, or checking out St. Jude's Twitter and Facebook pages. It's well worth your time. NBA.com

February 12, 2014 Updates

Hollins also revealed that he expects his old team to make a cost-cutting move before the deadline, because certain players are going to achieve bonus money that will move the Grizzlies above the luxury tax threshold. But sources told SheridanHoops that because Zach Randolph and Mike Conley did not make the All-Star team, Memphis will be about $900,000 below the tax threshold. That’s actually enough space to add a halfway-decent player into their empty 15th roster spot. SheridanHoops

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With Gay's departure, the Grizzlies' Big Three has morphed into what the team refers to as its Core Four: Gasol, Randolph, Mike Conley and Tony Allen. The plan, according to league sources, is to find ways to maximize those four foundational pieces in the short term while building around Gasol and Conley in the long term. CBSSports.com

December 22, 2013 Updates

“We’ve asked him to be more edgy, take more risks, go ahead and turn the ball over some more by trying to make more plays, and he’s really done that,” Joerger tells HOOPSWORLD. “He had a four-game stretch where he had 44 assists with just three or four turnovers. He’s been a leading scorer for us and I’ve encouraged him. I asked him if he had ever put up 30 and he got kind of embarrassed and said, ‘yeah, I’ve had 30 before.’ I told him I wasn’t talking about points, I need him to get up 30 shots one of these nights. He does it in such a way that everybody is still involved. He’s very conscious, he’s a very team guy who always does what’s best for the team, so I’ve been pushing him to have a little more edge to his game and he’s taken on that challenge.” HoopsWorld

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The hidden impact of the Gay deal is that we're suddenly down to just 10 names in the entire league who are even eligible to be released via the amnesty clause next July. And when you read those 10 names you'll understand why Boozer and Perkins, now that Salmons has been dealt, are realistically the last two who can generate any legitimate amnesty speculation until the next collective bargaining agreement. They are: Atlanta's Al Horford; Boston's Rajon Rondo; Chicago's Boozer and Joakim Noah; Memphis' Mike Conley and Zach Randolph; Oklahoma City's Nick Collison, Kevin Durant and Kendrick Perkins; San Antonio's Tony Parker. ESPN.com

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This year, there’s no doubt. The Pacers top the charts, and it’s not even close. They’re holding opponents to 83.7 points per game and 38.6 percent shooting, with the next team at 90.1 point per game and 41.2 percent, respectively. Their continuity is a critical element because they understand where one another is going to be at all times. Their movements are rapid and help off the ball has been outstanding. “They’re the best defensive team in the league,” Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley said recently. “They compress the paint real well and they make it hard for the guards to get in there and make anything happen. They have great length and they contest every shot. They just make it tough for you. … They seem to be on a mission, they’re playing with great energy, they are playing well together and all the pieces seem to be clicking. That is a sign of a good team.” Pacers.com

November 7, 2013 Updates

The Pelicans wouldn’t hear of it, and looked like the fresher, crisper and more spirited team despite playing the second night of a back-to-back. “If we gave the effort that we normally give and laid it all out there, we’d be fine with that,” Griz point guard Mike Conley said after scoring a game-high 26 points. “But to not bring it and lose the way we did That’s not our basketball. That’s not what this city is used to. We can’t allow that.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

October 11, 2013 Updates

What tweaks will you make? Joerger: I hope that we'll play a little bit faster and get the ball up and down the floor a little bit quicker and play with a quicker pace, and not for the reason of getting a quick shot unless something presents itself at the rim. But by getting up and using a larger part of the shot clock, we hope to be able to move the ball more and then attack inside with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph or creating better opportunities for drives with Mike Conley. SI.com

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