Chris Wallace Rumors
Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said the 35-year-old Barnes “wears his heart on his sleeve,” an approach that could make the 6-foot-7 forward an ideal fit for a franchise that relies on hustle and defense. “If there’s any player that was destined to be a Grizzly, it’s Matt Barnes,” Wallace said. “He’s a guy that we had our dustups with when he was on the other side of the fence – particularly the Clippers – but now he’s one of us and we’re ecstatic to have him.”
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today that Grizzlies forward Jeff Green has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season. Green (6-9, 235) averaged 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 31.5 minutes in 78 games (70 starts) last season with the Grizzlies and Boston Celtics. Acquired by Memphis from Boston in a three-team trade on Jan. 12, he recorded 13.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.3 minutes in 45 games (37 starts) with the Grizzlies. Green shot a team-high .398 from three-point range after the All-Star Break and increased his three-point percentage to .438 over the final 20 games of the regular season.
Peter Edmiston: Since Jeff Green’s deadline for him to opt-in (or not) is June 23, I asked Chris Wallace,”You’d love to have Jeff Green back, right?” Wallace’s answer:”Well, I don’t really want to talk about his situation right now. It’s his decision whether to exercise his option or not.”
Chris Wallace wonders why Elston Turner has not been hired as a head coach in the NBA. Turner, currently the lead assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies, has assembled an impressive resume that is filled with wins and playoffs appearances. Turner has interviewed for a number of vacant head coach positions during his career, but has never been hired. “He’s certainly deserves a head coaching job,” said Wallace, general manager of the Grizzlies. “He’s been successful as a player – collegiate and pro level. He’s been around.”
The Memphis Grizzlies re-assigned forward/center Jarnell Stokes to the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. This marks the sixth assignment to Iowa for Stokes in his rookie season.