Noah is taking the roster spot opened when the Grizzlie…

Noah is taking the roster spot opened when the Grizzlies waived guard Andrew Harrison earlier this season. In addition, second-year Grizzlies power forward Ivan Rabb was assigned to the team’s G-League affiliate on Tuesday. “I think what we’ve built over the last few seasons and the culture we want to bring here, we’ve got to continue to get guys and recruit guys who want to come in and be a part of that,” point guard Mike Conley said. “Joakim is one of those guys that fits our system, fits the way we play, our mentality. He embodies everything that grit and grind means and stands for. We’re happy to have him.”
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“I’m sure that it’s going to fuel them,” Gasol said of the loud skepticism increasingly endured by the American team. “The amount of talent that the U.S. generates every year is unbelievable,’’ he added. “Even with all the guys that dropped out — or if you want to say these guys don’t have experience internationally — they’re still super talented physically and technically. And they’re pretty well-coached as well. So you put it all together and it’s a great team.”