Memphis Grizzlies Rumors
The players played alongside rookie Jaren Jackson Jr., about whom Anderson raved, “It’s funny; he can’t even control his body. He’s so big and athletic he’s blocking shots with his elbows!” Anderson also said Conley and Chandler Parsons looked “game-ready.”
Newcomers Kyle Anderson, Garrett Temple, Shelvin Mack and Omri Casspi all took to the dais in the FedExForum grand lobby a week away from beginning training camp with their new team. But they’ve already been working together for a while, Temple said. “When I got traded, Jevon (Carter) was the first guy to reach out to me, but Mike Conley let me know we were having a minicamp in Los Angeles,” Temple said. “I didn’t know how many guys would be there. I’ve had minicamps on two teams before, and we had maybe 10 or 11 guys, but I think there were about 16 of us there this time. We got together to eat, play pickup, just get to know each other.”
Peter Edmiston: I asked Kyle Anderson if he felt most comfortable as a PG: “Looking back, that’s just where I’ve had my best years, with the ball in my hands. Let’s be honest, playing off the ball maybe isn’t one of my strong points. With the ball in my hands, I’m a little bit better.”
“Playing slow has always been the thing that’s worked for us,” said Hollinger. “Even when we came into years saying we’d play faster, we would end up being 29th in pace. I just think that’s the comfort zone of our key players, so that’s how we’re going to play. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to try to smash it into the post every time. You can’t play that way.”
Shams Charania: Sources: Guard Kobi Simmons is signing a one-year deal with the Cavaliers. Simmons was recently released from two-way deal with Memphis.