Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Archive for the ‘ Memphis Grizzlies ’ Category

Grit and Grind Ain’t Dead

October 16th, 2017

It’s still with us. When Tony Allen said, “It’s just all heart. Grit. Grind.” it was so emblematic of the striving in this city it became our core mantra. As Allen recently put it, “…that’s the way I live, that’s the way I carry myself. You know, I grind for my family, I grind for the people I love. It’s a way of life.” And in our largely blue collar city this resonates, it is our way of life. But, in the off season the Grizzlies organization did not noticeably contend for the Grindfather Tony Allen and the toughest power-forward in the game Zach Randolph. The public embodiments... Read More

Memphis Grizzlies plan to waive Wade Baldwin and Rade Zagorac

October 16th, 2017

The Grizzlies make their final moves of the season cutting Balwin and Zagorac. A Memphis Woj Bomb! Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news that Memphis plans to waive Wade Baldwin and Rade Zagorac before roster cutdown deadline today. These will be the last moves the Grizzlies plan to make this offseason. Sources: Memphis plans to waive or trade guard Wade Baldwin — 17th overall pick in 2016 NBA Draft — before roster cutdown deadline today. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017 The Grizzlies are also planning to waive or trade forward Rade Zagorac today, league... Read More

Paradise Lost: Chandler Parsons

October 16th, 2017

Chin up fans, there is hope at the end. Paradise Lost is an epic blank verse poem by John Milton describing the scheming of the Devil to outwit Adam and Eve and bring the world to a place of death and darkness. The fictional poem seemed am appropriate metaphor for the Chandler Parsons experiment that the Memphis Grizzlies have been wrapped up in for the past 15 months. The poem begins in hell with the forces of darkness trying to figure out how to continue their war against their enemies in heaven. This is fitting after the 34-game fiasco last year with the $94 million dollar man. We are in... Read More

3 and D Podcast: Decision Time

October 16th, 2017

Episode 8: The Final Roster The newest episode of the 3 and D podcast is ready for your enjoyment! Joe and Mark talk about Kyrie Irving bad mouthing Cleveland, Michael Jordan comments about the NBA, and Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid getting paid. They also continue with Grizzlies discussion about the preseason games, what they like, what they dont like, and who they think will make the final roster. It’s all on a new episode of the 3 and D Podcast! Follow us on Twitter @3andDPod and be sure to subscribe to the podcast on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes so you never miss an episode! Thank you... Read More

Recap: Grizzlies Roll New Orleans 142-101

October 14th, 2017

Tony Allen is back in his first appearance as a Pelican in Memphis The Grindfather was back in the building tonight, but it was only as a spectator as the Memphis Grizzlies got a commanding victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, 142-101. The Grizzlies and Pelicans both looked a bit out of sync early on, the Grizzlies especially so. Marc Gasol got the Grizzlies first basket with about 8:30 left in the quarter. Wade Baldwin got the start at the 2 spot like Andrew Harrison did last game. Wade, Marc, and Mike Conley each had threes to help give the Grizzlies a 34-24 lead at the end of the first... Read More

Grizzlies announce Tony Allen’s #9 jersey will be retired

October 12th, 2017

The Grindfather’s number will be in the rafters some day. The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that Tony Allen’s #9 jersey will one day be retired and hung from the rafters in FedExForum. The announcement comes the day before Allen returns with his new team, the New Orleans Pelicans, for a preseason game and six days before the same Pelicans return to Memphis for the regular season opener. Here is Robert Pera, Controlling Owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, on Tony’s number being retired. …I would like to thank him for his incredible contributions to the Grizzlies and the unique way... Read More

Recap: Grizzlies fall to the Rockets, 101-89

October 12th, 2017

Memphis looked to grab a preseason win at home after losing on the road Monday. After a disappointing loss in Atlanta Monday night, the Memphis Grizzlies looked to bounce back against a division rival, the Houston Rockets, in a preseason showdown. Chandler Parsons was absent from the starting lineup, and Andrew Harrison started in his place. Early on for the Rockets, Clint Capela put on a show offensively and ruled the boards. The Grizzlies had weapons of their own, however, and led 16-11 midway through the quarter. For Memphis, Mario Chalmers came off the bench and made an immediate offensive... Read More

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets: What to Watch For

October 11th, 2017

The regular season is a week away. As the Grizzlies welcome the Rockets for a preseason national TV game, here are some storylines to look for. The Memphis Grizzlies play their second to last preseason game tonight as they welcome the Houston Rockets to FedExForum. The game tips off at 8:30 PM CT and will be televised on ESPN. For Memphis, Wayne Selden Jr. will likely be out with a quad injury and Ben McLemore remains out as he rehabs following foot surgery. For the Rockets, Chris Paul (shoulder) is considered day to day and Tarik Black (knee/birth of child) will not play. Memphis is coming off... Read More

Memphis Grizzlies 2017-2018 Player Previews: Marc Gasol

October 10th, 2017

Can Big Spain top his performance last season? Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are the remains of what was the “Core 4” of the Memphis Grizzlies. Conley and Gasol have been through it all together, and they both face new challenges this season with this new-look Grizzlies team. Marc Gasol has more pressure than ever on him to perform and help carry Memphi. Will he be up for the challenge, or will he regress after his stellar showing last season? 2016-2017 Season Overview Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Last season, Marc made the third trip of his career to the NBA All-Star Game.... Read More

Game Recap: Grizzlies Lose, but Parsons Looms Large

October 10th, 2017

A dud of a game with a whale of a possible storyline. It’s important to maintain perspective. The Memphis Grizzlies lost a meaningless preseason game last night to the Atlanta Hawks, 100-88. The result of this contest will most likely not play into the final standings when the regular season ends about six months from now, but the possible ramifications of how we got there may. It isn’t the fact that Marc Gasol’s return to the lineup was flat offensively (4 points on 2 of 9 shooting), but promising on the glass (13 rebounds in 22 minutes!). It wasn’t the team’s continued preseason struggles... Read More