Monday, May 20, 2019
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MikeCheck: Morant makes dominant first impression at Chicago’s NBA Lottery, Combine

CHICAGO – With his value assured as a top three pick in next month’s NBA Draft, Ja Morant couldn’t have done anything more to improve his stock at the Lottery and Combine. He showed up,...

#IMHO: The Lottery, Zion and Morant, plus The Brow

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly...

MikeCheck: Behind-the-scenes story of how timing and teamwork were everything as Grizzlies embraced No....

CHICAGO – It was long after those four ping pong balls delivered the Grizzlies the No. 2 overall pick in that sequestered hotel ballroom, and long after Elliot Perry’s wide-eyed gaze from the stage...

Memphis Grizzlies secure no. 2 overall pick in 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA announced that the Memphis Grizzlies have secured the No. 2 overall pick at the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery tonight in Chicago. The NBA Draft Lottery determines the order of the first 14 selections...

MikeCheck: 5 Things to Know as Grizzlies Enter Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery

CHICAGO – The fate of the Grizzlies franchise rests on the lucky bounces of a set of ping pong balls. Well, not entirely. Minority Owner and Director of Player Support, Elliot Perry represents the Memphis Grizzlies...

Mike Conley selected as a finalist for J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

The Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA) have selected Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley as one of five finalists for the 2018-19 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. The honor, named after the NBA’s second commissioner, has...

#IMHO: The Celtics, playing the NBA Lottery, and KD

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly chance to weigh in...

Memphis Grizzlies to participate in 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League

The Memphis Grizzlies will be among four teams competing in the renamed Salt Lake City Summer League, a six-game event hosted by the Utah Jazz from July 1-3 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The...

#IMHO: Refs, Quotes, and Conference Contenders

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly chance to weigh in...

MikeCheck: Valanciunas’ stretch-run impact with Grizzlies aligns with NBA’s resurgence at center

MEMPHIS – Among other affinities he's developed for the organization and city, Jonas Valanciunas has built quite an affection for local barbecue ribs. Even in small doses, a taste of this town tends to have...

Memphis Grizzlies promote Tayshaun Prince to Vice President of Basketball Affairs

The Memphis Grizzlies today promoted Tayshaun Prince to Vice President of Basketball Affairs within the franchise’s basketball operations department. “We are excited to establish Tayshaun as a core member of our front office,” Executive Vice...

MikeCheck: Hungry and healed, Jackson eager to build on promising but shortened rookie season

MEMPHIS – In every sense of the phrase, Jaren Jackson Jr. has fashioned himself a student of the NBA game throughout his promising but injury-shortened rookie season. Patience has been his hardest lesson to learn. “I’m...

#IMHO: The Postseason, Game of Thrones, plus final shots

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly...

Mike Conley nominated for Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is one of 10 players nominated for the 2018-19 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente, the league announced today. Fan voting for the award began...

MikeCheck: With shoulder surgery behind him, Anderson still counts on being right fit for...

MEMPHIS – Giving as much time as he could, Kyle Anderson did everything in his power to make sure no one in the group left disappointed. So he posed for more pictures. He embraced dozens of...

Lang’s World: Pounding The Rock

Back in 2005, when I was an editor at SLAM Magazine, I spent a week down in San Antonio working on a Spurs cover story. Everyone knew the Spurs were one of the great...

MikeCheck: Dorsey hopes post-trade spark triggers opportunity to grow with Grizzlies

MEMPHIS – Perhaps 82 games simply weren’t enough. When it comes to the shooting guard position, the Grizzlies exited the season facing the same dilemma that existed when training camp opened way back in late...

Kyle Anderson medical update 4.18.19

Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson underwent successful thoracic outlet decompression surgery on Wednesday to resolve right shoulder soreness and other affiliated symptoms. Anderson is expected to make a complete recovery and return to full...

#IMHO: Playoffs, Warriors and Kings

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly...

Memphis Grizzlies name Rich Cho as Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Glen Grunwald...

Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies today named Rich Cho as Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Glen Grunwald as Senior Advisor within the franchise’s basketball operations department. “We are excited to welcome Rich and...

MikeCheck: Conley’s future looms as largest question Grizz face as team pivots to offseason

MEMPHIS – The ‘old man’ jokes are still funny and no longer playfully annoying. But more than anything, to Mike Conley Jr., they’re simply inaccurate. The wisecracks occasionally came from younger teammates with the Grizzlies, many...

Memphis Grizzlies to host internship fair on Wednesday, May 8 from 10 a.m. –...

The Memphis Grizzlies will host an internship fair on Wednesday, May 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the FedExForum Grand Lobby. The Grizzlies are looking to fill several part-time positions and full-time...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley makes half million dollar donation to Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley along with his family announced a half million-dollar donation to support the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center yesterday at Methodist University Hospital. “It is an honor and privilege to...

Memphis Grizzlies announce restructuring of basketball operations department

The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that they have undertaken a restructuring of the franchise’s basketball operations department and that Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been relieved of his duties. Going forward, Jason Wexler will serve...

#IMHO: MVPs, Magic and Fading Stars

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly...

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