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Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesA quick start, and some tough stretches, are possible. The NBA (and Memphis Grizzlies) announced the first half of their 2020-2021 schedule Friday afternoon, after multiple strategic leaks throughout the week. The opening...
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesWe back! The Memphis Grizzlies are getting back to basketball this week at FedExForum, and in that sentence is the feeling of some semblance of normalcy. Of course logically there’s nothing normal about...
Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty ImagesIn Part One and Part Two of “Following the Bud Blueprint”, I detailed a few ways in which Memphis Head Coach Taylor Jenkins is following in the footsteps of his mentor, Mike Budenholzer....
Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty ImagesMore National TV games for the Grizzlies? Going back as far as I can remember - being around the Memphis Grizzlies organization, combined with fan reaction — when the schedule released, it...
Photo by Justin Ford/NBAE via Getty ImagesZach Kleiman has incorporated one of Sam Hinkie’s principles without bottoming out and putting the team in position to fail. The Zach Kleiman, Jason Wexler plan for long-term, sustainable success is another way...
Tim Flores-USA TODAY SportsLet’s talk wings! We’re so close to having NBA basketball! With preseason basketball starting next week, the GBB podcast network covered the Grizzlies’ wing rotation and incoming rookies for this season. Who are some of your...
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesHere are 6 Grizzlies players to watch throughout the NBA preseason We made it! Tis’ the season as Grizzlies basketball is back after a near four month layoff. The 2019-20 season didn’t end...
Pool Photo-USA TODAY SportsThe absence of Jaren Jackson Jr. provides an opportunity. Whether in the movies or in the NBA, the sequel is at times better than the original. Batman Begins is a stellar and memorable film, but The...
Justin Ford-USA TODAY SportsThe Grizzlies need Giannis to stay put. As the NBA season approaches, a massive Greek domino has less than three weeks to fall. Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is reportedly back in...
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesHe’s earned a long, hard look. Grayson Allen’s 3-point shooting in the bubble was one of the nicest storylines for the Memphis Grizzlies’ restart run. In 9 games, he shot a sizzling 47.1...
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Memphis Grizzlies actually have wings for once! The city of Memphis knows wings and they have some depth in that area. Just think about it. You got Wing Guru, Ching’s, Crumpy’s, Tiger...
Pool Photo-USA TODAY SportsThere is still work to do for Memphis The Memphis Grizzlies are just days away from opening up training camp. That’s hard to believe, given all that has transpired so far this year. It seems like...
Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty ImagesAlong with improved shooting ability, Taylor Jenkins has significantly improved the Grizzlies’ ability to pass, a strength of Mike Budenholzer’s teams in recent years. In general, the Memphis Grizzlies’ unexpected level of success...
NBAE/Getty ImagesFollowing the example of Mike Budenholzer, Taylor Jenkins continues to mold the Grizzlies roster into a solid form of sustainable success. So far, the Memphis Grizzlies offseason can best be described as both exciting and expected. Many of...
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY SportsJontay Porter has the potential to be special in Beale Street Blue. This past Sunday afternoon, the Memphis Grizzlies took a low risk signing Forward Jontay Porter to a three year six million dollar deal. Porter...