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At All-Star break, Memphis Grizzlies show growth, progress in resilient first half

Despite injuries, a COVID-19 related hiatus and a close loss to the Bucks, the Memphis Grizzlies are still in good shape going into All-Star break       

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Grizzlies look to head into the All-Star break on high note WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (16-15, 7-10 Home) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (21-14, 7-9 Away) WHEN: 7:00 PM CST WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Grayson Allen (concussion protocol, Out), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee, Out) MILWAUKEE: NONE PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jonas Valanciunas MILWAUKEE: DJ Augustin, Dante DiVincenzo, Khris...

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Kyle Anderson back, Grayson Allen out for Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks Thursday

Kyle Anderson returns after missing Tuesday's Memphis Grizzlies win but Grayson Allen will miss a third straight game while in concussion protocol.       

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The Grizzlies are done cutting corners

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies consistency from the corner three is helping their offense improve overall. As the Grizzlies are finishing up their first half of the 2020-2021 NBA season, it is fair to say that this team surely has experienced more than its fair share of ups and downs. Injuries and interruptions have been abundant, and as a result it has been hard to establish consistency with the status quo of the roster in constant flux. However, while there has been plenty of inconsistency, there also has been clear progress. In general, clear...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Predicting the Memphis month of March

Photo by Maria Lysaker/NBAE via It’ll be a doozy. I am jazzed to bringing you a March Grizzlies prediction post. Speaking of “Jazz,” the Grizzlies will be facing Utah’s team three times in the month of March, including in a back-to-back on the road. That captures the tone of the Grizzlies’ March schedule. This month will certainly be a tough test for the young team, who have had to remain fluid despite both COVID and injury-related setbacks. Notwithstanding the obstacles, there have been many performance highs to keep the fans engaged and optimistic. And...

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Grayson Allen out, Kyle Anderson questionable for Memphis Grizzlies-Washington Wizards Tuesday

Grayson Allen will miss his second consecutive game while in concussion protocol. Kyle Anderson is questionable Tuesday due to illness.       

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Justise Winslow has hit the Memphis big time

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Justise Winslow had a long road to recovery, but he maintained an infectious energy that showed his character. Justise Winslow had a long, tough road to his recent debut. When he came over from the Miami Heat in February of 2020, he was rehabbing a back injury he had dealt with all season. Once he was ready to make his Memphis Grizzlies debut, the season was suspended due to the initial COVID-19 exposures. He was back and ready to go in the bubble, then a “one in a million” hip injury occurred and sidelined him for nearly 7...

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Memphis Grizzlies' Grayson Allen in concussion protocol, out vs. Houston Rockets

Grayson Allen will miss Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets after the Memphis Grizzlies placed him concussion protocol       

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Trending in Memphis: Tyus Jones shows his value

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Having a good backup point guard is valuable WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (14-14, 7-9 home) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (23-11, 11-5) WHEN: 7 PM CT WHERE: Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: OUT Jaren Jackson Jr. (LT knee meniscus surgery recovery), Killian Tillie (LT foot soreness), and Jontay Porter & Sean McDermott (G-League assignment) LOS ANGELES: OUT Patrick Patterson (personal), Daniel Oturu (G-League assignment) PROJECTED STARTING...

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game Preview

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies look to snap their 2-game losing streak against the Clippers WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (13-14, 6-9 home) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (23-10, 11-4 away) WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee WHEN: 7:00 PM CT HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Dillon Brooks (Questionable, thigh), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Out, knee), Killian Tillie (Out, foot) LOS ANGELES: None PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Grayson Allen, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Jonas Valanciunas LOS...

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GBB Roundtable: Are you worried yet?

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Gauging some of the biggest concerns in Grizz Nation with some of our staff. Honestly, I’d be pretty satisfied if you told me at the beginning of the season that the Memphis Grizzlies would be thrashed with injuries — including no Jaren Jackson Jr., only 2 games of Justise Winslow, and 7 games without Ja Morant — and with COVID, and they’d still be at .500. I still am, but the timeline hasn’t been pretty since the conclusion of the 7-game winning streak. People think the front office is sabotaging the season partly because they...

The Smoking Cuban

Mavericks: James Johnson wins Defensive Player of Game belt vs. Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks were without two starters as they faced the Boston on the second night of a back-to-back on Feb. 23. Kristaps Porzingis missed his second straight game with a back injury, and Maxi Kleber sprained his ankle in Monday’s win over the Grizzlies. Coach Rick Carlisle gave James Johnson and Dwight Powell spot starts against the […] Mavericks: James Johnson wins Defensive Player of Game belt vs. Celtics - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mavericks: Dwight Powell wins Defensive Player of Game belt vs. Grizzlies

The Dallas Mavericks returned to action on Monday night. They had not played since Feb. 14 after severe weather in Texas forced two consecutive postponements. The Mavs were happy to be back as they faced the Memphis Grizzlies. Dwight Powell earned a spot start because Kristaps Porzingis was out with a back injury. He became the […] Mavericks: Dwight Powell wins Defensive Player of Game belt vs. Grizzlies - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks Game Preview

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Go back to the future with Luka and Ja. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (13-13, 7-4 away) vs. Dallas Mavericks (13-15, 6-8 home) WHERE: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas WHEN: 7:30 PM CT HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Out, knee), Dillon Brooks (Out, thigh), Killian Tillie (Out, foot) DALLAS: NONE PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Grayson Allen, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Jonas Valanciunas DALLAS: Luka Doncic, Josh Richardson, Tim...

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Grizzlies' Justise Winslow on playing his first NBA game in over 13 months

Justise Winslow spoke on his Memphis Grizzlies debut after arriving a year ago and battling through two injuries      

Hoops Habit

Memphis Grizzlies: Analyzing Justise Winslow’s debut

Justise Winslow has made his Memphis Grizzlies debut 381 days after his trade from the Miami Heat back on Feb. 8 of 2020 — back when the NBA was oblivious to the virus and still had full crowds. Winslow was expected to play during the NBA Bubble but suffered a hip injury during practice leading […] Memphis Grizzlies: Analyzing Justise Winslow’s debut - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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The Long View: Justise Winslow’s future begins now

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Justise Winslow is finally here. I dove into the different flashes he showed in this game. After 380 days, Justise Winslow has suited up for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was originally supposed to come back the game the NBA season was suspended. Then, he was in training camp for the NBA bubble, but had a freak hip injury in practice that sidelined him for 6 months. Now, we finally got to see Justise Winslow in real-life basketball as a Memphis Grizzly. The results were mixed to say the least. It took him the first half to get going — as...

ClutchPoints

Dennis Smith Jr. an intriguing fantasy basketball target with Delon Wright, Killian Hayes hurt

The Detroit Pistons are not only coming off a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, 109-95, in their most recent game on Friday, but they also lost lost starting guard Delon Wright to injury for at least a couple of weeks. Wright reportedly suffered a Grade 2 groin strain and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, […] The post Dennis Smith Jr. an intriguing fantasy basketball target with Delon Wright, Killian Hayes hurt appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

Behind the Scenes: Grizzlies bring some tough matchups against Suns

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via We go behind the scenes of the Grizzlies with Parker Fleming of GrizzlyBearBlues.com One of the toughest teams for the Phoenix Suns to play the last couple of years has been the Memphis Grizzlies. Earlier this season the Grizz beat the Suns 108-104 to make it four straight wins over the Suns, seemingly no matter whether they are dealing with injuries or not. They match up again on Saturday night. The Grizzlies come in once again playing better than expected with a 13-12 record despite missing Jaren Jackson Jr. the whole season and Ja Morant...

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Dillon Brooks out for Grizzlies-Pistons game due to right thigh injury

Dillon Brooks will miss his first game with the Memphis Grizzlies since Jan. 17, 2019 because of soreness in his right thigh       

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns Game Preview

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Can the Grizz stay hot and cool the Suns? WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (13-12, 6-7 Home) vs. Phoenix Suns (18-10, 8-5 Road) WHEN: 8:00 PM CST WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Dillon Brooks (right thigh soreness, questionable), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee, out), Killian Tillie (left foot, out), Justise Winslow (left hip, out) PHOENIX: none PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Grayson Allen, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Jonas...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey on Delon Wright's injury; Sekou Doumbaya's minutes

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey answers questions following the team's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 19, 2021.       

Detroit Free Press

Delon Wright injury comes at inopportune time for Detroit Pistons

Delon Wright left in fourth quarter of Detroit Pistons' loss against Memphis Grizzlies after tweaking his groin while running back on defense.       

Grizzly Bear Blues

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Detroit Pistons Game Preview

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Grizzlies look to move above .500 against struggling Pistons WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (12-12, 5-7 Home) vs. Detroit Pistons (8-20, 2-12 Away) WHEN: 7:00 PM CST WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Dillon Brooks (right thigh soreness, questionable), De’Anthony Melton (left shoulder, questionable), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee, out), Killian Tillie (left foot, out), Justise Winslow (left hip, out) DETROIT: Sekou Doumbouya (concussion,...

Grizzly Bear Blues

GBB Podcasts: Health lingers/Inside the G-League bubble

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Tune into the Grizzly Bear Blues podcast network The Memphis Grizzlies are battling some storms right now with injuries to Jaren Jackson Jr., Justise Winslow, and De’Anthony Melton. The uncertain timelines have created angst on the timeline. But decompress a little bit, and tune into the Grizzly Bear Blues podcast network. The Starting 5: What is Health? On this week’s episode of the Starting 5 podcast, we recap the Grizzlies 1-2 week and give our star of the week, briefly discuss Bomani Jones’ infatuation with Grayson Allen,...

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Desmond Bane to return, two more questionable for Memphis Grizzlies-Detroit Pistons Friday

Desmond Bane wasn't on the Memphis Grizzlies' injury report for Friday's game but De'Anthony Melton and Dillon Brooks were listed as questionable       

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game Preview

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via A quick turnaround could be positive for the Grizzlies... WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (11-12, 4-8 Home) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (11-16) When: 7:00 P.M. CT Where: FedExForum, Memphis, TN How to watch/listen: Fox Sports Southeast, 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Desmond Bane (personal, out), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee, out), De’Anthony Melton (left shoulder, out), Killian Tillie (left foot, out), Justise Winslow (left hip, out) Oklahoma City Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Knee, Game Time Decision), Trevor Ariza (personal,...

ClutchPoints

Rockets coach Stephen Silas campaigns for Christian Wood to get MVP votes

Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are the big men dominating the MVP conversation thus far. However, Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas feels Christian Wood should be included. Wood suffered an ankle injury Feb. 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Rockets have not won a game since, losing each of their last six contests. Silas […] The post Rockets coach Stephen Silas campaigns for Christian Wood to get MVP votes appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Steve Kerr: Draymond Green injury update, Steph Curry’s defense | NBA on ESPN

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr takes questions from the media after the Golden State Warriors’ 117-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Steve Kerr gives an update on Draymond Green’s injury (2:50) and Steph Curry’s third quarter block. ✔