Category Archives: Memphis Grizzlies

Nets Trying to Acquire O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo

The Grizzlies are again discussing whether to deal reserve guard O.J. Mayo.

This time, Memphis has explored at least two trade scenarios with the Nets over the past couple of weeks, according to sources.

The Nets are interested in acquiring Mayo for salary-cap reasons as they try to clear room to make a run at Orlando center Dwight Howard in the offseason.

With that in mind, the Nets have offered fourth-year guard Anthony Morrow for Mayo. The Nets have also offered point guard Jordan Farmar, a draft pick and cash in a separate package for Mayo.

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David West Agrees to Terms with Pacers

David West

David West

The Indiana Pacers agreed on a two-year, $20 million deal with free-agent forward David West, a source close to the situation told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard.

The Hornets had been in discussions to send West to Boston in a sign-and-trade deal but reported Sunday that those talks ended, which opened the door for Indiana to land West.

The Pacers may not be done dealing, though.

The Memphis Grizzlies are in advanced discussions with Indiana on a sign-and-trade deal that would bring free agent Josh McRoberts to the Grizzlies and send guard O.J. Mayo to the Pacers, according to sources close to the process.

The Pacers, sources say, also have Carl Landry and Andrei Kirilenko at the top of their frontcourt wish list.

Jamaal Tinsley Top Pick in D-League Draft

Jamaal Tinsley

Jamaal Tinsley

Jamaal Tinsley is determined to make an NBA comeback this season, even if means carving his own path back to the league.

The eight-year veteran, who played with the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies, entered the D-League draft and was selected with the number one overall pick.

The Los Angeles D-Fenders made Tinsley the top pick over other former NBA players such as Alando Tucker and Gabe Pruitt. In Los Angeles, the 33-year-old Tinsley will be playing for former NBA head coach Eric Musselman.


Police Search Oregon Home of Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

A man who went to the Oregon home of Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph to sell marijuana said he was beaten with a pool cue in a dispute over the price of pot.

The man told sheriff’s deputies at least three men assaulted him but Randolph was not among them. No arrests have been made, and authorities said none were expected on Monday.

Police identified the victim as 26-year-old James Beasley of Portland.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Sgt. James Rhodes said Randolph was in his home outside Portland when the beating occurred early Saturday. Beasley was treated for head and face injuries and released from a hospital later that afternoon, when he called police, Rhodes said.

Grizzlies Extend Qualifying Offer to Haddadi

The Memphis Grizzlies extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Hamed Haddadi, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.

Hamed Haddadi

Hamed Haddadi

The first Iranian-born player in NBA history, Haddadi owns career averages of 2.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.45 blocks on .457 shooting in 86 games, all with the Grizzlies. Memphis signed Haddadi as a free agent on Aug. 28, 2008.

Extending a qualifying offer prior to the June 30 deadline gives Memphis the ability to match any offer sheet a player signs with another team during the offseason.

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All-Access: Sounds of Memphis

Take an all-access look at the Memphis Grizzlies during one of their off days during their series against the OKC Thunder.

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