Jun 5, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT
While Clippers were granted permission last night to talk with Hollins, the Nets have not received permission, according to a CA source—
Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBlog) June 05, 2013
I don’t know why the Grizzlies would allow one team and not the other, but perhaps they’re stalling. The Nets reportedly once saw Hollins as their top target, and though Brian Shaw has emerged as Brooklyn’s first choice du jour, Shaw reportedly prefers the Clippers.
So, if Memphis still has some hope of retaining Hollins, allowing him to speak with the Clippers seems much less costly than allowing him to speak with the Nets. This way, the Grizzlies can extend some courtesy while keep the window open to re-sign Hollins.
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