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  1. Record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start season

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Just in case you had any doubt the NBA is a global league at the forefront of a global game… There are a record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start the season hailing from 39 countries, the league announced. That is more than 20 percent of the league. The number is up from…

  2. Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol engage in preseason shoving match (VIDEO)

    Oct 26, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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    The first quarter of the Rockets’ preseason finale against the Grizzlies on Friday was far more eventful than the team would have liked. Early on, James Harden left the game with a knee contusion after being fouled on a three-point attempt by Quincy Pondexter. He did not return, although the injury was not believed to…

  3. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Memphis Grizzlies

    Oct 24, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    Last season: After totaling up 56 wins in the regular season, the Memphis Grizzlies got sweet revenge over the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round, then extinguished a short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder team before finally falling to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. This was the best season in franchise history by a large…

  4. Kevin Love brags about winning “the ‘White Guy’ award”

    Oct 22, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

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    The NBA’s annual GM survey, analyzed by Kurt earlier today, contained few surprises. Who will win the championship? The Heat, as usual. Who will win MVP? LeBron James, obviously. Who is the best center? Dwight Howard, of course. Who’s the best coach in the NBA? Gregg Popovich, surely. Which player makes the most of limited…

  5. NBA.com GM survey predicts another big season for Heat, LeBron James

    Oct 22, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

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    The annual NBA.com GM survey is pretty much a spot check on the conventional wisdom around the NBA. It’s not the place you see daring picks or gain deep insight. It’s generally a lot of guys picking the favorite. This year’s survey shows the conventional wisdom is “good luck beating LeBron James the Heat.” In…

  6. Mark Jackson’s challenge to Stephen Curry: Commit fewer turnovers

    Oct 7, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Mark Jackson, Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry is coming off of a breakout season for the Warriors, one in which he averaged career-bests in points, assists, and minutes played. But Warriors head coach Mark Jackson is a master motivator, and he wants Curry to continue to improve. So he provided him with a little project. The challenge he posed to…

  7. Rudy Gay isn’t worried about role as fault line between old school, advanced stats

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:57 AM EDT

    Rudy Gay

    What you think about Rudy Gay says a lot about how you view the NBA game. If you come from the old school you see a guy who can create his own shot off the dribble, is athletic and gets you 18 points and 6 rebounds a night. You probably see him as a high…

  8. A quick look at your EuroBasket All Tournament Team

    Sep 23, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    EuroBasket ended Sunday with a French championship. Now we are  forced to watch preseason NBA basketball, at least until the games get real just before Halloween. So let’s look back at the best of the European championship and its All-Tournament Team. The video is above, theplayers were: Tony Parker, France. He was the best player…

  9. Seven collegiate 2013 second round draft picks have international contracts

    Sep 20, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

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    We have mentioned this before, the draft and stash is not just for European players anymore. Used to be a time when teams drafted a young Euro in the second round, let him develop overseas, then brought him over if and when he was ready. See Marc Gasol as a prime example. But now teams…

  10. EuroBasket semi-finals set, so are five of seven World Championship berths

    Sep 19, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

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    At this point Spain, France, Lithuania and Croatia are playing for pride. Those are your four EuroBasket semi-finalists, the Final Four of the European championship. All four of those teams advanced with quarterfinal wins in the last 48 hours. All have a shot at the title. Those four teams have already sewn up one key…

  11. Top 5 plays from Wednesday at EuroBasket (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    We’re down to the final eight teams at the European championships, so as you might expect we’re getting a better quality of play. And that means some solid highlights to bring you. No shock Marc Gasol‘s discus-style length of the court outlet pass won the day, that is just a fun play. As expected, Spain…

  12. Check out Marc Gasol’s length-of-court assist for Spain (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Top that, Mr. Outlet Pass Kevin Love. The best part of Marc Gasol‘s length of the court assist to Sergio Llull  is the discus-like pass — that is impressive. Grizzlies exec John Hollinger went on twitter and said Memphis is going to add this to their playbook. Spain won the EuroBasket quarterfinals game against Serbia 90-60…

  13. Final eight set for quarterfinal matchups at EuroBasket

    Sep 16, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Officially seven of the eight teams left in EuroBasket quarter finals — we’ve now advanced to the tournament style rounds of the European championships — will get an invite to the World Championships next summer. Technically Europe is set to send six teams, but with Spain already in as host, that number jumps to seven…

  14. Grizzlies GM says Derrick Rose helped influence Pau Gasol trade

    Sep 16, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Rose Calipari Memphis

    Back in 2008, when Memphis traded Pau Gasol to the Lakers for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie and the rights to an untested European player in Marc Gasol, Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace was ripped by seemingly everyone. It was said he got nothing for giving up an elite player such as Gasol (who instantly…

  15. Grizzlies’ GM says better offense is key to team’s goals

    Sep 15, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    The Memphis Grizzlies were a defensive force last season — they had the second best defense in the NBA during the regular season (giving up 97.4 points per 100 possessions) and a still strong 101.4 in the playoffs, which helped propel them to the Western Conference Finals. However, their offense was pedestrian. The Grizzlies slowed…

  16. Top 5 plays from Thursday at EuroBasket (VIDEO)

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

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    The first lesson here: You may not want to give Marc Gasol a clear path to the basket. There were upsets yesterday in EuroBasket — the European championship going on right now — including Greece knocking off Gasol and Spain. There was Lithuania beating France. Spain is now 1-2 in this round of group play…

  17. After 9 years, Pau Gasol finally shaved his beard… he lost a bet

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

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    Pau Gasol is one of the smarter NBA players out there — he has been inside the operating room at a children’s hospital at the invite of doctors, he goes to the opera, and I have had a conversation with him about author José Saramago. This summer he visited Syrian refugees for UNICEF. He and…

  18. Marc Gasol says the Grizzles want to run more this season. Riiiiight.

    Sep 11, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    The Memphis Grizzlies played at the second slowest pace in the league last season, which makes sense when you consider they want to run the offense through big men Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. With their defense and style, the Grizzlies want to grind you down. With former assistant coach Dave Joerger taking over, expect…

  19. Italy, France, Spain lead teams advancing to second round of EuroBasket

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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    The first round of group play is over and 12 teams are left at EuroBasket —seven of them are about to win a spot in the World Championships next summer. The deepest, most talented field of the FIBA tournament started with 24 teams, let’s look by group how they got down to a dozen: Group…

  20. EuroBasket tips off Wednesday, here’s a quick primer

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    At this point in the end of summer/start of fall those of us basketball junkies are looking for a fix. That is where EuroBasket comes in. If you’re asking “What is EuroBasket?” let us help you out with a little primer. • What is EuroBasket? A FIBA tournament featuring 24 teams from Europe, being played…

  21. Report: Memphis Grizzlies waive Fab Melo

    Aug 30, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Just a couple weeks ago, Memphis traded the expiring contract of Donte Greene plus sent some cash to Boston for the rights to Fab Melo. Friday they waived Melo, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Melo was owed $1.3 million this season fully guaranteed, part of his rookie contract. If no team picks ‘Melo up…

  22. New Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger says he’ll play starters less than Lionel Hollins did

    Aug 27, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    The Grizzlies didn’t overly rely on any single player last season. Marc Gasol played 35.0 minutes per game (32nd in the NBA), Mike Conley 34.5 (40th) and Zach Randolph 34.3 (45th). But collectively, Memphis was extremely reliant on its starters Just three other teams – the Warriors, 76ers and Trail Blazers, who had four –…

  23. Celtics trade Fab Melo to Memphis for Donte Greene

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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    The Fab Melo era that never really got started in Boston is over. The Celtics announced they have traded Melo and some cash to the Grizzlies for Donte Greene. CSNNE.com has confirmed this as well. Why? This is a financial move for the Celtics — Melo was going to make $1.3 million this season, Greene…

  24. Joe Dumars hopes Josh Smith-Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond frontcourt can take cues from Hawks and Grizzlies

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Which team has the best starting frontcourt in the NBA? Depending on how you value the top player compared to the depth of the trio, there are several contenders including: Nets (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Brook Lopez) Bulls (Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah) Nuggets (Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee) Warriors (Andre Iguodala, David…

  25. Report: Mike Miller agrees to play for Memphis Grizzlies

    Jul 24, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

    Heat shooting Mike Miller celebrates after scoring against the Spurs in the second half during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    Memphis needs outside shooting to space the floor, it was painfully obvious during the playoffs (and spare me your Rudy Gay stuff, go look at his jump shooting numbers then move on). Mike Miller was good enough to space the floor for the Miami Heat the last couple years and picked up a couple rings…

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