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  1. Milwaukee assistant GM says Larry Sanders “absolutely” in team plans

    Sep 11, 2014, 12:35 PM EST

    larry sanders

    Sanders four-year, $44 million extension kicks in this season. Lucky Bucks.

  2. O.J. Mayo tells his side of the story of playing one-on-one with Michael Jordan (VIDEO)

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:37 PM EST

    O.J. Mayo

    As part of a wide-ranging interview to promote the release of NBA 2K14, Michael Jordan said a lot of semi-interesting things that became newsworthy. One of the more entertaining stories Jordan told was one of a young O.J. Mayo, fresh out of high school, attending Jordan’s camp and immediately beginning to engage the legend in…

  3. Ed Davis won’t play Summer League for Grizzlies because he was asked to ‘by a coach who doesn’t have a job’

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:43 AM EST

    Lionel Hollins, Ed Davis

    Go ahead and file this under comedy more than anything else, and be thankful that we have a medium like Twitter where athletes can jump in and publicly provide immediate feedback to any discussion involving them personally. Ed Davis came to Memphis last season in the trade that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto, but had…

  4. Clippers to meet with O.J. Mayo, Carl Landry on Tuesday

    Jul 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    O.J. Mayo, Patrick Patterson

    The Clippers re-signing of Chris Paul to a max contract in free agency this summer was only the beginning of their plans to add talent and tweak the roster so that it’s more immediately ready to compete for a championship under new head coach Doc Rivers. The decision of whether or not to trade reserve…

  5. Quote of the Day: Carlisle compares Mavs turnovers to “Kama Sutra”

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:31 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns v Dallas Mavericks

    “We’re doing it every way you can do it. If we were a sex manual it’d be a best-seller.” —Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle discussing the rash of Mavericks turnovers this preseason, speaking to the Star Telegram (hat tip to SLAM). The Mavericks are averaging 19.2 points per game this preseason. They are doing it…

  6. The tangled web of Chris Paul, David Stern, and the blockbuster trade that wasn’t

    Dec 12, 2011, 2:57 PM EST

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    Last Friday, David Stern — acting as some amalgam of both owner of the New Orleans Hornets and commissioner of the NBA — put the kibosh on a trade that would’ve sent Chris Paul to the Lakers, brought Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, and Lamar Odom to the Hornets, and shipped Pau Gasol to the Rockets.…

  7. Last season had O.J. Mayo questioning if he still wanted to play

    Sep 21, 2011, 8:15 AM EST

    O. J. Mayo, Kevin Durant

    The first half of last season, O.J. Mayo became marginalized in Memphis. His role with the team was fading, he was coming off the bench and he was shopped around then almost traded to the Pacers. That all changed after Rudy Gay suffered a shoulder injury, the team had to lean on Mayo again and…

  8. Memphis’ Sam Young had a bad day

    May 16, 2011, 1:55 PM EST

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    The Memphis Grizzlies did not have a great Sunday, with their fun run of a season coming to an end. But no Griz player had a worse Friday than Sam Young. First, for Game 6 Young lost his starting job to O.J. Mayo. Coach Lionel Hollins had seen the Thunder adjust and slow Zach Randolph,…

  9. NBA Playoffs: Does Durant dominate Game 7 for Thunder?

    May 15, 2011, 10:53 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

    Kevin Durant has played on big stages before. Just this past summer he led Team USA to gold in the World Championships for example. But his first ever NBA Game 7 is maybe his biggest stage yet, and if the Thunder are going to advance they need more out of him. With Tony Allen and…

  10. NBA Playoffs: Thunder try to avoid another breakdown

    May 9, 2011, 5:12 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Three

    Oklahoma City was in control. They had Game 3. Russell Westbrook was dishing (he had 12 assists) and the Thunder were rolling. They were controlling the Grizzlies in the paint enough to get the win. But when Westbrook starts to do his Derrick Rose impression, the Thunder’s offensive balance falls apart. Memphis upped its defensive…

  11. NBA Playoffs: Memphis tries to make Spurs sing the blues

    Apr 23, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

    Marc Gasol, Tim Duncan

    The Spurs were not regular season monsters only, right? Memphis is just a tough matchup who can grind it out but when push comes to shove Tim Duncan will still be Tim Duncan, Tony Parker will get into the lane and hit floaters, Manu Ginobili will confound. Right? We’ll find out Saturday in Memphis. We…

  12. Video: Darrell Arthur can jump higher than you

    Apr 11, 2011, 11:36 AM EST

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    It’s the best dunk you didn’t see yesterday, because we know you and you watched the Masters and not Memphis smacking down New Orleans. O.J. Mayo starts the play with the steal and it ends with an iffy ally-oop pass to Arthur who skies and is able to guide it in. This play pretty much…

  13. Grizzlies Xavier Henry could be done for season with knee surgery

    Feb 25, 2011, 3:02 PM EST

    2010 NBA Draft

    Xavier Henry wasn’t getting a lot of minutes lately anyway, and any he might have seen with O.J. Mayo leaving town went away when Mayo didn’t actually leave town (and Shane Battier came in, too), but this still is a little concerning. Grizzlies’ rookie Henry may be out the rest of the season due to…

  14. Well, that’s awkward — O.J. Mayo stays with Memphis

    Feb 25, 2011, 1:25 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    Hey, we traded you to Indiana as part of a… hold on a sec….. oh, never mind. It has to be a little weird for O.J. Mayo. It’s one thing to hear your name circulated in trade rumors for months, it’s another to hear about a done deal and have the owner telling the Commercial…

  15. PBT Friday Morning One Liners

    Feb 25, 2011, 11:07 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Clippers

    So remember how everybody around the league said this was going to be a slow trading deadline…. Danny Ainge spins that his deadline deal helps the Celtics win now. Baron Davis and Byron Scott are friends now. Everything is good. Nothing to worry about there. Nope. Can’t see any problems. How the O.J. Mayo to…

  16. With suspension over, Mayo has to adjust to improved Grizzlies

    Feb 14, 2011, 11:40 AM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Sacramento Kings

    Tuesday night, O.J. Mayo is back. The man has served his debt to the NBA, a 10 game suspension for testing positive for banned substance dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is over. He says he got it in his system by drinking an energy drink he bought at a convenience store. You can chose to believe that or…

  17. Mayo blames energy drink for banned substance test

    Jan 29, 2011, 6:10 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Sacramento Kings

    This is my favorite excuse since Richard Gasquet kissed a girl…. Suspended Memphis Grizzlies player O.J. Mayo blamed an energy drink he purchased at a gas store for his positive test for the banned substance dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). It was just a simple bad choice, that’s all, and he really should have gone with that Squishee…

  18. O.J. Mayo suspended 10 games for drug code violation

    Jan 27, 2011, 6:49 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Orlando Magic

    Memphis’ O.J. Mayo has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended 10 games by the NBA, the league announced Thursday. Mayo tested positive for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). DHEA is a hormone naturally occurring in the body, secreted by the adrenal gland, according to the Mayo Clinic (no irony intended). The body then coverts…

  19. About that O.J. Mayo/Knicks rumor, Denver reportedly isn’t interested

    Jan 14, 2011, 12:49 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    This really should have been expected. The Knicks are scrounging around trying to insert themselves back into the Carmelo Anthony trade talks. They started talking with the Memphis Grizzlies to come up with a trade package that might include O.J. Mayo. And the Nets said “no thanks, not interested”, according to a tweet from Chris…

  20. While Nets stall out, Knicks and Grizzlies talk three-team ‘Melo trade

    Jan 13, 2011, 8:24 PM EST

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    When Knicks GM Donnie Walsh told the New York Daily News: “I don’t have anything going with Denver,” Walsh told The News Wednesday. “Nothing.” That laughing you heard was people around the NBA, because nobody believed it. With words like “stalled” used around the Nets efforts to get Carmelo Anthony (due not to the Nets…

  21. Ray Allen says maturity an issue with gambling on team flights

    Jan 7, 2011, 3:14 PM EST

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    Gambling is a long-standing tradition for traveling professional sports teams in just about every sport, dating back to baseball teams on trains in the early 1900s. Fights over money won-and-lost is a tradition that started about 5 minutes later. In today’s NBA, these are ultra-competitive people and that energy carries over to everything, including a…

  22. Memphis fines Tony Allen for fight, doesn’t mention O.J. Mayo

    Jan 6, 2011, 11:25 PM EST

    Tony Allen, DeJuan Blair

    The Memphis Grizzlies are trying hard to move past the fight between O.J. Mayo and Tony Allen fight over a gambling debt on a recent flight. In what the team hopes will be the final act it announced it has fined Tony Allen for his part in the altercation. The release does not mention O.J.…

  23. Memphis ends gambling on flights

    Jan 5, 2011, 3:03 PM EST

    O.J. Mayo

    Professional athletes gambling while traveling is far from some new issue — what do you think Babe Ruth did to pass the time on train rides, read? Today, when players travel by charter plane, card game gambling is commonplace. Fights over money won and lost are not uncommon (very few make it public). The latest…

  24. Memphis’ O.J.Mayo, Tony Allen fight on team plane

    Jan 5, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

    Tuesday night, O.J. Mayo was out of the Memphis lineup with what was officially called a case of bronchitis, but a swollen face may be the real cause. Mayo and teammate Tony Allen got into a fight over a debt from a card game on the team’s Sunday night flight and had to be separated…

  25. Report: Bulls not likely to trade for shooting guard

    Dec 31, 2010, 9:43 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    Because of injuries — first Carlos Boozer in the preseason now Joakim Noah — it’s hard to know exactly how good the Bulls are with this roster. But when Bulls fans and people around the league start speculating about trades to improve the club, it often starts at the shooting guard. That’s where Keith Bogans…

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