Player News - Grizzlies

Date: Team: Pos:

Tyrus Thomas has signed with Germany Eisbaeren Bremerhaven.

The fantasy basketball world was driven up a wall with Ty-Tom on occasion, but he will be missed in the NBA. He actually led the NBA in true shooting percentage last season (without any qualifying stats), so at least he can say that.
Sep 4 - 12:24 AM

Gilber Arenas' former personal assistant has been convicted of stealing more than $2 million from the former NBA star.

A jury on found 40-year-old John White guilty of 11 counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing a false tax-related document on Wednesday and he will now face prison time. Arenas has recently said he's working out in an attempt to resurrect his NBA career, so he'll now have more time to dedicate to that effort now that this is behind him.
Source: The Score
Sep 3 - 9:27 AM

Jarell Martin suffered a broken foot and will be out indefinitely.

It's a tough start for the 2015 first round and he almost certainly won't be ready for the opener. Martin wasn't going to be in the rotation to start the year, but foot injuries have caused several big men problems these days. If the Grizzlies become short-handed, expect guys like Jarnell Stokes and Brandan Wright to get more minutes.
Sep 2 - 8:09 PM

According to Basketball Insiders, a number of teams have expressed an interest in free agent forward Tyrus Thomas.

"I talked to my agent and we are just trying to see what’s the best fit," Thomas said. "I would love to be on a training camp roster. What I do understand is that now I have to take a different path than [in the past] and a different path than I’m used to. I’m sure that I’ll be healthy enough to do what I have to do to make a team if I do make a training camp roster." Thomas had a brief stint with the Grizzlies last season, but he had some strong workouts this summer and should be able to get a camp invite. We will keep an eye on him, but there's no reason to consider Thomas in fantasy leagues.
Aug 22 - 10:39 AM

A patient at LeBonheur Children's Hospital had heart surgery on Thursday and received a FaceTime from Jeff Green.

This obviously has nothing to do with basketball, but it's August, it's a great story and it's just nice to see some positives going on instead of all the heavily-covered negative stuff. Green had the same surgery for an aortic aneurysm back in 2011 and has been going strong since.
Aug 21 - 2:42 PM

Contrary to reports over the summer, Kalin Lucas has not signed with the Qindao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association.

David Pick is reporting that Lucas auditioned with the Eagles over the summer, but did not sign a contract with the team. Whether or not he signs with Qindao, it's pretty evident that Lucas won't be playing in the NBA for now and can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Aug 20 - 12:06 PM

The Grizzlies have signed undrafted center Michael Holyfield to a non-guaranteed training camp deal.

Memphis already has 14 guaranteed contracts, with JaMychal Green's minimum salary deal likely to take the final spot, so Holyfield is a long shot to land on the regular-season roster.
Aug 18 - 3:23 PM

Jordan Adams had minor right knee surgery on Friday.

The details are not known, but it's likely just a scope. For now, it's fair to assume Adams will be sidelined 4-6 weeks and he should be ready for training camp. He doesn't really do more than score and isn't quite ready to contribute off the bat in his sophomore season.
Aug 8 - 5:16 PM

Matt Barnes believes that he will fit in with the Memphis Grizzlies because of their "Grit and Grind" style.

"This is a whole - not just team but city - with my ideal, a grind mentality," Barnes said. "I've been on teams that run-and-gun and dunk and shoot a lot of 3's, but I've never been on a team that everyone has the same mindset I do. That's very exciting from a player's standpoint." Barnes will likely come off the bench in Memphis, but his defense and ability to hit the 3-point shot should mean that he will have a decent role right out of the gate. He won't be a target outside of deeper leagues, though.
Source: USA Today
Jul 28 - 5:33 PM

Kalin Lucas has signed with Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Lucas had a previous stint with the Grizzlies, but has played just six total minutes in the NBA. It goes without saying that fantasy owners can leave Lucas off their draft boards.
Jul 23 - 12:56 PM

Tony Allen said that he believes he has another five years left in the NBA and that he can't even imagine leaving the Grizzlies.

"I can’t envision myself no place else," Allen said. "I got about five more years." The 33-year-old also said that he was bitter about losing to the Warriors in the playoffs because his hamstring really hampered his ability to play. He said that he was "hurt" when the Warriors started to guard him with Andrew Bogut, and he vowed to come back stronger next season. The defensive specialist isn't much of a factor in fantasy leagues, but he is worth a look for owners in need of steals after averaging 2.0 steals per game last season.
Jul 19 - 9:57 AM

Tyrus Thomas has reportedly had some strong workouts in Las Vegas, and the Mavs and Fenerbahce were there to watch.

Thomas was able to get a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies last season, but they did not re-sign him to a second 10-day deal, and no other teams picked him up. He may be able to snag a minimum-level deal from Dallas, but he won't be a fantasy factor in any league during the 2015-16 season.
Jul 15 - 10:05 AM

Nick Calathes has signed a three-year deal with Panathinaikos of Greece.

Calathes' deal will be for $7 million over three years and also includes an NBA out clause that expires on July 15. The 26-year-old will presumably shop his offer around the league until Thursday and will then join Panathinaikos if he can't find any takers. While Calathes could still end up stateside, fantasy owners can feel free to move on.
Jul 14 - 11:36 AM

Nick Calathes' deal with Panathinaikos is not yet finalized, and he's still talking to NBA teams, a source told HoopsHype.

All signs point to Calathes heading overseas for a more lucrative long-term contract than he'll get stateside, but it appears he's still wrestling with his final decision.
Jul 13 - 9:28 AM

Greek team Panathinaikos offered Nick Calathes a contract of around $6 million over three seasons.

It's still unknown what's going to happen here, but it sounds like he's headed overseas. The Grizzlies did give him a one-year qualifying offer, but he may opt to take more money away from the NBA.
Source: Euro Hoops
Jul 10 - 9:37 PM


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