Player News - Grizzlies

Date: Team: Pos:

The Grizzlies have signed undrafted swingman Luke Hancock.

Hancock, a clutch shooter who played the final two years of his college career under Rick Pitino in Louisville, won the Most Outstanding Player award in the 2013 NCAA tournament. He played for the Magic and Rockets during Summer League, and has now found a home in Memphis. Hancock will add some much needed range to the Grizzlies backcourt, but is unlikely to earn enough minutes for standard league consideration.
Source: Real GM
Sep 1 - 10:33 AM

The Grizzlies waived G Jamaal Franklin via the stretch provision on Sunday.

Franklin was owed just $816k this season so it's an interesting that they 'stretched' his salary-cap number instead of buying out his contract. The 6'5" SG barely saw the court under coach Dave Joerger last season but he has enough talent to earn a look from another NBA team during training camp.
Aug 31 - 4:15 PM

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger is excited to be adding the defensive minded Jeff Bzdelik to his staff.

"I value his head coaching experience but everybody brings a different strength," said Joerger. "What he brings is great experience having worked with [Pat] Riley in Miami. He's a detail guy. He's very organized. He's going to fit with the level of toughness that we have and want to keep having here." Joerger will look to Bzdelik to develop the team’s defensive game plans, and he's a great acquisition for the Memphis organization.
Aug 24 - 1:07 PM

The Grizzlies signed second-round draft pick Jarnell Stokes to a three-year deal on Monday.

Stokes was traded from Utah to Memphis on draft day, and he will fight for backup minutes in Memphis with Jon Leuer. Stokes averaged 15.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists during his final year at the University of Tennessee, but he's unlikely to be a relevant fantasy option during his rookie season.
Aug 18 - 6:47 PM

Marcus Williams signed with Red Star Belgrade.

He had two double-digit dime games with the Nets in his rookie season back in 2006-07, but he's been out of the NBA since 2010. Williams isn't much of an offensive talent and can't defend very well, so he may play the rest of his career overseas.
Source: Sportando
Aug 15 - 9:58 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies have removed the interim tag from Chris Wallace and have officially named him as their general manager.

Wallace will now begin a search for an assistant general manager to groom as his eventual successor. The Houston Rockets had success hiring a general-manager-in-waiting with Daryl Morey and the Grizzlies will hope to duplicate this success with Wallace and his yet-to-be-name right-hand man.
Jul 29 - 12:30 PM

The Grizzlies may not hire a new general manager, according to Zach Lowe of Grantland.

Earlier this month, ESPN reported that the Grizzlies were going to remove the interim tag from Chris Wallace, so this report falls in line with that one. The Grizzlies also have former ESPN writer John Hollinger in their front office and may give him some added responsibilities.
Jul 26 - 9:57 AM

Patrick Christopher has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Grizzlies.

He had a similar deal with the Bulls last season and is now the 14th player on Memphis' roster. Christopher was named the D-League Performer of the Week back in April and will definitely get a camp invite in October. The 6'5" shooting guard is off the fantasy radar.
Jul 25 - 12:27 PM

The Grizzlies will keep Nick Calathes as their backup PG this season, despite his desire to sign a more lucrative contract in Europe.

Calathes will earn $816k during the 2013-14 season, minus whatever salary he forfeits while serving the 13 games left on his suspension for violating the league's drug policy. The Grizzlies made a good-faith effort to acquire another viable backup PG to replace Calathes, but at the end of the day they're under no obligation to release him from his cap-friendly deal.
Jul 15 - 6:32 PM

Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Grizzlies according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

It's fair to wonder when Carter's legs will give out, but he could be a starter in front of Tayshaun Prince, who has been pretty useless over the past couple seasons. It also looks like Mike Miller is on his way out of Memphis and perhaps to Cleveland to go play with LeBron, which is another good sign for Carter this season, if he can stay healthy. He's played in 81 games in each of the last two seasons, so that might not be an issue.
Jul 11 - 11:46 PM

Jordan Adams rebounded from his two-point game on Tuesday with a 19-point game on Thursday vs. the Rockets, adding three rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer.

Before that aforementioned dud, Adams had two 20-point games and was a dynamic scorer on the outside. His range posed a threat to the defense and he really showed a nice first step. Adams probably needs a break or two in order to make an impact in his rookie season.
Jul 10 - 9:29 PM

Beno Udrih has reached an agreement to return to the Grizzlies next season, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Udrih was acquired by Memphis from the New York Knicks in late February and averaged only 5.5 minutes in his 10 games played with the Grizzlies during the regular season. He managed to salvage his season with a strong playoff showing, scoring nearly eight points per game while shooting over 40 percent from the field. The deal will be for two years at the bi-annual exception, starting at $2.1 million for the first year with a partial guarantee on the second.
Jul 10 - 4:10 PM

The Mavericks are still confident they can re-sign unrestricted free agent Vince Carter.

Even with the massive three-year, $45 million offer sheet the Mavs just extended to Chandler Parsons, they still think they can bring back Carter. His minutes would obviously take a hit with Parsons playing a ton of minutes at small forward, so VC's fantasy value would go south in his age-37 season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 9 - 8:22 PM

Zach Randolph officially signed a two-year contract extension with Memphis on Monday worth $20 million.

He also decided to opt in to his $16.5 million player option for the 2014-15 season, so he'll be with the Grizzlies for another three years. "Zach has become a cornerstone of our franchise, and his contributions have been immense not just on the court but in the Memphis community," said Grizzlies Interim General Manager Chris Wallace. "Through that process, he’s become one of the most popular Grizzlies in the history of the organization."
Jul 7 - 7:03 PM

Jordan Adams has officially signed a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies took Adams with the 22nd pick in the 2014 draft, so this is simply a formality. He'll have to compete for minutes with guys like Tony Allen and Courtney Lee, so he's not likely to have much fantasy value during his rookie season.
Jul 7 - 2:49 PM

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