When Vancouver was awarded an expansion franchise in 1994 to begin play the following season, the team’s owners had tentative plans to name the team the Mounties. The Royal Mounted Canadian Police and fans alike objected, so team officials resumed their search for a name. The local newspaper sponsored a name-the-team contest, which club officials monitored before choosing Grizzlies, an indigenous species to the area, over Ravens. When the team relocated to Memphis before the 2001-02 season, FedEx was prepared to offer the Grizzlies $100 million to rename the team the Express, but the NBA rejected the proposal.

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Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks Box Score, February 3, 2019

Memphis Grizzlies (21-33) Table Starters MP TS% eFG% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg BPM Justin Holiday 36:59 .594 .594 .625 .000 0.0 14.4 6.9 9.3 0.0 0.0 5.9 20.8 109 98 1.7 Mike Conley 34:07 .651 .588 .353 .294 2.9 21.9 12.0 40.5 4.6 4.1 5.0 26.8 135 […]

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2020-21 Memphis Grizzlies Roster and Stats

Record: 25-23, 8th in NBA Western Conference Last Game: W 124-112 at MIA Next Game: Wednesday, Apr. 7 at ATL Coach: Taylor Jenkins (25-23) Executive: Jason Wexler PTS/G: 112.1 (15th of 30) Opp PTS/G: 111.1 (12th of 30) SRS: 1.24 (12th of 30) Pace: 100.6 (6th of 30) Off Rtg: 111.0 (17th of 30) Def […]

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Grizzlies may chase Jeff Van Gundy

One of the prime options under consideration by the Memphis Grizzlies in the wake of last week’s management shakeup and the looming departure of Dave Joerger to the Minnesota Timberwolves is making a run at Jeff Van Gundy to be their coach and run their front office, according to NBA coaching sources. Sources told ESPN.com […]

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Memphis Grizzlies catch 3-point fever to top Minnesota Timberwolves

Friday began with  Jaren Jackson Jr. smiling and joking as he said often he couldn’t wait to return at the end of the month. The night ended with the Memphis Grizzlies doing the best tribute to their 3-point shooting, 7-foot forward. The Grizzlies made 19 3-pointers in their 120-108 home win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s the most […]

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Memphis Grizzlies must fix slow first-half play to stay in NBA playoff hunt

The Memphis Grizzlies started Monday ninth in the Western Conference. But two losses to the Utah Jazz revealed concerns that might not keep them there. They rallied Friday only to fall short in the final seconds. Saturday’s loss brought the expected avalanche of Donovan Mitchell, 19 3-pointers and lockdown defense keeping Ja Morant out of the paint. The […]