Posts Tagged ‘Memphis Grizzlies’

MikeCheck: Morant ‘came to prove myself’ as No. 2 pick, Grizzlies look to regroup for home opener

MIAMI – Murray State coach Matt McMahon remembers that feeling. Wanting to treat his young son to a Grizzlies game last season, McMahon made the three-hour drive to Memphis for a late March matchup against the Golden State Warriors. It was at that game when McMahon met a few Grizzlies staffers who knew he was coaching the brightest point guard prospect in college at the time, a star destined to be a high lottery pick. It was on that spring trip to FedExForum when McMahon insists that feeling hit him.

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#IMHO: Rookies, loyalty, and League Pass faves

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly chance to weigh in on the most pertinent news from around the NBA. What’s lit? What’s lame? Find out each week…

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MikeCheck: After precautionary rest for sore foot, Valanciunas eager to help Grizzlies open season on solid ground

MEMPHIS – After pushing through his first scrimmage sessions in more than two weeks, Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas emerged completely exhausted but also fully encouraged. He even had a few wisecracks. “I was joking around with my teammates,” Valanciunas said through his wide, full-bearded grin. “This is Day One of my training camp. So yeah, you cannot ride a (stationary) bicycle and get in shape. Playing is a different shape. But I’ve been in these situations before, and I’ll work through it.”

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