He has roots in the Bluff City. In some ways, he’s a Memphian. Adopted, maybe, and not the prototypical kid who finds NBA stardom from the seedier sides of the city, but still one of us. He has been here, fought here, bled here…even when he didn’t have to. He could’ve left before signing either of his contract extensions.
The 2017-18 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, Watanabe ranks second in GW history in blocks (147) and games played (134) and 15th in scoring (1,460). As a senior, he averaged a career-best 16.3 points per game along with 6.1 rebounds.
Is it “Playoffs Or Bust” for the 2018-19 Memphis Grizzlies ? Written by @CubsTigersGrizz @TBLNetwork901
Mr. Pera made his expectations clear in a mid-June interview
February 8, 2011 is often thought of as the day Grit and Grind was born. To many a game, that occurred in the middle of the dog days of the NBA Season, ended up altering the entire course of not just an NBA franchise but city as a whole. The game is simply now known as the “Tony Allen Game”.
Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. are all that remain from a Memphis squad that used to be physical and impose their will on other teams.
In the summer of 2006 the Memphis Grizzlies were a team that had just completed the most successful four year run in the franchises history. Four consecutive playoff appearances, a coach of the year, executive of the year and sixth man of the year were all part of a the stretch that helped Memphis begin… Read More ›
San Antonio Spurs restricted free agent Kyle Anderson reportedly signed an offer sheet ,with the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. The Spurs have 48 hours to decide whether to keep Anderson, who averaged 7.9 points for them last season in his first year as a full-time starting forward. Anderson set career highs in minutes (26.7 per… Read More ›
Memphis Grizzlies are interested this free agent guard…
VIA www.hoopsrumors.com Bradley had an injury-filled 2017/18 season after being dealt from the Celtics to the Pistons last offseason. He missed playing time with a groin injury after a strong first month, then was included in the Blake Griffin blockbuster in late January. He underwent season-ending sports hernia surgery in mid-March. Bradley only appeared in six games with the… Read More ›
Then came the 2018 NBA Draft and along with it a renewed focus on the identity that has set Memphis apart from the rest of the NBA. While the rest of the league has been focusing on flash & star power, the Grizzlies have given indications that they plan on continuing to go against the grain.