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2019 Schedule
33-49, 3rd in Southwest
23h

An overview of the 2019 NBA draft

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Bobby Marks and Mike Schmitz chat about the Wizards’ push to hire Masai Ujiri (1:30), the top of the 2019 NBA draft (6:50), how deep the draft is (23:30), what a warroom is like on draft day (31:45) and one thing to look out for on draft night (54:30).

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6dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Valanciunas declines $17.6M option

Jonas Valanciunas is declining his $17.6M player option with the Memphis Grizzlies and will become a free agent this summer.

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7d

Jenkins confident Grizz will give him ample time

Taylor Jenkins, hired as the Grizzlies' fourth head coach since Memphis reached the 2013 West finals, said he learned a lot about the team and the front office's vision during the interview process.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

The Memphis Grizzlies are hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins as the franchise's next head coach, league sources tell ESPN. Jenkins is third NBA head coach to come directly off of Mike Budenholzer's coaching staff, including Utah's Quin Snyder and Brooklyn's Kenny Atkinson.

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18dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Morant to undergo minor knee surgery

Point guard Ja Morant, the projected No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, will undergo a minor scope on his right knee to remove "a loose body" on Monday and is expected to be fully recovered in 3 to 4 weeks, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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29d

Top 5 picks make up NBA All-Rookie first team

For the first time since the 1984-85 season, the top five selections in the NBA draft made up the NBA's All-Rookie first team that was announced Tuesday.

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Memphis has been granted permission to interview Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts for franchise's head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN

Grizzlies drafting Morant could mean Conley's Memphis exit (1:44)
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35dJonathan Givony

Sources: Grizz make it known they'd pick Morant

The Grizzlies have told interested parties at the NBA draft combine that they intend to select Murray State guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the draft, provided the Pelicans take Zion Williamson at No. 1, sources told ESPN.

This Just In  

The Memphis Grizzlies have told interested parties in Chicago, where the NBA Draft Combine is underway, that they intend to select Murray State guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the draft, provided the New Orleans Pelicans take Zion Williamson with the first pick, sources told ESPN's Jonathan Givony. The Grizzlies were awarded the second pick in Tuesday's draft lottery, moving up from the eighth slot thanks to the luck of the ping pong balls. Sources say members of the Grizzlies front office and ownership group have let their intentions be known.

Pelicans get No. 1 pick in the draft (0:58)

This Just In  

Golden State Warriors assistant Jarron Collins interviewed for the Memphis Grizzlies head coaching job today, sources told Ramona Shelburne. The Grizzlies also recently interviewed Utah Jazz assistant Alex Jensen.

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49dAdrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst

Sources: Jasikevicius on Grizzlies' coaching radar

The Memphis Grizzlies plan to meet with Sarunas Jasikevicius to discuss their coaching vacancy, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst. Jasikevicius is considered one of the EuroLeague's rising coaching stars.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

The Memphis Grizzlies are interested in one of the EuroLeague's rising coaching stars, Lithuania's Sarunas Jasikevicius, and plan to meet with him soon, league sources told ESPN. Jasikevicius, 43, has rapidly built a reputation as a legitimate NBA head coaching candidate in his three seasons as coach of Zalgiris in Lithuania.

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Memphis Grizzlies are adding two former GM's to front office, hiring Rich Cho as VP of Basketball Strategy and Glen Grunwald as Senior Advisor, league sources tell ESPN. Memphis expected to make more additions in front office this offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Grizzlies are adding two former GM's to front office, hiring Rich Cho as VP of Basketball Strategy and Glen Grunwald as Senior Advisor, league sources tell ESPN. Memphis expected to make more additions in front office this offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

CJ Miles has opted into his $8.7M for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell ESPN.

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69dAdrian Wojnarowski

Grizzlies fire Bickerstaff in major shake-up

The Grizzlies have fired coach J.B. Bickerstaff and reassigned general manager Chris Wallace in a big front-office shake-up.

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.530th
Rebounds Per Game41.829th
Assists Per Game23.919th
Points Allowed106.13rd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-193349.402
2017-182260.268
2016-174339.524
2015-164240.512
2014-155527.671