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34 minutes | Dec 2, 2022
Why Jaren Jackson Jr. is the key to the Memphis Grizzlies' championship hopes
If the Memphis Grizzlies want to reach their title aspirations, they'll need Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. all playing at their best. Morant and Bane look like one of the NBA's best backcourts this season, but it's Jackson's dominance that could unlock the full potential in Memphis. The Grizzlies are at home against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. This will be De'Anthony Melton's first game in Memphis since he was traded during the NBA Draft for Danny Green and a first-round pick that turned into David Roddy. On this episode the Grizzlies Commercial Appeal podcast, reporters Damichael Cole and Evan Barnes discuss Jackson's play, De'Anthony Melton's impact and more.
39 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
How the Memphis Grizzlies can survive without Ja Morant and Desmond Bane?
As the Memphis Grizzlies injury report piles up, All-Star point guard Ja Morant is one of the most notable names on it. He is joined notably by Desmond Bane, who is having a breakout third season in Memphis. The Grizzlies are currently missing the duo's production and will need other players to step up. Along with Tyus Jones and John Konchar moving into the starting lineup, Memphis will rely on rookies Kennedy Chandler, Jake LaRavia and David Roddy. With a red-hot Sacramento Kings team coming to Memphis on Tuesday, followed by a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, Memphis will need its best from the new-look starting lineup. In this episode of the Grizzlies podcast, reporters Damichael Cole and Evan Barnes discuss what Memphis needs to do without its starting backcourt, Morant's injury history and things the Grizzlies should be thankful for so far this season.
28 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
How the looming return of Jaren Jackson Jr. impacts the Memphis Grizzlies
Tick ... tock. The Memphis Grizzlies could be good news soon with the potential return of Jaren Jackson Jr. He has missed the first 14 games of the season while recovering from a procedure in his right foot during the offseason. When Jackson returns, Santi Aldama is expected to be moved to the bench. That means the Grizzlies could have 11 players available who could play rotation minutes, but Taylor Jenkins likes to play 10. Between Aldama and rookies David Roddy and Jake LaRavia, someone could be the odd man out. Memphis plays against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night on Bally Sports and NBA TV. In this episode of the Grizzlies Commercial Appeal podcast, reporters Evan Barnes and Damichael Cole discuss Jackson's potential return, Ja Morant playing against Zion Williamson and the outlook of the Grizzlies' bench going forward.
31 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
Desmond Bane emerging as another clutch-time scorer for the Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant entered this season as one of the NBA's top clutch players. Through eight games, another Memphis Grizzlies player is joining him. Desmond Bane currently leads the NBA in fourth quarter scoring. He scored 20 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to help Memphis hold off the Portland Trail Blazers. The Grizzlies went 2-2 during their four-game road trip, and now they'll play three games at home against Eastern Conference opponents. In this Grizzlies podcast, sports reporters Evan Barnes and Damichael Cole discuss Bane's emergence, recap the road trip and look ahead to the homestand.
23 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
How Dillon Brooks' return helped the Memphis Grizzlies, Ja Morant and more
The Memphis Grizzlies are off to a 3-1 start and one of the NBA's best records. Dillon Brooks made his return and scored four points against the Brooklyn Nets, but his defense against Kevin Durant helped lead the Grizzlies to a win. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane set a Grizzlies record by combining for 76 points, but now the question is who will consistently join them? Santi Aldama and Steven Adams have been encouraging , but the bench is missing a couple of key pieces. In this Grizzlies podcast, sports reporter Evan Barnes and beat writer Damichael Cole discuss the Morant, Brooks' defense and where the Grizzlies can improve on their upcoming four-game road trip.
24 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies start the season strong ahead of tough stretch
Wednesday's game wasn't pretty, but the Memphis Grizzlies picked up their first win of the 2022-23 season against the New York Knicks. Ja Morant shined and scored 34 points while adding nine assists, and Santi Aldama stepped up in place of Jaren Jackson Jr. with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Grizzlies will now head on the road for a back to back before returning home on Monday against the Brooklyn Nets. In this Grizzlies podcast, Evan Barnes and Damichael Cole discuss Morant and Aldama, the home atmosphere and where the Grizzlies need to improve after one game.
31 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
Season predictions, rotation updates for the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of 2022-23 season
Expectations are high in Memphis coming off a franchise-record tying 56 wins last season. Most of the core is back, and the Memphis Grizzlies added five rookies who could impact the rotation. Jaren Jackson Jr.'s offseason right foot procedure delays his start, but it also impacts the frontcourt rotation and the amount of minutes available for the rookies. The Grizzlies played five preseason games and saved their best performance for the finale. Ja Morant looks poised for another strong season, Desmond Bane has added more to his offensive game and Santi Aldama has filled in comfortably for Jackson. In this Grizzlies podcast, Grizzlies beat writer Damichael Cole and sports reporter Evan Barnes discuss Grizzlies expectations, the Western Conference, Ja Morant's All-Star status and more.
27 minutes | Oct 6, 2022
Early thoughts on Santi Aldama, Ja Morant's defense and Steven Adams' contract extension
The early reviews are coming in on the 2022-23 Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies won their first two preseason games with different players stepping up each time. In the first game against the Milwaukee Bucks, rookies Jake LaRavia, David Roddy, Kennedy Chandler and Kenneth Lofton Jr. each shined. Santi Aldama and Ja Morant combined for 43 points in a win against the Orlando Magic on Monday. Off the court news is filing in, too. Steven Adams signed a two-year contract extension, and the clock is ticking on a possible deal with Brandon Clarke before the deadline. Sports reporter Evan Barnes and Grizzlies beat writer Damichael Cole discuss all of the latest news on the Grizzlies podcast and look ahead to the upcoming preseason stretch.
32 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies media day recap, practice takeaways
The Memphis Grizzlies are in the full swing of the 2022-23 NBA season. The team had its first three practices before heading to Milwaukee for the preseason opener on Saturday. The Grizzlies will play games on Saturday and Monday that will give further clue into how the team handles the absence of Jaren Jackson Jr. In this episode of the Grizzlies podcast, beat writer Damichael Cole and sports reporter Evan Barnes discuss early practice takeaways, FedExForum renovations and Steven Adams shooting 3-pointers.
29 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
What to watch for ahead of Memphis Grizzlies media day
The Memphis Grizzlies will begin their 2022-23 season on Monday, starting with media day. The team will then start preseason practices before a five-game preseason slate. From Jaren Jackson Jr.'s injury, Ja Morant's offseason, contract status and expectations, there's a lot to discuss. Also, don't forget Morant's quest for a Nike signature shoe. Memphis Grizzlies beat writer Damichael Cole and Tigers football beat writer Evan Barnes discuss all of those topics on this edition of the Grizzlies podcast.
33 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Thoughts on Memphis Grizzlies draft and potential free agency moves
The Memphis Grizzlies have had a quiet summer so far, but things are heating up with the recent addition of four draft picks. Not only did the Grizzlies add four players through the draft, but they also brought in Danny Green and traded away De'Anthony Melton. With a crowded roster, tough decisions will need to be made soon based on how the Grizzlies approach free agency. In this Grizzlies podcast, Columnist Mark Giannotto and beat writer Damichael Cole recap the NBA Draft, look ahead to free agency and examine the outlook of the Grizzlies' roster.
27 minutes | May 17, 2022
Recap of the Memphis Grizzlies season; What will happen during the offseason
The Memphis Grizzlies ended the season losing in six games to the Golden State Warriors during the Western Conference semifinals. Being that the Grizzlies didn't have their regular season starting lineup for any of those games, there is cautious optimism heading into the offseason. From Ja Morant's extension, Ziaire Williams' progression and free agency decisions, this is one of the biggest offseasons in franchise history. Memphis was one of the deepest teams in the NBA last season. The Grizzlies benefitted from that depth when several players went down, but the bill always come due in the summer. In this podcast, Grizzlies beat writer Damichael Cole and columnist Mark Giannotto recap the 2021-22 season while looking at offseason decisions on Dillon Brooks, Tyus Jones and more.
30 minutes | May 5, 2022
Ja Morant, Ziaire Williams and what the Memphis Grizzlies can do to win in Golden State
The Memphis Grizzlies tied the series against Golden State 1-1 with their win on Tuesday, but they're still in a trailing position. The Warriors took one game and now have homecourt advantage. As tight as the basketball games have been, much talk has been centered around big flagrant fouls from each game, The latest caused Warriors guard Gary Payton II to fracture his elbow. In this episode, Grizzlies beat writer Damichael Cole and columnist Mark Giannotto discuss how the implications from the hard fouls and the biggest keys for the remainder of this series.
35 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Will the Memphis Grizzlies respond in Game 2?
The Memphis Grizzlies lost Game 1 in the first round against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Even though Grizzlies players aren't calling Tuesday a must-win game, chances of winning the series will plummet with another loss. Ja Morant scored 32 points in Game 1, but he saw coverages that limited to mostly two-point attempts and free throws. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Steven Adams each struggled as Karl Anthony-Towns scored 29 points and added 13 rebounds. In this Grizzlies podcast, beat writer Damichael Cole and sports columnist Mark Giannotto discuss what the Grizzlies need to do in Game 2 and how the Timberwolves attacked in Game 1.
35 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
What to watch for in Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves playoffs series
The Memphis Grizzlies will begin their playoff run on Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Memphis is the No. 2 seed and favorite, but the Timberwolves had one of the best second half runs in the Western Conference. The foes split their four regular season meetings. This is also a meeting of two of the NBA's best young cores. In this Grizzlies podcast, beat writer Damichael Cole and Columnist Mark Giannotto discuss the biggest keys to the series, Ja Morant's effectiveness and how Memphis matches up with Minnesota's star trio.
36 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Should Ja Morant be held out the remainder of the regular season?
The Memphis Grizzlies have three games remaining this season and a chance to set a new franchise record in wins. They'll need to win two of their final three games to reshape history. Ja Morant is expected to be reevaluated Thursday after being out the last two weeks, and the Western Conference picture is getting clear. On this Grizzlies podcast, beat writer Damichael Cole and columnist Mark Giannatto discuss Morant's status ahead of the playoffs, potential first-round opponents and how potentially losing the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round pick impacts the future of the Grizzlies.
38 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
How Memphis Grizzlies stack up vs. the Phoenix Suns; A look at potential playoff opponents
The Memphis Grizzlies are Southwest Division champions for the first time in franchise history and have a lot to look forward to in the playoffs. Before the playoffs, the Grizzlies (54-23) have five games remaining where they can strategically rest and keep guys in a rhythm. In this Grizzlies podcast, columnist Mark Giannotto and beat writer Damichael Cole discuss how the Grizzlies match up with the No.1 seeded Phoenix Suns, potential playoff opponents and how players have stepped up during the six-game winning streak.
31 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Dillon Brooks, the race for the No. 2 seed and ESPN's all-access for the Grizzlies
There have been a lot of moving parts with the Memphis Grizzlies lately. Dillon Brooks is back, the race for the Western Conference's No. 2 seed is heating up and a first-round lottery pick via the Los Angeles Lakers is within reach. In this Grizzlies podcast, beat writer Damichael Cole and Memphis Tigers football beat writer Evan Barnes discuss how the Grizzlies schedule matches up with the Golden State Warriors, Brooks and the lottery pick. Plus, the two writers will dive into the Grizzlies being given an all-access look by ESPN that hasn't been done in four years.
28 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
How the Memphis Grizzlies have fared since the All-Star break, Dillon Brooks updates
The Memphis Grizzlies haven't rounded into their pre-All-Star break form yet based on results, but they appear to be getting closer. The Grizzlies are 4-3 since the All-Star break, but have five consecutive games against teams not projected to make the playoffs coming up. During that time, the Grizzlies are hoping to get back forward Dillon Brooks, too. On this episode of the Grizzlies basketball podcast, the `beat writer Damichael Cole and columnist Mark Giannotto discuss the Grizzlies upcoming schedule, potential playoffs opponents and the eventual return of Brooks.
49 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Five keys for the Memphis Grizzlies throughout the remainder of the season
The NBA All-Star break is over. The Memphis Grizzlies (41-19) have 22 regular season games remaining before a much anticipated potential playoff appearance. The roster is healthy and should be getting Dillon Brooks back soon. Their first game back is Thursday night in Minnesota against the Timberwolves (7 p.m. Bally Sports Southeast). Beat writer Damichael Cole and columnist Mark Giannotto discussed the All-Star festivities and the five biggest keys for the Grizzlies throughout the remainder of the season.
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