Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Draft

After the draft lottery, the Memphis Grizzlies have been slotted to the #19 spot for their first round pick. Our 48th pick is going to Seattle.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Ron Artest

There has been talk whether Ron Artest would help out the Grizzlies. Personally, I don’t think this is where we should be pursuing new talent. We already have Pau Gasol, who would have to move to center if this was the case.

Artest is kind of the loose cannon when it comes to ballplayers. No one wants to add a psycho unless they know they can keep him under control and take use of his skills, like Dennis Rodman. That guy dressed like a queen, but he still was able to produce.

Who do you think we need and why?

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Draft Workouts

- from the official site of the Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies continued evaluating talent at a draft workout session this morning in preparation for the 2005 NBA Draft.

Participating in today's workout were the following: Dwayne Jones, Marcus Campbell, Duane Erwin, Ronny Turiaf.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Crazy Highlights of the Year

One of the stupidest moments of the Memphis finish has got to be fining Memphis point guard Jason Williams for being rough with the media after the 0-4 sweep by Phoenix. Not like it wasn’t pretty much expected, but no one can be too thrilled with themselves after losing something that they have worked so long to achieve.

Williams, like any other human, got a little peeved by being misquoted in a previous article and went a little bit berserk on the columnist who had wrote it. But, is it really needed to fine him $10,000 for taking his pen and yelling at him? Van Gundy being fined for starting a crazy controversy over the officials pulling faulty calls on Yao, maybe, but this is just a case of too much crap piled on all at once.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

2005 Summer Camps

All teams are starting to get into their summer camp programs and what better way to endorse one than talk about our own 2005 Summer Hoops Program. The program was started to give a chance for kids to come out and participate in a fun and safe environment, while learning from the best how to shoot some hoops.

The dates for the camps are set below: (check out the Grizzlies official website to get more info)

June 6-9 - Jonesboro, AR - Meet NBA great Sidney Moncrief.
» Get Registration Form.

July 6-8 - Germantown Centre
Call 205.1246 for information.

July 11-14 - Singleton Community Center and Little Rock, Ark

July 25-29 - FedExForum
» Get Registration Form

August 1-5 - Jewish Community Center
» Get Registration Form or call 205.1246 for information.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

$100K in a 100 Days

- excerpt taken from NBA.com

The Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation today issued a ‘$100K in 100 Days Campaign’ challenge grant to Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) in an effort to help fund expansion of MAM’s four newly refurbished neighborhood centers.

The challenge begins today, and the Grizzlies will match, dollar for dollar, all funds raised up to $100K through August 13.

To date, the Grizzlies have provided over $3 million in gifts to MAM used for the construction of the Memphis Grizzlies Athletic Center, a state-of-the-art basketball complex for youth, in addition to year-round camps and clinics, coach development programs, and league support. Memphis Athletic Ministries is the Grizzlies’ primary partner in sports outreach, reaching some 7,500 youth per year through various sports, primarily basketball, as a vehicle to teach social and life skills and foster positive self-esteem.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Pau Gasol

- from NBA.com

  • Won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award and was named to the All-Rookie First Team
  • Was the NBA’s got milk? Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November, January and March
  • Finished first among all rookies in scoring, rebounds, blocks, field goal percentage and blocks

Friday, May 06, 2005

Grizzlies Reward Students for Near-Perfect Attendance

- from the official site of the Memphis Grizzlies

Students from Vance Middle School and Westside High were recently recognized for maintaining attendance of 95% or better in the 2005 Grizzlies Stay in School Challenge. Antonio Burks and Pau Gasol attended a special reception at FedExForum to honor the students.

Monday, May 02, 2005

0-4 Out of the Running

- from NBA.com

The top-seeded Suns wrapped up the first four-game sweep in club history behind a fast start in Sunday's 123-115 victory in Game 4 in Memphis. Joe Johnson scored 16 of Phoenix's 39 first-quarter points and led the team with 25. Steve Nash added 24 points and nine assists, while Shawn Marion scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Suns will play the Rockets vs. Mavs winner in the second round.