May 7, 2018 - A Good Hire and an Interesting Story
Let's talk about a very good move from the Grizzlies' front office and a rumor that's awfully interesting to talk about...
May 3, 2018 - JB Bickerstaff's Introductory Pre...
Hear from the new, yet returning, head coach of the Grizzlies J.B. BIckerstaff and GM Chris Wallace as they talk present and future.
April 30, 2018 - A Lack of Ambition
In this episode, I outline my disagreement with the Grizzlies' approach to hiring J.B. Bickerstaff and question whether or not the organization has any kind of plan.
April 16, 2018 - Should J.B. Bickerstaff Really...
It has been taken as a foregone conclusion in many circles that J.B. Bickerstaff will get the Grizzlies head coaching job on a permanent basis. But why? Should he?
April 10, 2018 - Pera Retains Ownership; Grizzl...
Two loose ends tied up over the last 24 hours - we know the results of the tank, we know who's going to own the team, those two big questions are finally answered.
April 6, 2018 - Talking With Marc Gasol; Also, ...
As we approach the end of this seemingly interminable season, we've got a lot to talk about:
April 2, 2018 - Now THAT'S Tanking! Also, Let's...
The Grizzlies got rather more aggressive in their approach to the tank this weekend. And it worked. Five regular season games left. Let's also start the discussion about the head coach situation, too.
March 29, 2018 - WYD Grizzlies???
Welp, that's what they call a winning streak. At the most inconvenient of times. From the most unusual of places. But here we are.
March 26, 2018 - A Historic Loss and a Mundane ...
What can you say about a 61-point loss? Not much, thankfully. But what about an 8-point one to the Lakers? Maybe we can say a bit more about that? This season is - mercifully - coming to an end soon. Draft talk's not far away!
March 22, 2018 - Other Than Losing, Is Anything...
Another loss - this one to the Sixers, who are much, much better than this Grizzlies team - and another chance to look at what's actually happening. Are players being developed? Is there any silver lining (other than the draft pick)?
March 19, 2018 - One Straight Win
I've kind of forgotten what to do when the Grizzlies win a game. These have been rare shows indeed. Let's talk about it - and let's not make this a habit, eh?
March 16, 2018 - Nineteen Straight Losses!
On a night when Tyreke Evans returned and the Grizzlies played a team that didn't really care about winning, the Grizzlies still managed to lose. Remarkable.
March 8, 2018 - The Grizzlies Are Better at Tan...
I know we all thought the Grizzlies would slip up and win a few games they weren't expected to, but they haven't yet. 15 straight losses. That's a lot. Let's talk about it.
March 5, 2018 - A Terribly Great Weekend
Two more losses, one of them to a fellow struggler in Orlando, has now cemented the Grizzlies in last (aka first) place in the NBA! 13 straight losses...that, uh, that is a lot. Let's talk about it.
March 1, 2018 - Think of it Like Having Necessa...
Even by tanking standards, that was a staggeringly bad loss by the Grizzlies last night. Let's talk about it and the implictions of it. Know this - it was better to lose.
February 27, 2018 - MORE LOSING!
We all expected to see it. And we did. The Grizzlies lost again - this time in Boston. What can we take from this and why will it get much harder to lose from here?
February 26, 2018 - Reality's Setting In
It's one thing to talk about tanking in the abstract, but actually seeing it - well, that's pretty grim. And here it is. What can we take from a rough weekend?
February 22, 2018 - Back From the Break
I'm back from the All-Star Break with a Locked on Grizzlies that touches on a lot of subjects - tank race, ownership, draft stuff, league stuff, and more.
February 13, 2018 - Explaining the Deadline - a...
Now that the deadline has come and gone, I offer an explanation and try to figure out what happens now.
February 9, 2018 - John Hollinger
On a special bonus edition of the podcast, John Hollinger sits down with me in a very wide-ranging interview about why the Grizzlies kept Tyreke, how the process happened, and what happens now.
February 8, 2018 - EMERGENCY NOT TRADING TYREKE...
I'm stunned. I'm shocked. I'm not speechless - or this would be a terrible pod - but I'm amazed. What didn't happen? Why not? What now?
February 7, 2018 - Talking Trade Deadline (Beca...
More trade talk as we're just about 24 hours from the deadline, what's the latest - plus, what are the Grizzlies valued at? And what the hell was that last night?
February 6, 2018 - Trades? Not Yet. But Soon......
Well, as of this morning no one is traded. Yet. Around the league, it's been quiet, too. I suspect that will change, but when? And how will the Grizzlies handle it?
February 5, 2018 - Why Hasn't Tyreke Been Trade...
You would think that a Tyreke deal would be done by now, but it hasn't been. Why not? What could the hold up be?
January 25, 2018 - Grizzlies Lose Badly (aka NO...
Now THAT'S how you do it. With the Grizzlies really needing to slow down this freight train of home wins, the Spurs did the trick with a ruthlessly Spursish effort.
January 24, 2018 - Spurs Tonight; Two Weeks Unt...
With the rest of the NBA going through something of a midseason crisis, things are comparatively rosy in Memphis. But what now? What happens tonight and over the next two weeks?
January 23, 2018 - THE MYKE HENRY GAME
The newest superstar in the NBA, as we all predicted, is MYKE HENRY, who destroyed the Sixers and opened doors to new worlds of magic for Grizzlies fans worldwide!!
January 22, 2018 - ZBo Returns, Grizzlies Split...
It was an emotional night at FedExForum for ZBo's return on Friday. I describe it and more. Hear from Dillon Brooks and Marc Gasol exclusively. Also, what's the deal with all these injuries?
January 17, 2018 - Ron Tillery on the Grizzlies...
The beat writer covering the Grizzlies for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Ron Tillery has been around the team since Day One. Now, times are tough. We talk about trades, about young players, about the state of things right now. Listen in.
January 16, 2018 - MLK Day Win For the Grizzlies
On the most important day of the year for the Grizzlies, the team gets a win - not really a needed win, but a nice one given the circumstances.
January 11, 2018 - Grizzlies Win...Yay???
You know, a win is a rare treat this season, but it's one that may not be in the best interests of the team long-term. Let's talk about it.
January 10, 2018 - MLK50 Update, JB on DD, Marc...
Much to discuss - I talk with Marc Gasol about his 4th quarter struggles and his offensive preferences, JB Bickerstaff on Deyonta Davis, Pelicans preview, Soorts Legacy Award recipients revealed, and more!
January 9, 2018 - One Month Away From the Deadline
One month away from the trade deadline, I talk about what options the Grizzlies have and what'could possibly happen.
January 8, 2018 - Mike Conley Update, Another L...
The Grizzlies are now 12-27. They lost again. I talk a little about that - I talk about Marc Gasol's 4th quarter problems, and we hear from Mike Conley on his injury situation.
January 4, 2018 - What Would it Mean to Tank, A...
Everyone throws around the work "tank", but for the Grizzlies, what would it actually mean?
January 3, 2018 - New Year, Same Grizzlies
The Grizzlies began 2018 as they ran through most of 2017, losing. This time, it was to the Clippers 113-105.
December 22, 2017 - The Most Tankerful Time of ...
This episode is really designed to get you ready for - and perhaps accepting of - a lot of losing. This was an insanely horrible finish. Suns win - which is good for the Grizzlies btw.
December 20, 2017 - GASOL SUMMIT PART 2
As promised, today's Locked on Grizzlies features part 2 of the Gasol Summit. I think you'll enjoy hearing the details.
December 19, 2017 - THE MARC GASOL SUMMIT
Marc Gasol wanted to open the floor to all questions. He invited several of us to talk. So we did. Nothing was off limits. And you can hear what happened.
December 18, 2017 - Accepting the Inevitable
After two more losses, it's time to accept the inevitable. Lots of losses, not a lot of winning. Embrace it, don't run from it.
December 13, 2017- MEGA MAILBAG! Your Q's, My A's!
Just because the Grizzlies are in a tailspin, that's no reason we can't open up the ol' mailbag and answer tons of your very good questions.
December 12, 2017 - It's Getting Really Ugly
Once again, the Grizzlies fade in the 2nd half, this time completely giving up in the 4th quarter en route to a 107-85 loss to the Heat. That's 15 losses out of 16 games. That's awful.
December 11, 2017 - It's Time
After a brutal weekend, and an insanely horrendous loss to the Thunder in particular, it's time to be real about where things are and where they're going.
December 8, 2017 - Make or Break Weekend Approa...
It was pretty ugly in NYC - and now the Grizzlies are right back on the losing train. A weekend with two home games vs Toronto and Oklahoma City will go a long way in determining what this team will do next.
December 6th, 2017 - Winning Streak? Plus, Good...
Can the Grizzlies parlay their 1st win in almost a month into an actual winning streak tonight? Injury news both good and bad, and - what have we learned from JB so far?
December 5, 2017 - IT'S A WIN!!!!!
They did it! The Grizzlies did it! They won! It was a tough, hard, long losing streak - but it's over.
December 4, 2017 - This Streak Goes to Eleven
I'm not really feeling much talk of moral victories. Let's be real. It's ugly. What happened with Tyreke on Friday? When will the streak end? Tonight?
November 30, 2017 - Nine Straight Losses; J.B.'...
The Grizzlies lost. Again. Nine straight. That's not good. Hear from Marc Gasol postgame and let's talk about the positives and negatives of J.B. Bickerstaff's first game.
November 29, 2017 - FIZDALE FIRING FALLOUT - MA...
Marc Gasol answers THE question (and several others), Chris Wallace says things, I talk extensively with Ron Tillery, JB Bickerstaff talks changes. So much you will want to hear.
November 28, 2017 - Fizdale Got Rooked One Last...
David Fizdale was fired on Monday. I told you Sunday was a bad night. Let's talk about it. Why did this happen? What now? Is Marc a coach killer? Why isn't Chris Wallace feeling more heat?
November 27, 2017 - A Very, Very Bad Night
You lose to Brooklyn. Eight straight losses. Five straight home losses. An injury to Chandler Parsons. And your best player benched for somewhat inexplicable reasons. Yeah, that's a bad night.
November 22, 2017 - Talkin' Turkey With Kevin L...
As Thanksgiving approaches, with the Grizzlies at 7-9, it's time to talk turkey with our pal Kevin Lipe, longtime Grizzlies reporter (among many other things) for the Memphis Flyer.
November 21, 2017 - Two Steps Forward, One Step...
That's five straight losses for the reeling Grizzlies, but there were positives to be found amid the losing. Hear from Chandler Parsons and Marc Gasol, too.
November 20, 2017 - Who Kicks a Shoe, Honestly?
Bad defense, bad offense, bad night - we talk about the Houston debacle, hear from an upset Marc Gasol, and more!
November 16, 2017 - You Can't Defend For Only N...
Turns out that playing horrible defense for 3 quarters is not a good way to win an NBA game.
November 15, 2017 - JaMychal's Back; Dissecting...
JaMychal Green returns, and not a moment too soon, as the Grizzlies play the Pacers tonight. That, plus a look at the Harrison Effect...
November 14, 2017 - Tyreke's Shoulders Are Only...
In spite of another breathtaking performance from Tyreke Evans, the Grizzlies give him no help and lose in Milwaukee.
November 13, 2017 - Good News, Bad News
The Grizzlies get key players back, which is good, but lose comfortably in Houston, which is bad.
November 9, 2017 - Is It Sustainable?
On the 200th Episode of Locked on Grizzlies, I look at the performances of the Grizzlies as a whole, and of individual players to try to answer the question - Is It Sustainable?
November 8, 2017 - Grizzlies Beat Portland and ...
It was scary at the end - and so nearly didn't happen - but the Grizzlies beat the Blazers in Portland for win number 7.
November 7, 2017 - NUMBERS! A Deeper Look at th...
The Grizzlies have changed their style and a few of their personnel. Hear how well those changes are working in today's pod.
November 6, 2017 - Classic Grizzlies Move - Bea...
Grizzlies go to LA and split a pair - a very solid win over the Clippers followed by a lackluster loss to the Lakers
November 2, 2017 - Grizzlies Snatch Defeat From...
In spite of 32 Tyreke Evans points, a catastrophic finish cost the Grizzlies a winnable game.
November 1, 2017 - Time to Worry About Mike? In...
Is there something going on with Mike Conley's ankle? What do the Grizzlies have to do to beat Orlando? Listen for more...
October 31, 2017 - The Grizzlies Can't Make a S...
When you shoot 25% in the 2nd half of a game, it might not end well. This one didn't.
October 30, 2017 - JUMBO MAILBAG to Celebrate Y...
The Grizzlies handled Houston for the 2nd time this year as Chandler Parsons literally caught fire. Literally. Also MAILBAG!
October 27, 2017 - Grizzlies Get it Done the Ha...
The Grizzlies beat Dallas in the return match, though it was anything but easy
October 26, 2017 - No, They Didn't Do it Agains...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 25, 2017 - Can Yo...
It's the old classic from the Grizzlies - play hard and well against good teams, poop the bed against bad ones. Is the 2017-18 squadron any different? Let's find out tonight. Also, the underappreciated Mario Chalmers start to the year, what to do with ...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 24, 2017 - 3-0?!?...
Well, I certainly didn't see *THIS* coming! Unbelievably good start for the Grizzlies and a huge win against Houston; I look back at the game, an underreported reason for the performances, a few notable numbers, and much more!
Thanks to Outdoors Inc f...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 23, 2017 - Grizzl...
That was a hell of a Saturday night, huh? Grizzlies get 34 from Marc Gasol and move to 2-0, beating the Warriors by 10. I talk about the game, give you a lot of numbers, you'll hear from Marc and Tyreke, plus a whole lot more.
Locked on Grizzlies - October 19, 2017 - NOLA P...
Mike Conley was terrific, Dillon Brooks was a revelation, JaMychal Green got hurt, the Grizzlies won, TA returned, and yet - the Grizzlies fans are talking about booing Chandler Parsons. I talk about it too, but not before I get to all the other stuff.
Locked on Grizzlies - October 18, 2017 - John H...
JUMBO SEASON OPENER EDITION! Griz VP of BBall Ops John Hollinger returns to talk very candidly about the tough cuts, the rookie surprises, the season ahead, data, processes, and more. It's definitely well worth your time. Before that, I preview tonight...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 17, 2017 - Wade a...
In something of a shocker, Wade Baldwin and Rade Zagorac were both cut. Jarell Martin, perhaps every bit as shockingly, was not. What led to the decisions? What now? Listen and enjoy...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 16, 2017 - Cut Da...
The roster has to be trimmed to 15 players by the end of today. Who stays? Who goes? Who plays? Who knows? I also hand out a few Preseazies - the preeminent preseason award. A true honor to receive and a true pleasure to give.
Locked on Grizzlies - October 13, 2017 - TA To ...
I wanted to pay tribute to the legend that is Tony Allen to begin the pod, and appreciate his impact to the team as his number is headed to the rafters at FedExForum. Then, it's down to business, with the sobering performances of Chandler Parsons a rea...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 11, 2017 - Lineup...
I asked David Fizdale about Chandler Parsons, positionally and otherwise, hear the answer in the pod. I also asked about lineups and data, too. Oh, and Dillon Brooks, who the coaching staff REALLY likes.
Lots of discussion about preseason issues, too...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 9, 2017 - Talking...
I talked with Marc Gasol about his injury situation and David Fizdale about the camp battles and the Grizzlies' new offensive approach. You'll like hearing from them, I hope. And as for me, I talk about Marc's role in the offense, his health, Chandler ...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 6, 2017 - Camp Ba...
Talking about camp battles on this edition of the pod - backup PG, 3rd PG, backup bigs, who's got the edge? What are the criteria for winning the battles? Are there really four guaranteed starters?
Thanks to Outdoors Inc for their continued support of...
Locked on Grizzlies - October 3, 2017 - Preseas...
Basketball! Real (well, mostly), professional basketball! Preseason opener - Grizzlies win, as if that matters, but there were a number of interesting talking points coming out of the game. I discuss many of them in today's pod, including Chandler/Rio ...
Locked on Grizzlies - September 29, 2017 - JaMy...
After a lot - and I do mean a LOT - of delay, JaMychal Green is finally back on a very reasonable 2 year, $17 million deal (including bonuses). I discuss what it means - and also give you some of David Fizdale's thoughts on several team-related issues,...
Locked on Grizzlies - September 27, 2017 - A Co...
I spoke with John Hollinger about many important Grizzlies topics - moving on from ZBo and TA, Chandler Parsons, trading Troy Daniels, roster decisions, draft lottery, Marc Gasol/other players playing overseas - in a wide-ranging chat. Also, hear from ...
Locked on Grizzlies - September 20, 2017 - Rabb...
Quite a bit on the agenda today - I talk about Ivan Rabb's signing and what that means for the roster, what Mason Plumlee's shockingly big contract does for JaMychal Green's negotiations, and how the kerfuffle about Robert Pera, Ubiquiti, Steve Kaplan ...
Locked on Grizzlies - September 15, 2017 - Vote...
On this episode of Locked on Grizzlies, I talk briefly about a Spanish disappointment before ranting a little about the proposed NBA lottery reforms - and proposing a system of my own.
Thanks to Seat Geek and Outdoors Inc for their continued support ...
Locked on Grizzlies - September 11, 2017 - TA's...
Well, that's a sad way to end an era. Tony Allen's signed a one-year deal in New Orleans, and while we expected he'd be gone, the reality is still shocking. I talk about TA's time in Memphis and the future without him. Also, Vince Hunter's signed a two...
Locked on Grizzlies - September 1, 2017 - A Few...
The over/under for Grizzlies wins this year has been set at 37.5 - what do I think? I'll tell you in this pod. What do you think? That's in there too.
Next week, hopefully some Q&A, send your questions in...
Thank you to Outdoors Inc and SeatGeek fo...
Locked on Grizzlies - August 30, 2017 - Mario, ...
The Grizzlies introduced Mario Chalmers, Tyreke Evans, and Ben McLemore officially on Tuesday - hear from each of them, and from David Fizdale too. What will their roles be? Will Chalmers even make the team?
I also talk with Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace...
Locked on Grizzlies - August 18, 2017 - Does Ma...
A shorter version of Locked on Grizzlies today to address Marc Gasol's comments in Barcelona about his future with the Grizzlies. Does he want out? Should the Grizzlies trade him? What are the challenges each side faces?
Locked on Grizzlies - August 16, 2017 - Schedul...
The schedule is out! And, most notably, MLK Day is back in Memphis on National TV, as it always should have been. Thank goodness. I talk schedules and I talk about Tayshaun Prince's new role with the Grizzlies, whatever it is.
Thanks as always to Outd...
Locked on Grizzlies - August 9, 2017 - ANOTHER ...
Today's Locked on Grizzlies is all about conflicts: Grizzlies vs. foot injuries, Tony vs. Rudy, Math vs. Memphis...look, it's that kind of show. I'll talk about what the Grizzlies can do from here with the guard rotation, and why the projections seem t...
Locked on Grizzlies - August 4, 2017 - Tumblewe...
We are firmly into August, the slowest month on the NBA calendar. But hey - there are things to update, so update I shall! Where are things with JaMychal Green? Tony Allen? Ivan Rabb? New jerseys? Schedules? I'll answer what I can for you as you listen...
Locked on Grizzlies - July 26, 2017 - Bad Times...
Talking about a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for JaMychal Green, who now looks to be somewhat bereft of options, contract-wise. Also, what about this Kyrie thing, huh? Listen in.
Big thanks to our pod sponsors Seat Geek and Outdoors, Inc!
Locked on Grizzlies - July 21, 2017 - Chalmers ...
The Grizzlies brought back Mario Chalmers on a one-year deal - I discuss it and what it means for the team, plus I take a look at the questions surrounding this roster, and there are quite a few of them...
Locked on Grizzlies - July 17, 2017 - Wrapping ...
This is a BIG JUMBO EDITION of Locked on Grizzlies, where I bring on Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast and we go for almost an hour on Summer League and the (somewhat murky) future of the Grizzlies. Keith was in Vegas and gives his first-hand account...
Locked on Grizzlies - July 12, 2017 - Summer Le...
Back to discuss the first three games of Summer League , with a few thoughts on some notable players, and a discussion of Tyreke Evans' 3.3 million dollar signing, what it means, what he could do, and a bit more, too.
Locked on Grizzlies - July 6, 2017 - Talking wi...
I talk extensively with the Flyer's Grizzlies Correspondent Kevin Lipe - a longtime LOG favorite - about what's next for the Grizzlies now that ZBo's gone and TA appears to be next. What about JaMychal Green? Marc Gasol? Many, many topics are discussed...
Locked on Grizzlies - July 5, 2017 - Goodbye, Z...
Zach Randolph won't be a Grizzly next year. That's strange but it is also true. The one and only ZBo is going to be a King. We talk about this very special day - for the wrong reasons - and what happens now. We also talk about JaMychal Green and where ...
Locked on Grizzlies - July 3, 2017 - McLemore! ...
The Grizzlies have now signed two shooting guards in free agency, neither of whom is Tony Allen. We'll talk about the Ben McLemore signing, what it means, where he fits, etc. We'll also touch on the Wayne Selden re-signing and the contract of Kobi Simm...
Locked on Grizzlies - June 23, 2017 - DRAFT NIG...
The Grizzlies - and be sure you're sitting down when you read this - traded their way into the second round twice last night to take Ivan Rabb and Dillon Brooks. Hear from GM Chris Wallace and Rabb as well on this special Draft Night edition of Locked ...
Locked on Grizzlies - June 21, 2017 - The NBA I...
All is quiet on Beale Street, while elsewhere in the NBA, things are insane. I talk a bit about an insane period in the NBA and lay the groundwork for the Grizzlies' draft, while making a guarantee and going off on Phil Jackson a bit, too.