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42-40, 2nd in Southwest
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Will Griz take step back next season?

Kevin Pelton writes that the addition of Chandler Parsons doesn't offset other factors that have lowered the team's ESPN real plus-minus. Memphis figures to fight simply to qualify for the playoffs. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Gasol in need of turnaround season

Marc Gasol's 2015-16 ended in early February because of a broken foot. But Bradford Doolittle notes the veteran center wasn't playing up to his usual standards before then. Doolittle also lists another injured Memphis player. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Grizzlies add two assistant coaches

The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Bob Bender as an assistant coach and Bob Thate as a shooting coach on David Fizdale's staff.

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Highest paid NBA players

LeBron James' new contract with the Cavaliers makes him the highest paid NBA player for the 2016-17 season. Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will earn the second-most, followed by James Harden and Russell Westbrook, respectively.

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Support for Griz, but not much

The Grizzlies barely snuck into the playoff field last season. One valiant soul among ESPN's Summer Forecast panel picks Memphis to finish third in the conference next season. Forecast: 2016-17 West champions

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Could Lance Stephenson head to China?

Stephenson played well for the Grizzlies after a deadline trade, but potential suitors haven't materialized. Kevin Pelton wouldn't be surprised if he ends up in China for a bigger payday. Pelton: 10 best free agents (Insider)

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What should recovering Chalmers do?

If healthy, Mario Chalmers might have been one of the top free-agent point guard options. However, his recovery from a ruptured Achilles will likely keep him out for the start of this season. Pelton: 10 best free agents (Insider)

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Recent Griz signees are long shots

Memphis added forwards Troy Williams from Indiana and D.J. Stephens, who played for the Memphis Tigers. Kevin Pelton writes that it's unlikely either opens the season on the Grizzlies' roster. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

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What will new look mean to Grizzlies?

Memphis hired David Fizdale as head coach and added Chandler Parsons. But in ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast, our expert panel doesn't see much of a difference from last season's finish. Forecast: 2016-17 West standings

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Griz draftee faces Team USA

Wang Zhelin, the 57th overall draftee last month, scored only one point in almost 22 minutes in China's 106-57 loss to Team USA on Sunday night. The 22-year-old 7-footer went 0-for-4 from the floor and had the worst plus-minus rating in the game (-36). China and Team USA will meet again Tuesday in Oakland. Box score

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White Chocolate has still got it at 40

Jason "White Chocolate" Williams threaded an impossible needle at The Basketball Tournament.

Report: Grizzlies sign Summer League star

The Memphis Grizzlies rewarded D.J. Stephens for his strong Summer League performance, reportedly signing him to a two-year partially guaranteed contract. The Vertical (Charania)

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Grizzlies' Gasol to miss Olympics for Spain

The Spanish basketball federation says center Marc Gasol will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after failing to recover from a broken foot in time.

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No. 5 Pedro's Posse vs. No. 9 Always a Brave

Mike Bibby and Jason Williams lead Pedro's Posse. Bibby nearly had a triple-double, meanwhile, White Chocolate had 17 points and 10 assists in the opener. The supporting cast includes former Florida State guards Deividas Dulkys and Luke Loucks. TBT Super 16

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Mario Chalmers still available

The veteran guard suffered an Achilles injury in early March, which will likely keep him out of at the start of the 2016-17 season. Kevin Pelton believes the Heat could consider bring him back to Miami. Best available NBA free agents (Insider)

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Sources: M. Gasol (foot) will miss Rio Olympics

Marc Gasol won't be suiting up for Spain at the Rio Olympics, according to sources, as he continues to recover from a broken foot.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

How new Grizzlies coach David Fizdale survived South Central and much more about his dealing with Los Angeles police and gun violence in The Undefeated. http://bit.ly/2an6Ome

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Memphis Grizzlies: Summer league results

The Grizzlies dropped their Las Vegas finale on Friday, 89-79 in a consolation game to the Hawks. Vince Hunter scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

Team Stats

Points Per Game99.124th
Rebounds Per Game41.628th
Assists Per Game20.725th
Points Allowed101.311th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164240.512
2014-155527.671
2013-145032.610
2012-135626.683
2011-124125.621

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