The Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans made the first trade of the 2021 NBA Offseason. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the blockbuster deal included the Pelicans getting rid of Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, two 2021 draft picks, and a 2022 protected pick in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas and two 2021 draft picks.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell has “confirmed” the return of Mike Conley. Based on Donovan Mitchell’s deductive reasoning, unrestricted free agent Mike Conley will still be a member of the Utah Jazz next season. Granted, Mitchell’s explanation, which he revealed as an Instagram comment on Tuesday, comes with a comedic...
The countdown to the 2021 NBA draft is almost complete. Come Thursday night, a batch of 60 new ballers will be welcomed into the Association and carry super-sized hopes with them to their new clubs. It's a time for unbridled optimism and a wave of intriguing rumors around prospects and...
Bryn Forbes has opted out of his $2.45 million player option with the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2021-22 NBA season, making him an unrestricted free agent. Forbes spent the first four seasons of his career with the San Antonio Spurs before signing with the Bucks last offseason. Across 70 appearances...
Justin, Rob, Tjarks, and J. Kyle Mann discuss every aspect of the trade between the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans (1:45). Then Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann help get Rob and Justin up to speed on what they need to know going into the NBA draft (18:43). Lastly they answer some questions from Spotify Greenroom listeners (51:20).
The first NBA Draft trade happened yesterday afternoon, and the New York Knicks could be up next. Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the trade yesterday – The Memphis Grizzlies agreed to trade Jonas Valanciunas and 2021 picks 17 and 5 to New Orleans in exchange for Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, 2021 picks 10, 40, and a protected 2022 first-round pick via the Lakers. Rumors had been circulating that the Pelicans were looking to shop Bledsoe and their 10th pick in an effort to clear more cap space, and the Grizzlies were the team that pounced.
Since Ja Morant’s arrival to the Memphis Grizzlies, the team has been searching for a reliable backup point guard. In 2020-21, it looked like they had found the perfect backup in Tyus Jones, who brought a huge amount of energy to the court. Most of his numbers won’t jump off...
NBA free agency: Pelicans have space to pair Kyle Lowry and Zion Williamson, but other appealing options exist
The New Orleans Pelicans paid a steep price for their newfound cap flexibility. They moved down from No. 10 to No. 17 in a strong 2021 NBA Draft and gave up an extra first-round pick in the process, but it was well worth it to wipe the two worst contracts on the team off their books. With Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe in New Orleans, the Pelicans were looking at no more than $13 million or so in cap space. After Monday's trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, they are closer to $37 million. Aside from Kawhi Leonard, they should have the spending power to sign any free agent in this class.
The New Orleans Pelicans just started the offseason trade period with the first major transaction, shipping away Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas. But it looks like they aren’t done just yet, with speculation swirling for a potential deal with the Indiana Pacers. ESPN...
The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly looking to trade up in Thursday's 2021 NBA draft again after acquiring the No. 10 pick in a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer reported Monday the Grizzlies are trying to get high enough in the draft order to land either Jonathan Kuminga or James Bouknight.
We’re approaching 48 hours until the NBA Draft and things are starting to get complicated. The Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans trade on Monday saw them swapping picks No. 10 and No. 17, with Memphis willing to take on two somewhat bad contracts because it appears they really like someone at 10.
Finally, the week of the NBA draft is upon us, with free agency on the horizon as well. All of the conjecture and speculation that has been floating around the last few months now comes to a head, and reality will soon set in. But until Thursday's draft arrives, one...
In their quest to make a big splash in free agency, the New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly drawing inspiration from the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns. Per ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Pelicans president of basketball operations David Griffin is hoping to make a "huge offer" to Kyle Lowry "in an effort to import the type of leadership that Chris Paul brought to the Suns last year in morphing them into contenders."
The 2021 NBA Draft is rapidly approaching here on Thursday night, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to pick third, and could very well land a potential superstar there. It appears that USC big Evan Mobley is the most likely possibility for Cleveland at that spot, although Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs, and to a lesser extent, Florida State wing Scottie Barnes and G League Ignite wing Jonathan Kuminga could maybe be.
The Golden State Warriors used to be a team that drafted players in the top 10 all the time. A perennial lottery team, the Warriors lived at the bottom of the standings, and in the NBA that means picking high in the NBA Draft year after year. That is how...
The top five picks in Thursday’s NBA draft seem to be taking shape, but the rest of the lottery remains a bit of a mystery with trade winds swirling in Sacramento and throughout the league. Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham, G League Ignite guard Jalen Green, USC center Evan Mobley,...
The Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans officially kicked off the trade market with a gigantic trade that seemingly came out of nowhere. There were rumors leading up to this one, but nobody expected the involvement of Jonas Valanciunas and Steven Adams, two bigs who have a very similar playstyle.
There’s a decent chance that the Washington Wizards will look to trade former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook this summer. All
The Memphis Grizzlies shocked the NBA world on Monday when reports confirmed that they would be swapping first-round picks with the New Orleans Pelicans. Specifically, they’d be sending Jonas Valanciunas and both of their picks to the Pelicans in exchange for Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, and two higher picks (plus a 2022 first-rounder).