Landon Brereton, a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, looked up at Grizzlies’ seven-foot center Marc Gasol in the lobby of the Grizzlies House to ask if Gasol would please autograph his basketball. Gasol signed the basketball, but little did he know, he signed right next to his brother’s autograph from several years ago. Diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer, Landon has been in and out of treatment at St.
Final score: Grizzlies 97, Wizards 92
March 18, 2012
Memphis, March 16, 2012 – Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is giving back to the community by covering utility payments for families who are in need of assistance. For the third consecutive year, Randolph has donated $20,000 to Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) to be allocated to 100 homes in the Memphis area. He plans to continue his support by visiting senior citizen residents on Saturday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m. to make a check presentation, sign autographs and pay utilities for the residents to avoid termination of their services.
Final after overtime: Grizzlies 110, Raptors 114
March 16, 2012
Memphis, March 15, 2012 – The Memphis Grizzlies acquired the draft rights to forward Ricky Sanchez from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard/forward Sam Young, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.
Sanchez (6-11, 220) currently plays in Argentina for Wuber Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca, where the 24-year-old has averaged 13.0 points and 5.1 rebounds in 42 games this season.