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Chris Vernon Show - 8.17.18 pt. 2

Chris Vernon and President of Memphis Redbirds Craig Unger talk about tonight’s event at AutoZone Park...

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Chris Vernon Show - 8.17.18 pt. 2

Chris Vernon and President of Memphis Redbirds Craig Unger talk about tonight’s event at AutoZone Park...
Aug 17, 2018  |  02:01

Chris Vernon Show - 8.17.18 pt. 1

Jon Roser tries to convince Chris Vernon, Lang Whitaker and Devin Walker that "Call Me Maybe" is summer banger.
Aug 17, 2018  |  01:06

The Post Up with Alexis Morgan 8.17.18

Stay on top of what went down around the NBA on social media this week in the newest episode of The Post Up with Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan.
Aug 17, 2018  |  01:09

Chris Vernon Show - 8.15.18

Today’s Vegan Corner went a little off the rails for a second as Alexis Morgan rants at Chris Vernon and Jon Roser.
Aug 15, 2018  |  12:06

Chris Vernon Show - 8.14.18 pt. 2

Chris Fallica of ESPN College Gameday discusses with Chris Vernon over the phone who he believes in most in the SEC East.
Aug 14, 2018  |  01:24

Chris Vernon Show - 8.14.18 pt. 1

Chris Fallica of ESPN College Gameday talks to Chris Vernon over the phone about what teams to watch for this upcoming season.
Aug 14, 2018  |  00:57

The Post Up with Alexis Morgan 8.10.18

Catch up with Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan as she recaps the top social media posts this week around the NBA.
Aug 10, 2018  |  00:46

Grind City Media breaks down the Grizzlies 2018-19 Schedule

Chris Vernon and Alexis Morgan discuss the Grizzlies strength of schedule and detail what games to look forward to during the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Aug 10, 2018  |  04:43

Chris Vernon Show - 8.8.18 pt. 2

Alexis Morgan samples out fried pickles from Gus's and Hooters for Chris Vernon and friends to taste test on Vegan Corner.
Aug 8, 2018  |  05:38

Chris Vernon Show - 8.8.18 pt. 1

Assistant coach Chad Forcier discusses what he likes about Kyle Anderson and explains why he's such a fan.
Aug 8, 2018  |  02:19

Refreshed. Re-imagined. Released: Grizzlies brand & uniform unveil recap

On August 2, Grizzlies fans got their first look at the re-imagined Grizzlies branding as President of Business Ops Jason Wexler, FedEx President & COO David Bronczek shared their thoughts on what a relationship between the Grizzlies and FedEx means for Memphis.
Aug 6, 2018  |  02:42

Grit and Grind, Redefined: New Jerseys, Logos, Court

President of Business Operations, Jason Wexler, takes us through the evolution of the Grizzlies brand and inspiration behind the team's new logos, Nike jerseys, and updated court design.
Aug 2, 2018  |  06:59

Chris Vernon Show - 8.2.18 pt. 3

Jerry Stackhouse talks with Chris Vernon about the lack of physicality in the game and then tells a story about Charles Oakley.
Aug 2, 2018  |  01:55

Chris Vernon Show - 8.2.18 pt. 2

Jerry Stackhouse talks to Chris Vernon about working with Jaren Jackson Jr.
Aug 2, 2018  |  02:27

Chris Vernon Show - 8.2.18 pt. 1

Jerry Stackhouse tells Chris Vernon how he wound up on the Grizzlies coaching staff.
Aug 2, 2018  |  01:41

Chris Vernon Show - 8.1.18 pt. 2

Alexis Morgan says the Spicy Vegan Korean Ramen from Crazy Noodle is the best she’s had anywhere but Chris Vernon thinks it’s too hot.
Aug 1, 2018  |  02:05

Chris Vernon Show - 8.1.18 pt. 1

Alexis Morgan brings in her favorite dishes from Crazy Noodle in Midtown Memphis for Chris Vernon and Jon Roser to sample.
Aug 1, 2018  |  04:16

Chris Vernon Show - 7.31.18

Chris Vernon talks to Memphis football star Tony Pollard about racing teammate Darrell Henderson and running a kickoff back in a monsoon.
Jul 31, 2018  |  02:28

Grizzmo: Jevon Carter 2018 Summer League highlights

Carter played in all 10 of the Grizzlies’ games in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. Check out his best plays from the 2018 Summer League.
Jul 27, 2018  |  01:36

The Post Up with Alexis Morgan 7.27.18

Check out the newest episode of The Post Up featuring Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan as she recaps the top social media post this week around the NBA.
Jul 27, 2018  |  00:54

Chris Vernon Show - 7.26.18

VegasInsider.com's Brian Edwards gives Chris Vernon his thoughts on Mike Norvell and the Memphis Tigers this upcoming football season.
Jul 26, 2018  |  02:15

Grizzmo: Kobi Simmons 2018 Summer League highlights

Check out the best plays of Kobi Simmons from the 2018 Summer League.
Jul 25, 2018  |  01:40

Grizzmo: Jaren Jackson Jr. 2018 Summer League highlights

Jackson averaged 15.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 25.7 minutes during his three games in Utah. He then shifted his focus more on defense in Vegas, where he was second in that league with 3.8 blocks to go with 11.2 points and 8.2 rebounds in 24.4 minutes over five games.
Jul 23, 2018  |  01:24

Grind City Media presents: Beyond Grit Episode 11

In Episode 11, Grind City Media concludes the summer season of Beyond Grit with a behind the scenes look at the final games of Las Vegas Summer League.
Jul 20, 2018  |  06:54

Chris Vernon Show - 7.17.18 pt. 2

Chris Vernon and Pete Pranica talk about the Grizzlies finding a familiar identity for their team and franchise.
Jul 17, 2018  |  02:09

Chris Vernon Show - 7.17.18 pt. 1

Chris Vernon and Pete Pranica talk about next year’s roster and the team moving forward.
Jul 17, 2018  |  01:12

Eric Hasseltine goes 1 on 1 with Jaren Jackson Jr.

Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks with Eric Hasseltine after the game against the Blazers.
Jul 17, 2018  |  02:43

Eric Hasseltine goes 1 on 1 with Greg Buckner

Grizzlies coach Greg Buckner talks with Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Eric Hasseltine following last night’s game against the Blazers.
Jul 17, 2018  |  03:15

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers highlights 7.16.18

Take a look at the Grizzlies highlights from their final Summer League match in Las Vegas on Monday night.
Jul 17, 2018  |  01:37

Simmons drops 23 points against Blazers

Guard Kobi Simmons scores 23 points against the Trail Blazers during the teams final match of the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League.
Jul 17, 2018  |  00:57

Postgame Cleanup: Grizzlies grind out win over Kings

The Memphis Grizzlies saw some old friends in Zach Randolph and Vince Carter and rang in the New Year with a 114-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

In a game full of reunions and familiar faces, it was Tyreke Evans who stood out with 26 points (10-16 FG, 5-7 3P, 1-1 FT) against Sacramento, where he played five seasons over two stints (2009-2013, 2016-17) and was named the 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year. Evans also totaled seven rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes for the Grizzlies, who earned their largest margin of victory this season. It was Evans’ fourth 25-point, five-rebound, five-assist performance in his last five games.

Willie Cauley-Stein had 21 points off the bench, Buddy Hield had 15 points, and Garrett Temple chipped in with 13 points. Randolph added four points and six rebounds in 18 minutes in his first game this season against his former team, which he guided to its first-ever postseason series victory in 2011 and the Western Conference Finals in 2013 during his eight seasons (2009-17) in Memphis. Carter also registered three rebounds in 15 minutes against the Grizzlies, where he played the past three seasons (2014-17).

Jarell Martin (11 points), James Ennis III (10 points), Wayne Selden Jr. (10 points) and Deyonta Davis (10 points) all reached double figures off the bench for the Grizzlies, who improved to 2-2 on their five-game road trip. Selden logged 17 minutes in his return from a 21-game absence with right quadriceps tendinopathy. Memphis’ bench totaled 64 points.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will end their five-game road trip in their first game of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 2 against the Los Angeles Clippers at 9:30 p.m. CT at the STAPLES Center. Follow the action on FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners on listen to the call on 92.9 FM ESPN / 680 AM.

Key Stats of the Night

  • Memphis’ hot shooting carried over from the previous night when the Grizzlies shot 52.1 percent from the field and 71.4 percent from three-point range, which were both season highs, in a loss last night to the Golden State Warriors. The team shot a season-best 53.9 percent overall and 46.7 percent from the perimeter tonight.

Key Run of the Night

  • The Grizzlies shot 12-of-20 from the field in the first quarter and led by as many as 16 points in the first quarter. Memphis then scored the first 10 points of the second period to open up a 24-point advantage that grew to as many as 33 in the second half.


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Team Quotes

On seeing the offense bounce back from a loss the night before
It’s been really nice. I think if you take a look at our past five games, our scoring is up, our shooting percentages are up, our assists are up and our turnovers are down. So, that’s the growth that we’ve been looking for in our offense. Last night, you play a normal team, you’ll probably win that game, right? But, for our guys not to hang their heads and continue to believe in what we’re doing, it shows the steps that we’re taking.
-- Coach Bickerstaff
On liking the bounce back defensively
We can’t be a one sided team. We’ve put a lot of focus and there’s a lot of talk about our offense because it has changed a little bit and it’s grown over these past few games. But, in this league, you can’t be competitive if you don’t defend. Defensively we got to hang our hat there. Whatever happens on the offensive end, we want to execute and we want to be a good offensive team. But, when you fall back to it, the teams that survive droughts offensively are the teams that are the most consistent defensively. Our focus always has to be on the defense, but we do spend time obviously working on improving that offense.
-- Coach Bickerstaff
On getting contributions from all around the floor
Tonight, I think we played 12 guys in the first half and everybody got a piece of it tonight. The way we’re built, I think there are guys that can play shorter stints and play harder and then another guy can come in, and play as hard as that first guy and we can still be as productive. We’ve got depth, it’s just a matter of us using it.
-- Coach Bickerstaff
On Tyreke Evans having a revival this year
Opportunity – I think he came into the year, he had a great summer for one. We spent some time with him while he was out in LA, just watching his work and he was working his tail off. He came in in great shape and then he has an opportunity here. He’s on a mission right now. It’s not a personal mission, which is the best part about it. He’s unselfish in what he’s doing. He’s helping our team in a multitude of ways. He knows we need him to score the ball, but if you look at some of the plays and passes he’s made tonight and in the past, he’s playing for the team.
-- Coach Bickerstaff
On how the offense is playing right now
It’s going good. We’re just swinging the ball, driving, attacking and finding the open guy. When we share the ball like that, we play at our best.
-- Tyreke Evans
On coach being impressed with their recent defense
Yeah, we’re all just showing effort. We’re all out there playing hard no matter what team it is. We played Golden State [last night], tough team, one of the best teams in the NBA. We played hard, they made tough shots, Steph [Curry] made tough shots. But, tonight showed that we can guard.
-- Tyreke Evans
On if playing against the team that drafted him gets old
“No, not really. I love playing against the team that drafted me when I come back. Most of the time I played when I came back, I played well so it’s just getting me going.”
-- Tyreke Evans
On how he’s physically feeling so far this season
How does it look like I feel? Do I look like I feel good out there? I feel good too. I’m playing the best basketball I’m capable of playing. My knees not swelling up so I can move how I want and I’m just playing the game I know how to play before I got hurt.
-- Tyreke Evans
On his focus coming into this season
Just staying healthy. Training – getting my body right with my trainer. I got in one of the best shapes of my career. I came back and I wanted to prove everyone wrong that I can still play.
-- Tyreke Evans
On the improvement of the offense
Obviously, we’re shooting the ball better. I think ball movement has also been better – sharing the ball, moving it, using our triggers. I think our defense too. Our trust defensively has built [up] a little bit. Yesterday was not the case because they scored a lot of points. But you take that game away, Clippers, Phoenix wise and tonight, for the most part, defensively we did a better job.
-- Marc Gasol
On playing with Tyreke Evans and if he played with an edge tonight
He’s had that edge the whole year. He’s had that same mentality so don’t take it like he came in here [tonight] and did something that he hasn’t done every game pretty much all year. He’s come with that aggressiveness and he’s shooting the ball tremendously. We talk for teams to decide what they want to do in bigger roles when it’s me and him. If my man doesn’t really want to help and get a body off me and if you go under he’s big enough to turn that corner or just stay behind and shoot that ball well. It’s a hard decision [for other teams] to make at that point.
-- Marc Gasol
On going against Zach Randolph for the first time
“It’s special. So many things go through your head – it’s so many emotions. He’s truly a brother, it’s simple. I know we’re both in situations that we are not used to being in and we feel for each other, but when we go out there, he knows I’m not going to let him play [well]. First, I was surprised he didn’t guard me right away. But, then he guarded me a little bit and it was fun – it was fun, I can’t lie to you. It was fun and it’s always good to see him. I can’t wait to play him again because he’s always competitive. We made each other better. When we were playing together we made each other better in practice when we battled against each other. And I miss him – I miss him every day.”
-- Marc Gasol

Player Notes

  • Tyreke Evans led all scorers with 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 5-of-7 from three. Evans is now shooting a career-high .426 percent from three on the season.
  • Jarell Martin (11 points), James Ennis III (10 points), Wayne Selden Jr. (10 points) and Deyonta Davis (10 points) all reached double figures off the bench for the Grizzlies.