Reports: Grizzlies' Temple, Casspi get physical in emotional team meeting
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A Memphis Grizzlies team meeting Wednesday night turned highly emotional and involved a physical altercation between Garrett Temple and Omri Casspi in the locker room, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Memphis Grizzlies' emotional team meeting after loss to Detroit tonight turned physical in an altercation between veterans Garrett Temple and Omri Casspi in locker room, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 3, 2019
The Grizzlies held a 30-minute postgame meeting after their 101-94 loss to the Detroit Pistons, a game where they gave up a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter.
Team leaders Marc Gasol and Mike Conley stayed in the locker room even longer, reported David Cobb of The Commercial-Appeal.
Marc Gasol says he is going to be "a lot more vocal" with his teammates now.
“I think it’s needed, and guys expect that. I’ve worked on not being that critical with my teammates, because in the past it creates some problems. But now it’s going to change a little bit.”
— David Cobb (@DavidWCobb) January 3, 2019
A source described the scuffle to ESPN as “heat-of-the-moment stuff”. Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff told reporters the meeting entailed “a conversation that needed to be had,” and he said it would stay in the locker room.
Memphis has lost three straight and eight of its last 10.
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