Grizzly Bear Blues: for Memphis Grizzlies fans

Grizzly Bear Blues: for Memphis Grizzlies fans

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February 2, 2023 59 min

The Core Four is here to talk trades, refereeing, and rank their NBA title contenders. But, Matt opens the show to discuss Ja Morant being snubbed as an All-Star starter while Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. won't be making the roster at all.

For this week's Kleiman Corner, the guys discuss the upcoming trade deadline. The elephant in the room is everybody on Grizzlies' Twitter fawning over OG Anunoby but, is he worth...

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The Grizzlies finally got back into the win column on Sunday night against the Pacers. After a slow first half, JJJ and Ja Morant took over and made sure Memphis ended their losing streak there. Now with Portland in their sights, Memphis will hope to make it two home wins in a row before going back on the road to Cleveland tomorrow night. We discuss a number of bets including:

  • Grizzlies -5.5
  • O/U 239
  • Ja Morant O/U 6.5 rebounds
  • JJJ O/U 2...
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    This week, the Starting 5 recapped the Memphis Grizzlies’ 5-game losing streak and streak-ending win against the Indiana Pacers, reviewed whether the Grizzlies are really “fine” in the west, and discussed the Grizzlies’ chances of beginning a new winning streak.

    Follow @sbngrizzlies, @Starting5Mem, @DaOne_PShark, @_SKYLITO, @TheArtofTrevor, @ItsReallySheedy, @TevShakir

    Beats: Xela, Graphics: Will Stone.


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    The Grizzlies left Memphis on an eleven game win streak, and return on a five game losing streak. While this is a tough stretch for the Grizzlies as they look to fight for the top spot in the west, they must look to first stop the bleeding in a game against a struggling Pacers team that should allow them to do just that. We discuss bets including:

  • Grizzlies -9
  • O/U 224
  • Ja O/U 9.5 assists
  • JJJ O/U 2.5 blocks
  • Grizzlies 1Q -3

  • All odds from Dr...

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    Two of the most exciting young players go head to head tonight as Ja Morant and Anthony Edwards will look to one up each other in a great matchup tonight. The Grizzlies have had a horror road trip, but look to end it off on a positive as the Wolves will be short handed and in a spot the Grizzlies need to capitalize on. We discuss a number of bets today including:

  • Grizzlies -3
  • O/U 238
  • Ja O/U 28.5 points
  • Anthony Edwards O/U 27.5 points
  • Di...
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    Shawn Coleman pinch hits for Parker Fleming to discuss a variety of topics

  • First Four Game losing streak in two years for Grizz
  • Free Throws is a big flaw
  • January is a bout of deja vu from December
  • Three point Defense must improve
  • Steven Adams Injury and Absence
  • Danny Green nearing a return
  • Trade Packages for potential targets
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    The Grizzlies continue on their nightmare west coast road trip tonight with a game against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The Grizz and Dubs have formed a rivalry in recent years due to both on and off court situations, so both teams will be motivated to get a win over the other in what should shape out to be a great contest. We discuss a variety of bets tonight including:

  • Grizzlies +3.5
  • O/U 245.5
  • Ja Morant O/U 28.5...
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    January 25, 2023 52 min

    The Core 4 makes their weekly appearance coming off of the Memphis Grizzlies' three-game losing streak. Dave opens the show by asking if this furthers the concern of the Grizzlies winning big games on the road. Matt gives his two takeaways for why Memphis struggled over the road stretch.

    For Xavier's X & O's, he breaks down why he believes the Grizzlies continue to struggle away from FedEx Forum. The defense has not ...

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    This week, the Starting 5 recapped the Memphis Grizzlies’ 11-game win streak that turned into a 2-game losing streak, debated Fadeaway World’s list of top 10 Memphis Grizzlies players, and discussed how the Grizzlies can correct their road woes.

    Follow @sbngrizzlies, @Starting5Mem, @DaOne_PShark, @_SKYLITO, @TheArtofTrevor, @ItsReallySheedy, @TevShakir

    Beats: Xela, Graphics: Will Stone.

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    The Grizzlies showed a lot of heart last night to come back from 29 points down against the Suns, but ultimately fell short and are now on a two game losing streak following the franchise tying 11 wins in a row going into the weekend. Ja and company have a great matchup against the high scoring Kings, in a matchup that has game of the year potential when it tips off in Sacramento. We discuss a great card of bets including:

  • Grizzlies...
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    The Grizzlies were unable to set a franchise record 12 wins in a row in Los Angeles on Friday night, so they will look to start a streak over again tonight against the Suns as they continue on this long west coast trip. Ja and company will look to clean some things up, and we discuss a multitude of bets including:

  • Grizzlies -9
  • O/U 223
  • Ja O/U 26.5 points
  • Grizz TT O/U 121.5
  • Chris Paul O/U 7.5 assists

  • All odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, t...

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    All the stars will be out in Los Angeles as the Grizzlies have a chance to win a franchise record 12 games in a row. Ja Morant and company played the Lakers to a 3-1 record last season, and will look to send a message to the rest of the league that they are here for good. We discuss a great card including:

  • Grizzlies -6
  • O/U 244.5
  • Ja Morant O/U 27.5
  • JJJ O/U 2.5 blocks
  • Desmond Bane O/U 2.5 threes

  • All odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, the off...

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    The Grizzlies are back in action with a chance to tie a franchise record 11 wins in row tonight as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs will be without Donovan Mitchell tonight, so there is a great opportunity for the Grizzlies to head west to LA Friday with a chance to set a new franchise record 12 wins in a row. We discuss a range of bets including:

  • Grizzlies -7.5
  • O/U 228
  • Bane O/U 2.5 threes
  • JJJ O/U 2.5 blocks
  • Race to 15

  • All ...

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    Parker Fleming talks with Dave McMenamin of ESPN about the Grizzlies' contention status and their Big 3.

    - Ranking Ja Morant's 2 poster dunks from last week in his career highlight package

    - How do the Grizzlies look in a "wide open" Western Conference?

    - Are Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. viable 2nd and 3rd options for championship contention?

    - Is the Grizzlies' path to the Finals through internal development/...

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    I am joined by Sharon Shy Brown from the Memphis Flyer and the Bleavin Grizzlies Podcast, to talk about Ja Morant's popularity and how his play on the court has increased his influence off of it. We then talk about how Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane have come into form during the Grizzlies' win streak and what that means for the Grizzlies going forward. Then, we take a look at where the Grizzlies stand in the Western Co...

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    January 18, 2023 53 min

    On this week's Core 4, Xavier and Dave saw the Grizzlies in person in Indiana and at home and give their takeaways from the environment and the pair of wins.

    Dave saw Ja Morant's dunk on Jalen Smith in person and it inspired the guys to Embrace Debate by ranking their top four dunks of Morant's career. Xavier had the poster on Smith as his favorite, Dave has it lower on his list and Matt doesn't believe it cracks the...

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    The Grizzlies win streak is now at nine going into their NBA on MLK Day matchup with the injury plagued Suns tonight in the FedEx Forum. Ja Morant's status is up in the air as of recording, but we were still able to get a great card of picks for the pod, including:

  • Grizzlies -10.5
  • O/U 229.5
  • Bane O/U 2.5 threes
  • Bridges O/U 16.5 points
  • Grizzlies TT O/U 120.5

  • All odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, the official sportsbook partner of SB Nat...

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    This week, the Starting 5 recapped the Memphis Grizzlies’ current 9-game winning streak, reviewed Taylor Jenkins’ Coach of the Year odds, and discussed the Grizzlies’ chances of breaking the franchise record for the longest win streak.

    Follow @sbngrizzlies, @Starting5Mem, @DaOne_PShark, @_SKYLITO, @TheArtofTrevor, @ItsReallySheedy, @TevShakir

    Beats: Xela, Graphics: Will Stone.

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    Matthew Gill checks in for Chase today to bring you your gambling preview for tonight's matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers. Gill starts the show with some stats for why he's staying away from the full game side and total with the Grizzlies favored by eight on the road and the high total of 239. Instead, he takes the Grizzlies in the first quarter and first half as insurance against a blowout. Gill&...

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    On this week's episode of the Nxt Gen Podcast, fellow GBB writer Andrew Katz is joining me to answer your questions halfway through the Grizzlies' Season. To start, we discuss the season's biggest surprises, how well the Grizzlies have fared compared to our preseason expectations, and whether or not they can win the championship this season.

    Then, we talk about their weaknesses, how they can improve over the 2nd half of ...

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