VLOG: Is Ja Morant a top 5 guard? Cassie Carlson and Mark Giannotto break it down

WMC Action News 5 sports anchor/reporter Cassie Carlson and Commercial Appeal sports columnist Mark Giannotto are back at the Digital Desk discussing the latest in Memphis sports.

Grizzlies rally vs Magic to break 2-game losing streak

Grizzlies struggling with lineup transitions with playoffs looming

Grizzlies get blasted by the Blazers on return to FedExForum

NBA Western Conference standings

Standings tighten as Grizzlies enter NBA stretch run

Report: Cisse enters transfer portal while testing NBA Draft

Continued Coverage

Grizzlies drop final game road trip at Denver

Grizzlies start long road trip with victory at Chicago

Griz fall on buzzer beater to Mavericks

Grizzlies break losing streak, beat Bulls at FedExForum

Grizzlies win 4th straight, take out Atlanta 131-113

Final college basketball coaches poll

Tigers star Moussa Cisse declares for NBA Draft, will maintain NCAA eligibility

The freshman center who was named AAC Freshman of the Year posted the announcement on Instagram exclaiming, “DREAMS DO COME TRUE!”

Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks on impending return to Grizzlies lineup

The missing piece the team, and its fans, have been waiting for is ramping up excitement with the Griz trying to finish as a top 10 seed in the Western Conference.

Jeran Jackson, Jr. now has a timeline to return to Grizzlies

Foremost on the minds of Grizzlies fans lately is when will Jeran Jackson, Jr. return to the court?

Grizzlies fall in a tough one at Utah

The Memphis Grizzlies tip-off a tough back-to-back in the Mountains Friday night at the best team in the NBA, the Utah Jazz.

Grizzlies win third straight, beat OKC 116-107

Grizzlies 2nd half schedule released

Brewed for ‘Grind City’: Budweiser partners with Mitchell & Ness on NBA gear and brew

NBA All-Star voting begins

  Grizzlies vs. Bulls postponed; 5th straight game canceled due to COVID-19

Next 3 Grizzlies games postponed for COVID-19 issues, league says

Grizzlies vs. Trailblazers postponed for COVID-19 issues

The NBA announced the game in Portland is postponed because of ongoing contact tracing within the Grizzlies organization.

Grizzlies Friday game at Minnesota postponed due to COVID-19

Four weeks into the NBA season and the Grizzlies are a part of the 13th game postponed due to COVID-19.

NBA looking to expand rosters beause of coronavirus

As the Memphis Grizzlies deal with their first game being impacted by COVID-19, the Washington Wizards have struggled all week.

  Grizzlies MLK Days of Service project feeds 1,200 families

“We know that we’re in a pandemic. We understand there are so many people in need. Food insecurities are high and we wanted to make sure no matter what we came out and serve our community.”

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves postponed for COVID-19 issues

The NBA postponed the game because of contact tracing within the Timberwolves organization. Minnesota doesn’t have the minimum required eight-players available to play.

Morant closer to return to court for Grizzlies

How ‘bout this, the Memphis Grizzlies just released their injury report for tomorrow night’s game at Minnesota, and Ja Morant is listed as questionable.

Grizzlies get first home win beating Nets 115-110

The rosters for Friday night’s game at FedExForum about the same, with stars for both sides out again. No KD or Kyrie for the Nets.

  Love on the wall: Ja Morant mural unveiled in Memphis

Ja Morant mural unveiled in Memphis

  Memphis Grizzlies start regular season tonight

Tune-up time is over for the Memphis Grizzlies as they kick-off their regular season Wednesday night.

  Grizzlies unselfish basketball shines in NBA preseason

Grizzlies lead the NBA in total assists through first three preseason games.

Single-game tickets go on sale Friday for Memphis Grizzlies

Basketball fans can return to the FedEx Forum this season to watch the Memphis Grizzlies play.

LeBron James named Time’s 2020 Athlete of the Year

LeBron James has been named the 2020 Athlete of the Year by Time for not only his accomplishments in sports, but in the political and social spectrum.

  Grizzlies release schedule for first half of 2020-21 regular season

It tips off Wednesday, Dec. 23 at home against the San Antonio Spurs.

Grizzlies’ 2020-21 City Edition uniforms celebrate Stax Records, Isaac Hayes

The Memphis Grizzlies are adding another new uniform for their 2020-21 season, and this one honors the legacy of Stax Records and the life of Isaac Hayes.

Grizzlies' new uniforms celebrate 20 seasons in Memphis

The black-based uniform is inspired by jerseys worn by the Grizzlies during their first three seasons in Memphis (2001-04), which culminated in the franchise’s first trip to the NBA Playoffs in 2004.

Grizzlies' Morant preparing for new season

Grizzlies Star Ja Morant is already hard at work getting ready for the rapidly approaching new season.

NBA season to tip off Dec. 22

If it seems like the NBA just finished up in the bubble, it did.

  Trial for Billy Ray Turner postponed for third time

No new date has been set.

NBA looking at pre-Christmas return

Memphis NBA fans may get to see Ja Morant, Jeran Jackson, Jr. and the gang a bit sooner than expected.

  Blytheville man details his experience working the 2020 NBA Bubble

The National Basketball Association league created the NBA Bubble and one Blytheville man got to experience it all.

NBA plans virtual and in-person combine

Prospective draft picks and free agents will have to display their wares via video because of the pandemic.

NBA commissioner says new season could begin in 2021

Maybe you’ll see Ja Morant again in FedExForum but it won’t be till the calendar turns for a new year. The NBA is reportedly looking for a January start to next season.

NBA Draft date set

The NBA has adjusted its date for the association’s annual talent party, otherwise known as the draft.

Grizzlies places 2 on NBA first team all rookie squad

The Memphis Grizzlies are the only team with two players named to the NBA’s First Team All-Rookie Squad.

Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant named 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year

Morant’s star power was on display from the opening tip of the season.

  NCRM lauds NBA protest in return to playoffs

All major league sports canceled games or matches as well, but it was the NBA’s initial move that caught the attention of the Memphis based National Civil Rights Museum.

NBA playoffs back on

NBA players agree to resume the playoffs this weekend down at the Disney Bubble in Orlando.

Wiseman could go as high as first in NBA draft

So, where will James Wiseman go in the draft? The former Memphis Tigers star center is a consensus top-three pick.

Grizzlies keep 14th pick, convey to Boston

For the past 4.5 years, the Memphis Grizzlies have lived with the specter of giving up a first-round pick to Boston for acquiring Jeff Green in trade.

Jenkins proud of first year; work still to be done on Grizzlies

The real work now begins for the Memphis Grizzlies in getting the franchise back to the playoffs.

Grizzlies set sights on future

With NBA season number one in the books for Griz NextGen, the exit meetings give a quick reflection on what we just saw and what could’ve been.

Grizzlies can’t make up loss of Jackson vs Jazz

Is the pressure off, or is it on going into the last five games of the NBA Bubble without star forward Jeran Jackson, Jr.?

Jaren Jackson Jr. out for the season with torn meniscus

Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee during Monday’s game against the Pelicans.

Grizzlies’ Winslow out for the restart season with hip injury

The forward fell at Monday’s practice after absorbing contact during an intrasquad scrimmage, according to a team statement.

NBA post season award process could favor Morant

Since about the third week of the NBA season we’ve been calling Memphis Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant the presumptive Rookie of the Year.

Grizzlies coach says team looks good for NBA return in bubble

Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins planning out the training camp strategically, knowing players bodies need time to adjust, while also working on the chemistry rebuilding on the court.

Ja Morant embodies Memphis mentality with ‘Not a silver spoon guy’ comment about NBA Bubble

Ja Morant describes the living situations in NBA Bubble

Nets add Memphians Chiozza, Martin to roster

The Brooklyn Nets, who has seen their roster devastated by the coronavirus, recently arrived in Orlando.

  Ja Morant packs on 12 pounds over NBA’s hiatus

Ja Morant puts on muscle during NBA's hiatus, improves game.

NBA releases new game schedule after COVID-19 postpones season

The NBA season is back on, which means more of the Grizz! And by the look of the team’s Twitter account, they have been awaiting this moment.

  Could the pandemic-shortened season open a door for the Grizzlies to leave Memphis?

There is some concern about the NBA Grizzlies and their contract to continue playing in Memphis at FedExForum. It has to do with the amount of paid attendance at the games and whether it is enough to keep the Grizzlies in the Bluff City.

  Top Memphis basketball players from all levels play -- the ultimate hoops session

What happens when you get the best Memphis hoopers together for some pick-up? It goes viral and becomes the hottest invite in town.

Grizz Gaming claims third straight win

Grizz Gaming rebounded from a game one loss and held off a flurry of rallies to claim a 2-1 series victory over Pistons GT (51-62, 79-75, 65-64) Thursday Night.

NBA plan in place for restart

The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to go as the NBA’s return appears to be a formality.

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace on NBA’s return to play proposal

Michael Wallce of Grind City Media discusses NBA's return to play proposal

Report: Memphis Grizzlies among NBA teams expected to return in July

A report from ESPN’s NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski states the NBA’s board of governors is expected to move forward with a 22-team return to play format.

NBA Wizards join in protest of Floyd death

Other NBA teams are also releasing statements in response to the death of George Floyd.

Grizzlies work for change in light of Floyd death

The Memphis Grizzlies prides itself on being a franchise that has not been one to shy away from the conversation of race in sports.

NBA targets late July return

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver targets July 31 as the date for a return to the court.

Next steps for NBA could come June 1

NBA teams are expecting the guidelines from the league June 1 in regards to when workouts can be expanded, with an eye toward playing games by the middle of July.

Basketball hall of fame winner Jerry Sloan dies at 78

Legendary Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan died Friday morning from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Orlando leader for NBA reboot

NBA Insider Shams Charania reports Disney World in Orlando has emerged as the front runner for a the single bubble site for the League’s possible return to action.

Grizzlies’ Jackson Jr. delivers message to graduating seniors

Forward Jeran Jackson Jr. cut a video Tuesday congratulating the Class of 2020 throughout Tennessee.

Conley supports multiple charities during coronavirus, donates to two Mid-South organizations

Mike Conley donates $200K to six different charities, including two in the Mid-South

  NBA 2K League and Grizz Gaming adjust season due to COVID-19

Grizz Gaming and NBA 2K League return remotely

NBA players, commissioner sort ideas to restart season

NBA players question League Commissioner Adam Silver about the association’s plans to try and get back on the court.

Is the NBA planning ticket refunds?

Some mixed-signals from the NBA on when or if the league and the Memphis Grizzlies will get back in action to try and finish this season.

NBA postpones draft lottery

The NBA announced the postponement of the NBA Draft Lottery and the NBA Draft Combine Friday, both scheduled to take place later this month in Chicago.