As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days.
Now that the dust has settled from the NBA trade deadline, all the physicals and paperwork are done - the Memphis Grizzlies are able to practice. This the first time they are practicing with their full squad going forward.
As if Memphis NBA fans couldn’t be any more giddy about the neat generation fo the Grizzlies, the team continues to surprise the national pundits. The team is solidly in a playoff spot despite being in a rebuilding mode.
A day after retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a California helicopter crash, Memphis’ own Justin Timberlake memorialized the legend on Instagram, recounting their years-long friendship that started when they were teenagers.
After cruising through most of its competition so far in Summer League Play, both in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, the Memphis Grizzlies took a knockout blow from the Boston Celtics in a battle of unbeatens to end pool play in Sin City.
While most of us were sleeping Sunday night, the Memphis Grizzlies brain trust were at it again on the NBA free agent market with a couple of late night moves signaling the franchise is in full rebuild mode.
The Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks, a person familiar with the negotiations said.