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2018–19 Memphis Grizzlies season

The 2018–19 Memphis Grizzlies season was the 24th season of the franchise in the NBA and its 18th in Memphis.

2018–19 Memphis Grizzlies season
Head coachJ. B. Bickerstaff
General managerChris Wallace
Owner(s)Robert Pera
ArenaFedExForum
Results
Record33–49 (.402)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 12th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports Southeast
RadioWMFS-FM
< 2017–18 2019–20 >

On May 1, 2018, the Grizzlies named former interim coach J. B. Bickerstaff as the official head coach.[1] On February 7, 2019, Marc Gasol was traded to the Toronto Raptors, after spending 11 years with the Grizzlies (his entire NBA career up until then). This is also the first time since the 2007–08 that Gasol is not on the team. They improved their record from the previous season, but still ended with a losing record and missing the playoffs. On June 19, 2019, it was announced that Mike Conley will be traded to the Utah Jazz, after 12 years with the Grizzlies (his entire career up until that point). [2] This will be the first time since the 2006–07 that Conley is not on the Grizzlies.

Contents

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club
1 4 Jaren Jackson Jr. PF   United States Michigan State
2 32 Jevon Carter PG   United States West Virginia

RosterEdit

2018–19 Memphis Grizzlies roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 1 Anderson, Kyle   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1993–09–20 UCLA
G 0 Bradley, Avery   6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1990–11–26 Texas
G/F 24 Brooks, Dillon   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1996–01–22 Oregon
F 5 Caboclo, Bruno 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1995–09–21 Brazil
G 3 Carter, Jevon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1995–09–14 West Virginia
G 11 Conley, Mike 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1987–10–11 Ohio State
G 22 Dorsey, Tyler 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1996–02–18 Oregon
G/F 7 Holiday, Justin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1989–04–05 Washington
F/C 13 Jackson, Jaren   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 1999–09–15 Michigan State
G/F 6 Miles, C. J.   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1987–03–18 Skyline HS (TX)
C 55 Noah, Joakim   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1985–02–25 Florida
F 25 Parsons, Chandler 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1988–10–25 Florida
F 10 Rabb, Ivan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1997–02–04 California
C 17 Valančiūnas, Jonas   7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1992–05–06 Lithuania
G/F 4 Washburn, Julian (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1991–12–18 UTEP
F 12 Watanabe, Yuta (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1994–10–13 George Washington
G 2 Wright, Delon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1992–04–26 Utah
C 45 Zeller, Tyler 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 253 lb (115 kg) 1990–01–17 North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–04–11

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yHouston Rockets 53 29 .646 0.0 31–10 22–19 10–6 82
xSan Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 5.0 32–9 16–25 10–6 82
Memphis Grizzlies 33 49 .402 20.0 21–20 12–29 8–8 82
New Orleans Pelicans 33 49 .402 20.0 19–22 14–27 8–8 82
Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 20.0 24–17 9–32 4–12 82

ConferenceEdit

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cGolden State Warriors * 57 25 .695 82
2 yDenver Nuggets * 54 28 .659 3.0 82
3 xPortland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 4.0 82
4 yHouston Rockets * 53 29 .646 4.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 50 32 .610 7.0 82
6 xOklahoma City Thunder 49 33 .598 8.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 9.0 82
8 xLos Angeles Clippers 48 34 .585 9.0 82
9 Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 18.0 82
10 Los Angeles Lakers 37 45 .451 20.0 82
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 46 .439 21.0 82
12 Memphis Grizzlies 33 49 .402 24.0 82
13 New Orleans Pelicans 33 49 .402 24.0 82
14 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 24.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 19 63 .232 38.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2018 preseason game log
Total: 2–3 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–2)
2018–19 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2018–19 game log
Total: 33–49 (Home: 21–20; Road: 12–29)
2018–19 season schedule

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 17, 2018[3] To Memphis Grizzlies
Garrett Temple
To Sacramento Kings
Deyonta Davis
Ben McLemore
2021 Memphis second-round pick
Cash considerations
July 23, 2018[4] To Memphis Grizzlies
Dakari Johnson
To Orlando Magic
Jarell Martin
Cash considerations
January 3, 2019[5][6] To Memphis Grizzlies
Justin Holiday
To Chicago Bulls
MarShon Brooks
Wayne Selden Jr.
2019 Memphis second-round pick
2020 Memphis second-round pick
Cash considerations
February 7, 2019 To Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valančiūnas
Delon Wright
CJ Miles
a 2024 2nd round draft pick
To Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol
To Memphis Grizzlies
Tyler Dorsey
To Atlanta Hawks
Shelvin Mack
To Memphis Grizzlies
Avery Bradley
To Los Angeles Clippers
JaMychal Green

Garrett Temple

Free agencyEdit

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Kyle Anderson[7] 4-year contract worth $32.7 million San Antonio Spurs
Omri Casspi[8] July 11, 2018 Golden State Warriors
Yuta Watanabe[9] Two-way contract George Washington Colonials
Shelvin Mack[10] August 7, 2018 Orlando Magic
Markel Crawford[11] August 16, 2018 Ole Miss Rebels
Doral Moore[12] August 30, 2018 Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Brandon Goodwin[13] September 4, 2018 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Ismaila Kane[14] September 24, 2018 Atlanta Metropolitan Trailblazers
D. J. Stephens[15] Two-way contract   Le Mans Sarthe Basket

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team
Omari Johnson[16] Waived Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Tyreke Evans[17] Free agency Indiana Pacers
Myke Henry[18][19] Waived   Ironi Nahariya
Brianté Weber[20] Free agency Miami Heat
Marc Gasol Traded Toronto Raptors

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies introduce J.B. Bickerstaff Head Coach". NBA.com. May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27008482/sources-conley-sent-jazz-3-players-picks%3fplatform=amp
  3. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies acquire Garrett Temple in trade with Sacramento". NBA.com. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies complete trade with Orlando Magic". NBA.com. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "CHICAGO COMPLETES TRADE WITH MEMPHIS TEAM ALSO WAIVES CAMERON PAYNE". NBA.com. January 3, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies acquire Justin Holiday from Chicago Bulls". NBA.com. January 3, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Kyle Anderson to multi-year contract". NBA.com. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Omri Casspi". NBA.com. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Yuta Watanabe to two-way contract". NBA.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Grizzlies sign Shelvin Mack". NBA.com. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Grizzlies sign Markel Crawford". NBA.com. August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Doral Moore". NBA.com. August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Grizzlies sign Brandon Goodwin". NBA.com. September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Ismaila Kane". NBA.com. September 24, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign D.J. Stephens to two-way contract". NBA.com. October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "Grizzlies waive Omari Johnson". NBA.com. June 24, 2018. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Pacers Sign Tyreke Evans, Doug McDermott". NBA.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "Grizzlies waive Myke Henry". NBA.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "Myke Henry signs with Ironi Nahariya". Sportando. July 23, 2018. Archived from the original on July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  20. ^ "HEAT Signs Brianté Weber". NBA.com. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.