The NBA announced its first and second team All-Defensive selections on Monday, with players like Rudy Gobert and Ben Simmons highlighting the first team. But Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant was disappointed his teammate, Dillon Brooks, did make either squad: Brooks received just three second-team votes, falling well short of being selected: It's hard to argue for Brooks ahead of any of the selections.
You can tell the quote still bothers Cameron Payne, and still fuels him, because he brings it up without being asked It’s from 2017, when a source within the Chicago Bulls organization told the Chicago Sun-Times that the team “knew the second practice that (Payne) couldn’t play at an NBA level. Obviously, I see a lot of the things people post,” Payne said with a laugh last week, an acknowledgement that the quote is making the rounds again now that he is an integral member of an NBA championship ...
Before the 2020-21 regular season tipped off, a lot of expectations surrounded Justise Winslow with the Memphis Grizzlies — from being a starter, a combo guard, and arguably the best defender on the floor. Winslow, coming off of a major hip injury at the Orlando Bubble in August of 2020, was set to make his long-awaited debut in Orlando with the Grizzlies until a freak accident in practice left him out for months.