Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale has purchased 500 tickets to Opening Night vs. the New Orleans Pelicans on at FedExForum as a way to celebrate the team’s 17th season in Grind City. The tickets will be given away by Coach Fizdale immediately after practice, starting at approximately on in the FedExForum Grand Lobby on a first-come, first-served basis (limit two tickets per person). Every fan in attendance at Opening Night will receive a collectible Grit Grind Forever Growl Towel. In addition to exciting halftime entertainment, fan-favorite teams like the Grizz Girls, Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas, Kings of the Court and other special guests will make appearances.
Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN The Memphis Grizzlies plan to waive guard Wade Baldwin, the seventeenth overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, league sources told ESPN. It is rare in the NBA for a team to give up so soon into the career of a first-round draft pick. The release of Baldwin clears the way for free-agent guard Mario Chalmers to make the roster, league sources said. With a strong preseason, Chalmers completed a comeback from an Achilles tear 19 months ago. Baldwin's release also solidifies guard Andrew Harrison's inclusion on the opening roster. The Grizzlies also plan to waive forward Rade Zagorac, league sources said. Zagorac was a second-round pick in 2016 and had two years of guaranteed