Grizzlies finalize their 2012-13 roster

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

The Memphis Grizzlies officially cut three players today, to finalize their 2012-13 roster.

I tweeted this news earlier today, but I wanted to "get it on paper."

The Grizzlies have announced that they've officially released Ronald Dupree, Ronald "Flip" Murray and Jerome Jordan, finalizing their roster for the 2012-13 season.

These moves now bring the Grizzlies down to 13 players, on a roster which includes:

PG: Mike Conley, Jerryd Bayless, Tony Wroten

SG: Tony Allen, Josh Selby, Wayne Ellington

SF: Rudy Gay, Quincy Pondexter

PF: Zach Randolph, Marreese Speights, Darrell Arthur (injured)

C: Marc Gasol, Hamed Haddadi

Really, it seemed as if Jordan was the only player in the mix to possibly make this roster, based on his fairly decent play in the preseason, coupled with the injury to Arthur. But, no, the Grizzlies made it clear that they were going to stick with 13 players, something that prior to the start of the preseason seemed inevitable.

With the team changing hands, from Michael Heisley to Robert Pera's team, one had to believe that there was really little chance they were going to add any extra payroll before the keys were officially turned over. Couple that with the fact that the Grizzlies are $3 million-plus over the threshold, and, again, it wasn't very likely they were going to add any payroll unless necessary.

Still, the Arthur injury changed the game a little, but not enough, as we now know, to get Jordan inked.

So, fans, enjoy your 2012-13 Grizzlies -- at least for now!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Grizzly Bear Blues

You must be a member of Grizzly Bear Blues to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Grizzly Bear Blues. You should read them.

Join Grizzly Bear Blues

You must be a member of Grizzly Bear Blues to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Grizzly Bear Blues. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker