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The Memphis Grizzlies have reached agreement with well-respected executive Ed Stefanski to become executive vice president of player personnel, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stefanski will assume a key role in the Grizzlies' player personnel and scouting areas, serving under general manager Chris Wallace, sources said. Stefanski brings a strong player personnel background, as well as excellent relationships with front-office peers and agents. In the aftermath of CEO Jason Levien's firing in Memphis, Stefanski's hiring is important in delivering Wallace and the organization an experienced, accomplished basketball executive. The return of Wallace to the top basketball job – and the addition of Stefanski – promises to help reconstruct the Grizzlies' credibility around the league. Stefanski worked as a general manager with the Philadelphia 76ers and played a key role in the Nets' roster overhaul a decade ago that led to consecutive NBA finals appearances. Most recently, Stefanski worked under former Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo as the executive VP of basketball operations.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--grizzlies-hire-ed-stefanski-for-front-office-041204473.html

Mike Miller headed to Grizzlies according to Marc Stein

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Just confirmed: Mike Miller has indeed notified Grizzlies that he's Memphis-bound

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 24, 2013 Twitter

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The reality is that Griz brass is trying to be opportunistic today in hopes of getting something for nothing at the 11th hour (Orlando has made it clear Redick can't be had for anything less than a first-round pick). As of this morning, the Griz were looking at their exceptions one of three ways: 1) acquiring a guard/swingman they like from the end of another team's bench 2) grabbing an established big man only if he's accompanied by a second-round pick 3) not using the exception at all.

Deadline day: Griz may not deal - The Memphis Edge

Going up online as we speak: Sources tell ESPN that Michael Heisley has found buyer for Grizzlies:...

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Going up online as we speak: Sources tell ESPN that Michael Heisley has found buyer for Grizzlies: Communications tech magnate Robert Pera.

ESPN's Marc Stein, reporting on Twitter that Heisley has found a buyer for the team. The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Grizzlies blog has a source that has confirmed Pera's interest but says that Pera hasn't yet signed a purchasing agreement. UPDATE: Here's a link to Stein's ESPN report.

We just wanted to let them know we’re here.

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We just wanted to let them know we’re here.

OJ Mayo on last night's win at Oklahoma City. via Ron Tillery, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Teams began buying out contracts of several players after the trade deadline, and the Griz have a...

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Teams began buying out contracts of several players after the trade deadline, and the Griz have a potential free-agent in mind: power forward Leon Powe. Cleveland reached a buyout agreement with Powe and he'll clear waivers Tuesday. There will be competition for the 6-8 reserve because his former team, Boston, and New York have expressed interest.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

"I was surprised, actually, I was really surprised. When I found out they did that, I was like,...

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"I was surprised, actually, I was really surprised. When I found out they did that, I was like, 'Wow.'" [...] "We needed a bench and we got one. As for me, honestly, I play with pressure on my back every day. I'm going to continue to do the same things. The team showed that they really wanted to keep me, so it's up to me to show them that I was worth it."

Rudy Gay to SI's Chris Mannix on his extension.

So the Grizzlies & Xavier Henry are haggling over $300,000, basically. Ron says sources expect this...

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So the Grizzlies & Xavier Henry are haggling over $300,000, basically. Ron says sources expect this "negotiation" to be "long & contentious"

@Sports56WHBQ on Twitter

"It's not something where I'm trying to get (Mayo) to take over and be the starting point guard....

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"It's not something where I'm trying to get (Mayo) to take over and be the starting point guard. He's the starting shooting guard. But a more versatile player helps us. This has really taken a crazy life of its own. Because there's so much public friction with the incumbent point guard everybody wants to put O.J. at point. My thought process is how can we better our team?"

Coach Lionel Hollins

Memphis happily takes Henry at No. 12. That was like last year's Hasheem Thabeet pick, only the...

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Memphis happily takes Henry at No. 12. That was like last year's Hasheem Thabeet pick, only the complete opposite.

Bill Simmons, giving the Grizzlies some love.
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