The NBA and Memphis Grizzlies announced the full regular season schedule for the 2018-2019 season earlier this afternoon.
Before the schedule was even announced, Yahoo’s Shams Charania broke news about how the NBA is continuing to limit teams back-to-back and overall team workloads.
Notable tidbits on 2018-19 NBA schedule: No four-games-in-five nights again; back-to-backs are at historic lows (average of 13.3 per team this season, it was 19.3 in '14-15 and 14.4 last season) -- and elimination of eight games in 12 nights for first time.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 10, 2018
The Grizzlies will open up their season when they visit Tyreke Evans and the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday October 17th, 2018. The Grizzlies will then come back to Memphis for their home opener against the Atlanta Hawks on October 19th. The Grizzlies regular season will wrap up on April 10th at the FedExForum.
Although it’s not surprising following a 22 win season, the Grizzlies will only be on national TV once next season, the MLK Day game. National TV broadcasts are subject to change, but it’s a shame the Grizzlies have only 1 national TV game, while the Lakers have 43. Stars bring the ratings, but it’s still pathetic nonetheless.
Lost in all the madness of the schedule release was this Ros-Bomb regarding a former Memphis Tiger who was a Grizzly summer league standout.
#BREAKING Former Memphis Tiger Markel Crawford has agreed to a training camp contract w/ the Memphis Grizzlies. After training camp, he's expected to join the Memphis Hustle. Crawford averaged 9.6ppg on 53% FG and 45.8% 3pt FG for the Grizzlies in Summer League. #GLeague— Jon Roser (@Jon_Roser) August 10, 2018
We still have a little over 2 months until the regular season starts, but excitement is already mounting in Memphis after this month’s jersey reveal, along with the schedule release today. Be sure to come back over to GBB to get our in-depth analysis of the Grizzlies 2018-2019 regular season.