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Memphis Grizzlies defender Jaren Jackson Jr. (right) battled Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (left) during game three of the NBA Playoffs on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian file)
 

Memphis Grizzlies defender Jaren Jackson Jr. (right) battled Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (left) during game three of the NBA Playoffs on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian file)

Welcome back to your Grizzlies Insider, where we deliver the latest NBA news and analysis straight from Daily Memphian staffers Drew Hill, Chris Herrington and Geoff Calkins right into your inbox.

The season is finally here, so make room for the necessary announcements. 

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The Grizzlies will host their annual media day on Monday, Sept. 27, open only to reporters. The franchise plans to make all of its stars available to address the upcoming season and talk about their offseason break. 

So if you’re looking forward to hearing from Ja Morant for the first time in months — remember, he wanted to operate “in the dark” this summer — it’s best to be on the lookout. 

Want to see the team in person? On Oct. 3, the Grizzlies will invite fans to get a first glimpse at the new roster by attending an open practice inside FedExForum

Previous years have featured dunk contests and even rookie dance-offs. What sort of fun can 2021 bring?


More from your Insider: 


Grizzlies poll season ticket holders as decision on vaccine requirements looms

Will the Grizzlies soon follow the lead of other NBA venues and require proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend games?

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Calkins: Want to see Ja? Get the jab.

It’s a no-brainer to require proof of vaccination at FedExForum. And the Grizzlies and Tigers aren’t dumb. 

Grizzlies announce return of special open practice day

Fans will be allowed to watch practice for free, where players will be competing against each other in a benefit for nonprofit groups.

Jaren Jackson Jr. on possible extension: ‘Business is business’

The Memphis forward wants to keep his focus on getting better as a player, not his contract extension talks. 

 
 
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