The DM’s Geoff Calkins wrote a subscribers-only article summarizing what could be gleaned from the Grizzlies’ season-end media interviews. Here are a few highlights:
- Ja will be offered a max extension ASAP. Calkins didn’t touch on this, but if Ja is named to an All-NBA team this season and next, he’d be eligible for a supermax, netting him about $36 million a year rather than the $30 or so he’d get for just a max.
- Tyus Jones, an unrestricted free agent, is likely gone to a team that will start him as point guard
- Kyle Anderson, an unrestricted free agent, is likely gone to a team that will offer him a bigger role
- Dillon Brooks and Steven Adams will be unrestricted free agents after next season
I will say it once again: If you are a Memphis sports fan (especially basketball) and you are not a Daily Memphian subscriber, you are missing out. Calkins’ and Chris Herrington’s and the other top writers’ analyses are absolutely top-notch.
Also from the DM: Downtown ride-share service Groove on Demand has seen ridership spike this year as gasoline prices have set new record highs.
An art and poetry celebration entitled Prominence of West Africa: The Beauty of Mental Grapple is coming to the gallery at 350 S. Main Saturday, May 28 from noon to 5 PM. This exhibit will tie in with Ghana being Memphis in May’s honored country this year. Refreshments and beverages will be served, and entry is free.
It’s a rare occasion when the Redbirds are out of town two full weeks in a row. Last week they were in Norfolk, Virginia; this week they are in Atlanta suburb Gwinnett, Georgia.
Today is National Mimosa Day. I notice that Sunrise has a couple of fun and unique flavors – strawberry and lemon blueberry – in addition to the usual orange, cranberry, and pineapple.
From WREG: South Bluff tenants outraged over 30-vehicle burglary. Tenants of the apartments at South Bluffs plan to hold a protest this week to raise management’s awareness of the need for more security.
MemphisWeather.net forecast today: Morning clouds, afternoon sunshine, light north wind, clear sky tonight, 0% chance of rain, 82/61. PERFECTION.
Singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne plays the Orpheum this Friday.
Next door at the Halloran Centre on Friday, Hayden Childress will provide an evening of magic and comedy.
There’s a Saved Singles Mixer at 516 Tennessee Street Friday at 6 PM. For $25 you can find your soulmate and Jesus all in one night. Food, dancing, speed dating.
There’s a Metro Fire Chiefs conference happening at the Peabody this week.
I have a favor to ask all of my readers this morning. Put your phone on the other side of the room and say, “Hey Siri/Alexa, call (whoever is your contact in case of an emergency),” and make sure your phone obeys your instructions while it is out of your reach. You never know when you might need to do this.
That’s the news for now. Back tomorrow with more.