By The Commercial Appeal
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The Pick-and-Popcast is a Memphis Grizzlies podcast from The Commercial Appeal, hosted by Pick-and-Pop columnist Chris Herrington
||CleanESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discusses future of Griz after Fizdale firing||The Pick-and-Popcast welcomes ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz to talk about the Grizzlies' firing of head coach David Fizdale and what potential paths the team could take this season and beyond.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState of the Griz with Chris Vernon||Chris Vernon of Grizzlies/Grind City Media and The Ringer joins for a look at the Grizzlies' 7-7 start, Mike Conley's health, the surprisingly play of Dillon Brooks and Tyreke Evans and more.||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs the Grizzlies' 7-4 start sustainable?||Chris Herrington welcomes Peter Edmiston of Sports 56 and the Locked on Grizzlies podcast to talk about the team's 7-4 start and what is and isn't sustainable.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Tyreke Evans playing the best basketball of his career?||--||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanESPN's Tim McMahon weighs in on Chandler Parsons||The Pick-and-Popcast returns with first-time guest Tim MacMahon, the Dallas-based ESPN NBA writer who spent some time this summer in Los Angeles chronicling Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons' offseason training regimen.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat are the preseason storylines to watch?||Chris Herrington is joined by the Memphis Flyer's Kevin Lipe to explore various Grizzlies preseason topics, including Chandler Parsons' health, Marc Gasol's mind, JaMychal Green's contract, the team's pace and general expectations.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow will Griz stack up in Western Conference?||Matt Moore of CBS Sports joins Chris Herrington on The Pick and Popcast to talk about the biggest NBA story of the week, the potential trade of Cavs' star Kyrie Irving. They also talk about the Grizzlies' remaining free agents, JaMychal Green and Tony..||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Vernon gives a Griz Summer League recap||Chris Vernon with The Ringer and Grind City Media joins Chris Herrington to talk about what he saw from Grizzlies players during NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the rest of the Grizzlies summer, "Game of Thrones," and more.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanESPN's Kevin Arnovitz on the end of "grit and grind"||With free agency winding down, ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins Chris Herrington to talk about the Grizzlies summer, the end of "grit and grind," and Kevin's recent piece on the summer's exodus of firepower to the Western Conference.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoster changes are affecting character and direction of Griz||Chris Herrington is joined by Matt Hrdlicka, a contributor to SB Nation's Grizzly Bear Blues blog to talk about the end of the Zach Randolph/Tony Allen era in Memphis, the Grizzlies' signing of free agent Ben McLemore, the status of JaMychal Green and..||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre the Grizzlies doing the right thing by not "blowing up" the team?||With the NBA draft set for Thursday and free agency following soon after, Pick-and-Pop columnist Chris Herrington is joined by Sports 56 radio and Locked on Grizzlies podcast host Peter Edmiston.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHerrington, Vernon reunite to discuss Griz postseason chances||As the NBA's regular season winds down, the Pick-and-Popcast returns. Chris Herrington reunites with his former radio partner Chris Vernon, now of with Memphis Grizzlies and The Ringer. Herrington and Verno talk about whether the Grizzlies met...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan the Grizzlies beat Golden State for a third time?||This week, Chris talks to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, about the Grizzlies' matchup with the Golden State Warriors.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe progress of rookies, second-year players and the future of the Griz||The Pick-and-Popcast returns as Chris Herrington is joined by SBNation's Matt Hrdlicka to talk about the current status and future prospects for the five rookies and second-year players on the Grizzlies roster, the development of JaMychal Green and...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife for the Grizzlies after Mike Conley's injury||The streams are crossed as Numbers Game columnist Peter Edmiston joins Pick-and-Pop's Chris Herrington to discuss the status of the Grizzlies in the aftermath of Mike Conley's back injury. How many games will he miss? What does the injury do to the...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanESPN's Kevin Arnovitz||This week, Chris talks to Pick-and-Popcast favorite Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com, an ace NBA writer, barbecue aficionado, honorary Memphian and the writer who discovered David Fizdale. (Ok, not, really, but you’ll see.) Kevin talks about the new-look...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpening Week with MinnPost's Britt Robson||First-time guest Britt Robson has covered the Minnesota Timberwolves since at or near the franchise’s beginnings as an expansion team during the first Bush administration, for Minneapolis’ City Pages for many years and now for the digital newspaper.||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSports Illustrated NBA writer Rob Mahoney||The Pick-and-Popcast tips off the 2016-17 season with a first-time guest, Sports Illustrated NBA writer Rob Mahoney, perhaps best known to many Grizzlies fans for his terrific 2015 process story chronicling Mike Conley's broken face and quick return...||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best analysis podcast for Memphis Grizzlies fans
Chris Herrington, when he’s not doing his “901” column (entertainment and cultural news/trends) at the Memphis Commercial Appeal is clearly a passionate fan of NBA Basketball in general, and the Memphis Grizzlies in particular.
Chris bridges the gap between old school fan (who watches games carefully, both in person and on TV) and modern analytical fan to give a very thorough and thoughtful perspective on what’s happening with the Grizzlies. Not an episode goes by where I don’t gain some new insight.
AND, at the end of each episode, befitting Chris’ broader range of interests, guests tip you off to something in the field of entertainment (broadly construed) that’s worth checking out.
I imagine many passionate Memphis Grizzlies fans already listen and enjoy this podcast, but Chris presents information so well that casual Grizzlies fans or NBA fans with peripheral Grizzlies interest would enjoy it as well.