ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday night that the Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly planning to release a new mascot, which will likely be called the pygoras.
But the Grizzlies didn’t say whether they’ll release a mascot before next season or during the 2017-18 campaign.
“This is not the time for that,” Memphis general manager Chris Wallace told Schefter.
“The pygoras are coming back.”
Wallace was speaking on “Schefter Live,” a program that airs on ESPN3.
He didn’t mention whether the Grizzlies will release a pygoras mascot this season.
The Memphis Grizzlies’ Chris Wallace said he expects a new pygora mascot to come back in the near future.
“This is going to be a fun one,” he said.
Wallace also said the Grizzlies don’t plan to release the pygorast.
The Grizzlies are also expected to release some of their players.
Wallace said the team plans to release veteran forward Chandler Parsons and former forward Trevor Ariza.
Wallace’s comments about Parsons and Ariza came in response to a question about whether the team would release former forward Beno Udrih, who signed a five-year, $50 million deal with the Nuggets last summer.
Udrihr, who also played in the NBA, will become an unrestricted free agent.
Wallace added that the team will release former guard Dwayne Bacon.
“I think that the pygaras are the next generation of pygarras,” he told Schefer.