Harrison and Wade Baldwin are expected to see increases in playing time with starting point guard Mike Conley (back) ruled out for at least six weeks.

Harrison, a rookie who spent all of the 2015-16 campaign in the D-League, has already held down a sizable role with the second unit throughout the season due to the Grizzlies' multitude of injuries up and down the roster, averaging 25.8 minutes per game. However, the long-term absence of Conley will present the largest opportunity to date for Harrison to not only consistently surpass the 30-minute mark, but also take on more play-making responsibilities after serving in mainly a complementary capacity through his first 17 appearances. Given that Harrison is shooting just 27.1 percent from the field on the season, there's a good possibility he won't have much leash as a starter, but Baldwin, who has similarly struggled with his shooting in his first NBA campaign, isn't necessarily a viable solution either. Don't be surprised if the Grizzlies add a veteran to shore up their point-guard ranks in the interim, which could potentially allow Harrison to stick in a reserve role.

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