Hollins was waived by the Grizzlies on Thursday, Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer reports. Hollis had played only six minutes in the Grizzlies' last four games, but his release still comes as somewhat of a surprise given the team's injury issues. Regardless, Memphis is apparently comfortable going forth with Chris Andersen, Zach Randolph, JaMychal Green and Jarell Martin as its frontcourt as the postseason approaches. The 31-year-old Hollins, who previously spent time with the Wizards, appeared in 32 games for the Grizzlies, making nine starts and averaging 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game.
Hollins returned to a bench role in Tuesday's 107-100 loss to the Lakers and played just four minutes. He recorded no points and two boards during his time on the floor. Chris Andersen (shoulder) returned to action and immediately reclaimed his spot in the starting five, resulting in Hollins heading to the bench for the first time in nine games. Hollins had already seen his minutes decline when Zach Randolph (knee) rejoined the frontcourt over the weekend, and Andersen's arrival only further hurts his already minimal fantasy value.
Hollins tallied 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 FT) and eight rebounds over 26 minutes in Monday's 130-81 loss to the Rockets. The point and rebound totals were season highs for Hollins, who has played 20-plus minutes in four of the Grizzlies' last five games as a byproduct of the team's mounting injuries. He should have some staying power in the rotation with Marc Gasol (foot) out for the season and Brandan Wright (knee) and Chris Andersen (shoulder) looking at lengthier absences, but don't expect Hollins to flirt with double-doubles very frequently.
Hollins had seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT) and six rebounds in 25 minutes during the Grizzlies' 116-96 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday. Hollins has seen his minutes total rise in each of the five games he has suited up since re-signing with the Grizzlies in March. Most of this has been a byproduct of mounting injuries, but Hollins has also improved his production as well, at least in terms of scoring and rebounding. It's not 100 percent clear how much longer Zach Randolph (knee), Chris Andersen (shoulder), and Brandan Wright (knee) will be sidelined, but Hollins will likely remain in a starter's role on Friday versus the Pelicans if those three sit out.
Hollins will start in Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Gizzlies radio announcer Eric Hasseltine reports. Hollins will be starting for the heavily depleted Memphis frontcourt. Though he's starting and will likely see a minutes increase, he's a risky fantasy play. He hasn't put up fantasy relevant numbers at all this season. In 22 minutes off the bench on Monday he scored four points to go along with two rebounds and one block. Don't expect him to stay in the starting lineup for long.
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