Adams (knee) is expected to be waived by the Grizzlies on Saturday, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The former first-round pick appeared in only 32 games over his first two years in Memphis while battling chronic issues with his right knee. He underwent a cartilage transplant in June, which sidelined him throughout the summer and into training camp. While Adams said he anticipated returning at some point during the season, he'll have to seek a new home, as the Grizzlies have instead opted to keep undrafted rookie Troy Williams on the 15-man roster.
Adams (knee) said he expects to play at some point during the upcoming season, Chris Herrington of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Adams is entering his third NBA season, but chronic right knee issues have necessitated three procedures over the course of his career. While Adams spoke with assembled media Monday and suggested that he was pleased with how he's recovered from his latest operation, he'll still be sidelined throughout training camp and has no official timetable for a return. Even if Adams does get back on the court this season, he'll fill only a minor role off the bench for the Grizzlies, which will prevent him from establishing any meaningful fantasy value.
Adams is not expected to participate in training camp or preseason games. Adams had cartilage transplant surgery in his right knee back in June and has been rehabbing all throughout the offseason. Unfortunately, he appears to be a ways off from a full return to the court still, likely ruling him out of training camp and preseason play. With that said, his status also remains highly questionable for the season opener. He's yet to be given a concrete timetable for a return, but it wouldn't be surprising if he started the season on the team's injured list. Even when healthy, Adams isn't slated to be a part of the Grizzlies' regular rotation, so he's not worth drafting in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Adams (knee) will undergo cartilage transplant surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports. Adams has dealt with recurring issues in his right knee, and he underwent surgery in January, ending his season after playing in only two games. This latest procedure will be the third in less than a calendar year, and he figures to miss extended time throughout the summer. The Grizzlies are yet to release a timetable, but it's possible Adams' absence could extend into fall training camp.
Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace said that Adams continues to rehab his surgically-repaired right knee and it still hasn't been determined if he'll play in the Summer League, Peter Fleischer of FOX 13 Memphis (WHBQ) reports. Updates on Adams' condition have been rather sparse since he underwent what ultimately proved to be season-ending arthroscopic surgery on the knee in early January. Adams played just two games in 2015-16 -- with none coming after Nov. 2 -- and has appeared in only 32 games total during his two NBA seasons. The 2014 first-round pick's injury issues look as if they could put his career at risk, and at the moment, it appears doubtful that he'll be able to recover in time to play in the Summer League. If that's the case, Adams could be at risk of losing his roster spot heading into the upcoming season.
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