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Western Southwest Standings

Team Conf Overall
21-21 42-30
19-23 38-34
17-25 33-39
18-24 31-41
11-31 17-55

2020 Stats

STATS MPG PPG FG% RPG APG
Regular Season 22.3 9.2 46.9 3.1 1.7
Post Season 19.8 5.6 57.9 3.4 2.0

Top Desmond Bane News

  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Great showing in opener

    Bane scored 22 points (8-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 30 minutes of the season-opening win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

    Bane put on an incredible performance in the season opener, matching his career high in points while also making an impact defensively. If Bane continues to get this amount of offensive opportunities, he can drastically improve from his production last year, when he scored 9.2 points per game as a rookie.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Receives starting nod

    Bane is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

    Bane started 17 of 68 games as a rookie for the Grizzlies last year, and he'll open the 2021-22 campaign as a member of the starting five. The 23-year-old averaged 9.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 22.3 minutes last season while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 43.2 percent from deep, and he should have the chance to secure a bigger workload this year.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Resting Wednesday

    Bane will rest during Wednesday's preseason game against Indiana.

    The Grizzlies are resting most of their key players during this matchup, including Bane, Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson. Expect the guard to return to the lineup Friday against Chicago.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Back in starting lineup

    Bane will start Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    With Grayson Allen (abdomen), Jaren Jackson (rest) and Jonas Valanciunas (back) all sidelined, the Grizzlies will be without three regular starters. Coach Taylor Jenkins will shuffle the deck and roll with Bane at shooting guard alongside Ja Morant. Xavier Tillman will move into the lineup at center.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Coming off bench

    Bane will come off the bench Saturday against the Raptors, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

    With Jaren Jackson making his first start of the season, Bane will be moved to the bench while Kyle Anderson is shifted down to the three and Dillon Brooks starts at the two. In 47 appearances off the bench, Bane has averaged 9.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 21.8 minutes.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Will start for Allen

    Bane will start Thursday's game against Detroit, Meghan Triplett of Grind City Media reports.

    With Grayson Allen (abdominal) ruled out, Bane will fill in at shooting guard, as he did for two games last week. Bane struggled in those starts (11 points in 51 total minutes), but he's coming off a pair of 22-point efforts off the bench. He finished Monday's loss to New York with 22 points, eight boards, three steals and two assists before following up with 22 points, four rebounds and three assists against Minnesota on Wednesday night.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Scores 22 off bench

    Bane registered 22 points (8-14 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 139-135 win over the Timberwolves.

    The 22-year-old has now scored 20-plus points in two straight games since moving back to a bench role. Bane could see increased run moving forward if Grayson Allen is forced to miss any additional time with the abdominal strain he suffered Wednesday.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Starting Thursday

    Bane will start Thursday's contest against the Pistons, Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian reports.

    With Grayson Allen (abdomen) sidelined, Bane will make the start at shooting guard. In 14 previous starts this season, Bane has averaged 8.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 24.1 minutes.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Impressive off bench

    Bane recorded 22 points (9-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt), eight rebounds, three steals and two assists across 26 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss to the Knicks.

    Bane moved back to the bench with Grayson Allen (hand) returning to the starting lineup, but the first-round pick delivered his best performance of the season despite the limited role. Bane recorded season-high marks in points and rebounds while also tying his season-best output in steals.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Back in bench role

    Bane isn't starting Monday's game against the Knicks.

    Bane will head back to the bench following the return of Grayson Allen, who had been sidelined with a hand injury. Bane is averaging 4.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in his last five games as a reserve (18.6 minutes).

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Starting Friday

    Bane is starting Friday's game against the Magic, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

    Bane will replace Jaren Jackson (knee) in the lineup for the first half of the back-to-back set against Orlando on Friday. Bane has averaged 4.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 18.6 minutes per game across the last five contests.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Quiet in 18 minutes

    Bane had two points (1-2 FG), three rebounds and four assists in Sunday's win over Portland.

    The rookie is capable of flashing for standout performances from time to time, but he was mostly invisible during his 18 minutes Sunday. As long as he continues to split time with De'Anthony Melton and Grayson Allen, all three players' fantasy ceilings will remain fairly limited.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Shifts to bench

    Bane will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

    With Dillon Brooks returning to the lineup after a one-game absence, Bane will shift back to a bench role. The rookie is averaging 9.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting a sharp 46.0 percent from three-point range in 22.3 minutes per game this season.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Enters starting five

    Bane is starting Monday's game against the Nuggets, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Bane will draw the spot start with Dillon Brooks (thigh) ruled out. The TCU product is averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists over 10 games off the bench in April (21.6 minutes).

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Sparks bench in win over Bucks

    Bane finished Saturday night's win over Milwaukee with 16 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists and four rebounds.

    The rookie has mostly taken a backseat to Grayson Allen of late, but both players had big nights Saturday, combining for 42 points and 10 made three-pointers. Bane's six assists established a new career best.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Leads bench in Friday's loss

    Bane scored 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT) while adding five rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes off the bench during Friday's 133-129 overtime loss to the Knicks.

    The rookie continues to provide a spark for the Grizzlies, and Bane was the only member of the second unit to score in double digits or drain a three-pointer. He isn't seeing consistent enough minutes to be an asset in most season-long formats, but Bane has demonstrated he has the upside to carry some DFS intrigue.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Pops for 15 off bench

    Bane scored 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt) while adding three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 22 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    The rookie continues to show flashes of his upside, scoring in double digits five times in the last 10 games and leading the Grizzlies' second unit in scoring Tuesday. Over that stretch, Bane has averaged 10.0 points, 3.9 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.8 threes and 0.7 steals in 22.7 minutes -- numbers that won't be on the radar in most redraft formats but do hold value in dynasty leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Richmond, IN
Age: 23
Class: Freshman