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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

Regular Season 7.8 3.0 44.4 1.0 0.7
Post Season 3.8 0.6 28.6 0.6 0.1

Top Sam Merrill News

  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Great showing in preseason loss

    Merrill tallied 30 points (11-17 FG, 8-13 3Pt) to go along with two assists, two steals, one rebound and one block in 33 minutes in the loss to the Pacers on Wednesday.

    With many of the Grizzlies' starters resting, Merrill had the opportunity to be a focal point of the offense and used the most of that chance, especially in his shooting efficiency and defense. In his limited playtime last season with the Bucks, his main weapon was his three-point shooting, making 44.7 percent of his shots from deep, so it is a good sign that his shooting efficiency can keep up with increased volume. Although the 25-year-old is rather low in the depth chart, this performance may have earned him a closer look to gain a set role as the Grizzlies close out their preseason on Friday and look ahead to the regular season.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Available Monday

    Merrill (ankle) is available for Monday's preseason game against the Pistons.

    Merrill was considered questionable due to the ankle injury and has been cleared to make his preseason debut for Memphis

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Questionable for Monday

    Merrill (ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's exhibition matchup against Detroit.

    The Utah State product is still yet to make his preseason debut with the Grizzlies after being traded to the team in the offseason. If Merrill is ruled out Monday, his next chance to see the court comes Wednesday against the Pacers.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Won't play vs. Hawks

    Merrill (ankle) is out Saturday against the Hawks.

    Merrill has yet to debut for the Grizzlies due to a sprained left ankle. His next chance to play is Monday against the Pistons.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Won't play vs. Hornets

    Merrill (ankle) is sidelined for Thursday's preseason contest against the Hornets.

    A sprained ankle will keep Merrill out for the second straight preseason game. His next chance to play is Saturday against the Hawks.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Nursing sprained ankle

    Merrill will not play in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Bucks due to a sprained right ankle.

    The issue is likely minor, but the Grizzlies will exercise caution with the second-year guard, who came over from Milwaukee as part of the Grayson Allen trade. Once healthy, Merrill will use the preseason to attempt to establish himself as an option off the bench for his new team. However, chances are he will not have much of a fantasy impact this season.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Dealt to Memphis

    Merrill, along with two future second-round picks, was dealt from the Bucks to the Grizzlies for Grayson Allen on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Merrill -- the last pick in the 2020 Draft -- mostly saw garbage-time minutes with the NBA champion Bucks last season. He's a three-point shooter who went 21-of-47 (44.7 percent) from distance. Merrill is unlikely to see significant minutes with the Grizzlies, and there's a good chance he's not an everyday player. As a result, he can be ignored in fantasy.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Off injury report for Game 6

    Merrill (ankle) isn't included on the injury report and should be available for the Bucks in Tuesday's Game 6 matchup with the Suns in the NBA Finals.

    Merrill was listed as out ahead of both of the previous two games of the series with a right ankle sprain, but he's apparently made a full recovery within the last week. Even before the injury surfaced, Merrill hasn't been featured in coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation. Don't expect him to see the floor Tuesday unless the game turns in a non-competitive direction.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Out for Game 5

    Merrill is out for Saturday's Game 5 against the Suns due to a sprained right ankle.

    Merrill has only seen garbage time in the playoffs. His absence won't affect the Bucks' game plan.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Off injury report

    Merrill (ankle) is not listed on the injury report for Game 4 against Brooklyn on Sunday.

    Merrill wasn't available for Game 3 due to an ankle injury, but he's no longer listed on the injury report. He isn't expected to receive any minutes in this series.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Out Thursday

    Merrill is out for Thursday's Game 3 against the Nets due to a sprained right ankle.

    Merrill isn't expected to see the court during any competitive playoff minutes, so his absence won't affect the Bucks' rotation.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Absent Tuesday

    Merrill (coach's decision) didn't play during Tuesday's win over the Hornets.

    Merrill was absent for a second straight matchup after posting eight points in six minutes against the 76ers last Saturday. The rookie is currently averaging 3.1 points and 1.0 rebounds in 27 appearances.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Probable Sunday

    Merrill (thumb) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Orlando.

    Merrill is dealing with a sprained left thumb after he played 27 minutes in Friday's loss to Charlotte. It sounds like Merrill will once again be available Sunday, though he may see a smaller role with several players potentially returning from injuries.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Solid performance in loss

    Merrill totaled 13 points (5-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes during Friday's 127-119 loss to the Hornets.

    The rookie was a healthy DNP the previous four games, but he saw his second-most minutes of the season Friday as the Bucks' entire lineup was out due to various injuries. Jeff Teague and Bryn Forbes drew the start at the guard positions, but Merrill played the most minutes off the bench and was the team's fourth-leading scorer. Oddly, Pat Connaughton was averaging the most minutes between the available guards Friday but saw the fewest minutes, perhaps underscoring Merrill's paltry spot in the team's rotation.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Starting Saturday

    Merrill will start Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    With all the Bucks' starters sidelined besides Brook Lopez, Merrill will get the first start of his career. Per 36 minutes, he's averaged 14.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Scores career-high 15

    Merrill scored 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt) with two rebounds and one steal in a 122-114 loss to the Celtics on Friday.

    Merrill came away with a new career-high point total thanks to 10 fourth-quarter points. The guard played the entire fourth as the Celtics held a commanding lead throughout the final quarter. Merrill is shooting 52.4 percent on his 21 attempts from three this season but isn't a staple in the Bucks' rotation.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Back with NBA team

    Merrill played three minutes off the bench Sunday in the Bucks' 128-115 win over the Kings, finishing with zero points (0-1 FG) and one rebound.

    After a five-game stint in the G League bubble in Orlando with the Memphis Hustle, Merrill rejoined the Bucks ahead of Friday's win over the Thunder. While he didn't play in that contest, the rookie was able to pick up some garbage-time run to close out the weekend. Milwaukee could soon get Jrue Holiday (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) back in the lineup, and once that happens, Merrill may be a candidate to return to the G League.

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  • Bucks' Sam Merrill: Goes for 17 points Monday

    Merrill had 17 points (6-16 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds and three assists across 31 minutes in Monday's win over Salt Lake City.

    Merrill once again ended as one of Memphis' top performers, finishing as the team's second-best scorer while also ending just two rebounds shy of posting a double-double. Merrill has lacked consistency thus far, though, with two single-digit scoring appearances mixed with two games where he surpassed the 15-point mark.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 25
Class: Freshman