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2021 Stats

Regular Season 13.9 4.6 43.1 3.1 1.4

Top Xavier Tillman News

  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Posts solid line Monday

    Tillman totaled 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 FT), five rebounds and one steal across 17 minutes in a 106-97 win against Denver on Monday.

    The former Michigan State Spartan made the most of his time on the court, scoring in double figures for the first time this season and chipping in five boards. Though Tillman isn't playing enough minutes to warrant much interest in fantasy, he has flashed some potential with per-36-minute averages of 11.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.9 steals.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: DNP in season opener

    Tillman did not play due to a DNP-Coach's Decision during Wednesday's season-opening victory over the Cavaliers.

    Tillman was a meaningful part of the Grizzlies' rotation last season, with the rookie averaging 6.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18.4 minutes. However, coach Taylor Jenkins kept the frontcourt rotation tight with Jaren Jackson, Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke and Kyle Anderson.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Notches double-double in start

    Tillman posted 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block across 31 minutes in Friday's win over the Kings.

    Since the beginning of April, Tillman has started five games and has experienced an uptick in his playing time. He's averaging 12.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in five starts over the last two months.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Starting vs. Mavs

    Tillman will start Tuesday's contest against the Mavericks, Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian reports.

    With Jonas Valanciunas (back) and Jaren Jackson (knee) sidelined, Tillman will draw the start at center. In his 10 previous starts, he's averaged 10.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks in 26.4 minutes.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Off injury report

    Tillman (illness) is off the injury report for Saturday's contest against the Raptors.

    After sitting out Thursday's game against the Pistons due to an illness, Tillman will be back in action Saturday. Over his past five appearances, he's averaged 5.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15.4 minutes.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Out vs. Pistons

    Tillman is out for Thursday's contest against the Pistons due to an illness.

    Tillman will miss just his second game since March 27. In his absence, more minutes will be available for Brandon Clarke, Killian Tillie and Jaren Jackson.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Plays 18 minutes off bench

    Tillman finished Sunday's win over the Blazers with two points (1-1 FG), four rebounds and one block in 18 minutes.

    Tillman had a productive three-game run with Jonas Valanciunas (concussion) out of the lineup, but, as expected, his role decreased with the big man making his return Sunday afternoon. As long as Valanciunas is healthy, Tillman is only a deeper-leagues consideration when it comes to fantasy.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Back to bench

    Tillman will come off the bench for Sunday's game against Portland, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

    With the return of Jonas Valanciunas (concussion), Tillman will head back to the bench after three-consecutive starts. It was fun while it lasted for the 22-year-old in the starting lineup, as he averaged 12.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game over the last three outings.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Grabs 12 boards in loss

    Tillman had eight points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 117-105 loss to the Clippers.

    Tillman had himself another productive game while making a second straight start in place of Jonas Valanciunas (concussion). Until Valanciunas is ready to return, Tillman looks like he'll continue to start ahead of Brandon Clarke at center, but Jaren Jackson's (knee) return to the frontcourt will likely limit the rookie's chances of seeing his playing time expand beyond this level. Valanciunas, meanwhile, is viewed as day-to-day heading into the Grizzlies' next game Friday in Portland.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Scoring well of late

    Tillman has scored in double figures in each of his last three games, averaging 15.7 points on 64.3 percent shooting in that stretch.

    The rookie scored 14 and 15 points, respectively, in two games off the bench over the weekend, but he was inserted into the starting five for Monday's game against Denver with Jonas Valanciunas (concussion) sidelined. Tillman took full advantage of the game going into double-overtime, as he posted career highs in points (18), rebounds (14) and minutes (41), in addition to contributing two steals, two threes, a block and an assist. Obviously, Tillman won't be touching 40 minutes -- or even 30 minutes -- on most nights, but if Valanciunas misses Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Tillman makes for an appealing streaming option.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Drawing spot start

    Tillman will start Monday against Denver, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    Tillman joins the starting five with Jonas Valanciunas (concussion) ruled out. The Michigan State product's last start dates back to Feb. 20 against Phoenix, when he finished with nine points and four boards in 24 minutes of action.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Scores 14 points off bench

    Tillman registered 14 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, two steals and a block across 17 minutes off the bench in Friday's win over Chicago.

    Tillman was one of six Memphis players that scored in double digits in this one. While he didn't produce much in other categories, the scoring figures were decent considering the second-round pick rarely scores in double digits. He has registered only four games with at least 10 points since the beginning of February.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Scores 12 points

    Tillman totaled 12 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3PT, 3-5 FT), four rebounds, one steal and one block in 22 minutes during Friday's 120-108 win over the Timberwolves.

    Tillman's 12 points were the most he's had since Feb. 12 against the Kings. The scoring outburst came in the absence of Justice Winslow (quadriceps). The 22-year-old has seen his minutes increase in each of the last four games after recording four straight DNPs. The rookie remains planted behind a talented frontcourt that consists of Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke and Jonas Valanciunas.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Fails to produce despite opportunity

    Tillman had just two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and six rebounds in 16 minutes during Wednesday's 111-107 loss to Utah.

    With Brandon Clarke (personal) ruled out prior to tipoff, Tillman was given some additional run but failed to capitalize. Despite a short period of relevance earlier in the season, Tillman is yet to establish himself as a reliable option in both fantasy and reality. He possesses an intriguing skill set and while he could eventually become a valued contributor, his time is simply not here yet.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Minimal output off bench

    Tillman posted three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block over 17 minutes in Tuesday's 125-111 win over the Wizards.

    Tillman has returned to a bench role over the past five games, and he's had a minimal impact for the Grizzlies. While he recorded 10 rebounds during his return to the bench against the Mavericks on Feb. 22, he hasn't scored more than five points in any of the last five contests. In that span, Tillman has averaged 4.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over 18.4 minutes per game.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Starting Saturday

    Tillman will start Saturday against the Suns, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

    A variety of injuries is forcing Tillman into the starting five alongside Jonas Valanciunas. In six previous starts this season, Tillman has averaged 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in 24.7 minutes.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Solid all-around line off bench

    Tillman had eight points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt), eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in Friday's win over Detroit.

    The rookie continues to hold down a consistent role of 17-to-20 minutes off the bench on most nights. His fantasy upside is fairly limited as long as Jonas Valanciunas is healthy, but Tillman is capable of providing well-rounded value across a number of categories. During his six-game run as a starter earlier in the season (Jan. 18 through Feb. 6), Tillman averaged 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.2 blocks in 24.7 minutes.

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  • Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Solid numbers off bench

    Tillman tallied 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes Sunday in the Grizzlies' 124-110 win over the Kings.

    Tillman cracked double figures in the scoring column for the first time in six games and also ticked off a few other boxes on the stat sheet, but the Brandon Clarke's (calf) return from a four-game absence Sunday means the rookie's opportunities are more likely to decline than increase moving forward. The 22-year-old's playing time will likely take another hit after the All-Star break, when Jaren Jackson (knee) is expected to be ready to make his season debut.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Age: 22
Class: Freshman