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Top Ziaire Williams News
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Minimal impact in spot start
Williams produced seven points (3-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist across 30 minutes during Saturday's 142-112 loss to the Warriors.
Williams drew the start in place of Dillon Brooks (suspension) and had little impact on the final result. Although the rookie has fared well off the bench for Memphis, he never got in the groove despite 30 minutes on the floor. The rookie shows definite promise, but it's very difficult to fill Brooks' shoes. Williams will shift back to the bench with Brooks' return, resulting in a significant defensive upgrade for the Grizzlies.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Starting with Brooks suspended
Williams will start Saturday's Game 3 at Golden State, C.J. Holmes of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With Dillon Brooks (suspension) out, Williams will, unsurprisingly, get the nod at small forward. He played 28 minutes in Game 2 after Brooks was ejected early in the first quarter, with the rookie posting 14 points, five rebounds and one assist. Over his past 10 starts, he's averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.5 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Solid outing off bench
Williams accumulated 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-8 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist across 28 minutes during Tuesday's 106-101 victory over the Warriors.
Williams took on an increased role upon Dillon Brooks' first-quarter ejection, and the result was an efficient shooting night beyond the arc. Williams drained four of his eight attempts from downtown and shot 55,5 percent overall in the Game 2 victory.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Available for Game 2
Williams (knee) is available for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Warriors.
The rookie continues to battle soreness in his right knee, which kept him out of Game 6 against Minnesota as well as Sunday's Game 1 against Golden State. Williams' role began to dwindle prior to the injury, so it's not clear how much he'll play in Game 2.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Questionable for Game 2
Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Warriors.
The rookie continues to battle soreness in his right knee, which kept him out of Game 6 against Minnesota as well as Sunday's Game 1 against Golden State. Williams' role began to dwindle prior to the injury, so if he's cleared to play in Game 2, he likely won't return to a high-minute role.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Out Sunday
Williams (knee) is unavailable for Sunday's Game 1 against the Warriors, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Williams is considered day-to-day with the knee injury and was questionable for Sunday, but he won't end up suiting up. He averaged 5.6 points in 11.0 minutes across five games against Minnesota before sitting out Game 6.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Labeled as day-to-day
Coach Taylor Jenkins said Saturday that Williams (knee) is considered day-to-day, Meghan Triplett of GrindCityMedia.com reports.
Williams was unavailable for Friday's Game 6 against Minnesota due to knee soreness, but it seems as though he'll have a chance to return for the second-round series against the Warriors. If the 20-year-old misses any second-round matchups, John Konchar and Kyle Anderson should see a slight uptick in usage.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Officially out
Williams (knee) will not play in Friday's Game 6 versus the Timberwolves.
No surprise here, as Williams was originally deemed doubtful for the contest. He averaged 5.6 points across 11.0 minutes in the first five games of the series.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Doubtful for Game 6
Williams (knee) is doubtful for Friday's Game 6 against Minnesota.
Williams averaged 5.6 points in 11.0 minutes per game during his first five appearances in the Grizzlies' first-round series, but it seems likely that he'll be forced to miss at least one game due to right knee soreness. If the 20-year-old is ultimately held out Friday, John Konchar and Kyle Anderson should see a slight uptick in playing time.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Exits with knee soreness
Williams will not return to Tuesday's Game 5 against the Timberwolves due to knee soreness, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. He finished with zero points (0-2 FG) in four minutes.
Williams was averaging 12.8 minutes in the series prior to Game 5, so his absence will be minor, though not insignificant. If he sits out Game 6, more minutes could be in store for John Konchar.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Not listed on injury report
Williams (eye) is not listed on the Grizzlies' injury report ahead of Tuesday's Game 5 against the Timberwolves.
The rookie departed Saturday's Game 4 after taking a hit to the eye, but it doesn't look to be anything of real concern. Williams found himself in the starting five for much of the regular season, but with Memphis at full strength to begin the playoffs, his role has tapered off a bit in Round 1. Over the first four games of the series, he's played 10, 19, eight and 14 minutes, respectively, totaling 28 points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and three three-pointers.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Dealing with eye injury
Williams is questionable to return to Saturday's Game 4 at Minnesota due to an eye injury.
Williams had five points (1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in six minutes before exiting with the injury, and it's unclear if he'll be able to retake the court Saturday. He averaged 7.3 points in 12.3 minutes over the first three games of the series.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Scores 18 in start
Williams notched 18 points (6-18 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 139-110 loss to the Celtics.
With the Grizzlies resting several key contributors, Williams drew his 31st start of the season and scored at least 18 points for the fifth time during the campaign. The rookie finished his first regular season averaging 8.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 21.7 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Joins starting lineup
Williams is starting Sunday's game against Boston, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.
Williams came off the bench in each of his last two appearances. However, he'll start in Sunday's regular-season finale with Dillon Brooks (hip) out.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Strong showing off bench Saturday
Williams logged 19 points (7-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 141-114 victory over the Pelicans.
The rookie wing has been a fixture in the rotation since the calendar flipped to 2022, bouncing between the starting five and bench, and Williams' 19 points Saturday was his best scoring effort yet as part of the second unit. The 10th overall pick in the 2021 Draft will look to cap a solid campaign Sunday against the Celtics before getting ready for his first NBA playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Solid in starting role
Williams accumulated 19 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and three assists in Friday's 122-114 win over the Suns.
After playing just 18.8 minutes per game in his last 10 appearances, Williams got the start for a depleted Memphis team. The rookie made the most of his team-high 35 minutes of action as he finished with his second-highest scoring output of the season.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Will start Friday
Williams is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Suns, Rob Fischer of Bally Sports Southeast reports.
Williams started just one of the Grizzlies' last nine games after holding down a starting spot for over two months, but he will open Friday's game on the court with five Memphis regulars inactive.... See More ... See Less
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