Hollins was waived by the Grizzlies on Thursday, Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer reports.
Hollis had played only six minutes over the Grizzlies' last four games, but his release still comes as somewhat of a surprise given the team's injury issues. Regardless, the Grizzlies are apparently comfortable going forth with Chris Andersen, Zach Randolph, JaMychal Green, and Jarell Martin as their frontcourt options as the postseason approaches. The 31-year-old Hollins, who previously spent time with the Wizards, appeared in 32 games for the Grizzlies, making nine starts and averaging 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12.9 minutes.
Hollins returned to a bench role in Tuesday's 107-100 loss to the Lakers and played just four minutes. He recorded no points and two boards during his time on the floor.
Chris Andersen (shoulder) returned to action and immediately reclaimed his spot in the starting five, resulting in Hollins heading to the bench for the first time in nine games. Hollins had already seen his minutes decline when Zach Randolph (knee) rejoined the frontcourt over the weekend, and Andersen's arrival only further hurts his already minimal fantasy value.
Hollins tallied 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 FT) and eight rebounds over 26 minutes in Monday's 130-81 loss to the Rockets.
The point and rebound totals were season highs for Hollins, who has played 20-plus minutes in four of the Grizzlies' last five games as a byproduct of the team's mounting injuries. He should have some staying power in the rotation with Marc Gasol (foot) out for the season and Brandan Wright (knee) and Chris Andersen (shoulder) looking at lengthier absences, but don't expect Hollins to flirt with double-doubles very frequently.
Hollins had seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT) and six rebounds in 25 minutes during the Grizzlies' 116-96 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
Hollins has seen his minutes total rise in each of the five games he has suited up since re-signing with the Grizzlies in March. Most of this has been a byproduct of mounting injuries, but Hollins has also improved his production as well, at least in terms of scoring and rebounding. It's not 100 percent clear how much longer Zach Randolph (knee), Chris Andersen (shoulder), and Brandan Wright (knee) will be sidelined, but Hollins will likely remain in a starter's role on Friday versus the Pelicans if those three sit out.
Hollins will start in Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Gizzlies radio announcer Eric Hasseltine reports.
Hollins will be starting for the heavily depleted Memphis frontcourt. Though he's starting and will likely see a minutes increase, he's a risky fantasy play. He hasn't put up fantasy relevant numbers at all this season. In 22 minutes off the bench on Monday he scored four points to go along with two rebounds and one block. Don't expect him to stay in the starting lineup for long.
Hollins played 22 minutes in Monday's 106-103 win over the Cavaliers, accruing four points (2-2 FG), two rebounds, and one block.
As expected, Hollins saw a substantial boost in court time with the Grizzlies down several players in the frontcourt. Unfortunately, he didn't see an expanded role in the offense as a result, as Hollins' production took a dramatic backseat to JaMychal Green, who compiled 16 points, 10 boards, six assists, four steals, and two blocks over 37 minutes. The Grizzlies figure to be without Chris Andersen (shoulder) for an extended period, but with Zach Randolph (knee) likely to return Wednesday against the Celtics, Green seems more likely than Hollins to keep him spot in the starting five.
Hollins will start Monday's game against the Cavaliers.
Hollins figures to see a plethora of minutes Monday while Memphis utilizes its matchup with Cleveland to rest most of their key players. In fact, Hollins has a great chance to exceedingly improve on his average of 11 minutes per game by the end of Monday.
Hollins managed two points (2-2 FT), one rebound, and one block in 11 minutes during the Grizzlies' 94-88 win against the Jazz on Friday.
Hollins has seen 13 minutes in his first two games since re-joining the Grizzlies. This most recent signing was a direct result of Brandan Wright (knee) getting hurt, but Hollins is behind several big men on the depth chart, including Chris Andersen and JaMychal Green.
Hollins officially signed with the Grizzlies on Wednesday and will be available later in the evening against the Kings, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Hollins has officially joined the team, and at this point, the only thing that could prevent him from playing is some sort of unforeseen transportation issue, as Tillery notes. The journeyman is unlikely to step into a major role right away, but he should be a part of the rotation, as the injury-riddled Grizzlies have been relying heavily upon veteran Chris Andersen since Brandan Wright (knee) and Marc Gasol (foot) went down with injuries. In order to clear a roster spot for Hollins, the Grizzlies waived James Ennis on Wednesday.
Hollins is expected to re-sign with the Grizzlies on Wednesday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The journeyman spent a couple of stints with the Grizzlies earlier this season, appearing in 14 games and averaging 3.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in just over 11 minutes. Given the injuries to Marc Gasol (foot) and Brandan Wright (knee), the Grizzlies are starved for depth at the center spot, and the addition of Hollins will give coach Dave Joerger another option outside of aging veteran Chris Andersen, who isn't capable of playing much more than 20 minutes, and Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green, who are both undersized.
Hollins wasn't re-signed by the Grizzlies after his 10-day contract expired shortly after the All-Star break, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Rather than signing Hollins for the rest of the season, the Grizzlies' front office opted to instead get an extended look at center Chris Andersen, who was acquired on Tuesday as part of a three-team trade that sent Courtney Lee to the Hornets. Hollins had appeared in 19 games this season during stints with the Wizards and Grizzlies, posting averages of 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds across 10.8 minutes.
Hollins had six points (3-6 FG), four rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes during the Grizzlies' 109-90 win over the Nets on Wednesday.
Hollins came off the bench behind JaMychal Green. Nevertheless, Hollins saw more minutes, and he is the lone true center on the active roster now that Marc Gasol has a broken foot. Green will likely continue to see time there, Brandan Wright (knee) could be back following the All-Star break, and Zach Randolph may even see some run at center. However, Hollins at least seems likely to see more than the 11 minutes per game he had thus far with the Grizzlies.
Hollins is averaging 11 minutes per game in 12 games with the Grizzlies this season.
Given that he is holding down the job as Marc Gasol's primary backup at center, it seems likely Hollins will be scooped up for the remainder of the season--especially after signing his second 10-day contract to kick off February. He is only posting 3.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 0.4 assists, and 0.2 steals per appearance, but Hollins has seen the floor in every game he has been on the team.
Hollins signed a second 10-day contract with the Grizzlies on Monday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Hollins began the season with the Wizards before being waived by the team and was ultimately signed to a 10-day deal by the Grizzlies shortly after. Since then, Hollins has appeared in nine games, averaging just 3.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in fewer than 11 minutes per game. Despite the modest production, the Grizzlies will bring back the journeyman on a second 10-day deal to continue to add depth to the frontcourt. At the expiration of this second 10-day contract, the Grizzlies will either have to release Hollins or sign him for the remainder of the season.
Hollins will re-sign with the Grizzlies, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Hollins began the season in Washington before signing on with the Grizzlies at the end of last month. He was waived after just 10 days, but he'll return to Memphis to fill the open roster spot vacated by Elliot Williams, who the team opted to let go following the expiration of his 10-day contract Monday. Hollins will likely return on another 10-day deal, after which the Grizzlies will need to decide whether or not to guarantee his contract for the rest of the season. The UCLA product logged just 28 minutes in parts of four games for Memphis earlier in the season.
Hollins was waived by the Grizzlies on Thursday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Hollins' dismissal will create room for Elliot Williams, who will be promoted from the D-League and sign a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are dealing with injuries in their backcourt to Mike Conley (Achilles) and Courtney Lee (hip), so guard depth was a more pressing priority than keeping Hollins on hand as a backup to center Marc Gasol.
Hollins will sign with Memphis, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The Grizzlies have waived Russ Smith in favor of Hollins. Hollins last played for the Wizards, before being waived Dec. 23. He averaged 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10 minutes this year for Washington.
Hollins was waived by the Wizards on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Hollins signed on with Washington less than a month ago when the team was hit with a number of frontcourt injuries. He appeared in only five games, making three starts, en route to averages of 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. With both Nene Hilario (calf) and Drew Gooden (calf) expected back in the somewhat-near future, the Wizards will part ways with Hollins. Charania reports that they'll use the vacant roster spot to sign sharpshooter Jarell Eddie out of the D-League, as backcourt depth is a more pressing need at the moment with Bradley Beal (leg) and Gary Neal (back) sidelined.
Hollins (coach's decision) returned to the bench in Wednesday's 109-103 loss to the Rockets, but didn't enter the game.
Hollins started at center the last three games with Marcin Gortat (personal) and Nene Hilario (calf) sidelined and saw light playing time, but his minutes dried up completely Wednesday with Gortat returning to action. The Wizards frontcourt remains quite banged up with Hilario, Kris Humphries (ankle), and Drew Gooden (calf) all missing Wednesday's contest, but coach Randy Wittman seems inclined to roll with more small-ball lineups that feature Jared Dudley and Otto Porter at power forward then lean on an unremarkable NBA retread like Hollins, who has struggled to hold down work in the league throughout this career. Expect Hollins' usage to remain minimal over the next several games, and he's a candidate to get released once the frontcourt is fully healthy again.
Hollins managed zero points (0-2 FG) and one rebound in five minutes during the Wizards' 116-104 loss versus the Mavericks on Sunday.
Hollins started in place of Marcin Gortat (personal). Meanwhile, Kris Humphries (ankle), Drew Gooden (calf) and Nene Hilario (calf) were all out, and DeJuan Blair played only 12 minutes at center. For the majority of the game, the Wizards went small, perhaps in hopes of out-running an older and slower Mavericks squad. As a result, Hollins saw little time despite starting the game, and given that he has only appeared in a handful of games this whole year, he can be safely avoided in all fantasy formats.