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Memphis Grizzlies

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GPMIN/GPTS/GREB/GAST/GFG %
4318.36.24.11.353.3

Player Updates

April 3, 2021 01:00 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Scores 12 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 1, 2021 05:00 AM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Fails to produce despite opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 3, 2021 02:56 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Minimal output off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 20, 2021 11:28 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 20, 2021 11:44 AM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Solid all-around line off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 15, 2021 05:16 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Solid numbers off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 5, 2021 10:52 AM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Flirts with first double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman tallied nine points (3-7 FG. 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, an assist and a steal across 23 minutes in Thursday's 115-103 loss to the Rockets.

Tillman and Gorgui Dieng have been holding down the fort in the paint during Jonas Valancuinas' absence, with varying results. Overall, the two backups harm the other's fantasy relevance, but the younger and more versatile Tillman possesses the edge in this injury scenario. At 6-foot-8, he could have an increased role in the offense even after Valanciunas returns.

February 3, 2021 04:32 AM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Puts up 12 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman recorded 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two blocks Tuesday in a 134-116 loss at Indiana.

Tillman received yet another start with Jonas Valanciunas out (COVID-19 protocols). He has averaged 10.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks across four starts so far. This is quite impressive progress considering Tillman only debuted in the NBA only a month ago.

February 2, 2021 07:56 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Fills out stat sheet nicely in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman totaled 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 24 minutes during Monday's 133-102 win over the Spurs.

Tillman has essentially split the playing time at center with Gorgui Dieng while starting the past three games in place of Jonas Valanciunas (COVID-19 health and safety protocols), but both big men churned out productive lines in Monday's blowout victory. The rookie's output in the defensive categories in particular makes him interesting, and he's now averaging 1.6 steals and 1.0 blocks in his last eight contests. Though Tillman's value will take a hit once the Memphis frontcourt is back to full strength, the 22-year-old should be in store for a 20-plus-minute role for at least one more game, as Valanciunas has been ruled out for the second half of the back-to-back set Tuesday versus the Pacers.

January 19, 2021 12:24 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Puts up 12 points in first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman started at center and posted 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes Monday in the Grizzlies' 108-104 win over the Suns.

The rookie second-round pick moved up to the top unit for the first time in his young career while Jonas Valanciunas (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) was sidelined. Given the bump in playing time he received, Tillman's output was slightly underwhelming, but he'll have some short-term streaming value if he continues to approach 30 minutes in any future games Valanciunas might miss. The Grizzlies have yet to comment on Valanciunas' availability beyond Monday's contest, so consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Portland.

January 18, 2021 04:36 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: To start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman will start Monday's game against the Suns, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.

With Jonas Valanciunas (COVID-19 protocols) ruled out, Tillman will make the first start of his young NBA career. The 2020 second-round pick saw a season-high 28 minutes against the Sixers on Saturday, and he finished that contest with 15 points, four rebounds, four steals and two assists.

January 18, 2021 05:00 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Hitting stride in bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman posted a career-high 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt) to go with four rebounds, four steals and two assists across 28 minutes Saturday in the Grizzlies' 106-104 win over the 76ers.

Since making his NBA debut Jan. 3 after a delayed start due to left patellar tendinitis, Tillman hasn't needed long to establish himself as the Grizzlies' backup center. In less than two weeks, the rookie has knocked Gorgui Dieng out of the rotation, and he cut into starter Jonas Valanciunas' playing time Saturday. While Valanciunas battled foul trouble, Tillman stepped up to deliver the best stat line of his young career, establishing new personal highs in points and steals. Tillman remains an interesting asset in dynasty leagues, but his ceiling in redraft formats likely will be suppressed while he's part of a frontcourt that includes Valanciunas, Brandon Clarke and soon, Jaren Jackson (knee).

January 4, 2021 12:20 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Makes NBA debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman (kneecap) logged 17 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Grizzlies' 108-94 loss to the Lakers, contributing six points (3-3 FG) and six rebounds.

The rookie second-round pick was sidelined for the Grizzlies' first five games of the season while recovering from left patellar tendinitis, but he finally received clearance to make his NBA debut Sunday. Working as the backup to starting power forward Brandon Clarke, Tillman turned in a solid outing, though he'll likely have a difficult path to earning more minutes. Playing time will be even more difficult to come by for Tillman once the Grizzlies get the likes of Jaren Jackson (knee) and Ja Morant (ankle) back from injury.

January 3, 2021 04:36 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Available Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman (kneecap) is available for Sunday's game against the Lakers, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

Tillman was considered questionable due to left patellar tendinitis, but he could make his season debut Sunday. The rookie second-round pick is unlikely to be a significant factor in Memphis' rotation.

January 2, 2021 06:08 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Questionable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman (kneecap) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

Tillman has yet to take the court while recovering from left patellar tendinitis. However, he may be able to debut Sunday.

December 31, 2020 05:32 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman (kneecap) is out Friday against the Hornets.

Tillman has yet to make his debut. His next chance to do so is Sunday against the Lakers.

December 29, 2020 05:32 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Still out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman (kneecap) is out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

Left patellar tendonitis has prevented Tillman from making his NBA debut. He'll be out Wednesday, with his next chance to play arriving Friday against the Hornets.

December 27, 2020 05:32 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Ruled out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman (knee) won't play Monday against the Nets.

Tillman didn't play during the preseason and will now miss the first three games of the regular season due to a knee issue. A timetable for his return still hasn't been established.

December 26, 2020 05:00 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman (knee) is out Saturday against the Hawks.

Knee soreness continues to keep Tillman on the shelf. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward.

December 22, 2020 07:32 PM
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Unavailable Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tillman (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's season opener against the Spurs.

Tillman missed all three preseason contests due to the knee issue and isn't ready to play in the season opener. It's unclear how long Tillman is expected to be sidelined.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultMinPTSREBASTTOSTLBLK
04/14vs DALL 113-11415720000
04/12vs CHIW 101-9012211200
04/11vs INDL 125-13214651011
04/09@ NYL 129-13317654101
04/07@ ATLW 131-11317462101
04/06@ MIAW 124-112211160010
04/04@ PHIW 116-10021231012
Fantasy Points By Week
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12

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24

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22

15

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12

10

7

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4

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9

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2020-21MEM4378611421453.3134628.3253865.82666.19
2019-20
Total4378611421453.3134628.3253865.82666.19
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2020-21MEM437861774.12581.35320.74240.563118.3
2019-20
Total437861774.12581.35320.74240.563118.3
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-8/245
Birthdate:
01/12/1999
Age:
22
Hometown:
Grand Rapids, MI
Team:
Memphis Grizzlies
School:
Michigan St.
NBA Experience:
0