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Grizzlies' Jevon Carter: Plays well off bench
Carter posted eight points (3-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five assists, two rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 28 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Grizzlies' 111-101 loss to the Bucks.
The Bucks turned the game into a runaway victory in the third quarter, which opened up extra run for Carter and the Grizzlies' other second-unit options. The rookie had actually started in place of Kyle Anderson (ankle) in the Grizzlies' previous contest Monday in Houston, but moved to the bench in favor of Justin Holiday. Carter outplayed Holiday on Wednesday and could end up taking on the brunt of the available minutes opened up by Anderson's absence even if he continues to stick in a bench role.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Plays through wrist issue
Gasol (wrist) played 25 minutes Wednesday in the Grizzlies' 111-101 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and four rebounds.
Gasol had come out of the Grizzlies' previous game Monday against the Rockets with an elbow issue that warranted a checkup Tuesday. The results of Gasol's tests evidently didn't reveal anything concerning, enabling the big man to fill his usual duties as the starting center. However, Gasol failed to crack the 30-minute mark for the fourth time in six games, with the Grizzlies going minus-28 during his time on the floor Wednesday. His playing time will more than likely pick up on occasions when Memphis is more competitive and when the matchup is more ideal, but Gasol's fantasy stock has nonetheless followed a downward trajectory since the calendar flipped to January. Over eight games this month, Gasol is averaging 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 three-pointer while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the free-throw line.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' JaMychal Green: Double-double in loss to Bucks
Green scored 14 points (4-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 111-101 loss to the Bucks.
The 28-year-old is enjoying a strong January, grabbing three double-doubles in the last four games and averaging 12.3 points, 8.1 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.1 three-pointers and 0.9 steals through eight contests on the month. Marc Gasol has been nursing an elbow injury recently, limiting his court time and opening up some extra minutes for Green, but once the Grizzlies' starting center is 100 percent again, Green's productive spell could fade away.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Omri Casspi: Paces team in loss
Casspi scored a team-high 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding six rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 111-101 loss to the Bucks.
The minutes were a season high for Casspi, but his court time remains erratic -- he saw only four minutes each in back-to-back games at the beginning of January. Until he earns a more consistent role in the Grizzlies frontcourt rotation, The 30-year-old will be a tough player to roster in most fantasy formats.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Justin Holiday: Will start Wednesday
Holiday will start Wednesday's game against Milwaukee, David Cobb of the Commercial Appeal reports.
With Kyle Anderson out, Holiday will move into the starting lineup for the first time since joining the Grizzlies via trade from Chicago. He'll likely take over for rookie Jevon Carter, who started Monday's game against Houston, only to give up 36 points to James Harden in the first half. Holiday's minutes have been rather scarce since the trade -- 16.8 MPG -- but he could be set for extended run Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Yuta Watanabe: Comes up big in G League return
Watanabe posted 24 points (9-13 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds and two assists across 36 minutes Tuesday for the G League's Memphis Hustle in their 113-106 loss to the South Bay Lakers.
Fresh off his fifth appearance of the season with the Grizzlies on Monday versus the Rockets, Watanabe returned to the Hustle in stellar form, pacing the affiliate in both scoring and boards. The two-way rookie is expected to see the bulk of his opportunities this season in the G League, where he's averaging 13.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 blocks in 34.1 minutes per game over 18 outings.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb: Returns from G League
The Grizzlies recalled Rabb from the G League's Memphis Hustle on Wednesday.
Rabb should be available for the Grizzlies' game Wednesday against the Bucks following a one-day stint in the G League. He suited up in the Hustle's 113-106 loss to the South Bay Lakers, supplying 19 points (7-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ivan Rabb: Sent back to G League
Rabb was assigned to the Memphis Hustle on Tuesday.
Rabb will head back to the G League after scoring five points in four minutes Monday night against the Rockets. He's expected to be ready to roll Tuesday night for the Hustle.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Julian Washburn: Set to join Grizzlies
Washburn agreed to a two-way contract with the Grizzlies on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Washburn has spent the entire season with the Austin Spurs -- his third stint with the G League team -- posting averages of 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds through 23 games (32 minutes per contest). The 27-year-old figures to offer frontcourt depth for the Grizzlies.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Omri Casspi: Leads bench with 12 points
Casspi totaled 12 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, a block and two steals over 25 minutes Monday against Houston.
Casspi saw more playing time than usual and made the most of his opportunity, scoring in double figures for the first time since Dec. 17 against the Warriors. Despite an above-average performance, Casspi's 5.2 ppg average through 30 games this season doesn't warrant a roster spot in most league formats.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Garrett Temple: Solid showing in loss
Temple registered 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists across 34 minutes Monday against the Rockets.
Temple has been scuffling of late, averaging just 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds over his previous five contests, but he managed to get back on track in a 112-94 loss in Houston. He was especially impressive from beyond the arc where he scored 12 of his 14 points, knocking down 66.7 percent of his attempts. The 32-year-old guard will aim to build off this performance heading into Wednesday's matchup with Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Mike Conley: Submits strong final line in Houston
Conley finished Monday's game against the Rockets with 14 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists and a steal over 33 minutes.
Since being shutout in the first game of 2019, Conley has responded with six straight outings of 14 or more points, shooting an impressive 44.8 percent from the field while averaging 2.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.7 steals over that span. Although he's unlikely to erupt for a big scoring night like James Harden did against Conley's team Monday evening (57 points), he's shown definite improvement throughout the 2018-19 campaign, scoring at a clip of 20.2 ppg compared to his 14.6 ppg career average.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Swats three shots
Jackson accumulated 12 points (5-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, an assist and three blocks over 31 minutes Monday against Houston.
Consistency has been the name of the game for Jackson of late, scoring 12 or more points in each of his previous five contests while shooting 55.3 percent from the field over that stretch. The Michigan State product has also blocked an impressive six shots over his last three games, adding value to his final line. Jackson will aim to keep it rolling Wednesday in what figures to be a tough matchup with Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Undergoing further evaluation
Gasol will undergo further testing after suffering an elbow injury early in Monday's game against Houston, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports.
Gasol reportedly lost some feeling in his hand following the incident, so his status will be worth watching heading into Wednesday's matchup with Milwaukee. The 7-1 center was held to five points (2-5 FG, 1-4 FT) but managed to rack up seven rebounds along with four assists and a block over 25 minutes in a 112-94 loss.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jevon Carter: Draws spot start
Carter is starting Monday against the Rockets.
With Kyle Anderson out due to an ankle injury, the Grizzlies will bump Garrett Temple over to small forward, clearing the way for Jevon Carter to make his first NBA start. Carter has failed to score in each of his last two games, but he should be on track to see a substantial increase in minutes in Houston.... See More ... See Less