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Dave Joerger will become the next head coach of the Grizzlies, according to Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com.

Joerger spent many years coaching in the D-League before becoming Lionel Hollins' defensive coach over the past four years -- a time in which the Grizzlies' defense improved significantly. Joerger is the exact opposite of a splashy hire, but given his familiarity with the team and his experience coaching in general it's a good time for Memphis to give him a shot.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 12:33:00 AM

George Hill (left big toe) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

Dec 6 - 3:51 PM

Larry Nance (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game in Houston.

Nance was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he was officially "available to play" on Monday, so he's probably much closer to probable for Wednesday's game. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but Nance's return to action will syphon away some minutes from Thomas Robinson and Julius Randle.
Dec 6 - 3:48 PM

Marvin Williams (knee) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

Wednesday has been the target date all along, so things are trending in a positive direction here, although we likely won't get official confirmation on his status until we're closer to game-time. With Williams back in action, Frank Kaminsky will return to the bench and Spencer Hawes could fall out of the rotation entirely. Williams has been awful this year, connecting on just 33.6 percent of his shots, so he's a more attractive pickup in points leagues.
Dec 6 - 3:38 PM

Sean Marks said he suspects that Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will be able to return to the court "pretty soon."

"He’s so vocal, still at practice, in the locker room and has been from day one when he was out with his injury," said Marks. "He’s progressing well. I obviously don’t want to put a time limit or a day, but I suspect it pretty soon." Lin reportedly looked good while going through his shooting drills on Tuesday, but he's still yet to go through a full practice with the team making Wednesday's game against the Nuggets unlikely. He was a top-60 guy before going down, so we'd recommend his owners stay patient.
Source: Nets Daily
Dec 6 - 3:31 PM

D'Angelo Russell (knee) has been cleared to start going through on-court work with the Lakers, although he will not be traveling to Houston for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Russell is reportedly "feeling better," although Walton did acknowledge that it's unlikely he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix or Sunday vs. the Knicks. Perhaps there's a chance that he can get back to the court for Monday's game in Sacramento, but that would be on the early end of his initial 2-3 week timetable. For now, Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Russell's absence, with Sweet Lou offering the most upside.
Dec 6 - 3:13 PM

Isaiah Thomas (groin) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

Thomas tweaked his groin during Monday's loss to the Rockets, so for now, we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Orlando. If he's out, Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier could move into the starting lineup, with Avery Bradley and Al Horford being asked to step it up on the offensive end. Owners can expect to get another update on Thomas' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it's worth noting that he was able to get some shots up after practice.
Dec 6 - 2:58 PM

Rick Carlisle said that he expects Andrew Bogut to miss at least the next three games "and probably longer," after suffering a right knee injury during Monday's loss to the Hornets.

Bogut is currently undergoing an MRI, so we should have an updated and official timetable for his return soon, but it doesn't seem very likely that he'll be able to get back to the court until at least next Tuesday's game (Dec. 12) against the Nuggets. Salah Mejri could draw a few starts in Bogut's absence, but Dwight Powell is the guy you want to add in standard leagues.
Dec 6 - 2:40 PM

Eric Gordon (right ankle) says he feels "fine" and will practice on Tuesday and plans to play Wednesday.

Gordon tweaked his right ankle in Monday's win over the Celtics. Gordon has been red-hot of late. Over the Rockets last five games, Gordon is averaging 22.0 points, 3.2 assists and 4.4 three-pointers, while shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from downtown. Check back prior to Wednesday night just for confirmation, but it appears Gordon should be left in starting lineups.
Dec 6 - 1:37 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will remain on a minutes restriction Tuesday vs. Chicago.

Prior to his season debut on Sunday, the Pistons plan was to limit Jackson to approximately five minutes per quarter. He ended up playing a total of 23 minutes, tallying 18 points and four assists. Coach Stan Van Gundy declined to reveal the plan for Tuesday night, but it is probably safe to assume Detriot will try to limit Jackson to approximately 25 minutes. He can safely be inserted back into fantasy lineups.
Dec 6 - 12:06 PM

Zach Randolph (personal) is expected to play on Tuesday night vs. the Sixers.

Z-Bo has missed the Grizzlies previous seven games, after the passing of his mother on Thanksgiving. JaMychal Green has been playing well recently, averaging 10.4 points and 8.3 rebounds over 33.1 minutes in the seven games Randolph missed. Z-Bo's return will likely eat into Green's playing time a bit. Green averaged 28.6 minutes over Memphis' first 15 games this season.
Dec 6 - 11:06 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said he expects Courtney Lee (ankle) to play Tuesday vs. Miami

Lee has missed two straight games after spraining his ankle last Wednesday. Lee's return will bump Justin Holiday back to the bench. However, Holiday played well in his two spot starts, averaging 9.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals, which may have earned him additional playing time going forward. Lee is averaging 29.7 minutes per game this season, but may see those minutes reduced slightly if he doesn't pick up his level of play (he's sitting on a career-low 10.3 PER this season)
Dec 6 - 10:42 AM




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