Player News - Grizzlies

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Marc Gasol (foot) will sit out games as a precaution this season, according to coach David Fizdale.

"There will be some games we sit him," said Fizdale. "I’m definitely going to preserve him." Fizdale also said that he will "absolutely be careful with Gasol’s minutes this season," which isn't a surprise since the Grizzlies' star center is coming back from a fractured navicular bone. If you needed a reminder of the high risk that Gasol brings as a fantasy target, this is it. Brandan Wright will likely take over at center whenever Gasol is rested, giving him sporadic DFS appeal.
Sep 28 - 1:40 PM

Deyonta Davis (foot) only went through the non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice.

Davis is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, so it's not surprising at all to see the Grizzlies limit his workload as prolonged rest is really the only treatment for plantar fasciitis. Davis will be entering a very crowded situation in Memphis' frontcourt, so there's not much reason to draft him in most settings.
Sep 27 - 5:06 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee surgery) only went through the non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice.

Parsons' status for opening night remains murky at best, as it's unclear exactly when he'll be fully cleared to take contact. It is concerning that he's still being limited despite being six months removed from the arthroscopic procedure, but this could also be Memphis exercising some extreme caution with their big offseason acquisition. There's top-25 upside here, but the very real injury concerns will likely cause Parsons to slide deep into the middle rounds.
Sep 27 - 5:03 PM

Marc Gasol (foot) was able to go through all portions of the Grizzlies two-hour practice on Tuesday.

Gasol has been fully cleared for all activities, so he's on track to be good to go for opening night. The reports coming in on Gasol's recovery have been nothing but positive this offseason, although mid-foot fractures for seven-footers is nothing to shrug at as they do have the potential to develop into a reoccurring issue. Gasol does offer second-round upside, but the very real injury concerns will make him a risky mid-round target.
Sep 27 - 4:51 PM

Marc Gasol said that his recovery from foot surgery amazed him and that he hasn't discussed any minute restrictions with the Grizzlies yet.

"I never felt anything around the foot area [after the surgery], which gives me a lot of confidence," Gasol said. "[I've gotten] stronger by the week and stronger by the day to this point where we feel 100-percent confident of my capability of leading the team." Tony Allen also mentioned that Gasol added a 3-point shot to his game this summer, so that's something to keep an eye on during the preseason. We've heard several positive reports about Gasol in recent weeks, but because of the history of bigs recovering from foot fractures, he's still a risky pick this year.
Sep 26 - 2:49 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee surgery) doesn't have a set timetable to return according to Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace.

"He's progressing," Wallace said. "He had a good offseason. I just saw him in the weight room doing some things. He's back on a limited basis now; not totally fully cleared but has been progressing well." Wallace added that it's still unclear if Parsons will be ready for opening night. The versatile forward will be limited to non-contact drills early in camp, and he will continue to be reevaluated on a weekly basis. His upside is very real, but so are the durability concerns.
Sep 26 - 2:39 PM

Jordan Adams "isn't expected to play for the Griz for a second straight season," according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.

Adams underwent a lateral meniscectomy on his right knee in August of 2015, and he's been battling with nothing but complications since. He's not expected to be able to participate in training camp and both the player and the team remain in an uncertain waiting game. Obviously, he's not on any fantasy radar.
Sep 24 - 5:14 PM

Jordan Adams (knee) won't be ready for training camp and will not participate in the preseason either.

Adams underwent cartilage transplant surgery in his right knee back in June, and while he's "progressing as expected," he hasn't been cleared for court activity yet. He currently has no timetable for a return and will be reevaluated on a weekly basis. The 22nd pick in the 2014 draft will hopefully be able to get his career on track once he's finally healthy, but we're not projecting a significant role for him this season.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 22 - 9:27 AM

Deyonta Davis (foot) will be limited heading into training camp and the preseason and will be reevaluated weekly.

"I’m feeling great," Davis said. "I’m taking this process one step at a time, trying to rest my foot and I’m looking forward to a great season." The rookie has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot and has been rehabbing all summer, so it's a concern that he's not 100 percent yet. The Grizzlies won't rush him back and they have plenty of quality frontcourt depth, so Davis isn't on the fantasy radar in most leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 22 - 9:21 AM

Jarell Martin (foot) has been cleared to resume full court activities heading into training camp and the preseason.

"My summer has been going really well. I’ve been going to the gym four days out of the week putting in a lot of work," Martin said. "Rehab has been going great and my foot feels 100 percent so everything is on track right now." He underwent a procedure to alleviate left foot soreness back in April, but it sounds like he won't be limited at camp. Martin has a lot of competition for minutes in Zach Randolph, JaMychal Green and Deyonta Davis, and it would make sense for the Grizzlies to use Chandler Parsons at the four as well. Martin isn't on the standard-league radar.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 22 - 9:14 AM

Grizzlies big man Brandan Wright (sprained right MCL) has been fully cleared for training camp.

Last November, Wright exited with what the Grizzlies called "right knee tendinitis," but five weeks later he had arthroscopic surgery. When he returned to action in late February, he lasted only five game before suffering a season-ending MCL sprain in the same knee. Despite his per-minute upside, Wright's injury history and backup role ensure that he'll go undrafted in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 22 - 12:30 AM

Mike Conley (left Achilles tendinitis) has been cleared for full activities during the Grizzlies' training camp.

Conley's injury forced him to miss the final 21 games of the regular season, as well as the Grizzlies' four-game sweep vs. the Spurs in the playoffs. He didn't need surgery and was inked to a massive five-year, $153 million deal this summer, with the expectation that he'll assume a larger offensive role in a faster-tempo team under coach David Fizdale. After a disappointing campaign, Conley is poised for a bounce-back in 2016-17.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 21 - 11:58 PM

Marc Gasol (foot surgery) has been cleared for full activities during the Grizzlies' training camp.

Gasol had a fractured navicular bone in his right foot, a serious injury for any big man, but he's been ramping up his workouts under strict medical supervision. "I feel really good, lots of energy," Gasol said. "The doctors and everyone think my body’s going to hold up tremendously - even better than before the injury. That gives me a lot of confidence." An injured player expressing optimism is nothing new, but Gasol has enough proven upside to be worth a look in the middle rounds of most drafts.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 21 - 11:53 PM

Chandler Parsons (right knee) will be limited heading into the Grizzlies' training camp and preseason.

Parsons is "participating in limited court activity" and will be re-evaluated weekly. He radiated optimism in a recent interview, saying that he was "building up that strength [in his knee] and getting more comfortable with it," but this is still an unnerving report for fantasy owners leery about his durability. His potential top-40 upside is diminished by two straight seasons marred by knee surgery, resulting in a quintessential risk-vs.-reward pick late in the middle rounds.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 21 - 8:37 PM

P.J. Hairston recently had a workout with the Nets.

Hairston may be able to turn this workout into a camp invite, but even if he does make the regular-season roster, his fantasy value would be more or less non-existent in Brooklyn. The Nets also reportedly brought in Jorge Gutierrez and Kendal Marshall for workouts, although with five point guards already on the roster going into camp, it would be surprising to see those guys earn a camp invite.
Sep 20 - 4:58 PM


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