Player News - Grizzlies

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Tyreke Evans (right hip) is questionable to play vs. the Hawks on Friday.

According to Grizzlies writer Michael Wallace, Evans has "battled soreness in the hip for more than a week after initially taking a fall in last Wednesday's loss in New York." He was ruled out during warmups on Wednesday and could be headed for a game-time decision, but owners should check for updates after Friday's shootaround.

Chandler Parsons (lower back) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

Parsons is reportedly dealing with lower back soreness after someone fell on him during Wednesday's game, but the injury is "not considered serious." Memphis does have back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, however, so don't be surprised if Parsons is limited at some point this weekend.
Dec 14 - 5:52 PM

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace continues to insist that he won't trade Marc Gasol.

"We think our window is still very much open with Mike [Conley] and Marc. I think we’ll be heard from the rest of this year, and in years to come," Wallace said. The Grizzlies have lost 16 of their last 17 games and are now tied with Dallas for the worst record in the West. Admitting that Gasol is available would reduce their leverage in trade talks, so there's still a good chance that the veteran is moved if the Grizzlies don't turn their season around.
Source: ESPN
Dec 14 - 10:02 AM

Marc Gasol hit 5-of-16 shots to finish Wednesday's loss in D.C. with 15 points, 10 rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

Gasol recently questioned the Grizzlies' team "culture," and their tailspin has continued since the firing of coach David Fizdale. "We’re always looking for an excuse from another guy," Gasol said after Monday's loss. His vocal frustration will inevitably lead to whispers about the possibility of a trade, but for now there's no reason to think Memphis will deal him. From a fantasy perspective, he has a healthy 28.4% usage rate over the past month and just needs to start knocking down shots -- he's shooting a mere 40.4% in that span.
Dec 13 - 11:35 PM

James Ennis played 24 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with four boards, one assist and one steal.

Tyreke Evans (sore right hip) was out of commission tonight, so Memphis turned to a platoon of players including Ennis, Andrew Harrison (30 minutes), Ben McLemore (23 minutes) and Mario Chalmers (22 minutes). Ennis has been efficient lately, with minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage is simply too low (12.2 percent) to help typical fantasy owners.
Dec 13 - 11:34 PM

Chandler Parsons started Wednesday's game in place of Tyreke Evans (hip), finishing with 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting, two 3-pointers, five rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.

Interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said his team looked "hesitant" offensively to begin the game, due to Tyreke's absence, but that's an understatement. They finished the first half with 29 points total, and finished the game shooting 38.3% as a team. Parsons' 27 minutes marked a season-high, and there's a good chance he'll get a DNP during back-to-back games Friday and Saturday.
Dec 13 - 11:34 PM

JaMychal Green picked up 15 points and a season-high 15 rebounds on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-13 shots with three 3-pointers, two assists and four turnovers in 37 minutes.

Interim coach J. B. Bickerstaff said after Monday's ugly loss, "The effort wasn’t there. To a man ... we didn’t give the fans what they deserved tonight." His team was dreadful offensively in the first half tonight, scoring just 29 points in the first half, but they rallied after halftime in a tough 93-87 road loss. Green was a big part of the comeback effort, but he's been nowhere near standard-league fantasy value over the past month.
Dec 13 - 11:33 PM

Andrew Harrison scored a season-high 20 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, making 6-of-9 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

Mike Conley (Achilles) was out again tonight and it's unclear when he'll return -- he's stated that he won't play until he's 100 percent healthy, and as the losses mount Memphis has even less incentive to rush him back. Harrison barely missed multiple career-highs tonight and he's quietly crept onto the fantasy radar as steals-and-assists specialist. He outplayed Mario Chalmers again tonight, too, and is making a compelling case for minutes on a listless Grizzlies team.
Dec 13 - 11:32 PM

Andrew Harrison, Dillon Brooks, Chandler Parsons, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will start against the Wizards on Wednesday.

With Tyreke Evans (hip) out, the Grizzlies will still keep Mario Chalmers on the bench. There will be a ton of offense going through Gasol in this game and Chalmers should still see his minutes get extended after being held in check this month.
Dec 13 - 7:00 PM

Tyreke Evans (hip) will be held out against the Wizards on Wednesday after experiencing right hip soreness during his pregame warm-up.

This is the same hip issue that put him on the injury report last week, but this will be Evans' first game out of the lineup this season. The good news is that this isn't to his oft-injured knees, but it's a little troubling anytime we see Evans sitting out. While he's out, Mario Chalmers may have to pick up some extra run while Andrew Harrison has to back him up. Ben McLemore should also be looking at over 20 minutes in this game.
Dec 13 - 6:09 PM

Marc Gasol is not planning on asking Memphis management to trade him.

"I have a responsibility to this city," Gasol said. "I'm not gonna quit, no matter what... as long as [owner] Robert [Pera] wants me here, my teammates want me here, they think I'm part of the solution -- and not part of the problem -- that's all I need." GM Chris Wallace has also indicated that the Grizzlies are not looking to move their franchise center, despite losing 15 of their last 16 games, although Gasol did say he would accept a trade if management felt it would be best. If he stays in Memphis this season, he could be a shutdown risk later in the year if they're not a playoff team.
Source: ESPN
Dec 13 - 1:50 PM

Mike Conley (Achilles) will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

Conley was hit with a rough 2-3 week timetable on November 29, but given we haven't had any reports of him ramping up his activities at practices, it looks like he probably won't get back until the end of Week-3 (December 20). Tyreke Evans will continue to start at the point with Conley unavailable, and it'll be Evans and Marc Gasol running the show on offense until he gets back.
Dec 12 - 5:07 PM

Brandan Wright (groin) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

Wright has played a total of only seven minutes since November 18th due to the groin injury. Marc Gasol, JaMychal Green and Deyonta Davis will split minutes up front in Memphis. Wright should be left on waivers.
Dec 12 - 5:04 PM

Chandler Parsons played 24 minutes on Monday and hit 3-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block.

He sat out on Saturday in order to rest his knee and while his line was pretty solid tonight, he did miss 3-of-5 free throws tonight. The struggling Grizzlies need a spark and Collins is capable of providing it when healthy, but he's yet to really get into a groove this season. Just keep an eye on him in case he starts playing more like the player we remember from two years ago.
Dec 11 - 11:42 PM

Andrew Harrison started at point guard again on Monday and hit 5-of-6 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws on his way to a season-high 16 points, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes of a blowout loss to the Heat.

Harrison is starting in place of Mike Conley (foot) and has rendered Mario Chalmers useless. Harrison hadn't scored in double figures in his previous four games and scored just three points on 1-of-8 shooting on Saturday. If you somehow starting him tonight in DFS, it was a nice move. But despite starting for the struggling Grizzlies, he's not worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
Dec 11 - 11:38 PM


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