Player News - Grizzlies

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Brandan Wright (knee) did some pre-game work on Saturday and could return after the break.

There have not been many updates on Wright, so it's good to see he's coming around. He has a decent upside, but won't have much value while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol are healthy.
Feb 6 - 7:01 PM

Mike Conley will consider all options when he becomes a free agent this summer.

"I think everything will be on the table when the time comes," Conley said. "I haven’t committed to anything." The Grizzlies might be a little nervous following this quote, as Conley will have the ability to walk at the end of the season as an unrestricted free agent. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has already stated that Conley will be the team's "No. 1 priority" this summer, but there will certainly be a lot of competition for his signature.
Feb 6 - 1:27 PM

Matt Barnes (hamstring) returned during a 91-85 win over the Knicks on Friday with 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

It was his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. In true Barnes fashion, he did some warming up on the Knicks side of the court before the game -- this was before other Knicks came out. Barnes should be able to flirt with top-100 value with his fantasy-friendly game.
Feb 6 - 12:29 AM

Jeff Green scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 29 minutes against the Knicks in Friday's win.

He just thrives in wins and he's found his role off the bench. He's pretty close to his peak and he's putting up sixth-round value in his last 10 games. Green is a hold in all leagues, but selling high makes sense.
Feb 6 - 12:26 AM

Mario Chalmers was ejected for elbowing Sasha Vujacic on Friday night.

It was a flagrant 2 and it's hard to argue with the refs tossing him. Chalmers probably won't be suspended here and should be in the lineup against the Mavs on Saturday. He finished with eight points, three rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes.
Feb 5 - 9:30 PM

Matt Barnes (hamstring) will play against the Knicks on Friday.

"We should be fully loaded," coach Dave Joerger said. Yes, this means he gets his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. Barnes is still a hold in standard leagues, but he's lost some value with Jeff Green tearing it up.
Feb 5 - 6:09 PM

Matt Barnes (hamstring) remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

Given his history with Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, Barnes will do everything in his power to play tonight. He did go through the morning shootaround, so it sounds like he could be a game-time call. If he misses another game, Jeff Green and Tony Allen would benefit the most.
Feb 5 - 12:21 PM

Matt Barnes (right hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

Matt Barnes sat out Monday's matchup with New Orleans, and given the tricky nature of hamstring injuries, it wouldn't be shocking to see him miss Friday's contest as well. Jeff Green, Tony Allen and Vince Carter will see an uptick in minutes if Barnes is out, with Green offering the most upside.
Feb 4 - 3:21 PM

Marc Gasol scored 14 points with three rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Pelicans during a 110-95 win on Monday.

His knee was not a problem tonight as he handled the post nicely. Gasol's knee has been an issue in the last two seasons, but he still hasn't missed a game this season. The Grizzlies are off until Friday and have a back-to-back.
Feb 2 - 12:28 AM

Jeff Green made 8-of-13 from the field for 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

It's amazing how well Green plays when the Grizzlies win. In wins this year, Green averaged 14.6 points, 4.9 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. In losses, it's just 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.5 treys. The Grizzlies are on a four-game winning streak and only James Harden has been better than Green in that span. He has to be owned.
Feb 2 - 12:19 AM

Marc Gasol (knee) will start on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

He has been on the injury report with a sore left knee for over a week, but he hasn't missed a game yet. The Grizzlies have been playing him heavy minutes, so he's likely just a little fatigued. Get him active and we will let you know how he holds up after the game.
Feb 1 - 7:58 PM

Matt Barnes (right hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

This injury popped up out of nowhere and it's unknown how much time he'll miss. With Barnes out, there should be more run for for Jeff Green, Courtney Lee and Tony Allen. Keep Barnes benched for now.
Feb 1 - 7:46 PM

Matt Barnes (hamstring) is a game-time call against the Pelicans on Monday, but is closer to doubtful.

Barnes' hamstring issue is new, but he's dealt with this problem before. If Barnes can't go, that means there will be more minutes for Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Tony Allen.
Feb 1 - 6:36 PM

Marc Gasol (sore left knee) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

He's not even listed on the injury report, and that's a good example of why going off of game notes more than 24 hours in advance of any contest is often incredibly misleading. Gasol will occupy his usual spot in the starting five, and fantasy GMs can feel confident plugging him into the lineup .
Feb 1 - 12:57 PM

Marc Gasol (left knee) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Gasol tends to play if he's capable of walking, so he's probably a bit closer to probable for Monday's game. However, if he's unable to give it a go, the Grizzlies would likely go with a lot of small ball lineups with Matt Barnes and Jeff Green having the opportunity to return to the starting five. Stay tuned.
Jan 31 - 2:55 PM


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