Player News - Grizzlies

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Vince Carter played eight minutes during Monday's 108-103 loss to Dallas, scoring four points with two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

He only played six minutes on Friday and hasn't been over 13 in any of his four games. Carter played 24.4 minutes per game in his 81 outings last year, so he'll likely be closer to 20. He's not quite worthy of drafting in standard leagues.
Oct 20 - 11:42 PM

Quincy Pondexter had his third positive showing in a row on Monday with 18 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

In his last three, he's averaged 15.7 points, 2.3 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.3 triples. Pondexter looks to be very healthy and the Grizzlies might be inclined to start him considering how horrible Tayshaun Prince was last year. Vince Carter is still going to get his chances, so Q-Pon is only a deep-league target. It's worth mentioning he's shot just 42.7 percent from the field in his career.
Oct 20 - 11:40 PM

Marc Gasol scored 17 points on 11 field goal attempts to go with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and no turnovers.

He was 5-of-5 from the line and this is the type of line that defines him as a fantasy asset. He doesn't hurt owners anywhere, brings defense and takes good care of the ball. He was a first-round guy a couple seasons ago, but his MCL tear hurt him last year. He's a nice value in the third round for nine-cat leagues.
Oct 20 - 11:34 PM

Courtney Lee turned his left ankle in Monday's exhibition and did not return.

Lee has had sporadic issues with this ankle for many years now but this is being called a "mild ankle sprain." Chances are he won't miss any time, but if he were to miss time then Beno Udrih and Tony Allen would work to fill in the gaps while Nick Calathes finishes out his suspension.
Oct 20 - 10:16 PM

Vince Carter (ankle) got back on the floor on Friday night, but logged just six minutes against Flamengo.

We'll let you know if we hear anything for owners to be concerned about, but there's no reason for Carter to push himself at this time of year. The Grizzlies predictably rolled tonight, with a bountiful box score that owners should disregard for projection purposes.
Oct 17 - 11:57 PM

Quincy Pondexter started for the Grizzlies on Tuesday and had 16 points, two rebounds and three 3-pointers on 4-of-9 shooting.

The Grizzlies rolled out their D-League and bench team tonight, so don't get too excited about QP's line. But if a wing or power forward suffers an injury in Memphis this season, QP could be a guy to target off the waiver wire.
Oct 15 - 12:52 AM

Jordan Adams hit 6-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal off the bench on Tuesday.

The Grizz were without guys like Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and some other starters, so there wasn't much to learn from this game. But it does look like Adams may be a decent role player for the Grizzlies this season.
Oct 15 - 12:50 AM

Grizzlies waive G Luke Hancock.

Hancock wasn't going to be a fantasy factor anyway, so this news is pretty meaningless from a fantasy perspective. The Grizzlies roster now stands at 18.
Oct 13 - 6:13 PM

Jordan Adams had six points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 21 minutes of Saturday's preseason win over the Hawks.

The Grizzlies beat writers were impressed with his performance and he's worth keeping an eye on if you're in a very deep league (15-20 teams). He could carve out a role in the rotation and make some noise when his teammates' injuries kick in.
Oct 11 - 11:21 PM

Beno Udrih suffered a bruised right hand during Saturday's game against the Hawks, but returned to finish the game when X-rays were negative.

Udrih finished with two points and two assists, and has no fantasy value as long as Mike Conley can walk.
Oct 11 - 11:19 PM

Vince Carter came off the bench and hit 2-of-3 shots, both 3-pointers, for nine points and one assist on Saturday.

He's been held out with a bum ankle but looked good tonight. He may not start for the Grizzlies, but could have a nice role as the sixth man in Memphis. Once you get to the final round of your draft, he's worth a look.
Oct 11 - 11:17 PM

Mike Conley hit 9-of-16 shots and two 3-pointers for 23 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in Saturday's preseason win over the Hawks.

Conley isn't as flashy as Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook, but is a highly effective point guard. Once the big names are off the board, target Conley as a value pick after the first few rounds pass by.
Oct 11 - 11:15 PM

Marc Gasol had 21 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and three blocks in 29 minutes in Saturday's win over the Hawks.

He hit 8-of-14 shots, and while it was an impressive performance, let's remember the Hawks are going to give up big numbers to most opposing centers this year. Especially as long as Al Horford is out. But Gasol is having a great preseason, looks fully healthy, and should be one of the first centers off the board come draft night.
Oct 11 - 11:13 PM

Tayshaun Prince started for the Grizzlies on Saturday, finishing with eight points and four rebounds in 26 minutes.

Courtney Lee and Tony Allen were both given the night off, which quickly explains why Prince was in the starting five. And if we were given a choice between drafting Prince, the musician, or Tayshaun, we'd probably go with the 5'2" guitar player.
Oct 11 - 11:06 PM

Zach Randolph hit just 5-of-15 shots on Saturday, but finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals in a win over the Hawks.

Z-Bo isn't going to block many shots, and probably isn't the 20-10 player he once was, but he looks like a real value pick given that he's not being taken until the middle rounds of fantasy drafts. The guy can still play and has a big role with Memphis.
Oct 11 - 11:04 PM

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