Player News - Grizzlies

Date: Team: Pos:

Ivan Rabb double-doubled on Saturday in Toronto, scoring 13 points (5-of-10 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in 22 minutes.

Both Joakim Noah (personal) and Marc Gasol (back) were out, which allowed Rabb to see his first significant run of the season. This double-double was his first of the year and it was also the first time he played more than 12 minutes in a game. If Noah and Gasol miss more time, Rabb makes for an interesting streamer in deeper leagues.
Jan 19 - 10:57 PM

Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 16 points (6-of-12 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs) with nine rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Raptors on Saturday.

Jackson Jr. got the start at center with Marc Gasol (back) out. The Grizzlies have dropped like a rock in the standings of late, which means we could be getting closer to seeing JJJ unleashed. He excels without Gasol in the lineup and is the future of the franchise. His fantasy value is only going to rise as the season winds down.
Jan 19 - 10:52 PM

JaMychal Green scored three points on 1-of-6 shooting against the Raptors on Saturday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in just 14 minutes of action.

Green got the start with Marc Gasol (back) unavailable, but flopped. He couldn't make anything on offense and didn't fare much better defensively against Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka. The Grizz have fallen hard the last month, but Green has emerged as a worthy player in standard leagues.
Jan 19 - 10:48 PM

JaMychal Green is starting against the Raptors on Saturday.

Marc Gasol (back) is not playing, so Green will slot into the power forward spot with Jaren Jackson Jr. sliding to center. Green should be owned in standard leagues at this point.
Jan 19 - 7:22 PM

Marc Gasol (upper back soreness) will not play on Saturday against the Raptors.

It's a back-to-back set and the Grizzlies can't get wins these days, so this is not much of a surprise. Considering he talked with ownership this week, the likelihood he gets traded may have increased as the Grizzlies make some personnel changes. With him and Joakim Noah out, Jaren Jackson Jr. and JaMychal Green will get all they can eat while Ivan Rabb and Omri Casspi pick up more run, too.
Jan 19 - 6:56 PM

Marc Gasol (back soreness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Raptors.

Gasol struggled with his jumper in the Grizzlies loss to Boston on Friday night, shooting just 1-of-10 from the floor; however, he did grab 11 rebounds and dished out a game-high 12 assists in 35 minutes of action. If his back is acting up, Memphis may choose to rest him on the second night of a back-to-back. Joakim Noah (personal) has already been ruled out of Saturday's game, so JaMychal Green and Ivan Rabb would see all the minutes could handle if Gasol is unable to play.
Jan 19 - 12:16 PM

Joakim Noah (personal) will not play Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

Minimal fantasy impact here, as Noah is averaging under 12 minutes per game for the Grizzlies this season. Ivan Rabb should soak up extra minutes behind Marc Gasol on Saturday.
Jan 19 - 11:35 AM

Mike Conley scored a team-high 26 points during a 122-116 loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding four assists and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

The big news today was owner Robert Pera meeting with Conley this week to talk about the franchise. Conley probably won't be traded, but it's interesting to see if he had a say for how the Grizzlies potentially tank it up. They have lost 10 of their last 11, so this is all bad news for Conley because he would be more likely to rest in some games. Still, he's playing great, so keep starting him in all formats.
Jan 18 - 10:31 PM

Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 23 points in 27 minutes against the Celtics on Friday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers.

It could be Jaren Jackson Jr.'s frontcourt soon with owner Robert Pera meeting with Marc Gasol this week. If Gasol is traded, that could potentially be good news for JJJ in the stats department. Per 36 without Gasol on the floor, JJJ sits at 17.6 points, 7.3 boards, 2.2 dimes, 1.3 steals, and a whopping 3.0 blocks in a 353 minutes season. His fantasy owner likely knows the deal, but perhaps there is still a chance to trade for him before he heats up.
Jan 18 - 10:28 PM

JaMychal Green made 4-of-6 from the field for an efficient 12 points against the Celtics on Friday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

The Grizzlies owner met with Marc Gasol this week, so that is a story to watch based on how poorly the Grizzlies are playing right now. If Gasol does get moved, that would open up more minutes for Green to possibly get him to 30. He's also playing well right now, averaging 14.2 points, 8.0 boards, 1.8 dimes, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.6 treys. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Jan 18 - 10:20 PM

Shelvin Mack scored 15 points against the Celtics on Friday, adding three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

The Grizzlies have changed course with Mack, and now he's ahead of Jevon Carter. Perhaps this is a move to boost his trade value a little, but Mack should see minutes in the short term at least until Kyle Anderson (ankle) is out. He has some low-end value in deep leagues.
Jan 18 - 10:17 PM

Jevon Carter played just two minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

He'll probably re-emerge at some point, especially with the Grizzlies looking like sellers at the deadline. Carter could have upside in steals and dimes, so just keep an eye on him.
Jan 18 - 10:15 PM

Justin Holiday was able to get it going against the Celtics on Friday with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

Coach J.B. Bickerstaff did talk him up a bit after a discouraging start to his time with the Grizzlies. "It’s not as if we found him off the streets. He’s got a history of productivity," the coach said. Holiday finally hit multiple corner treys in this game after failing to do so prior to tonight. Maybe Holiday can get it going, but most owners will want to see him get minutes again. Plus, Kyle Anderson will be back in 1-3 weeks. If you're more into a short-term boost, he should be useful on Saturday.
Jan 18 - 10:13 PM

Marc Gasol and Mike​ Conley​​ Jr. met with owner Robert Pera this week over the state of the Grizzlies, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Grizzlies are plummeting in the standings, going just 1-9 in their last 10 games. Gasol has a player option next year, and it's not outlandish to think he could be traded at the deadline on Feb. 7. The Grizzlies also have a top-eight protected pick, so they have incentive to tank it up. Gasol's fantasy owners would probably want him to stay put, but there would be shutdown risk in Memphis. JaMychal Green should be owned in most leagues with this news while Ivan Rabb would also be a sneaky pickup in very deep leagues.
Jan 18 - 4:09 PM

Marc Gasol had 14 points, five assists and four rebounds in just 25 minutes during a lopsided loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.

It was rumored earlier this week that there's a "growing belief around the league" Gasol will opt into unrestricted free agency this summer, especially if the 19-25 Grizzlies don't turn things around soon. If the losses pile up there's likely to be some 'shutdown' risk for Gasol, Mike Conley and others. It's not ideal, obviously, and owners should realistically keep a close eye on the Western Conference standings.
Jan 16 - 11:33 PM

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