Player News - Grizzlies

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Wayne Selden (right quad) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Rockets.

With Selden on the sidelines, Andrew Harrison will likely be looking at another start and Dillon Brooks should flirt with roughly 30 minutes off the bench. Selden belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Oct 22 - 4:03 PM

Grizzlies rookie Dillon Brooks came off the bench on Saturday with nine points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

Brooks made 4-of-7 shots, including a 3-pointer, and the No. 45 pick in the draft is off to a strong start in the NBA. He's on the radar everywhere and should be owned in deep leagues, partly because Memphis needs help on the wings. Tyreke Evans (12 points, seven boards in 23 minutes) has a long injury history, Andrew Harrison did nothing as the ostensible SG tonight, Chandler Parsons (eight points in 15 minutes) seems locked into a backup PF role, and it's anyone's guess how Ben McLemore (foot surgery) will fit into the picture.

Marc Gasol made a career-high 16-of-17 free throws in 36 minutes vs. the Warriors on Saturday, finishing with 34 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal.

Zaza Pachulia couldn't handle him and he worked over the Warriors' small lineups all night long. Gasol was limited this preseason by an ankle injury he sustained while playing for Spain in EuroBasket, which may have caused his ADP to slip a bit, but the 32-year-old has looked great while helping Memphis earn a 2-0 start this season. He's a lock for top-40 value when healthy.
Oct 21 - 11:23 PM

Mike Conley had 10 points, seven assists and two rebounds on Saturday, finishing 3-of-14 from the field with one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

Conley didn't have it going tonight, shooting-wise, but his overall game was more impressive than the boxscore suggests. He should have a much bigger line vs. Houston on Monday, especially if Chris Paul (knee) can't suit up.
Oct 21 - 11:23 PM

James Ennis didn't miss from the field on Saturday, going 6-of-6 for 13 points with four rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Ennis also didn't turn the ball over in 25 minutes. He's taking advantage of the Grizzlies' lack of wing depth and hasn't missed a shot through two games, going 8-of-8 after shooting 18-of-29 in the preseason (62.1 percent), but low minutes and usage are working against him. Wayne Selden (quad) was also out tonight and there's no reason to target Ennis outside of very deep leagues.
Oct 21 - 11:22 PM

Wayne Selden (quad) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.

He had a chance to start or at least get decent minutes, but now Dillon Brooks may be able to gain even more ground. Brooks is a decent pickup in deeper leagues, but let's see him do it again before adding him in standard formats.
Oct 20 - 4:07 PM

Jarell Martin is likely going to start for JaMychal Green (ankle).

It makes sense after Martin started the second half for the injured Martin. While starting should help Martin get minutes, perhaps the more interesting stat output should come from Brandan Wright. On top of the backup center minutes, Wright played 8.1 minutes next to Marc Gasol on Wednesday. If you're looking to make an add, Wright's per-minute output makes him a better add than Martin.
Oct 19 - 3:11 PM

According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, JaMychal Green (ankle) is expected to miss several weeks.

Another report from TNT reporter David Aldridge indicated that Green will be out 3-4 weeks. An MRI on his left ankle sprain came back clean, but he's still going to be out a while. With Green sidelined, Chandler Parsons will have to play more four, while Jarell Martin and Brandan Wright should both be more involved as well. In terms of fantasy pickups, most owners can probably use a wait-and-see approach.
Oct 19 - 12:22 PM

Memphis coach David Fizdale heaped praise on rookie Dillon Brooks after his big performance on Wednesday vs. New Orleans.

"I don’t expect it, but it’s not like it was a surprise to me," Fizdale said of Brooks' 19 points, five rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocks in 29 minutes. "I just know that he’s going to have an impact on the game whether he’s scoring or not. I’ve just got a lot of confidence in him. He’s ready." The Grizzlies depth on the wings isn't very inspiring and James Ennis, Chandler Parsons and Andrew Harrison were all underwhelming, so it's possible that Brooks could become the wing player to own in Memphis. He'll be a popular waiver-wire pickup to see if he can stay hot.
Oct 19 - 9:50 AM

Chandler Parsons was booed by the home crowd on Wednesday, so he said he may have to treat home games like he's on the road.

"They can boo me, they can sarcastically cheer me, they can do whatever they want," Parsons said. "It’s tasteless , man, it makes no sense." Grizzlies fans are obviously frustrated with the $94 million investment and his season got off to a slow start with six points, four rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes off the bench. With JaMychal Green picking up an ankle injury on Wednesday, Parsons will need to step up for Memphis.
Oct 19 - 9:24 AM

James Ennis started for the Grizzlies on Wednesday, chipping in five points, two assists and one rebound in 19 minutes.

Ennis knocked down both of his shot attempts, including a 3-pointer, but his paltry usage rate and low minutes are both issues. He's best left unowned outside of deep leagues.
Oct 19 - 1:56 AM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) made 4-of-12 shots to score 11 points on Wednesday, adding five boards and two assists in 20 minutes.

The veteran swingman begins the season in a bench role, but the key for his fantasy appeal is health -- he's appeared in just 65 games over the past two seasons combined. Evans was a quality fantasy option as recently as 2014-15, but a lot can change in a few years.
Oct 19 - 1:55 AM

Andrew Harrison started for Memphis on Wednesday but shot just 1-of-6 from the field for two points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 19 minutes.

Harrison could get an extended audition, but he's given us no reason to expect sustained fantasy value. Ben McLemore (foot surgery) also looms as a threat once he's cleared to play, and there should be higher-upside options than Harrison on your waiver wire.
Oct 19 - 1:54 AM

Brandan Wright stepped up on Wednesday with JaMychal Green (ankle) injured, coming off the bench for 10 points, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

Wright's per-minute fantasy production has always been impressive, but injuries and a limited bench role have conspired to hold him in check. JaMychal Green (ankle) left early tonight and is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday, so if he misses extended time Wright will be worth a look in most formats as a cheap source of FG%, rebounds and blocks.
Oct 19 - 1:53 AM

Chandler Parsons had a quiet season opener on Wednesday, posting six points, four rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes off the bench.

Parsons begins the season as the Grizzlies' backup PF, a role that does his fantasy value no favors, and his minutes were limited tonight despite the early exit of JaMychal Green (ankle). His fantasy appeal was already questionable due to multiple knee surgeries, and coach David Fizdale's understandable reluctance to play him heavy minutes could be the final straw.
Oct 19 - 1:53 AM


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