Player News - Grizzlies

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Zach Randolph suffered a hyperextended elbow and limped a bit on a sore knee in Monday's 97-83 win over the hapless Kings on Monday, but the injuries apparently aren't serious.

Randolph is banged up like the rest of his teammates and they could all use a rest, but they're locked up in a big battle for seeding. We'll let you know if news worsens but owners can keep him in lineups, and he was fine tonight with 15 points, seven boards, three assists and one steal in his 30 minutes.
Mar 30 - 11:33 PM

Jeff Green scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in Monday's easy win over the Kings.

Green is one of the few healthy guys for the Grizz right now and he looks like a good bet to produce startable fantasy numbers the rest of the way.
Mar 30 - 11:22 PM

Kosta Koufos grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds on Monday, and also chipped in with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting and three blocks.

Koufos might get some extra minutes if the Grizzlies pull back on some of their big men, but in the thick of a seeding hunt that's hard to plan for if you're a fantasy owner. Even seeing Zach Randolph hobble around a bit with a sore knee, we'd need to hear that he's in danger of missing time before we advise a pickup.
Mar 30 - 11:16 PM

Vince Carter scored nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (3-of-6 from deep) with two rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Carter might see 25 mpg with these types of numbers for however long Tony Allen (hamstring) is out. Give him a look if you're desperate for threes.
Mar 30 - 11:14 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) does not have a timetable to return.

He's not going to play on Monday and he could miss the entire week due to the aggravation to his hamstring. It'll be Vince Carter getting most of his minutes while Jeff Green also benefits. Allen can be dropped in all re-draft leagues.
Mar 30 - 6:40 PM

Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with a 20 & 13 double-double on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to earn a road win in San Antonio.

Memphis has dropped three straight games and they're just 11-10 since the All-Star break, a record that doesn't bode well with the postseason just a few weeks away. Z-Bo's team-high scoring came on 9-of-16 shooting, a solid performance that helps compensate for his utter lack of assists, steals or blocks.
Mar 29 - 9:31 PM

Vince Carter had only five points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and one steal as a fill-in starter for Tony Allen (hamstring) on Monday.

Carter may earn another start on Monday if Allen isn't ready to suit up, but he's best viewed as temporary value in daily leagues, or in a streaming position for roto and head-to-head owners.
Mar 29 - 9:30 PM

Jeff Green had one rebound without any assists, steals or blocks vs. the Spurs, but he chipped in 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting with a pair of 3-pointers.

The offense is welcomed by Green's owners, but he'll need to produce more well-rounded lines to maintain the top-80 value which he's carved out over the past three weeks. He's typically a decent source of rebounds with a trickle of defensive stats, so don't read too much into tonight's game.
Mar 29 - 9:29 PM

Courtney Lee had another cool night offensively on Sunday, hitting 4-of-11 FGs to finish with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

Lee's playing time was inflated by Tony Allen's absence with a sore hamstring, but Lee still didn't do enough to justify plucking him off the waiver wire. He came in shooting 32.7 percent from the field in March, and 23.7 percent from downtown, rendering him unusable in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.
Mar 29 - 9:26 PM

Vince Carter will start in place of Tony Allen (hamstring) on Sunday vs. the Spurs.

It will be Carter's first start this season, but it doesn't necessarily mean he will play big minutes. Carter can be left on the wire in most leagues, while Jeff Green will likely be the primary beneficiary off the bench tonight should be pretty busy on the offensive end.
Mar 29 - 7:01 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

Vince Carter will step into the starting lineup, but Jeff Green will probably see the biggest boost in value off the bench. Allen has no timetable to return, but considering how tricky hamstring strains can be, The Grizzlies will likely be cautious moving forward. Allen should be considered closer to doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Kings.
Mar 29 - 5:45 PM

Tony Allen (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Sunday.

He did not return from his hamstring strain on Friday and he's dealt with hamstring strains before this season, so Allen has a decent chance to miss this game. If he's out, expect Jeff Green to step up in the starting lineup while Courtney Lee will also benefit.
Mar 28 - 7:37 PM

Mike Conley led the team with 32 minutes played in the Grizzlies' 107-84 home loss to the Warriors on Friday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Conley is as banged up as they come due to multiple ankle sprains and a suspect shooting wrist, but as you can see in the big game he pushed through it for greater returns. The Grizzlies have lost their cushion ahead of the pack with just a half-game lead over Houston for the No. 2 slot, and if they don't get things turned around they could fall at least a few places below that. Unless they decide it's worth resting Conley even at the expense of seeding, he's going to keep playing through his ailments.
Mar 28 - 2:13 AM

Jeff Green scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-12 shots (including two threes) with eight rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes.

Tony Allen got knocked out of the game with a hamstring injury and the rest of the backcourt isn't exactly a picture of health. Green's minutes become solidified if Allen misses any time and he might be in line for a few more touches too. He's on a bit of a hot streak with mid-round value over the last two weeks, but the Grizzlies' pair of three-game weeks offsets some of the buzz that might create. Give him a look with late-round expectations.
Mar 28 - 2:08 AM

Tony Allen suffered a left hamstring strain on Friday.

He's had hamstring issues already this season and the Grizzlies are being blown out, so Allen is likely out for the game. If he needs to miss time, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green should pick up his minutes. Green would start and gain the most value. Allen finished with four points, four boards and one block in 19 minutes.
Mar 27 - 9:50 PM

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