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Grizzlies' Jaylen Nowell: Enters starting lineup
Nowell will move into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Suns, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Derrick Rose (ankle) is sitting out Saturday, but the Grizzlies will roll with Nowell instead of Jacob Gilyard. However, it's more likely that Desmond Bane handles most of the playmaking for the Grizzlies. Nowell made a strong impression on Friday versus the Mavericks, scoring 19 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two three-pointers.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Will not play
Williams (illness) will not play in Saturday's game against the Suns, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Williams was previously carrying a doubtful tag, so it's not a surprise to see this update. The Grizzlies are very thin these days, so they'll likely use a committee approach to soak up the available minutes. John Konchar, David Roddy and Santi Aldama are some of the candidates to see increased minutes.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Derrick Rose: Ruled out Saturday
Rose (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Suns, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Saturday's game is the second leg of a back-to-back set, and Rose played 20 minutes Friday versus the Mavericks. With Rose getting the night off, Jacob Gilyard will likely replace him in the first unit.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Listed as doubtful
Williams is considered doubtful for Saturday's matchup with the Suns due to an illness.
Williams will need a quick turnaround in order to get the green light and does not appear to be trending in that direction. Still, final word on his status is unlikely until closer to tipoff. Should he indeed sit out, some combination of John Konchar, David Roddy and Santi Aldama figure to eat up his minutes.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Derrick Rose: Deemed doubtful
Rose has been given a doubtful designation for Saturday's game against Suns due to a left ankle sprain.
Rose is seemingly trending towards sitting out this contest, but that will not be confirmed until closer to game time. Should that be the case, Jacob Gilyard will be the likely candidate to replace him at point guard.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Delivers defensively in return
Tillman (knee) scored four points (2-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and added two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 22 minutes in Friday's 108-94 win over Dallas.
Tillman made his return to action after sitting out the Grizzlies' previous six games while recovering from a left knee injury. Though his season-long shooting struggles continued -- he's now converting at just a 41.4 percent clip from the field through eight appearances -- Tillman was able to offset the poor offensive output by shining on the defensive end. Bismack Biyombo remains the Grizzlies' starting center for now, but Tillman could eventually overtake him for the top spot on the depth chart once the knee injury is further in the rear-view mirror.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Vince Williams: Teases double-double Friday
Williams finished Friday's 108-94 win over the Mavericks with 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt), nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks over 26 minutes off the bench.
The minutes were a season high for Williams, and he nearly turned them into his first career double-double. The second-year forward remains stuck at the end of the bench most nights, but with Marcus Smart (foot) and Luke Kennard (knee) both likely out another week or so, Williams could get further opportunities to prove himself to the coaching staff.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaylen Nowell: Drops season-high 19
Nowell registered 19 points (8-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal over 26 minutes off the bench during Friday's 108-94 win over the Mavericks.
The Grizzlies got contributions from unusual sources Friday as Desmond Bane was the only starter to score more than six points. Nowell saw his first extended action in four games since joining the team and produced his best offensive performance since he scored 51 combined points over back-to-back contests for Minnesota in February of last season. The 2019 second-round pick has shown he's capable of getting hot for short periods, and with Marcus Smart (foot) and Luke Kennard (knee) both unlikely to be back until next weekend, there could be minutes available for Nowell in the short term.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Santi Aldama: Double-double off bench
Aldama had 17 points (7-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal over 33 minutes off the bench during Friday's 108-94 win over Dallas.
Only four Memphis players even scored in double digits on the night, and Aldama parlayed his efficient offense into his third double-double of the season. The third-year big has supplied more than 10 points in seven of the last eight contests, averaging 17.5 points, 7.1 boards, 2.4 assists, 2.1 threes and 0.8 blocks over that stretch as he moves into a significant role in the Grizzlies' depleted frontcourt.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Carries team to win
Bane closed with 30 points (11-20 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), four rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal over 34 minutes during Friday's 108-94 win over the Mavericks.
The fourth-year guard not only led all scorers on the night, but he was a one-man wrecking crew for Memphis, as the rest of the starting lineup combined for only 20 points. Bane is on track to set new career highs in points (23.6), assists (5.2), steals (1.3) and made threes (3.3) per game, but his career-high 29.3 percent usage rate -- a top-20 figure in the NBA this season -- will almost certainly come down once Ja Morant (suspension) returns in a few weeks.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Set to play Friday
Tillman (knee) is available for Friday's game versus the Mavericks.
Tillman has been upgraded from questionable to available Friday after missing the previous six games with a left knee injury. Tillman is averaging 9.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 25.9 minutes across his first seven appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Xavier Tillman: Questionable for Friday
Tillman (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Mavericks.
Tillman has missed six straight games due to a left knee injury but has a chance to suit up Friday. Even if the Michigan State product is cleared, he'll presumably handle a reserve role behind Bismack Biyombo, who's drawn 11 straight starts in the Grizzlies' depleted frontcourt.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaylen Nowell: Held scoreless in win
Nowell chipped in zero points (0-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 105-91 victory over Utah.
Nowell's role has increased slightly over his three appearances with the Grizzlies, but he couldn't connect on any field-goal attempts during Wednesday's comfortable win. Over his three appearances with Memphis, he's averaged 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Derrick Rose: Has vintage performance
Rose closed Wednesday's 105-91 victory over Utah with 14 points (7-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt), four rebounds and nine assists in 27 minutes.
Rose excelled in his first start of the year, posting season highs in minutes and assists. The veteran guard also missed just one of his eight attempts from inside the arc. With Ja Morant (suspension) and Marcus Smart (foot) out for an extended period, Rose could continue to see an increased role in Memphis' offense.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' David Roddy: Drops 19 points in spot start
Roddy accumulated 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-9 3Pt), six rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 105-91 win over the Jazz.
Roddy moved into the starting lineup Wednesday, replacing Santi Aldama, who was relegated to the bench. His 19 points marked a season high, and it was the third consecutive game in which he has tallied double-digit points. The Grizzles are basically rolling the dice on anyone and everyone to see if they can find a combination that works. Roddy is certainly not a must-roster guy but could be worth a flier heading into Friday's game against the Mavericks.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Tallies six blocks in win
Jackson ended with 20 points (8-19 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, six blocks and one steal across 35 minutes during Wednesday's 105-91 victory over the Jazz.
Jackson blocked a season-high six shots Wednesday, while he also scored at least 20 points for just the second time in the past five games. It's been a rough start to the season for Jackson, who currently sits just inside the top 90 in standard leagues. He has blocked nine shots in the past two games, and managers will be hoping this is the start of him turning things around.... See More ... See Less
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