Player News - Grizzlies

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JaMychal Green played through an illness on Wednesday, but lasted just 19 minutes and finished with five points, five rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Thunder.

He battled through the illness, but Jarell Martin stepped up with a solid game of 17 points, eight rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer off the bench. The Grizzlies know what Green can do and are not going to make the playoffs, so it wouldn't be shocking to see Green give way to Martin at some point. Green should still be considered the starter for now, but if Green sees limited minutes in the next one, it could be time to make a move. Green's minutes could have been limited by his illness, but either way, the Grizzlies have almost no choice but to make a run with their youth movement to close out the season. Stay tuned.
Feb 14 - 11:39 PM

Deyonta Davis returned from a three-game absence with a sore knee and played 18 minutes off the bench, finishing with eight points, five boards and nothing else, hitting 4-of-4 shots from the floor in Wednesday's loss.

Marc Gasol was in foul trouble and the Grizzlies, literally, have nothing left to play for. It makes sense for them to shut Gasol down and let Davis play the rest of the way, but there have been no indications that they plan on doing that. They're 13.5 games or so out of the playoff hunt, so there's a decent chance Davis could get a ton of run after the All-Star break. He's a stash candidate, at least worth keeping a close eye on in case the Grizzlies decide to change course and play the kids.
Feb 14 - 11:34 PM

Marc Gasol played 30 minutes and hit 4-of-11 shots for 10 points, six rebounds, nine assists and a steal, but also picked up five fouls in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

Gasol says he's going to finish out the season and the Grizzlies appear to feel the same way, but the fact remains they're 13.5 games or so out of the playoff race and there's no reason for him to keep going out there and beating up his body. There's still a chance Gasol is not shut down and finishes out the season, but if you own him, stashing Deyonta Davis as insurance makes some sense.
Feb 14 - 11:31 PM

Chandler Parsons played 12 minutes and had five points, one rebound and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

Welcome back, Chandler? He hadn't played since Dec. 27 due to lingering knee issues and the Grizzlies have lost seven in a row and have no shot at the playoffs. It makes sense for Parsons to be shut down for risk of further damaging his knees, but for now the Grizzlies are going to try to play him. He has no fantasy value.
Feb 14 - 11:26 PM

Jarell Martin came off the bench on Wednesday and hit 7-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

JaMychal Green started tonight, but played just 19 minutes, finishing with five points, five rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer. The youth movement could be on in Memphis, making Martin worth a look. Green had played 30 minutes in each of his previous two games, but the Grizzlies could finally be ready to admit defeat and start prepping for the future. Martin isn't a must-own player, but has played at least 25 minutes in three straight games, nearly had a double-double in his last game, and looked great on Wednesday. If Green gets limited minutes again in the next one and Martin plays well, think about making the switch.
Feb 14 - 11:18 PM

Grizzlies' point guard Andrew Harrison played 33 minutes and hit 10-of-16 shots, 5-of-5 3-pointers and 3-of-3 free throws for a career-high 28 points, two rebounds and three assists before fouling out of Wednesday's 121-114 loss to the Thunder.

Harrison disappeared in Sunday's game, also against the Thunder, which happened to coincide with the return of Tyreke Evans. Harrison picked up five quick fouls against Russell Westbrook in that one and lasted just 11 minutes, while Mario Chalmers played 30 minutes off the bench, but finished with just six points, six assists and four turnovers. Harrison was back with a vengeance tonight and he's young, meaning the Grizzlies might keep running him out there in a lost season. Despite Harrison's dud on Sunday, he's still averaging 15.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 55 percent shooting over his last five games. He's not the most trustworthy guy around right now, but he's played at least 31 minutes in three of his last five games, and Tyreke Evans was back for two of those. If you own Harrison, just hang on until we see how this all shakes out.
Feb 14 - 11:10 PM

Tyreke Evans started and played 31 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 8-of-18 shots, four 3-pointers and 3-of-5 free throws for 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block in a 121-114 loss to the Thunder.

Evans played on Sunday after being shut down for "trade rumors," but didn't do much in his 26 minutes. However, he was great tonight, but the Grizzlies still lost again for the 38th time. They say they're not going to shut guys like Evans and Marc Gasol down, but they're 13.5 games or so out of the playoff race and have absolutely nothing to play for. Evans should continue to produce in the near future, but at some point the Grizzlies are going to face reality and sit some veterans. Keep starting him, but have a backup plan in mind in case the Grizzlies finally decide to sit the vets and tank it up.
Feb 14 - 10:59 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee) is available to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He's been expected to play for most of the day, so maybe he'll be out there for the first time since December. He was playing well back in November, but Parsons is going to have too many restrictions to be counted on in fantasy.
Feb 14 - 8:00 PM

JaMychal Green will start on Wednesday night against the Thunder.

He was called questionable with an illness and we'll see a lot more of these with it being the flu season. The Grizzlies are expected to play their young guys more later this season, but Green should still see minutes around 30 for the next month or so. He's worth a long look in most leagues.
Feb 14 - 7:51 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee) is "more probable" than questionable to play on Wednesday, according to coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

"There might possibly be a Chandler Parsons sighting tonight," Bickerstaff added. Even if Parsons does play he's only going to get a handful of minutes. There's no reason to own him anywhere.
Feb 14 - 6:27 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee) "plans" to play on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

He's listed as questionable, but it sounds like he will give it a go after 20 straight games on the shelf. In case it's not obvious, he will have heavy restrictions if he plays. Fantasy owners are better off looking elsewhere for value and we still expect plenty of DNPs for Parsons the rest of the way.
Feb 13 - 7:51 PM

Deyonta Davis (knees) is not listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game vs. OKC.

Davis has missed three straight games, but appears to be on track to return Wednesday night vs. the Thunder. With Brandan Wright bought out, Davis could see additional minutes over the final two months of the season, as long as he can stay healthy.
Feb 13 - 7:14 PM

Chandler Parsons (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder.

Parsons hasn't played in a game since December 27th, but has been making some progress in rehab of late and finally appears close to returning. However, even after he is back in the lineup, he will be on a minutes limit and will very likely be held out of back-to-backs. He can be left on waivers.
Feb 13 - 6:02 PM

Wayne Selden (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. OKC.

This will be the second straight game Selden has missed. Memphis plays again on Wednesday, but they then will have eight days off during the All-Star break. The Grizz were likely erring on the side of caution by siting out Selden on Wednesday.
Feb 13 - 6:00 PM

JaMychal Green (illness) is questionable to play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

Chandler Parsons (right knee soreness) is also listed as questionable, although it stands to reason he'll instead rest through the All-Star break. If Green can't suit up there will be more minutes for Jarell Martin, as well as Ivan Rabb and Myke Henry.
Feb 13 - 6:00 PM


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