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Memphis Grizzlies PG Ja Morant has won the 2019-2020 NBA Rookie of the Year award. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No surprise here as Morant was the favorite to win the award after going for seasonal averages of 17.8 points, 7.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals, om 47.7% shooting on the year. Morant will be a top-30 selection next season in season-long fantasy formats as he looks to build off a spectacular year-one performance.


Grizzlies Executive VP Zach Kleiman said that Jaren Jackson Jr. has underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to make a full recovery. (Source: Evan Barnes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Even though it was the same knee he sprained in February, Kleiman doesn't expect it to be a lingering issue going forward. This is certainly the best possible news for this young Grizzlies squad who just lost seven of nine games in the bubble and failed to make the playoffs. The 20-year-old PF/C will continue his rehab in Memphis and is currently on track to return before next season. For fantasy purposes, it will be important to pay close attention to his rehab process in order to determine his value heading into next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Brandon Clarke became a three-point shooter Saturday, going 4-of-5 from long range (8-11 FG) en route to 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one turnover in 24 minutes off the bench.

Fantasy Impact: Clarke went outside of his comfort zone in this one, as he averages just 1.1 three-point attempts per game on the season. He shot the ball well against a Portland team that wasn’t interested in playing a whole lot of defense. Be it as it may, Clarke was asked to step up when Jaren Jackson Jr. went down with a torn meniscus two weeks ago, and he’s been the Grizzlies best player off the bench ever since. The rookie out of Gonzaga has a bright future ahead in this league, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him in the starting lineup when the 2020-21 season rolls along.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonas Valanciunas was a beast in Saturday's play-in game, putting up 22 points (8-16 FG, 6-6 FT) along with a team-high 17 rebounds, six assists, and one turnover in 34 minutes of play in a tough 126-122 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: Valanciunas and Jusuf Nurkic were both equally as dominant in the post in Saturday's play-in game. Still, Nurkic was able to best him to secure the critical victory - and the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Valanciunas had a resurgence this season and looks to have found a new home with a bright future in Memphis. Valanciunas is trending up for next season as one of the more reliable centers in the NBA, finishing the regular season with averages of 14.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.1 blocks across 70 games this year.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyus Jones (knee) will not play in Saturday's play-in game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is no timetable for Jones' return and he's missed all seeding games as he continues to recover from soreness in his right knee.

Category: Injury Updates


Dillon Brooks scored 31 points (12-18 FG, 4-7 3PT, 3-5 FT) with two rebounds, two assists, one block, and one turnover across 32 minutes in a big 119-106 win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Brooks hit 12-of-18 shots and was a +27 in this Play-In-clinching win over the Bucks. He's been great since play resumed, averaging 20.1 points per game, which is more than the 16 points per game he averaged before the shutdown. Brooks should continue looking for his shot when the Grizzlies take on either the Trail Blazers or the Suns in the Western Conference Play-In game on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Grayson Allen scored 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-8 3PT) with two rebounds, one assist, and one turnover across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 115-124 loss to the Jazz

Fantasy Impact: Allen is scorching off the bench in the bubble. In his last three games, he's averaging 17.3 points per game and shooting a ridiculous 65% from beyond the arc. It is possible it continues for the rest of the bubble, but his shooting will likely regress to the mean. He hasn't topped more than ten field goal attempts in the bubble, and his fantasy scoring output is reflective of that high shooting percentage.

Category: Game Recaps


Justise Winslow sustained a hip injury during Monday’s practice and will miss the rest of the season. (Source: Chris B Haynes on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Memphis Grizzlies released the following statement on their official twitter account. "During Monday's practice, Justise Winslow fell after absorbing contact during an intrasquad scrimmage. Medical evaluation revealed a hip injury, which will cause him to miss the rest of the season." The 24-year-old was limited to 11 games this season. He finishes the 2019-20 campaign, averaging 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.6 steals in 32 minutes per contest. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time and it is unclear if Winslow will be ready for the 2020-21 season.

Category: Injury Updates


Free agent F Jarrod Uthoff is signing with the Washington Wizards for the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Uthoff last played for the Grizzlies G League team this season, averaging 19 points, 10.7 rebounds, and three assists on his way to earning All-NBA G League First Team. He can get up and down the court and stretch the floor for a guy his size. The Wizards and other NBA teams will now get a good, hard look at Uthoff ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. He’s likely to play a solid allotment of minutes in the eight games the Wizards are scheduled to play in July and August.

Category: Transactions


C Jontay Porter (knee) is fully practicing and was praised for his competitiveness and ability to pick things up quickly. (Source: Peter Edmiston on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Porter signed a multi-year contract with the Grizzlies in March and will provide the team with frontcourt depth. He fully practiced and took part in five-on-five drills. Porter is expected to play a limited role off the bench, but will most likely not be involved in the regular rotation.

Category: Injury Updates


Free agent F Jordan Bell has agreed to a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The signing comes just minutes after the Cavaliers converted F Dean Wade’s contract into a multi-year deal. Cleveland is solidifying their young roster ahead of the transaction window closing tomorrow night. Bell last played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2019-20 season after spending two seasons in Golden State.

Category: Transactions


According to Marc Stein, the Memphis Grizzlies are the leading candidates to sign Anthony Tolliver once the NBA's transaction window opens on Tuesday. (Source: Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tolliver has played for three teams this season - the Trailblazers (34 games), Kings (nine games), and most recently, the Grizzlies (five games) where he signed a 10-day contract on March 2, 2020. While multiple teams are interested in signing the 11-year veteran, the Grizzlies appear to have the edge and plan to resign Tolliver as early as Tuesday. Tolliver will serve as bench depth for the Grizzlies and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.

Category: Rumors


Gorgui Dieng logged five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3PT), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and a steal over 15 minutes in Tuesday's 120-115 loss to the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Dieng continues totake advantage of his limited opportunity. While his scoring (7.0 points per game) leaves a lot to be desired he is averaging 8.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 0.4 steals over just 19.2 minutes in five outings this month. He is firmly behind Jonas Valanciunas on the depth chart which limits his upside, but his production per minutes proves that if Valanciunas is to miss any time, Dieng would become an instant fantasy asset.

Category: Game Recaps


De'Anthony Melton scored seven points (3-10 FG, 1-6 3PT), seven rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block in Tuesday's 120-115 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Drawing the start again, Melton continues to find ways to contribute. Melton's opportunities may diminish when Winslow returns from injury. The Grizzlies play the Trailblazers on Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Anderson logged three points (0-1 FG, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and one block across 26 minutes of play Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has only averaged 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists over his last ten games. He does not offer enough fantasy value to consider rostering at this point.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Jackson compiled 15 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3PT, 1-3 FT), one rebound, four assists, and one steal in 19 minutes of play off the bench Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: After not even being active for the first 47 games of the season, Jackson has now scored in the teens in five consecutive games. He's seemingly resurrecting his once-bright career and is worth fantasy consideration in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Shams Charania on Twitter is reporting that Dion Waiters has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Waiters worked out for the Lakers on March 2nd and it appears that he made a great impression on them. He will be a nice addition for the Lakers as he will provide them with some scoring punch off the bench. Fantasy owners can place him on the watch list to see how he is meshed into the rotation.

Category: Rumors


Solomon Hill has been traded to the Miami Heat as part of the Andre Iguodola deal. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Hill will join teammates Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodola on his way to Miami. He is averaging 5.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 48 games for the Grizzlies this season. With the move to Miami, Hill’s role and numbers should remain around the same. He is a deep-league option as best.

Category: Transactions


Jae Crowder has been traded to the Heat as part of the Andre Iguodola deal. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Crowder was traded to Miami as part of the deal that also brings in Andre Iguodola. He was averaging almost 30 minutes a game for a rebuilding Memphis team. His minutes and role will decrease as he will most likely come off the bench. Crowder is averaging 9.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals across 45 games for the Grizzlies this year. With the trade to Miami, Crowder is fringe standard league option.

Category: Transactions


Memphis has agreed to a deal to send Andre Iguodala to Miami. Iguodala agreed to trade and has agreed to a two-year, $30MM extension with Miami. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to gauge what type of impact Iguodala will have with the Heat, but his value goes from zero-to-stash. There are far worse options on the waiver wire so add Iguodala now if you have questionable depth.

Category: Transactions