Memphis Grizzlies

Western Southwest

In addition to interest in Joakim Noah the Lakers are also being linked to Dwight Howard as they look to fill the void left behind by Demarcus Cousins' ACL injury. Negotiations could progress sooner with Noah as he is currently a free agent and Howard is still technically on the Memphis roster. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Noah wouldn't provide much fantasy value were he to sign with Los Angeles, he would boost their front court depth and provide his patented high energy off the bench. He's one of the more accomplished big men currently available.

Category: Rumors


Dwight Howard is currenty a member of the Grizzlies after being traded from the Wizards for C.J. Miles earlier this summer. The Lakers will request permission to speak with Howard and go from there. Although, talks won't heat up until he is waived by Memphis, which is expected to happen. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news comes as no surprise after DeMarcus Cousins was diagnosed with a torn ACL earlier this month. The Lakers are very thin at center after JaVale McGee so they're likely exploring all of their options. Howard's 2018-19 season with the Wizards was cut short after only appearing in nine games and undergoing spinal surgery. His last healthy season occurred in 2017-18 with Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

Category: Rumors


Memphis F Brandon Clarke has been named the 2019 Summer League MVP. (Source: Memphis Grizzlies on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: One of the premier big men in college basketball last season at Gonzaga, Clarke fell into Memphis’ lap when they traded up two spots to select him 21st overall in this year’s draft. He led the eight-seed Grizzlies to a Summer League Finals appearance behind 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game. Summer league play should always be taken with a grain of salt given the reduced level of competition, but Clarke already looks like a capable young rim protector and a player who could contribute in his first season.

Category: Transactions


Avery Bradley intends to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on a two-year, $9.7M contract, with a player option for the second year. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bradley has been a bit of a journeyman, bouncing between the Pistons, Clippers, and Grizzlies the last two season after spending his first seven years in Boston. While he may not be able to put up double-digit scoring that he used to on this suddenly deep Lakers team, Bradley did average 16.1 points in 14 games with the Pistons last season. A starter essentially his whole career, the two-time All-Defensive team guard will now have to fight for playing time against the likes of Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, and Kentavius Caldwell-Pope.

Category: Transactions


Delon Wright was traded to the Mavericks in a sign-and-trade deal with the Grizzlies in exchange for two second-round picks. Wright will sign a three-year, $29 million contract. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wright could challenge for the starting role at either back-court spot in 2019-2020, pending on how Dallas uses star Luka Doncic. He could have a safe path to minutes, and will compete with Tim Hardaway and Seth Curry for a back-court spot. Wright averaged 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 steals in 75 games for the Grizzlies/Raptors last season.

Category: Transactions


CJ Miles was traded to the Wizards in exchange for Dwight Howard. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miles split time with Toronto and Memphis last season, appearing in 53 games before sustaining a foot injury in March. He averaged 6.4 points, and 1.8 rebounds in 53 games for the Grizzlies/Raptors last season.

Category: Transactions


Chandler Parsons was traded to the Hawks on Wednesday in exchange for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parsons is owed $25.1 million next season and hasn't played more than 36 games since 2015. The Grizzlies were eager to move his contract, and he is unlikely to have a significant role in Atlanta. Parsons averaged 7.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 triples made in 25 games for the Grizzlies last season.

Category: Transactions


Andre Iguodala is likely to pursue a buyout from the Memphis Grizzlies and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. (Source: NBC Sports )

Fantasy Impact: Iguodala was traded to Memphis in a salary-clearing move for the Warriors, and he is likely to be bought out before playing for the Grizzlies. He’s scheduled to make $17.2M in 2019, but he will certainly take less than that in the buyout to become an unrestricted free agent. Lakers GM Rob Pelinka is Iguodala’s former agent, and Lakers forward LeBron James has had a strong interest in playing with Iguodala for years. The former Finals MVP and three-time champ with Golden State could provide a smart and professional veteran presence in the locker room, most likely at the low cost of the veteran’s minimum.

Category: Rumors


According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Valanciunas will agree to a three-year, $45M deal with the Grizzlies when free agency opens. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Valanciunas declined his $17.6M player option for the upcoming season to become a free agent, but the move was always seen as a way to get a new deal done and stay in Memphis. The big man averaged 19.9 points and 10.7 boards in 19 games for the Grizzlies last season, and he’ll be a key component to the new-look Memphis squad that just drafted Ja Morant and traded Mike Conley.

Category: Transactions


Mike Conley traded to Jazz

Wed, Jun 19th 12:21pm EDT
By Zachary Hanshew

Mike Conley has been traded to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder, 2019 No. 23 pick, and a future first-round pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Conley’s name has been linked to the Jazz in trade rumors for some time, and the move has finally been consummated. Utah didn’t have to give up much to land their new starting point guard, and Conley’s addition gives the Jazz a formidable projected starting lineup of Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Derrick Favors, and Rudy Gobert. Conley averaged 21.1 points and 6.4 assists in 70 games last season, and his arrival likely means Ricky Rubio will be on a new team next season.

Category: Transactions


Tyler Dorsey fell just short of a double-double on Friday against the Dallas Mavericks finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds. Dorsey added one three-pointer and one assist in just 26 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Dorsey is in line for a larger role as Mike Conley is more than likely done fore the season with a knee injury. Delon Wright is the preferred option but Dorsey offers solid value at his price tag in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps


Bruno Caboclo put in 12 points, six rebounds, two dimes, one block and one steal in 38 minutes of floor time on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Caboclo stuffed the stat sheet for the third straight game, though this time without a double-double to boot. Caboclo is definitely worth an add right now, he's even dealing from deep, where he's gone 9-for-15 over his past three games.

Category: Game Recaps


Justin Holiday put in 14 points, two rebounds, one block and two steals in 34 minutes of game action on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Holiday has been scoring in double-digits, but only in every other game over his past five outings. He's putting up great steals and three-point shooting numbers so if you need a three-and-D guy, Holiday could be an option.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Anderson (shoulder) has been confirmed to be out for the rest of the Grizzlies' short season. (Source: Mark Giannotto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coach JB Bickerstaff confirmed what everyone already knew in declaring Anderson and rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. (quad) done for the year. Anderson's been out for a while and will have a ton of time to get back in shape for next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Jaren Jackson Jr. (quad) has been confirmed to be out for the year by coach JB Bickerstaff. (Source: Mark Giannotto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Everyone already assumed it, but here's confirmation for you. Hopefully he can heal quickly enough to get a decent amount of work in this summer, so check back after the season for updates. Meanwhile, Jonas Valanciunas and Joakim Noah will continue their short resurgences in the Memphis frontcourt until this season's done.

Category: Injury Updates


Ivan Rabb will start for the Grizzlies on Wednesday against the Hawks. (Source: Grizzlies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rabb will slide in for Bruno Caboclo and draws a matchup with John Collins. He's not an add unless he proves he can sustain production.

Category: Injury Updates


Yuta Watanabe drew 27 minutes and was able to turn that into 10 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

Fantasy Impact: Watanabe will likely lose a good chunk of his minutes once the newly acquired trade pieces arrive in Memphis. I would look elsewhere in all fantasy formats as Watanabe can not be trusted to provide a return on investment.

Category: Game Recaps


Julian Washburn played 37 minutes and finished with two points, six rebounds, two steals and three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Washburn likely drew the start, in part, because of the Grizzlies' trade moves prior to the Thursday deadline. He has posted consecutive games of 30-plus minutes, however he has not scored more than 17.8-FanDuel points in those games. For his $3500 price tag, Washburn would be a roster-filler for DFS teams - so long as he plays 30-plus minutes. But the forward provides far more risk than reward.

Category: Game Recaps


The Clippers have acquired Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green from the Grizzlies in exchange for Avery Bradley. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Temple is currently out with a shoulder injury but should be nearing a return. He could potentially join the starting five for the Clippers when healthy depending on the direction that they are looking to go down the stretch. Temple has averaged 9.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game this season.

Category: Transactions


The Grizzlies have traded away JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple to the Clippers for Avery Bradley. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Green could help fill the hole at PF for the Clippers after they traded away Tobias Harris to the Sixers. Green is averaging 9.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this season. He's worth a look in fantasy leagues.

Category: Transactions