Memphis Grizzlies

Western Southwest

Jonas Valanciuinas will not play in the preseason due to foot soreness. This puts JV as questionable for the season opener in about three weeks. Bruno Caboclo and Brandon Clarke will get more reps in his place. (Source: Peter Edminston on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Grizzlies can't rely on Miles Plumlee whose recovering from a knee injury so Bruno Caboclo, Brandon Clarke, and Kyle Anderson will benefit if JV misses time early in the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Andre Iguodala and the Grizzlies have agreed that Iguodala will stay away from the team while Memphis looks for a trade partner. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Originally a buyout candidate, the Grizzlies have decided to instead seek a trade for the 35-year-old veteran wing. In the interim, Iguodala will stay away from Memphis, which opens training camp next week.

Category: Rumors


Tyler Zeller to join Nuggets

Thu, Sep 19th 5:18pm EDT
By Rishi Patel

Center Tyler Zeller has signed with Denver on a non-guaranteed training camp deal after playing for the Hawks and Grizzlies last season. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran player has been moving around teams his entire career. This is a wait and see approach, but he's likely not worth any fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


Dwight Howard has been bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and is reportedly signing a non-guaranteed contract with the Los Angeles Lakers after performing well enough in small workouts. He is expected to provide depth on a shallow center rotation with DeMarcus Cousins out for the foreseeable future. All that is left is for Howard to clear waivers. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: While Howard no longer operates at the level of a DPOY and All-Defensive center, he can still be a productive player in a limited capacity. In fact, it was only two years ago in which he played in 81 games and posted 16.6 PPG and 12.5 RPG for the Charlotte Hornets. For him to reach his full potential with the Lakers though, he must show that he can leave his character issues and health concerns in the past. Perhaps a second stint with the Lakers will prove to be a redemption story after a failed first attempt.

Category: Transactions


Ja Morant back to 100 percent

Tue, Aug 20th 9:08pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Ja Morant (knee) said he's back to 100 percent after undergoing minor knee surgery in June. (Source: Peter Edmiston on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morant underwent a procedure on June 3rd to clean up his knee. The time recovery entailed only a three-to-four-week recovery period, but the Grizzlies opted to hold him out of summer league as a precaution. Morant is back at full strength and won't face any limitations when camp opens next month. Morant will be one of the top options for the Grizzlies, and could be in the mix as a top-50 overall pick in fantasy.

Category: Injury Updates


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


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


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