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According to Ohm Youngmisuk, Steven Adams (ankle) is headed to the locker room in Game 6 against the Warriors. (Source: Ohm Youngmisuk)

Fantasy Impact: After going up for a rebound in the second quarter of Friday's Game 6, Memphis center Steven Adams landed awkwardly on his ankle and was helped off the floor and into the locker room. It's unclear the severity at this time and if the veteran will return, he is replaced by Brandon Clarke who has logged nine minutes through two quarters.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Ohm Youngmisuk, Ja Morant (knee) has been ruled out for Game 6 against the Warriors. (Source: Ohm Youngmisuk)

Fantasy Impact: Just a short time ago, the Grizzlies ruled out star PG Ja Morant for the second consecutive game. Head Coach Taylor Jenkins told the media on Wednesday that they won't rush back the superstar and that from what he has heard, Morant will not require surgery on his knee. It remains unknown if he returns in the series, but the Grizzlies are down 3-2 heading into a crucial Game 6 matchup on the Warriors' home court. With the veteran out of the lineup, Tyus Jones will likely start again and Steven Adams will also see an increase in his minutes once again for likely the third consecutive game.

Category: Injury Updates


The NBA has suspended Dillon Brooks for Game 3 against the Warriors on Saturday. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes as no huge surprise after Brooks was ejected a few minutes into Game 2 for a flagrant 2 foul against Gary Payton II. It is possible Ziaire Williams steps into the Memphis starting lineup after dropping 14 points in Brooks absence in Game 2.


Ziaire Williams is questionable for Tuesday's game with right knee soreness, according to the Grizzlies PR on Twitter. (Source: Grizzlies PR)

Fantasy Impact: Williams hasn't played since Game 5, but he has a chance to return Tuesday. The 20-year-old rookie hasn't had a big role for Memphis in the playoffs, so even if he is cleared to play he'd likely play limited minutes off the bench in Game 2.

Category: Injury Updates


Desmond Bane is listed questionable for Tuesday due to lower back soreness, according to Grizzlies PR on Twitter. (Source: Grizzlie PR)

Fantasy Impact: Bane has popped up on the injury report with a back issue, and his status is worth monitoring prior to Game 2 against the Warriors. The second-year wing has played a key role for the Grizzlies so far this postseason, averaging 21.4 points per game while shooting 46.7% from three. He'll likely try to play Tuesday, but if he is forced to sit out, then De'Anthony Melton and John Konchar could have increased roles.

Category: Injury Updates


According to the NBA Injury Report, Jaren Jackson Jr. (thigh) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Celtics. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The Memphis Grizzlies will sit a rash of veterans including Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson, Steven Adams, Dillon Brooks, Tyus Jones, and Killian Tille for their final matchup with the Celtics. The team will likely trot out a short-eight-man rotation with Jarrett Culver and Xavier Tillman seeing their minutes increased to 30+ minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Anderson notched 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and one steal over 22 minutes of play in the Grizzlies’ 122-109 loss to the Nuggets Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson contributed on the boards and as a playmaker off the bench for the Grizzlies, although in a fruitless effort. The 28-year-old is averaging 7.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists on the season, and he remains inconsistent at best as a fantasy option due to his severely limited offensive ceiling.

Category: Game Recaps


The Memphis Grizzles announced that G Jarrett Culver has been downgraded to questionable for Thursday's game in Denver. (Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Culver was added to the injury report Thursday afternoon and his status against the Nuggets is now in question as he deals with soreness in his right knee. If Culver is ultimately unable to go Thursday, it will open up some minutes for the likes of John Konchar, Kyle Anderson and Ziaire Williams.

Category: Injury Updates


Killian Tillie (knee) will miss Wednesday's contest against the Denver Nuggets. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Tille has missed games since mid-March because of his knee soreness, and there is no end in sight for him. It's still unclear if or when he will be able to return to the team's rotation. Neither his presence nor his absence should have a big effect on the Grizzlies' lineup from a fantasy perspective.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyus Jones was a perfect 4-for-4 from deep on Tuesday on his way to a 24-point effort in the overtime loss to the Jazz. In 37 minutes, he chipped in with two rebounds, five assists, and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: Jones continues to fill in for Ja Morant who remains out. After missing one game himself, Jones stayed hot from deep and has 49 total points over his last two outings. He should continue to have DFS appeal over the last week of the regular season.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Clarke (hip) is doubtful to play in Tuesday's contest against the Utah Jazz. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Clarke is dealing with a hip injury that has landed him in and out of the rotation recently, and it seems like he won't be available to go on Tuesday. The severity of the injury is still unknown, and fantasy managers can look for John Konchar to be a key fantasy beneficiary of his possible absence.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Shams Charania on Twitter, G Carsen Edwards inks a two-year deal with the Pistons. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former Celtics and G League standout is signing a two-year deal to join the Pistons. Edwards averaged nearly 27 points per game for G League’s Salt Lake City this season.

Category: Transactions


De'Anthony Melton recorded 16 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3PT) and four rebounds in 24 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.

Fantasy Impact: Melton continues to provide a nice scoring boost off the bench on the Grizzlies' six-game win streak. The USC product is averaging 22.5 minutes and 19.8 points while shooting 58.8% from three during the win streak. The young guard's consistent play is correlated with Ja Morant's absence. It will be interesting to see if Melton keeps it up when Morant returns. Until then, Melton should remain a nice value play. The 23-year-old will look to keep the good times rolling when the Grizzlies host the Suns on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


John Konchar scored 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 3PT), grabbed eight rebounds, and added four assists in 25 minutes off the bench during Thursday's 133-103 win over Indiana.

Fantasy Impact: Konchar showed out off the bench on Thursday, shooting 70% from the field while stuffing the stat sheet. The 26-year-old guard could be one of the main beneficiaries from Ja Morant missing the next two weeks with an injury.

Category: Game Recaps