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Memphis Grizzlies Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Zach Randolph, F12/27/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph is not exepted to play Saturday while dealing with a swollen right knee. UPDATE: Randolph will not play.
Insight: Randolph has missed three games due to the knee issue which are chronic for the double-double machine. He's averaging 16.1 ppg, 11.4 rpg so fantasy owners need him back soon. Jon Leuer has started two of the three games he's missed, but hasn't done enough with the opportunities.
Marc Gasol, CHot12/27/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol continues to impress, this time with 29 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a pair of blocks.
Insight: It appears his knee problems are behind him and he's averaging 25.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 4.7 apg over the last three contests.
Jon Leuer, F12/26/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Memphis PF Jon Leuer will start for the injured Zach Randolph on Friday.
Insight: Leuer scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 30 minutes in his last start, so he is rewarded with the start without Randolph available. He is a decent plug-in option Friday.
Zach Randolph, F12/25/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph is questionable for Friday's game against Houston while dealing with a swollen right knee. UPDATE: Randolph will not play.
Insight: Randolph has missed two games due to the knee issue which are chronic for the double-double machine. He's averaging 16.1 ppg, 11.4 rpg so fantasy owners need him back soon. Jon Leuer has seen an average 28 mpg over the past two contests, averaging 10 ppg and 6.0 rpg.
Mike Conley, G12/22/2014 11:04:00 PM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley led Memphis with 28 points, hitting four 3-pointers in the loss Monday.
Insight: Memphis lost to Utah, 91-91. Four was apparently the theme for Conley's night as not only did he get four 3-pointers, Conley had four rebounds and four assists.
Zach Randolph, F12/22/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph will not play on Monday.
Insight: Randolph is missing his second game with a knee injury.
Marc Gasol, C12/21/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol posted a double-double during Sunday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: He had 23 points and 11 rebounds, along with five assists, one block, and four turnovers. Gasol is one of top options at the center position.
Zach Randolph, F12/21/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph is expected to miss Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Randolph is dealing with his chronic knees. He played just 22 minutes Friday after playing too many the previous game (48). He's averaging a double-double (16.1 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.0 spg.).
Mike Conley, G12/19/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley led Memphis scored a team-high 21 points during Friday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: He did not do much else, as he had only two assists, three rebounds, one 3-pointer, one block, and two turnovers.
Mike Miller, G12/19/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers wingman Mike Miller went 7-of-8 from beyond the arc during Friday's win versus Brooklyn.
Insight: Those were all the shots Miller attempted, and he also had two rebounds and two turnovers during his first start of the season. Owners should leave him on the waiver wire for now.
Zach Randolph, F12/16/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double on Tuesday.
Insight: Randolph had 17 points as he shot 8-for-12 from the field and 10 rebounds. Four of the 10 rebounds were on the offensive glass.
Marc Gasol, C12/16/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol led the team with 24 points as Memphis snapped Golden State's 17-game winning streak beating them, 105-98, on Tuesday.
Insight: Gasol shot 11-of-21 with seven rebounds. He also had three assists and a block. Gasol is averaging 22.8 ppg over the last four games.
Zach Randolph, F12/13/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had a double-double on Saturday in the overtime victory against the 76ers.
Insight: Randolph shot an incredible 10-of-14 from the field and made all four of his foul shots. Randolph finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and an assist.
Mike Conley, G12/13/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley led Memphis with 36 points in the overtime victory over the 76ers on Saturday.
Insight: Conley was 13-of-22 from the field, hitting on 5-of-9 3-point shots. He was just one assist away from a double-double.
Mike Miller, G12/11/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers wingman Mike Miller was expected to miss at least 1-2 weeks, so we are at least a week away from his return.
Insight: Miller is dealing with a concussion and we know that's a hard injury to set a timetable. The good news is that Miller has no fantasy value at this time even when healthy.
Mike Conley, G12/9/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley shot 9-of-13 from the field during Tuesday's victory against the Mavericks.
Insight: He finished with 22 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, two 3-pointers, and just one turnover. Conley remains a solid option at point guard.
Marc Gasol, C12/9/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol banged his knee in the first quarter, but apparently it did not matter as he finished with a team-high 30 points.
Insight: Gasol was very efficient, going 9-of-14 from the field and 12-of-13 from the line. He also had six assists, five rebounds, one steal, and one turnover in 37 minutes of action.
Marc Gasol, C12/9/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol banged his knee in the first quarter of Tuesday's game but did not leave.
Insight: Gasol was recently diagnosed with a knee bruise, so even though he stayed in the game, this is worth paying attention to. Gasol was obviously limping after the contact Tuesday.
Mike Miller, G12/8/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers wingman Mike Miller is expected to miss Monday's game against Brooklyn due to a concussion.
Insight: Miller doesn't see enough game action to be relevant in fantasy realms and his absence won't add many minutes to change the value of anyone else. Shawn Marion and Dion Waiters will eat up the few minutes Miller plays.
Marc Gasol, C12/5/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol recorded a double-double, scoring a game-high 28 points on Friday against the Spurs.
Insight: Gasol shot 9-of-20 overall and 10-for-11 at the free-throw line. He also had 12 rebounds, four blocks and two assists. Gasol has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners.
Zach Randolph, F12/3/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph was a fantasy disappointment on Wednesday.
Insight: The Rockets held Randolph to just eight points and six rebounds in 19 minutes. Randolph averages 16.3 ppg and 11.7 rpg, so those numbers are well below his averages. Owners can likely just chalk this up to an off night.
Mike Conley, G11/29/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley nearly posted a triple-double on Friday.
Insight: He had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. Conley is now averaging 16.7 ppg, 6.4 apg, and 3.1 rpg.
Marc Gasol, C11/29/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol shot 9-of-15 from the field and 8-of-9 from the stripe for a team-high 26 points during Friday's victory against Portland.
Insight: He also had nine assists, seven rebounds, one block, and four turnovers. Gasol is currently a top-10 option.
Marc Gasol, C11/27/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol continued to impress in Wednesday's victory over the Lakers.
Insight: Gasol went 5-of-10 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks, and three turnovers. Hecontinues to hold top-20 value.
Zach Randolph, F11/21/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds on Friday.
Insight: That's Randolph's ninth double-double this season. He also had four assists.
Marc Gasol, C11/21/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol tied a season-high with 32 points on Friday versus the Celtics.
Insight: Gasol scored 32 points on opening night, but had not eclipsed the 30-point mark again until Friday. He shot 13-for-22 and made all six free-throw attempts. Gasol also had eight rebounds, two assists and a block.
Tony Allen, G11/21/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen will not play on Friday against the Celtics due to an illness.
Insight: Without Allen, Courtney Lee will play as much as possible. Vince Carter could also see additional minutes, but Lee has the higher upside.
Courtney Lee, SG11/21/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee is expected to play Friday.
Insight: Tony Allen, Beno Udrih and Quincy Pondexter are all questionable with the flu so Lee maight see quality minutes.
Zach Randolph, F11/19/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph posted huge numbers again with his eighth double-double of the season Wednesday.
Insight: Randolph had 18 points and 18 rebounds in the, 96-92, loss to the Raptors. He shot 7-of-18 from the field. Randolph had two steals, but didn't contribute any assists for blocks.
Courtney Lee, SG11/19/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee will miss Wednesday's game with the flu.
Insight: Tony Allen, Beno Udrih, Kosta Koufos and Jon Leuer will also miss Wednesday's game because of the flu.
Mike Conley, G11/17/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 19 points in Monday's blowout win against the Rockets.
Insight: He also had six assists, two rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, and one turnover. Conley shot 6-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, and will continue to be a solid point guard this season.
Marc Gasol, C11/16/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had 23 points to lead Memphis over Detroit, 95-88,
Insight: He shot just 6-for-16 but made 11-for-12 at the free-throw line. Gasol also had eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal.
Mike Conley, G11/16/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley shot 50 percent, including 2-for-2 from the 3-point line to score 18 points Saturday.
Insight: Conley also had four assists and two rebounds. He is averaging 16.7 points and six assists this season.
Bob Thornton, A11/14/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Boston shooting guard Marcus Thornton is probable for Friday's game against Cleveland as he continues to deal with a sprained ankle.
Insight: Smart is averaging just 6.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 spg. He's still worth stashing for when Rajon Rondo gets traded and he becomes the Celtics starting point guard.
Mike Conley, G11/13/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley played well in Thursday's comeback win over the Kings.
Insight: He had 22 points and 11 assists, with one steal. Conley will be a solid option at point guard all season.
Zach Randolph, F11/11/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph recorded his sixth double-double in eight games this season.
Insight: It was Randolph's weakest double-double because he had just 11 points and 10 rebounds, but fantasy owners will take it. Randolph is averaging 16.6 ppg and 10.8 rpg.
Mike Conley, G11/11/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley led the team with 23 points to help beat the Lakers on Tuesday, 107-102.
Insight: Conley hit on 7-of-16 shots, including 2-for-4 from downtown. He also made all seven free-throw attempts. He also had three assists, three steals and two rebounds.
Marc Gasol, C11/9/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol was 10-of-11 from the line Saturday night.
Insight: He had 18 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks, and three turnovers. Gasol is one of the top options at the center position.
Zach Randolph, F11/8/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph had a double-double on Saturday against the Bucks.
Insight: He had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and also knocked down all seven free throws. Owners are loving what Randolph is providing early on this season.
Zach Randolph, F11/8/2014 9:01:00 AM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph had 16 points and seven rebounds, in Friday's win over the Thunder.
Insight: After four straight double-doubles to start the season, Randolph has not recorded on the past two games. Even still, he is averaging 16.7 ppg and 10.3 rpg and the Grizzles are 6-0.
Mike Conley, G11/7/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley shot 50 percent overall and 75 percent from behind the arc agaisnt Oklahoma City.
Insight: Conley scored a team-high 20 points on Friday. He also had five assists.
Kalin Lucas, G11/4/2014 3:24:00 PM
Description: Memphis signed point guard Kalin Lucas.
Insight: He has no fantasy value but the addition can't help but make Mike Conley owners nervous about his ankle issues.
Marc Gasol, C11/3/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol posted a double-double on Monday night.
Insight: He was 4-of-10 from the field and 8-of-12 from the line, for 16 points. Gasol also had 11 rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and one turnover, as he continues to produce at a high rate.
Zach Randolph, F11/3/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph had 15 points and 11 rebounds, in Monday's win over the Pelicans.
Insight: He has now had a double-double in all four games, which should be music to owners' ears.
Courtney Lee, SG11/3/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee could return to the lineup Monday, according to Grizzlies beat writer Ronald Tillery.
Insight: We are less sure. Expect Tony Allen to shift from SF to SG and while he's not a scorer he does a lot of other things well, including steals and defense.
Zach Randolph, F11/1/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph posted his third double-double of the season.
Insight: Randolph had 12 points and 12 rebounds on Saturday for his third double-double in three games. He shot 6-of-12 from the field.
Marc Gasol, C11/1/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol scored 22 points on Saturday versus the Hornets.
Insight: Gasol has scored 32, 20 and 22 points in the first three games of the season. He was 9-for-18 from the field, 4-for-5 from the line, with eight rebounds, and two assists.
Marc Gasol, C10/31/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol scored 20 points in Friday's win over Indiana.
Insight: Following a 32-point performance during opening night, Gasol shot 9-of-16 from the field, and had six rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and two turnovers. He looks like he is in line for the best season of his career.
Zach Randolph, F10/31/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph posted his second double-double, in two games.
Insight: He had 22 points and 13 rebounds, along with three steals. Owners are loving the start Randolph is off to this season.
Courtney Lee, SG10/31/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee left Friday's game with an apparent concussion.
Insight: He was on the floor and took a Roy Hibbert knee to the back of the head. He will need to be cleared in order to get back on the floor, which will probably take at least a few days. Vince Carter, Beno Udrih, and Quincy Pondexter should all see an increase in playing time.
Marc Gasol, C10/31/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener, with 32 points and nine rebounds, but may have a tougher time Friday night against Indiana.
Insight: He was 12-for-17 from the field, and 8-for-10 from the line against Minnesota, but will go up against defensive specialist Roy Hibbert this time around. Hibbert reject seven shots in the Pacers' opener.
Marc Gasol, C10/29/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener.
Insight: He was 12-for-17 from the field, and 8-for-10 from the line, for 32 points. Gasol also had nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. This is a contract-year for Gasol, and he is off to a great start.
Zach Randolph, F10/29/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds during Wednesday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: He shot 12-of-16 from the field, and added one steal and one block. Owners should expect Randolph to average close to a double-double in 2014-15.
Mike Miller, G10/22/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers wingman Mike Miller will not see enough game action to be relevant in fantasy realms.
Insight: Miller joined the Cavaliers in hopes of winning one more NBA title before retirement. He will make 40 percent of his shots from downtown, but will not take more than two or three per game.
Tony Allen, G10/22/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen is a defensive specialist who requires a lot of playing time to accumulate fantasy statistics ... that's not going to happen in 2014-15.
Insight: Allen wil share the shooting guard minutes with Courtney Lee and it's Lee who got the starts after coming over from Boston last season. He averaged 26.6 mpg before the All-Star game and 20.0 minutes after Lee's arrival.
Courtney Lee, SG10/22/2014 11:53:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee started most of the games after being traded from Boston, but he's still in a shared situation with defensive specialist Tony Allen.
Insight: For that reason he'll likely be limited to our projected 8.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.4 apg.
Vince Carter, G10/22/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Memphis G/F Vince Carter isn't the explosive force re once was in Toronto, but he should produce well for the Grizzlies.
Insight: The 37-year-old can still put the ball in the basket and is a better option than Tayshaun Prince or Quincey Pondexter so should see as many minutes as his old knees can take. We're projectiing 11.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.7 apg.
Marc Gasol, C10/22/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: The good news for Marc Gasol owners is that he's played 80 or more games in every even numbered season and this is 2014.
Insight: Gasol is pretty consistent averaging around 13.5 ppg and 7.9 rebounds and we expect slightly better in 2014-15. He only played 59 games last season and started slowly, but is a solid fantasy option who can dish out close to four dimes a game from the center spot.
Zach Randolph, F10/22/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph is a force for any fantasy owners in two categories - points and rebounds.
Insight: Randolph won't help you in many other areas, but he posted 47 double-doubles last season which tied him for fourth with Dwight Howard, and Joakim Noah. Although he's averaged 77 starts the past two seasons he has chronically sore knees and could be an injury risk.
Mike Conley, G10/22/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley doesn't get the much press, but he's a solid second-tier fantasy point guard.
Insight: The point guard set career highs in points (17.2) and shooting percentage (.484) along with 6.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per night. Best, he's played in 80 or more games in four of the last six seasons, so he'll be out there every night trying to help you.
Zach Randolph, F6/27/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Zach Randolph has agreed to a two-year, $20 million extension with Memphis. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: Randolph has picked up his player option for next season, so the extension won't kick in until 2015. Z-Bo led the Grizzlies in several categories last season including rebounds (10.1 ppg) and points per game (17.4).
Zach Randolph, F6/21/2014 9:16:00 PM
Description: The Grizzlies are working on a contract extension with power forward Zach Randolph. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: Randolph (17.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg) is scheduled to become a free agent on July 1st. Though other teams will definitely be interested, we're betting Randolph stays put.
Mike Conley, G5/2/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley reported soreness in his hamstring after Thursday night's loss to Oklahoma City. SOURCE: Rob Fischer, Fox Sports
Insight: Despite the soreness, he still expects to play on Saturday. With Zach Randolph suspended, Conley and Marc Gasol will have to carry the Grizzlies in Game 7.
Zach Randolph, F5/2/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: In a surprise move, the league has suspended Memphis power forward Zach Randolph for Saturday's Game 7 versus OKC. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: The ban is for punching Thunder center Steven Adams during Game 6. Memphis has gone 6-3 without Z-Bo over the last two seasons but this is certainly not an ideal situation.
Mike Conley, G5/1/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley left Thursday's game with a hamstring strain but returned later on. SOURCE: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Insight: He finished with five points, four rebounds and six assists as the Grizzlies lost by 20. The five points was easily Conley's lowest total of the series. We're expecting him to play Saturday in Game 7.
Marc Gasol, C4/30/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Marc Gasol paced the Grizzlies with 11 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks Tuesday in a thrilling win over OKC.
Insight: This series has been nothing short of incredible with each of the last four games requiring at least one overtime period. Gasol has been very effective throughout the series, generating 16 ppg, 9.4 rpg and 4.2 apg over that span. Memphis can advance to the Western Conference semi-finals with a win Thursday in Game 6.
Tayshaun Prince, F4/21/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Memphis small forward Tayshaun Prince (illness) is probable for Game 2 of Western Conference Quarterfinals Monday against Oklahoma City.
Insight: Prince (6.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 apg) practiced on Sunday and is expected to play on Monday, but has little fantasy value.
Nick Calathes, G4/18/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes has been handed a 20-game suspension effective immediately for violating the league's drug policy. SOURCE: Sam Amick, USA Today
Insight: He tested positive for Tamoxifen, a drug commonly associated with steroid use. Unless the Grizzlies make it to the finals, we won't be seeing Calathes (4.9 ppg) during this year's postseason.
Mike Conley, G4/15/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley injured his right hamstring in Monday's win, but played through the pain.
Insight: Conley has averaged just 17.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 6.1 apg this season. The hamstring could tighten before Wednesday's regular season finale as the Grizzlies clinched a playoff spot with Monday's win over the Suns.
Tayshaun Prince, F4/10/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Memphis small forward Tayshaun Prince (ankle) will not play Friday, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Prince (6.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 apg) suffered a sprained left ankle on April 4 and hasn't returned to the lineup. His absence has opened up more playing time for James Johnson.
Zach Randolph, F4/4/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph totaled 20 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and two steals Friday in a win against Denver.
Insight: Z-Bo shot just 7-of-22 from the field but offset that by knocking down all six free throw attempts. Randolph's scoring average (17.3 ppg in 73 games) is his highest since 2011.
Tayshaun Prince, F4/4/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Memphis small forward Tayshaun Prince exited Friday's game with a sprained left ankle. SOURCE: Grizzlies on Twitter
Insight: He's done for the night. With Prince out, Mike Miller will see some extra minutes at small forward.
Tony Allen, G3/24/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: The Grizzlies will be without Tony Allen Monday against Minnesota. SOURCE: Rob Fischer, Fox Sports
Insight: He's battling a stomach bug. Fantasy owners might want to give Courtney Lee a look. He averaged 33.1 mpg when Allen (9.8 ppg) missed time with an injured wrist last month.
Marc Gasol, C3/22/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol played 39 minutes and had 10 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal Saturday against the Pacers.
Insight: Gasol suffered a Grade 1 ankle sprain Friday night, but evidently he's fine.
Marc Gasol, C3/22/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (ankle) is in the starting lineup Saturday, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Gasol suffered a Grade 1 ankle sprain Friday and was a game-time decision Saturday, but he was able to start against the Pacers.
Marc Gasol, C3/22/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol sprained his left ankle Friday versus the Heat and is questionable, at best, for Saturday's game against Indiana.
Insight: If Gasol misses time, Kosta Koufos (6.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg) will see more minutes at center.
Zach Randolph, F3/21/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph went ballistic Friday in a loss to Miami.
Insight: He torched the Heat for 25 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. He's been solid all season for the Grizzlies and should have another strong game Saturday against Indiana.
Marc Gasol, C3/21/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol won't return after spraining his left ankle Friday versus the Heat. SOURCE: Jason Jackson, Heat TV
Insight: He'll end the night with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting. If Gasol misses time, Kosta Koufos (6.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg) will see more minutes at center.
Marc Gasol, CHot3/12/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol has scored in double figures in 11 consecutive games.
Insight: Gasol has averaged 16.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.1 steals in that span. He had 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Mike Conley, GCold3/12/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley is feeling under the weather but will play Wednesday, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Conley has averaged just 13.9 ppg on 35.9 percent shooting in 11 games since he returned from an ankle sprain, though he has been better in his last six with 15.5 ppg on .398 shooting.
Tony Allen, G3/11/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: In 10 games since he returned from a fractured wrist, Memphis guard Tony Allen has averaged 22.7 minutes, 10 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game.
Insight: He saw 26.6 minutes per game and put up 10.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game prior to the injury, but the Grizzlies picked up Courtney Lee while Allen was out of the lineup. His steals were the only thing keeping his fantasy value afloat earlier this season and now that he's not even getting one a game he's not worth owning.
James Johnson, F3/8/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward James Johnson picked up a DNP-Coach's Decision Friday at Chicago.
Insight: He missed Monday's game with a sprained ankle and played just 14 minutes in his return to action on Wednesday. Johnson helped the Grizzlies on the wings when Tony Allen was out but he can be dropped in all leagues.
Marc Gasol, C3/7/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol led the way with 18 points, ten rebounds and three blocks Friday in a win against Chicago.
Insight: Gasol put up similar numbers in Wednesday's loss to Brooklyn (18 points, seven rebounds on 7-for-14 shooting). He's looked sharp since the All-Star break, averaging 15.4 ppg over his last nine appearances.
Mike Miller, G3/7/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies swingman Mike Miller is in the lineup Friday against Chicago. SOURCE: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Insight: Miller (6.9 ppg) took a shot to the face Wednesday against the Nets and needed six stitches to close the wound. He's been held without a point in two of his last three games. Fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere.
Zach Randolph, F3/7/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph will be active for Friday's contest against Chicago. He sat out Wednesday's game because of an illness.
Insight: We reported earlier that Randolph was probable to play so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Randolph (17.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg) played poorly the last time these teams met, shooting just 4-for-15 with five turnovers. We'll see if he has better luck this time around.
Zach Randolph, F3/7/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph should be upgraded to probable for Friday's game against Chicago, according to Grizzlies beat writer Ronald Tillery.
Insight: Stick Kosta Koufos, who amassed 12 points and eight rebounds in just 19 minutes against Brooklyn with Z-Bo sidelined back on the bench and make sure Randolph is back in your lineup.
Mike Miller, G3/7/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Miller is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago after taking a hit to the head which caused a cut over his left eye.
Insight: Miller has been held scoreless in two of his last three games and should not be anywhere near a fantasy lineup these days.
Zach Randolph, F3/7/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago with an illness that kept hi, out of Wednesday's game.
Insight: Ed Davis got the start, but has proven he can't put up numbers. Kosta Koufos amassed 12 points and eight rebounds in just 19 minutes against Brooklyn and would seem to be the guy to use if Z-Bo can't go on Friday.
Zach Randolph, F3/5/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Memphis will likely be without forward Zach Randolph Wednesday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Ronald Tillery, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Insight: Randolph is feeling a bit under the weather. James Johnson (8.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg), who is returning from a sprained ankle, could start in Z-Bo's place.
James Johnson, F3/5/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward James Johnson will return to action Wednesday against the Nets. SOURCE: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Insight: He missed Monday's game with a sprained ankle. Johnson (8.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg) is owned in fewer than five percent of fantasy leagues.
Mike Conley, G3/3/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley shot just 23-of-76 (.303) from the field in his last six games of February, but he's scored at least 20 points in each of the first two games this month.
Insight: Conley had 20 points, seven assists and two threes Monday and has made 15-of-28 from the floor the last two games.
Tayshaun Prince, F3/3/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince had his first 20-point game of the season Monday against the Wizards.
Insight: He made 8-of-11 from the field (2-3 3PT) and 3-3 from the free-throw line for 21 points with six rebounds and a steal Monday. Prince's previous season-high was just 16 points on Nov. 25, and he is averaging just 6.3 ppg this season despite starting 56 games.
James Johnson, F3/3/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: The Grizzlies will not have forward James Johnson Monday against the Wizards, according to Memphis sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Johnson suffered a sprained ankle during the first half of Saturday's game. Prior to that he had averaged 20.5 minutes, 10.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.7 steals over his last 12 games. Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Mike Miller will take Johnson's minutes.
Marc Gasol, C3/2/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had a busy night Saturday against Cleveland.
Insight: Gasol did a little bit of everything, finishing with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Saturday was Gasol's first 20-point effort in over three months (November 18th against the Clippers).
Zach Randolph, F3/2/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph looked terrific Saturday in a win against Cleveland.
Insight: Z-Bo tormented the Cavs for 23 points, 14 rebounds and four steals. Randolph ranks third among power forwards in rebounding (10.3 rpg) this season and is ninth in scoring (17.3 ppg). He's one of 11 players in the league averaging a double-double.
Mike Miller, G2/28/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Miller caught fire again Friday, making four threes and scoring 19 points in just 20 minutes of action.
Insight: Miller has hit 14 triples over his last five games and averaged 13 ppg in that span. However, he doesn't contribute anything in rebounds, assists, steals or blocks.
Beno Udrih, G2/26/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: The Grizzlies have claimed point guard Beno Udrih off waivers from the Knicks, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Insight: Udrih averaged just 19 minutes per game over 31 games with the Knicks this season and won't have any fantasy value as Memphis' third point guard behind Mike Conley and Nick Calathes.
Tony Allen, G2/21/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen (wrist) said he'll return Friday against the Clippers after getting through a Wednesday practice.
Insight: The guard hasn't been able to play since Jan. 3 because of a fractured wrist. Aside from his 2.0 steals per game he isn't a great fantasy option. His return will hurt Courtney Lee value.
Tony Allen, G2/19/2014 3:06:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen (wrist) said he'll return Friday against the Clippers barring a setback, according to Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Allen says he doesn't mind coming off the bench. "I really don't want to be disruptive," he said.
Insight: Allen also might be traded before Friday. The guard hasn't been able to play since Jan. 3 because of a fractured wrist. Aside from his 2.0 steals per game he wasn't a great fantasy option to begin with, and now he'll have to deal with competition from Courtney Lee, James Johnson and Nick Calathes when he returns from his injury.
Mike Conley, G2/18/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley only made 6-of-15 from the field Tuesday in his return from a seven-game absence, but he hit 10-of-12 from the foul line and finished with 22 points.
Insight: Conley played 31 minutes and appears to be fine after sitting out with a sprained ankle. Nick Calathes was successful with Conley out but he played just 19 minutes Tuesday. He still had 11 points and five assists but he's going to have a hard time contributing fantasy-worthy numbers most games now that he's back on the bench.
Marc Gasol, C2/18/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol (knee) is in head coach Dave Joerger's starting lineup.
Insight: Gasol aggravated his left knee injury last Wednesday but escaped without suffering further structural damage. The center wore a bigger knee brace at Monday's practice. He's averaged less than 12 ppg over the past two months.
Mike Conley, G2/18/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley (ankle sprain) is in the starting lineup according to sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Conley missed the last seven games. Replacement Nick Calathes averaged 14.7 points, 4.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.3 steals with Conley out but will move back to the bench.
Tony Allen, G2/18/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen (wrist) practiced Monday, but will not play Tuesday against the Knicks, according to Memphis sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Allen hasn't been able to play since Jan. 3 because of a fractured wrist. Aside from his 2.0 steals per game he wasn't a great fantasy option to begin with, and now he'll have to deal with competition from Courtney Lee when he returns from his injury. Lee has averaged 13.9 ppg on 50.5 percent shooting in 19 games since joining the Grizzlies.
Marc Gasol, C2/18/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: An MRI on Marc Gasol (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Gasol aggravated his left knee injury last Wednesday but escaped without suffering further structural damage. The center wore a bigger knee brace at Monday's practice. He's averaged less than 12 ppg over the past two months.
Mike Conley, G2/17/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley (ankle sprain) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Knicks, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Conley missed the last seven games. Replacement Nick Calathes averaged 14.7 points, 4.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.3 steals with Conley out but will move back to the bench.
Tony Allen, G2/17/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen (wrist) practiced Monday and will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Knicks. SOURCE: Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal
Insight: Allen hasn't been able to play since Jan. 3 because of a fractured wrist. Aside from his 2.0 steals per game he wasn't a great fantasy option to begin with, and now he'll have to deal with competition from Courtney Lee when he returns from his injury. Lee has averaged 13.9 ppg on 50.5 percent shooting in 19 games since joining the Grizzlies.
Marc Gasol, C2/17/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: An MRI on Marc Gasol (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Gasol aggravated his left knee injury last Wednesday but escaped without suffering further structural damage. The center is testing his knee in practice Monday to determine if he'll be able to play Tuesday.
Marc Gasol, C2/15/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: An MRI on Marc Gasol's injured knee didn't show any structural damage. SOURCE: Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal
Insight: Gasol suffered the injury Wednesday against the Magic. The encouraging MRI results suggest Gasol (13.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.1 bpg) could be back in the lineup as soon as Tuesday against New York.
Courtney Lee, SGHot2/12/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee scored 17 points and recovered six boards Wednesday at Orlando.
Insight: The Grizzlies haven't missed Tony Allen much because Courtney Lee has played very well in his place since Memphis acquired Lee from Boston. Allen is expected to return from his fractured wrist after the All-Star break, however.
Marc Gasol, C2/12/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol will not return to Wednesday's game after aggravating his left knee injury, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Gasol banged knees with Jameer Nelson while attempting to set a pick during Wednesday's game. His left knee appeared to bend inward and he immediately grabbed it and motioned to the bench for help. Gasol missed seven weeks earlier this season with a sprained MCL in the same knee.
Marc Gasol, C2/12/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol went to the locker room during Wednesday's game after injuring his left knee, the same knee he hurt earlier this season. He has returned to the bench and is questionable to return to the game, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Gasol banged knees with Jameer Nelson while attempting to set a pick during Wednesday's game. His left knee appeared to bend inward and he immediately grabbed it and motioned to the bench for help. Gasol missed seven weeks earlier this season with a sprained MCL in the same knee.
Mike Conley, G2/12/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley (ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday against the Mavericks, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Insight: Conley will miss his seventh straight game as the team allows him to rest his ankle sprain through the All-Star break. The 26-year-old is averaging a career-high 18 ppg, 6.3 apg and 1.6 spg this season. Replacement Nick Calathes has been excellent with averages of 15.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.5 threes during Conley's absence.
Marc Gasol, C2/11/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol had 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals Tuesday against the Wizards.
Insight: Gasol hasn't provided his normal production in 15 games since returning from a sprained MCL. In that timeframe, he has averaged 32.5 minutes, 11.4 points, 5.9 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals. Hopefully the All-Star break will rejuvenate him.
Nick Calathes, GHot2/11/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Nick Calathes had another fantastic game Tuesday against the Wizards, scoring 18 points with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and a three in 36 minutes.
Insight: Calathes has started the last six games in place of the injured Mike Conley and averaged 15.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.5 threes per game. If Conley doesn't return Wednesday he'll most certainly be back immediately after the All-Star break.
Mike Miller, G2/11/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Miller returned to Tuesday's game after going to the locker room earlier.
Insight: Miller hobbled off the court to the locker room without stopping at the bench with an apparent left leg or foot injury, but he was able to come back.
Mike Miller, G2/11/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Miller hobbled to the locker room with an apparent left leg/foot injury Tuesday against Washington.
Insight: He didn't even stop at the bench after leaving the court, according to espn.com. He's questionable to return.
Mike Conley, G2/11/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Memphis point guard Mike Conley (ankle sprain) will not play Tuesday against the Wizards, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Conley will probably miss Wednesday's game as well as the team allows him to rest through the All-Star break. The 26-year-old is averaging a career-high 18 ppg, 6.3 apg and 1.6 spg this season. Conley's backup, Nick Calathes, has averaged 11.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.4 apg and 2.4 spg as a starter over the past five games.
Tony Allen, G2/11/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen (wrist) will miss his 19th straight game Tuesday against the Wizards. He'll probably sit out Wednesday as well which is Memphis' last game before the All-Star break.
Insight: Allen hasn't been able to play since Jan. 3 because of a fractured wrist. Aside from his 2.0 steals per game he wasn't a great fantasy option to begin with, and now he'll have to deal with competition from Courtney Lee when he returns from his injury. Lee has averaged nearly 13.8 ppg on nearly 52 percent shooting in 17 games since joining the Grizzlies.
Courtney Lee, SGHot2/11/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee (ankle) is expected to play Tuesday against the Wizards, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.
Insight: Lee has been starting at shooting guard in place of Tony Allen. He has averaged 33 minutes, 13.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 threes while shooting .518/.373/.909 (FG/3P/FT) in 17 games since joining the Grizzlies.
Mike Conley, G2/11/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (ankle sprain) is not expected to return for Tuesday's game against Washington. SOURCE: Ronald Tillery, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Insight: Conley is listed as a game-time decision but Tillery thinks the team will let him rest through the All-Star break. The 26-year-old is averaging a career-high 18 ppg, 6.3 apg and 1.6 spg this season. Conley's backup, Nick Calathes, has averaged 11.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.4 apg and 2.4 spg as a starter over the past five games.
Mike Conley, G2/8/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley's recovery from an ankle sprain is going better than expected and he could be back Tuesday. SOURCE: Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal
Insight: Conley will miss both games this weekend in addition to the two he already missed. The 26-year-old is averaging a career-high 18 ppg, 6.3 apg and 1.6 spg. Nick Calathes will continue to fill in at the point.
Tony Allen, G2/8/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen (wrist) is up to non-contact workouts, but still no timetable for his return.
Insight: With Mike Conley (ankle) also out, the Grizzlies will need to keep playing Courtney Lee and Nick Calathes in the backcourt.
Mike Miller, G2/5/2014 1:13:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Miller (illness) missed shootaround and will be a game-time decision Wednesday night against the Mavericks, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Even with Tony Allen out and the Grizzlies desperately in need of 3-point shooting, Miller hasn't done enough to be fantasy worthy.
Tony Allen, G2/5/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen (wrist) is not expected to play Wednesday against the Mavericks, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer, though he did participate in non-contact workouts the last two days.
Insight: Allen will most likely miss his 16th straight game due to a fractured wrist. With Mike Conley (ankle) also out, the Grizzlies will need to keep playing Courtney Lee and Nick Calathes in the backcourt.
Tony Allen, G2/3/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen (wrist) was not available Monday against the Thunder.
Insight: Allen is out for the 15th straight game due to a fractured wrist. With Mike Conley (ankle) also out, the Grizzlies will need to keep playing Courtney Lee and Nick Calathes in the backcourt.
Nick Calathes, GHot2/3/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Memphis backup guard Nick Calathes saw the most benefits from the absence of Mike Conley (ankle sprain), playing 40 minutes.
Insight: Calathes should get about four more chances to prove whether his 22-point outing Saturday night was a fluke or for real. Still, when Conley returns he'll go back to playing his 13 minutes per night.
Nick Calathes, G2/2/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Nick Calathes started at shooting guard for the Grizzlies Saturday night and had 22 points, five rebounds, four threes, three assists and one steal over 40 minutes.
Insight: Tony Allen and Mike Conley were out, leaving Courtney Lee to play the point. Instead of going with Mike Miller or Jamaal Franklin at shooting guard Saturday, Memphis started Calathes and he had the best game of his 35-game career. Calathes came into Saturday averaging 12.6 minutes and 3.0 points per game.
Mike Conley, G2/1/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: A Grade-2 ankle sprain will keep Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley out of the lineup until further notice. SOURCE: Rob Fischer, WHBQ 87.7 FM
Insight: He'll be evaluated again next week. While Conley is sidelined, Nick Calathes (3.0 ppg, 2.2 apg) will start at point guard for Memphis. Courtney Lee (9.3 ppg) may also get a chance to run the point.
Mike Conley, G2/1/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game against Milwaukee.
Insight: Conley rolled his ankle when he stepped on Minnesota guard J.J. Barea's foot late in Friday's game. Courtney Lee handled the point and Mike Miller played most of the minutes at shooting guard. Expect that to be the case on Saturday.
Mike Conley, G1/31/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and he will be reevaluated Saturday, according to Chris Vernon of 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis.
Insight: Conley rolled his ankle when he stepped on Minnesota guard J.J. Barea's foot in the third quarter Friday. He couldn't put any weight on his ankle and was helped to the locker room. He has been carrying Memphis this month and would be a devastating loss for a very thin Grizzlies team. In his absence, Courtney Lee handled the point and Mike Miller played most of the minutes at shooting guard.
Courtney Lee, SGHot1/31/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee scored 16 points and had five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer Friday at Minnesota.
Insight: Lee has been starting at shooting guard in place of Tony Allen but he may have to move to point guard after Mike Conley suffered what appeared to be a severe ankle sprain Friday night. Lee has averaged 14.2 ppg in 12 games with Memphis.
Mike Conley, G1/31/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley was helped off the court and to the locker room with a right ankle injury in the third quarter Friday night, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer. He couldn't put any weight on his ankle.
Insight: Conley rolled his ankle when he stepped on Minnesota guard J.J. Barea's foot. He has been carrying Memphis this month and would be a devastating loss for a very thin Grizzlies team. In his absence, Courtney Lee has been manning the point and Mike Miller taking most of the minutes at shooting guard.
Mike Miller, G1/31/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Miller will play Friday against the Timberwolves, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer. He suffered a sprained right thumb in Wednesday's game.
Insight: Miller had posted 11 points in each of his last two games, but hasn't provided much fantasy value this season averaging 6.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.7 apg.
Tony Allen, G1/31/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Memphis shooting guard Tony Allen (wrist) will not play Friday, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Allen hasn't played since Jan. 3 due to a fractured hand/wrist. Courtney Lee has been playing well in his absence, averaging 14 ppg in 11 games since joining Memphis from Boston.
Mike Miller, G1/31/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Miller has suffered a sprained right thumb in Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Miller had posted 11 points in each of his last two games, but hasn't provided much fantasy value this season averaging 6.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.7 apg.
Mike Conley, GHot1/30/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley has averaged an even 20 points per game in January.
Insight: Conley threw up 27 points, 10 assists, two steals and two threes Wednesday against the Kings to lead the Grizzlies to their ninth win in the last 10 games. Conley's 14.7 field-goal attempts per game are 2.9 more than his previous career high, and his 18.2 ppg and .462 shooting percentage are both career bests.
Tony Allen, G1/28/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Memphis shooting guard Tony Allen (hand) will miss his 11th straight game Tuesday against the Blazers, according to Chris Haynes of csnnw.com.
Insight: Allen hasn't played since he was diagnosed with a small fracture in his hand. Courtney Lee has been playing well in his absence, averaging 15.3 ppg in nine games since joining the Grizzlies.
Courtney Lee, SGHot1/25/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee had 15 points Saturday and has averaged 16.9 ppg his last seven games.
Insight: Lee has been starting at shooting guard in place of Tony Allen, who has missed 10 straight games with a fractured hand. The guard has been scoring but doesn't offer many rebounds, assists, threes or steals.
Tony Allen, G1/25/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Memphis shooting guard Tony Allen (hand) sat out his 10th straight game Saturday against the Rockets.
Insight: Allen hasn't played since he was diagnosed with a small fracture in his hand. Courtney Lee has been playing well in his absence.
Tony Allen, G1/24/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Memphis shooting guard Tony Allen won't be available for Friday's game against Sacramento. SOURCE: Rob Fischer, WHBQ-87.7 Memphis
Insight: He was diagnosed with a fractured hand earlier this month. Friday will be Allen's ninth consecutive absence. Courtney Lee (8.8 ppg) will continue to start at shooting guard in his place.
Tony Allen, G1/20/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (small fracture in his hand) didn't play Monday against New Orleans.
Insight: Allen has now missed eight straight contests. Fill-in Courtney Lee had 19 points Monday and has averaged 14.9 ppg over his last six games, but doesn't play the defense that Allen brings to the table.
Courtney Lee, SGHot1/20/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee has averaged 14.9 ppg in seven games since joining Memphis via Boston.
Insight: He had 19 points in 34 minutes Monday. Lee has played 31 minutes per game with the Grizzlies after seeing just 17 for the Celtics. However, his minutes will probably drop once Tony Allen returns from a fractured hand.
Zach Randolph, F1/20/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Memphis forward Zach Randolph put up 23 points, 20 boards and three assists over 38 minutes Monday against New Orleans.
Insight: Of course, he had zero blocks and zero steals. Even after blocking four shots Friday, Randolph has 10 blocks and 17 steals in 38 games this season. He's averaging a double-double, though, with 17.1 ppg and 10.6 rpg.
Tony Allen, G1/20/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (small fracture in his hand) could return for Monday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Allen has missed seven straight contests. Fill-in Courtney Lee has averaged 14.1 ppg over his last six games, but doesn't play the defense that Allen brings to the table.
Tony Allen, G1/17/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (small fracture in his hand) will sit out another game Friday against the Kings.
Insight: Allen will miss his seventh straight contest. Fill-in Courtney Lee has averaged 13.6 points, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes in five games since coming to Memphis in a trade from Boston.
James Johnson, F1/15/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward James Johnson had 15 points, five assists, six rebounds, six blocks and two steals Wednesday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Johnson hasn't done much scoring (8.4 ppg), but he's averaging 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 steals in 15 games since joining Memphis.
Marc Gasol, C1/15/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol will play Wednesday after returning from a sprained MCL Tuesday, according to Andrew Gruman of foxsportswisconsin.com.
Insight: In his first game since Nov. 22, Gasol played 24 minutes and had 12 points. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger thinks the back-to-back will be a good test for the center.
Zach Randolph, F1/14/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Memphis forward Zach Randolph didn't shoot well from the field (just 7-of-21) but he still managed to put up 23 points in 40 minutes Tuesday against the Thunder.
Insight: He also chipped in with 13 boards and four assists. Randolph has shown incredible consistency throughout the season. Fantasy owners should be playing him every night.
Courtney Lee, SGHot1/14/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee posted 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting Tuesday in a win against OKC.
Insight: That's a season-high for Lee, who is already playing a much bigger role in Memphis than he did in Boston earlier this season. He's averaging 14.8 ppg in four games with the Grizzlies compared to just 7.4 ppg in 30 games for the Celtics.
Marc Gasol, C1/14/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol will make his return from an MCL sprain Tuesday against Oklahoma City. SOURCE: Rob Fischer, Fox Sports
Insight: He should give the struggling Grizzlies a huge lift. Gasol had been averaging 16.0 ppg and 7.1 rpg before his knee injury.
Marc Gasol, C1/14/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said center Marc Gasol (knee) will be a game-time decision Tuesday, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Gasol has been out since Nov. 22 due to a Grade 2 sprain of his MCL. He returned to practice Monday and said his knee "responded great" and feels "really strong and stable."
Marc Gasol, C1/14/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (knee) returned to practice Monday and said his knee "responded great" and feels "really strong and stable." SOURCE: Rob Fischer, Grizzlies sideline reporter
Insight: Gasol has been out since Nov. 22 due to a Grade 2 sprain of his MCL. He still doesn't have a target date, but he should be back before January ends.
Tony Allen, G1/14/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (small fracture in his hand) did not practice Monday and fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to be available for Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City.
Insight: Allen's best contribution to fantasy teams is his average of 2.0 steals per game. Otherwise, he's pretty ordinary. Courtney Lee, acquired from Boston, has averaged 11.6 ppg over his last three contests.
Mike Conley, GHot1/12/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley was at it again Sunday in a win against the Hawks.
Insight: This time Conley went 7-of-15 from the field for 21 points while also dishing out 13 assists. Conley was his usual active self on the defensive end of the floor, swiping away four steals and coming down with four rebounds. The former Ohio State guard has now scored 20 points or more in four out of his last five games.
Mike Conley, G1/10/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had a monster game Friday versus Phoenix.
Insight: He totaled 31 points on 11-for-19 shooting as Memphis won 104-99. Conley has scored 20 or more points in three of his last four contests. This has easily been the best season of Conley's career so far with averages of 18.0 ppg and 6.3 apg.
Zach Randolph, F1/10/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph put up a nice stat line Friday versus Phoenix.
Insight: His line included 20 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and one blocked shot in 37 minutes of action. Z-Bo doesn't have as high a ceiling as a guy like Kevin Love but he certainly has the drive and consistency that all fantasy owners crave.
Courtney Lee, SG1/7/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Courtney Lee had 12 points, two rebounds, one steal, one block and two threes in 26 minutes in his first game with the Grizzlies Tuesday against San Antonio.
Insight: Tony Allen will miss at least two weeks due to a fracture in his hand, so Memphis may need to play the newly acquired Lee big minutes right off the bat.
James Johnson, F1/7/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Memphis forward James Johnson had 15 points, five assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal Tuesday against the Spurs.
Insight: In 11 games since joining Memphis, Johnson has averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks in just 22 minutes per game. He could be in for more playing time with G/F Tony Allen out for at least two weeks with a fractured hand.
Mike Conley, G1/7/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley dropped 30 points with six rebounds, five assists and three steals in a loss to San Antonio Tuesday night.
Insight: Conley's average of 17.6 ppg is the highest of his career by 3.0 points.
Tony Allen, G1/7/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen said he has a small fracture in his hand and will be out roughly two weeks, according to Chris Vernon of 92.9 FM ESPN.
Insight: Allen's best contribution to fantasy teams is his average of 2.0 steals per game. Otherwise, he's pretty ordinary. Courtney Lee, just acquired from Boston, will have to play a big role right away.
Tony Allen, G1/7/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen will miss Tuesday's game with a Grade 2 left wrist sprain, according to Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Allen is an elite defensive player but for fantasy purposes, he's not a great play averaging 10.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 spg. He's considered day-to-day.
Tony Allen, G1/7/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen missed Sunday's game against Detroit and is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio due to a bruised left hand.
Insight: Allen is an elite defensive player but for fantasy purposes, he's not a great play averaging 10.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 spg. We do like the steals total, however.
Zach Randolph, F1/5/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Memphis forward Zach Randolph produced 16 points and 16 boards Sunday in an easy win over Detroit.
Insight: He also had five assists. Randolph's double-double streak is at four in a row. He'll look to make it five straight Tuesday versus San Antonio.
Courtney Lee, SG1/5/2014 8:50:00 PM
Description: Courtney Lee is headed to Memphis. The Celtics traded Lee to the Grizzlies Sunday for point guard Jerryd Bayless. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: The deal frees up about $11 million for the Celtics over the next two seasons. Lee (7.4 ppg) is an effective three-point shooter (44.2 percent this season) but he won't provide much fantasy value in Memphis.
Tony Allen, G1/5/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen will miss Sunday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Allen is an elite defensive player but can only do so much on offense. For fantasy purposes, he's not a recommended play averaging 10.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 spg.
Zach Randolph, FHot1/4/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph has scored at least 20 points in six of the last seven games.
Insight: Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds Friday at Denver and is now averaging 17.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and a career-high 2.5 assists per game.