News: Koufos scored eight points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT) with 12 rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes off the bench Monday.
Impact: With DeMarcus Cousins getting the night off, Koufas and the other Grizzlies bigs were able to take advantage of the depleted Kings frontcourt. Don't expect a repeat any time soon, however, as Koufas typically doesn't get enough minutes to make much of a fantasy impact.
News: Conley scored 18 points (6-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT) with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 34 minutes during Monday's win over the Kings.
Impact: His assists were uncharacteristically low, but Conley chipped in a little bit of everything to make up for it. In seven games since he returned to action from an ankle injury, Conley's averaging 13.1 points, 5.3 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.1 steals, numbers only a little off his usual pace.
News: Allen (hamstring) is out for Monday's game against the Kings, and he's without a return timetable, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Impact: Allen sustained a left hamstring injury Friday, and he missed Sunday's game against San Antonio. With the playoffs approaching, the Grizzlies won't rush Allen back, so expect Vince Carter and Courtney Lee to continue to pick up some extra minutes in the short-term. It sounds like Allen could miss a few more games, but until official confirmation is handed down by the team, consider him day-to-day. After Monday, Memphis' next game doesn't come until Friday versus Oklahoma City.
News: Smith was recalled from the D-League on Monday.
Impact: During this most recent D-League assignment, Smith averaged 18.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists over three games. The Louisville product has appeared in only 10 NBA games this season, seeing nearly all of his minutes in garbage time.
News: Stokes returned from the D-League on Monday, Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer reports.
Impact: Stokes spent just shy of two weeks with the Iowa Energy, for whom he's averaged 16.0 points and 14.9 rebounds this season. The Memphis native, and Tennessee product, is yet to make much of an impact at the NBA level, however.
News: Carter started Sunday's loss to the Spurs with Tony Allen (hamstring) out, but was held to five points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes.
Impact: Carter has now scored a combined seven points in his past three games, despite averaging 19 minutes in those appearances. With March coming to a close, he's shooting 36.6 percent from the floor this month.
News: Randolph broke out of his rebounding slump Sunday against the Spurs, posting 20 points and 13 rebounds in 33 minutes of action.
Impact: Prior to Sunday's game, Randolph had just two double-digit rebounding games in the entire month of March. He's known to be a double-double machine, but recent performances have gotten owners worried. Even after Sunday's performance, his value is still limited, thanks to his lack of contribution in other categories. Still, he's averaging 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.0 steals in March -- solid production in most formats.