News: Green contributed 20 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 10-10 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 32 minutes during the Grizzlies' 102-93 win versus the Rockets on Wednesday.
Impact: Green has been fairly solid since joining the starting lineup against the Timberwolves back on Nov. 15, and so have the Grizzlies, winners of five of their last six games. It seems like there is a good chance Green sticks in the starting five long-term, but his ability to play multiple positions means he will still have the opportunity to earn plenty of minutes even if coach Dave Joerger were to changed his mind down the road.
News: Randolph (knee) is out again Wednesday in Houston, Calvin Watkins of ESPN reports.
Impact: This will be the fourth consecutive missed game for Randolph. The Grizzlies are likely being cautious with their veteran, as a means to avoid a longer nagging injury. The next chance for Randolph to return to the court is Friday versus Atlanta.
News: Allen saw a season-high 31 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks, finishing with 11 points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-8 FT) to go with four rebounds, two steals, and one assist.
Impact: It was just the second time all season that Allen finished with double-digit scoring production, while the high minutes count may have been a product of Courtney Lee's ongoing struggles from the field. Lee has been in a season-long funk from three-point line, which could continue to result on coach Dave Joerger leaning more frequently on the defensive-minded Allen to assume the bulk of the minutes at the two-guard spot.
News: Green recorded a season-high 13 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with six boards, one assist, and one steal over 17 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks.
Impact: Green provided a nice scoring boost off the bench for the Grizzlies, but the minutes count was a little bit disappointing in light of the absence of Zach Randolph (knee). That may have been due in large part to Green's high foul total (four), so if Randolph again remains sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Green could get back over 20 minutes.
News: Carter played 11 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks, scoring three points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with two rebounds.
Impact: After going unused in all but one of the Grizzlies' first 12 games of the season, Carter has seen double-digit minutes in each of the last three contests. The veteran wing is able to offer a more reliable three-point stroke than the likes of Tony Allen and -- at least for now -- the struggling Courtney Lee (20.5 percent mark from downtown on the season), so Carter could continue to see some light run off the bench as the Grizzlies aim to stretch the floor a bit more.
News: Adams (knee) hasn't played in the Grizzlies' last 11 games.
Impact: Adams continues to battle soreness in his right knee, a likely byproduct of the surgery he underwent back in August. Once the soreness subsides, Adams will likely be a deep reserve for the Grizzlies, minimizing his chances of delivering any notable fantasy value this season.
News: Despite being ruled active for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Randolph (knee) didn't come off the bench in the Grizzlies' 110-96 victory.
Impact: Because Jarell Martin (foot) and Jordan Adams (knee) were already occupying the inactive spots for Tuesday's game, Randolph and Brandan Wright (knee) were listed as active for the contest, though neither player was truly considered available to play. As a result, Randolph ceded most of minutes at power forward to the trio of Jeff Green, Matt Barnes, and JaMychal Green, who combined to produce 46 points between them. Randolph has sat out the Grizzlies' last three games, and at this point, looks unlikely to play Wednesday in Houston barring a dramatic turnaround in his condition.