News: Prince posted six points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound and one assist in 18 minutes during the Grizzlies' 97-89 win versus the Pacers on Friday.
Impact: Having received a DNP-CD in the first game of the season, Prince performed well when called upon on Friday, and may be required to play a larger role short-term if Courtney Lee (head) is forced to miss time. It's possible Prince could draw the start at small forward alongside Tony Allen on Saturday versus the Hornets, but regardless of how coach Dave Joerger decides to use Prince he is likely only worth consideration in the very deepest leagues.
News: Allen recorded five points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists and five steals in 32 minutes during the Grizzlies' 97-89 win versus the Pacers on Friday.
Impact: Allen now has eight steals through two games, and while he has always been known more as a tough defender than a ball thief, his career 1.3 steals per game average has come during only 21 minutes per game. So long as he continues to receive 30 or more minutes per game, which is likely given what he brings to the defensive end, he should post solid steal totals. However, his lack of consistent scoring production typically limits his value outside of deeper leagues.
News: Udrih posted nine points, (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes during the Grizzlies' 97-89 win versus the Pacers on Friday.
Impact: After a quiet performance in the season opener versus the TImberwolves Udrih played well off the bench on Friday. He should continue to see decent minutes as Mike Conley's primary backup until Nick Calathes returns from suspension, at which point it's likely he'll play a much more reduced role as the team's third point guard. Udrih is likely only worth a look for those searching for a short-term option in deeper leagues.
News: Randolph contributed 22 points (7-14 FG, 8-10 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and three steals in 33 minutes during the Grizzlies' 97-89 win versus the Pacers on Friday.
Impact: After going for 25 points and 13 rebounds in the Grizzlies' season-opener versus the Timberwolves Randolph delivered another dominant double-double. He has averaged a double-double during eight of his 13 years in the league and four of his five seasons with the Grizzlies, so this is nothing new. His scoring average will likely end up being closer to his career average of 17.2 points per game, but the fact that the 33-year-old has gotten off to such a strong start this season is comforting for those who selected him on draft-day, and he should continue to be a walking double-double machine so long as he's able to remain healthy. Expect him to continue producing plenty of points and rebounds while considering anything he adds in the assist, steal and block categories as a bonus.
News: Lee suffered a mild concussion in Friday's game against the Pacers and will not return, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: Lee was helped off the court and went straight to the locker room after taking a knee to the head. His diagnosis of a minor concussion will cause him to miss the remainder of Friday's game and makes him an unlikely candidate to play in Saturday's contest as well.