Memphis Grizzlies Player News: All Positions

News: Conley was traded to the Jazz on Wednesday in exchange for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's Draft and a future first-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Rumors of Conley being shopped arrived near last season's trade deadline -- the same time Marc Gasol was dealt to the Raptors. With the Grizzlies in the midst of a heavy rebuild, there was little reason to keep the 31-year-old point guard. He'll be shipped off to Utah, who have won at least 50 games in two of the past three seasons but have failed to make it past the Western Conference Semifinals.
News: Valanciunas (ankle) is planning to decline his $17.6 million player option for 2019-20 with the primary intention of negotiating a new deal with the Grizzlies, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Last week, Valanciunas noted that whom the Grizzlies hire as their head coach will be a "huge factor" in determining whether or not he exercises his player option. While Valanciunas declined his player option in the wake of Memphis hiring Taylor Jenkins on Wednesday, the center apparently prefers to stay with the Grizzlies after enjoying tremendous success in his limited action with the club. After Toronto dealt him to Memphis in February, Valanciunas started in 17 of his 19 appearances, averaging 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks across 27.7 minutes.
News: Valanciunas (ankle) said who the Grizzlies hire as their head coach will be a "huge factor" in determining whether he exercises his player option for the 2019-20 season, Lithuanian basketball writer Donatas Urbonas reports.
Impact: Valanciunas spoke to the media on Tuesday at an awards ceremony back in his home country and sounded very much undecided as to whether he'll remain in Memphis. "It's still early to say," Valanciunas said. "Deeper into the summer, we'll have a better picture who's staying and what are the team plans." Valanciunas came over from Toronto at the trade deadline as part of the Marc Gasol deal and went on to appear in 19 games for the Grizzles, averaging 19.9 points and 10.7 rebounds in 27.7 minutes per game. The 27-year-old can opt in for $17.6 million next season, but he may prefer to seek a longer-term deal elsewhere, while the Grizzlies continue their rebuild.
News: Anderson underwent surgery Thursday to address his sore right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery by the start of training camp.
Impact: Anderson was sidelined for 37 of the team's final 39 games with the lingering injury, but the procedure should resolved the issue heading into 2019-20. The small forward will likely spend the summer rehabbing before being back to 100 percent by the time preseason play gets underway.
News: Miles indicated Thursday that he'll exercise his player option to remain with Memphis in 2019-20, Peter Edmiston of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.
Impact: This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, as Miles would be unlikely to have much luck securing a more lucrative deal as a free agent. The veteran's player option for next season, which is fully guaranteed, will pay him roughly $8.7 million.
News: Wright scored 13 points (3-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 132-117 win over the Warriors.
Impact: The 26-year-old gave a very intriguing glimpse of his fantasy upside next season should Mike Conley get traded, although Golden State was hardly putting its best lineup on the court on the eve of the playoffs. At worst, Wright should have a significant role as a combo guard for Memphis in 2019-20.
News: Caboclo scored 21 points (8-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 132-117 win over the Warriors.
Impact: The 23-year-old showed flashes of his athleticism and upside down the stretch for Memphis, scoring in double digits in seven of the last nine games, although his streak of games with at least one block ended at eight Wednesday. Caboclo will likely enter next season behind Jaren Jackson (thigh) on the depth chart at the four, but he could still win a significant role on a rebuilding Grizzlies squad if he continues his development.
News: Carter scored a game-high 32 points (10-18 FG, 8-12 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 26 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 132-117 win over the warriors.
Impact: Golden State wasn't exactly putting their best lineup on the court, and Carter took full advantage, posting the best numbers of his brief NBA career. The 23-year-old will head into next season looking to win a spot on the Grizzlies' bench behind Mike Conley -- assuming the veteran point guard isn't traded away -- and Delon Wright.
News: Anderson will undergo thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right shoulder next week, Chris Herrington of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Impact: Anderson missed 37 of the last 39 games of the season dealing with what the team labeled as right shoulder soreness. The Grizzlies haven't outlined a specific timeline for Anderson's return, though it's expected he'll be ready to go for the start of training camp. Assuming surgery resolves his shoulder problems, Anderson should step back into a starting role on the wing for Memphis in 2019-20.
News: Zeller will come off the bench Wednesday against Golden State, Phillip Dean of Fox Sports South reports.
Impact: Zeller will come off the bench Wednesday after a spot-start for Tuesday's loss to Detroit. The veteran center's appeared in just five games this season, averaging 7.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game.
News: Rabb will start Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Phillip Dean of Fox Sports South reprots.
Impact: Rabb will get the starting nod for Wednesday's season finale. In 12 previous starts this year, Rabb's averaging 10.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes.
News: Parsons (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Impact: With Parsons officially out, the Grizzlies will only have nine players available for their regular season finale. In a fairly surprising turn of events, Parsons has appeared in 22 straights games for Memphis while playing about 20 minutes per game off the bench, so it will be a well-deserved night off for him.
News: Noah (knee) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Impact: Noah's sore right knee cost him the Grizzlies' final nine games of the season, but the veteran center probably performed well enough prior to being shut down to generate renewed interest around the league as he heads into free agency this summer. While teams won't promise Noah anything more than a backup role, the 34-year-old made an impact in that capacity over 42 games with Memphis. He wraps up the 2018-19 campaign with averages of 7.1 points (on 51.6 percent shooting from the field), 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.7 blocks in 16.5 minutes per game.
News: Bradley (lower leg) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Impact: As anticipated, Bradley's right shin contusion will keep him sidelined for the season finale, extending his streak of absences to 12 games. Prior to getting hurt, Bradley enjoyed a strong run as the Grizzlies' starting shooting guard, averaging 16.1 points, 4.0 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 triples and 1.0 steal in 31.6 minutes per game over 14 outings with the club. He'll enter the final year of his contract in 2019-20 and should be in line for a starting role to begin the season if Memphis doesn't move him elsewhere over the summer.
News: Conley (ankle) will sit out Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Impact: Conley will finish out the season with six straight absences, marking the fifth consecutive campaign in which he's suited up for 70 games or fewer. Fortunately for the veteran point guard, his sore left ankle is likely only a minor concern heading into the offseason, and an injury he surely would have played through had the Grizzlies been in contention for a playoff spot. Conley should thus enter 2019-20 at full strength, but it remains unclear if he'll still remain with Memphis or head to another organization this summer. The Grizzlies will surely listen to any trade offers on Conley after previously making him available prior to February's trade deadline.
News: Parsons is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors with left knee soreness.
Impact: The Grizzlies have already ruled out eight players for their season finale, so the team would have just nine bodies available for the contest if Parsons is shuttered. The oft-injured veteran has incredibly played in each of the Grizzlies' 22 games since rejoining the team after the All-Star break, but he looks like a shell of himself at this stage of his career. He's averaging just 7.7 points (on 37 percent shooting from the field), 3.0 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.2 triples in 20.5 minutes per contest since returning.
News: Zeller finished with 13 points (4-7 FG, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 19 minutes during Tuesday's loss to Detroit.
Impact: Zeller managed to do his damage in just 19 minutes before fouling out. The 7th-year center's scored in double-digits in each of the last three games, making 13-of-22 shots from the field over that span. While he's been productive on a per-minute basis, Zeller's seen action in just five games this season and holds his current role on the Grizzlies primarily do to the myriad injuries of players ahead of him on the depth chart.
News: Caboclo supplied 15 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 26 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.
Impact: Caboclo scored in double-digits for the 10th time this season, managing to contribute in every category Tuesday. While the Brazilian forward has flashed glimpses of his potential since joining the starting lineup, he remains generally raw and inconsistent. That said, Caboclo's managed to translate an increase in playing time over his past 11 games into averages of 12.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
News: Wright amassed 15 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-8 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and a steal in 37 minutes Tuesday against Detroit.
Impact: Although Wright failed to record a triple-double for the first time in three games, he nonetheless managed a solid line in Tuesday's loss. Since joining the Grizzlies during a mid-season trade, Wright's been providing strong production as the backup for Mike Conley when Conley's been healthy. Over 24 games, including nine starts, with Memphis, Wright's averaging 12.0 points, 5.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 30.3 minutes per game -- stats that indicate he could be in for a larger role next year.
News: Rabb will come off the bench Tuesday against the Pistons, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Rabb has started three games in a row, but it will be Tyler Zeller getting the nod Tuesday. It's unclear who will get the nod during Wednesday's finale.
News: Zeller will start Tuesday's game against the Pistons, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Zeller will make his first start of the year after making two successful appearances over the past two games, totaling 25 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one block. It's unclear if he'll start Wednesday's finale.
News: Noah (knee) will remain out for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.
Impact: The veteran will miss an eighth consecutive game with a sore knee, and with the Grizzlies on the first night of a back-to-back, we've probably seen the last of Noah for this season.
News: Conley (ankle) will remain out for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.
Impact: With the Grizzlies well out of the playoff picture, Conley will remain out for a fifth straight game as he nurses a sore left knee. It would be a surprise if he's back for Wednesday's season finale, so expect Delon Wright to continue seeing big minutes.
News: Bradley (leg) will remain out for Tuesday's game against the Pistons.
Impact: Bradley will miss an eleventh straight game, and with the Grizzlies on the first night of a back-to-back, it's highly unlikely that they'll throw the veteran out there for Wednesday's finale against Golden State.
News: Parsons registered 10 points (3-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, one steal, and one block in 30 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime loss to the Mavericks.
Impact: Parsons was downright dreadful in terms of efficiency but filled up the stat sheet in this one, reaching double figures in scoring for the fourth straight game while handing out a season high assist total. He remains highly inconsistent overall and thus tough to trust for fantasy purposes, but those in deeper leagues could do worse given that he's at least back to earning decent minutes.
News: Zeller provided 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, and one block in 26 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime loss to the Mavericks.
Impact: Zeller has reached double figures in scoring in both of his first two bouts with the Grizzlies. With Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) and Jaren Jackson (thigh) already ruled out for the rest of the campaign and Joakim Noah (knee) currently hobbled as well, Zeller may continue to earn decent minutes across the final two games this season.
News: Holiday accumulated 30 points (9-20 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 42 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime loss to the Mavericks.
Impact: Holiday poured in a career high scoring total while matching his season high in made threes. He has also reached double figures in scoring in three straight games and continues to shoulder a sizable load of offensive responsibility as the campaign comes to a close. Having earned at least 30 minutes in each of the last 10 games, Holiday is likely to receive no shortage of playing time across the final two matchups of 2018-19.
News: Caboclo contributed 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 17 rebounds, four assists, and one block in 39 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime loss to the Mavericks.
Impact: Caboclo collected a career high rebounding total while delivering his third double-double across the last seven games. The 23-year-old forward continues to showcase his well-rounded skillset down the stretch this season, and he's likely to continue earning ample minutes across the final two matchups of 2018-19.
News: Wright recorded 20 points (8-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, 12 assists, and one block in 42 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime loss to the Mavericks.
Impact: Wright racked up his second straight triple-double while matching his career high in rebounding, this after setting career highs in scoring and dimes in Friday's win over these same Mavericks. With Mike Conley (ankle) set to potentially miss the final two games this season, Wright is likely to continue piling up the counting stats.
News: Bradley (lower leg) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Mavericks.
Impact: The Grizzlies haven't officially confirmed as much, but Bradley's season is more than likely over. He'll be sidelined for a 10th straight game Sunday and seems unlikely to make it back for either of the Grizzlies' final two contests. With Mike Conley (ankle) also joining Bradley in street clothes, Delon Wright and Tyler Dorsey are expected to serve as Memphis' starting backcourt.
News: Noah (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Noah will be in street clothes for a seventh consecutive contest while tending to the sore right knee, an injury that could very well keep him sidelined for the Grizzlies' season-ending back-to-back set Tuesday versus the Pistons and Wednesday against the Warriors. With Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) and Jaren Jackson (thigh) also unavailable, Ivan Rabb should make another start and handle the bulk of the minutes at center.
News: Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Conley (ankle) wouldn't play Sunday against the Mavericks and acknowledged the point guard might not be available for the team's final two regular-season contests Tuesday in Detroit and Wednesday at home versus the Warriors, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The sore left ankle will extend Conley's streak of absences to four and it seems quite likely he won't be back in action before the 2018-19 campaign draws to a close. The non-contending Grizzlies aren't incentivized to push their star point guard to return for a trio of rather meaningless games, even though it's not believed his ankle issue is anything that will trouble him heading into the offseason. With Conley out for at least one more game, Tyler Dorsey and Delon Wright are expected to act as the Grizzlies' primary ball handlers.
News: Conley (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Dallas.
Impact: It's likely that Conley will miss his fourth-straight game Sunday. Given that there's just three remaining games in the season, it wouldn't be too surprising if Cpnley's held out for the remainder of the season. If he doesn't play, look for Delon Wright to see another start.
News: Noah (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas.
Impact: Noah's in jeopardy of missing a seventh-straight game due to a sore right knee. With just three games remaining, it seems unlikely that Noah will return to the court this season despite the questionable designation.
News: Dorsey totaled 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes in the Grizzlies' win over the Mavericks on Friday.
Impact: Dorsey remained with the starting five on Friday with Avery Bradley (lower leg) out for the eighth game in a row. In his recent eight game stint in the starting lineup, Dorsey has averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 boards and 3.3 assists in 31.1 minutes.
News: Rabb finished with 12 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 30 minutes in the Grizzlies' win over the Mavericks on Friday.
Impact: Rabb drew a second-straight start with Joakim Noah (knee) and Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) sidelined. In his two recent starts, Rabb has averaged 12.5 points, 9.0 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.0 assists -- numbers good enough to make him worth a look in daily formats as a very cheap play with upside.
News: Holiday totaled 20 points (8-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, two steals, one rebound and a block across 32 minutes in the Grizzlies' win over the Mavericks on Friday.
Impact: Holiday poured in 20 points in Friday's win, nailing three triples in the process. Over his last eight games, Holiday averaged 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.4 assists -- serviceable production overall with great steal totals.
News: Wright totaled 26 points (10-19 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 14 assists, 10 rebounds and two steals across 39 minutes in the Grizzlies' win over the Mavericks on Friday.
Impact: Wright notched his first career triple-double in Friday's win behind some impressive counting stats. The four-year NBA vet has seen his opportunity increase after coming over to the Grizzlies mid-season from the Raptors, and he has become an important part of Memphis' rotation. Don't expect this type of production from Wright regularly as his season stats are modest at best.
News: Caboclo is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Dallas.
Impact: After coming off the bench Wednesday against Portland, but he'll rejoin the first unit for Friday's clash. He's posted averages of 12.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in his last five games as a starter.
News: Noah (knee) will not play in Friday's game against the Mavericks.
Impact: This will be Noah's sixth straight absence while he nurses right knee soreness, and at this point in the season, with just three games remaining, the team doesn't have much reason to bring the veteran big man back.
News: Conley (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Dallas, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Impact: Originally considered doubtful heading into Friday, Conley has officially been deemed inactive for Friday's matchup due to lingering left ankle soreness. Teammate Delon Wright will presumably be in-line for another spot-start against the Mavericks on Friday. With only three games left as well, it wouldn't be too surprising if the Grizzlies elect to sit their star point guard for the rest of the season.
News: Zeller will sign with the Grizzlies for the remainder of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: With just four games left of the regular season, Zeller could actually carve out a decent role with Memphis considering they won't make the postseason and are without Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) and Jaren Jackson (thigh).
News: Bradley (leg) will not play Friday against Dallas.
Impact: Bradley continues to nurse a bruised shin, and he'll be held out again Friday, marking his ninth consecutive absence.
News: Noah (knee) is questionable for Friday's contest against the Mavericks.
Impact: Noah has been out each of the past five games while recovering from right knee soreness. It's possible he makes his return Friday, and more information may arrive following the Grizzlies' morning shootaround.
News: Conley (ankle) is considered doubtful for Friday's matchup with the Mavs.
Impact: Conley continues to be slowed by an ankle injury, and he appears to be headed for his third straight absence as the Grizzlies limp toward the finish line. Assuming Conley sits, Delon Wright would make another start at point guard.
News: Holiday finished with 11 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, an assist and a steal across 30 minutes in Wednesday's 116-89 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Since coming over from Chicago, Holiday has contributed solid numbers with an average of 29 minutes of action over 39 games. He possesses the ability to rack up numbers in multiple categories but it remains to be seen if he will fit into Memphis' plans next season.
News: Rabb recorded 13 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 116=89 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Impact: With Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) shut down for the season and Bruno Caboclo relegated to the bench, Rabb took on an expanded role that he will probably sustain through the end of the season. At only 21, the second year Cal product has loads of promise and will likely be a part of the Grizzlies' future plans.
News: Wright contributed 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six assists, four rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal across 29 minutes in Wednesday's 116-89 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Wright fell back to earth a bit in his second start in place of Mike Conley, but his totals weren't surprising when you consider how short-handed the Grizzlies were entering the game. As the season winds down, we should continue to see plenty of Wright in the backcourt, as both Conley and Avery Bradley are bound to be out or limited moving forward.
News: Parsons accrued 16 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two steals, a rebound, an assist and a blocked shot across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 116-89 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Impact: With only 10 active players on the roster, Parsons found a way to slide in off the bench and put up a team-leading 16 points in this embarrassing blowout. The injury bug continued to plague Parsons yet again this season, as he's only managed to log 21 games. It's looking less and less likely that Parsons will regain the form he demonstrated in his campaigns with Houston and Dallas earlier in his career. He still has one year remaining on his contract, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him ending up in a different uniform at some point next season.
News: Noah (knee) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Trailblazers, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
Impact: Noah will miss his fifth straight contest as he continues to deal with right knee soreness. It's unknown if he will return this season, but at this time he should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Mavericks.
News: Conley (ankle) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Trailblazers, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
Impact: Conley came into the game listed as doubtful, so it's no surprise that he's been ruled out. This will be Conley's second straight absence as he continues to deal with left ankle soreness. He should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Mavericks. Delon Wright will likely start in his place once again.
News: Bradley (leg) has been ruled out for Wednesday's contest against Portland.
Impact: It'll be the eight straight game in which Bradley, who has been nursing a lower leg bruise, will be absent for. The disappointing season continues for the former first-round pick in 2010, as he is currently averaging single digits in points scored for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign.
News: Noah (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game at Portland.
Impact: Noah has missed the last four contests due to right knee soreness but could possibly return to action Wednesday, bearing any major issues. In his time with Memphis so far this season, Noah is averaging 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds over 42 games played.
News: Conley (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's contest against the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Conley will likely miss a second straight game Wednesday, as he continues to deal with left ankle soreness. Assuming he's out, Delon Wright figures to draw another start in the backcourt.
News: Valanciunas (ankle) has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 ankle sprain and has been ruled out for the last five games of the season, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Impact: This diagnosis isn't unexpected, as Valanciunas needed help just to get off the court after suffering the injury Sunday night. It is good news that he won't require surgery, however. There's no need for the Grizzlies to push their starting center back into action at this point, especially with Memphis firmly out of the playoff picture.
News: Caboclo finished with eight points (3-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 20 minutes Sunday in the Grizzlies' 113-96 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: After a trio of strong games, Caboclo saw his production dip steadily Sunday, with a sharp downturn in playing time primarily the root of his lackluster line. Foul trouble as well as the blowout nature of the contest contributed to Caboclo's deflated minutes, so it's probably fine to excuse the forward for his underwhelming outing. With a three-game week ahead, Caboclo looks like a decent option in most formats while playing on a Grizzlies squad that has already shut down four players for the season (Jaren Jackson, Kyle Anderson, C.J. Miles and Dillon Brooks) and could be missing four more rotation staples (Mike Conley, Jonas Valanciunas, Avery Bradley and Joakim Noah) again Wednesday in Portland.
News: Holiday turned in nine points (3-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and three steals across 33 minutes in the Grizzlies' 113-96 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: Holiday had exhibited a hot hand in Saturday's win over the Suns, draining 55.6 percent of his attempts on his way to a 14-point night. However, the shooting struggles that have plagued him throughout most of the season returned Sunday, and his 14.3 percent success rate from three-point range was his lowest over the last six contests. Holiday does retain a hold of the starting small forward job for the moment, but veteran Chandler Parsons is producing more consistently off the bench with minutes in the mid-20s on most nights. Consequently, despite the fact just a handful of games remain in the season, it's conceivable that Holiday's minutes could take a slight hit or the two could swap spots on the depth chart at some point.
News: Dorsey supplied 14 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and one assist across 25 minutes in the Grizzlies' 113-96 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: Dorsey continued in the starting five with Avery Bradley (lower leg) missing a seventh consecutive contest. Dorsey has now hit double digits in the scoring column in three of his past four games, and in four of the seven Bradley has missed overall. Additionally, despite the scoring-dependent stat line Sunday, the 23-year-old has been a solid contributor in rebounds and assists at different points over the past several games as well.
News: Parsons posted 17 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 24 minutes in the Grizzlies' 113-96 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: Parsons finished as the second-leading scorer on the night with both Mike Conley and Jonas Valanciunas sitting due to ankle injuries, the latter suffering his in the third quarter. Parsons finally hit his stride during the latter portion of March, as he's now scored in double digits on five occasions over the last eight games. Considering how much time the veteran missed this season, he's likely to continue logging a solid amount of minutes off the bench for what remains of the campaign.
News: Wright totaled 20 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-10 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block across 35 minutes in the Grizzlies' 113-96 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: With Jonas Valanciunas exiting the game in the third quarter due to an ankle injury and Mike Conley (ankle) missing the contest altogether, Wright parlayed his spot start into another strong line. The 26-year-old was a consistent contributor across the stat sheet during the entirety of March, finishing the month with averages of 12.1 points, 5.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals. Considering Conley could sit out at least another couple of games down the stretch and that Avery Bradley (lower leg) remains sidelined as well, Wright figures in for a solid allotment of playing time for what remains of the regular season.
News: Valanciunas (ankle) will not return to Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Impact: Valanciunas painfully rolled his right ankle in the third quarter, which could end the center's season considering the Grizzlies have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Before exiting the contest he recorded nine points (2-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block over 21 minutes. Should he miss extended time, look for Ivan Rabb to potentially get some starting minutes at center.
News: Valanciunas needed assistance off the court after suffering an ankle injury during Sunday's game against the Clippers, David Cobb of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Impact: Valanciunas exited the contest in the third quarter after tallying nine points (2-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block over 21 minutes. With Memphis out of the playoff picture, it would be unsurprising if Valanciunas was shut down for the remainder of the season if the injury is as significant as initially thought.
News: Parsons (illness) was not listed on the injury report prior to Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Impact: Parsons was forced to exit Saturday's game after dealing with an illness and was unable to return, however it seems as though the illness is no longer bothering him. He's averaging 20.0 minutes per game in the month of March, and he should return to his usual role Sunday.
News: Noah (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Impact: Noah will miss his fourth straight game as he continues to deal with right knee soreness. His next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Trailblazers and he should be considered questionable for that game.
News: Conley has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Clippers with left ankle soreness.
Impact: It's unclear of the severity of Conley's injury at this time, and more information should come out following Sunday's game. At this time, he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Trailblazers. In his absence, Delon Wright should see a larger role.
News: Bradley (lower leg) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Impact: A bruise on Bradley's right shin will keep him out of his seventh straight game. His next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Trailblazers and he should be considered questionable for that game at this time.
News: Wright registered 11 points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists, five steals and two blocks across 28 minutes in the Grizzlies' 120-115 win over the Suns on Saturday.
Impact: Wright was stellar on the defensive end in particular, making up for some sub-par shooting. The 26-year-old continues to thrive with extended minutes in the continued absence of Avery Bradley (lower leg), although Tyler Dorsey is currently drawing the starting assignment at two-guard and also frequently making strong contributions.
News: Caboclo supplied 12 points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 38 minutes in the Grizzlies' 120-115 win over the Suns on Saturday.
Impact: Caboclo continues to make good use of his starting tenure at power forward, with Saturday serving as his third straight double-digit scoring effort. The 2014 first-round pick has been doing a solid job on the boards as well, and he's supplemented his production by going 9-for-15 from three-point range over the last three contests overall.
News: Holiday poured in 14 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added two rebounds, two steals and one block across 34 minutes in the Grizzlies' 120-115 win over the Suns on Saturday.
Impact: Holiday turned in a rare efficient shooting performance, which led to his third double-digit scoring effort in the last five games. The 29-year-old has shot 46.2 percent or better in three of those contests, a potentially positive sign for his outlook over the remaining handful of games this season.
News: Conley delivered 33 points (10-19 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 11-14 FT), five assists, four rebounds and two steals across 38 minutes in the Grizzlies' 120-115 win over the Suns on Saturday.
Impact: The veteran guard teamed with big man Jonas Valanciunas to combine for more than half (67) of the team's point total. Conley heads into the final few games of the season in the midst of one of his best stretches of the campaign, as he scored 28 points or more in three of the last five games of March and averaged 26.7 on 50.0 percent shooting, including 43.5 percent from three-point range, during the entirety of the month.
News: Valanciunas (abdomen) managed 34 points (16-28 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 20 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks across 34 minutes in the Grizzlies' 120-115 win over the Suns on Saturday.
Impact: Valanciunas was probable with abdominal soreness, and the injury clearly was not a hindrance in any way to the big man. The veteran center is arguably enjoying the most productive all-around stretch of his career since arriving in Memphis, as he's averaging 20.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks across 28.2 minutes over 18 games. Additionally, Saturday's performance extended his current double-double streak to six contests.
News: Parsons is doubtful to return to Saturday's game against the Suns due to an illness.
Impact: Parsons has yet to play in the second half due to the illness, hence the doubtful designation. The Grizzlies have a quick turnaround against the Clippers on Sunday, and it remains unclear if the 30-year-old's status for that game will be impacted, assuming he remains out Saturday.
News: Valanciunas (abdomen) will play and start Saturday against the Suns.
Impact: As expected, the big man will make his 16th straight start. Over this stretch, he's averaging 20.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.7 blocks across 28.6 minutes.
News: Hannahs signed a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Impact: Hannahs was playing with the Grizzlies' G-League affiliate before being called up. He averaged 14.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists across 49 games with the team. He also led the league with a 92.6 free throw percentage. With the season winding down, Memphis may try to see what they have in the 25-year-old.
News: Valanciunas is probable for Saturday's game against the Suns with abdominal soreness.
Impact: Valanciunas' spot on the injury report appears to just be precautionary, as there has been no indication that the big man is set to miss any time. Valanciunas is coming off one of his biggest performances of the season, posting 27 points and 12 rebounds in 32 minutes Wednesday against the Warriors. Expect him to continue getting plenty of usage as the season winds down.
News: Bradley (lower leg) will not play during Saturday's matchup against the Suns.
Impact: A right shin contusion will keep Bradley out for a sixth straight contest. His next opportunity to play is Sunday against the Clippers.
News: Noah (knee) is out Saturday against the Suns.
Impact: Right knee soreness will keep Noah out for a third straight game, and it'll be his fourth game missed in five tries. His next chance to play arrives Sunday against the Clippers.
News: Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Friday that the team is working under the assumption that Anderson (shoulder) will not play again this season, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Anderson has not played since January due to a lingering shoulder injury, and while it would have been a huge surprise if he ever played again, Bickerstaff's remarks confirm this. It was a tough season for Anderson, who played in just 43 games in his first year with the Grizzlies, but at 25 years old, the swingman will likely remain a key part of the team's young nucleus.
News: Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Friday that he does not expect Jackson (thigh) to play again this season, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Given where the Grizzlies currently are in their season, it would have been a huge surprise to see Jackson play again after getting shut down back in February. But Bickerstaff's statement essentially confirms that the team is operating with the expectation of Jackson remaining out. Jackson had a promising rookie campaign when healthy, and he will likely be viewed as the centerpiece of the franchise heading into next season.
News: Carter was assigned to the Memphis Hustle of the G League on Friday.
Impact: With the G League playoffs now underway, Carter will join the Hustle for their playoff game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The rookie point guard saw some extended playing time off the bench while Mike Conley (thigh) was out, but with the veteran point guard back in action, Carter will get the chance for more minutes in the G League.
News: Valanciunas provided 27 points (12-25 FG, 3-5 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 118-103 loss to the Warriors.
Impact: Valanciunas has logged five straight double-doubles, and he has recorded 11 rejections across the last four tilts. Moreover, Valanciunas has produced twice as many double-doubles across 17 appearances with the Grizzlies (10) as he did through 30 games with the Raptors here in 2018-19.
News: Caboclo compiled 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-4 3Pt), 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 118-103 loss to the Warriors.
Impact: Caboclo finished with a career high rebounding total and recorded his second career double-double. The 23-year-old wing had zero double-doubles through his first 60 games in the league, and now he has collected his first two in consecutive contests. Saturday's matchup with a Suns team that's not known for defense provides Caboclo a chance to put together another gaudy stat line.
News: Holiday amassed nine points (3-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five steals, and four rebounds in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 118-103 loss to the Warriors.
Impact: Holiday matched his season high in steals while earning significant minutes once again. He has snagged nine steals across the last three contests. Furthermore, despite his inconsistent production in the scoring department, Holiday is a decent option across the last seven regular season games, particularly in deeper leagues.
News: Conley finished with 22 points (6-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 8-10 FT), eight assists, and one rebound in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 118-103 loss to the Warriors.
Impact: Conley returned to the lineup following a one-game absence due to lingering thigh soreness and lived at the charity stripe in this one. As a result, Conley turned in an efficient scoring performance while taking care of possession (only one turnover). With a back-to-back set on the horizon this weekend (Saturday versus Suns, Sunday versus Clippers), fantasy owners should be sure to check in on Conley's status.
News: Conley (thigh) will play Wednesday against the Warriors, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Impact: After missing Monday's game against the Thunder due to lingering left thigh soreness, Conley will reportedly return to the court Wednesday. There's no mention of a possible minutes restriction for the veteran guard, so considered him a full go for the matchup against the Warriors.
News: Jackson (thigh) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Impact: Since Jackson was shut down following the All-Star break with a deep bruise in his right thigh, there haven't been any reports suggesting that the rookie big man is nearing a return to the court for practice. With the regular-season finale just two weeks away, it's looking increasingly unlikely that Jackson will play again in 2018-19. His ongoing absence will continue to keep more minutes open at power forward for the likes of Bruno Caboclo and Ivan Rabb.
News: Anderson (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.
Impact: Anderson had been scheduled to have his right shoulder re-evaluated last week, but the Grizzlies haven't provided any indication that he's made enough progress to realistically return to game action this season. With Memphis out of the playoff picture, the team has every incentive to continue withholding Anderson from the lineup and allow him to get back to full health ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
News: Bradley (lower leg) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Golden State.
Impact: Bradley has yet to be re-evaluated after being diagnosed with a right shin bruise, and he'll remain on the sidelines for at least one more game. He's set to miss his fifth straight matchup Wednesday. Delon Wright and Tyler Dorsey will continue to see an uptick in minutes until Bradley returns to health.
News: Noah (knee) won't play Wednesday against the Warriors.
Impact: Noah is on track to miss his second consecutive matchup due to right knee soreness, but he'll continue to be considered day-to-day. His next opportunity to return will come Saturday in Phoenix.
News: Conley (thigh) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Golden State.
Impact: Conley was ruled out for Monday's clash with Oklahoma City due to a thigh injury, and he's in danger of missing another contest while on the mend. The Grizzlies should have a better idea on his availability following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
News: Caboclo contributed 24 points (8-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 35 minutes during Monday's 115-103 win over the Thunder.
Impact: Caboclo finished with career highs in scoring, rebounding, and made threes, as he was downright dominant in this one. The absences of Mike Conley (thigh), Avery Bradley (lower leg), Kyle Anderson (shoulder), Dillon Brooks (toe), Jaren Jackson (thigh), Joakim Noah (knee), and C.J. Miles (foot) have provided an easy path to decent minutes for Caboclo, and he has been making the most of his increased opportunities as of late.
News: Dorsey delivered 21 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-7 FT), eight rebounds, and five assists in 39 minutes during Monday's 115-103 win over the Thunder.
Impact: Dorsey hauled in a career high rebounding total while amassing 20-plus points for the second time in the last three contests. Mike Conley (thigh) has missed both of the games that Dorsey has gone off during, with the first of those absences being for rest purposes. For as long as Conley remains sidelined, Dorsey seems destined to continue earning ample minutes.
News: Holiday had 17 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 33 minutes during Monday's 115-103 win over the Thunder.
Impact: Holiday produced an efficient offensive showing while filling up the stat sheet and helping his team play the spoiler role to perfection. He has now recorded two takeaways in three of the last four matchups and scored 22 points (8-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in the one game during the same stretch that's the exception. Moreover, Holiday is averaging 36.5 minutes across these last four tilts.
News: Wright recorded 18 points (8-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 13 assists, four steals, and three rebounds in 35 minutes during Monday's 115-103 win over the Thunder.
Impact: Wright started in place of Mike Conley (thigh) and finished with a career high assist total while matching his career high in steals. He has reached double figures in scoring in three straight games while combining for 27 dimes across that same stretch. Furthermore, Wright has snagged at least two steals in six of 11 appearances thus far this month.
News: Wright is starting Monday against the Thunder.
Impact: With both Mike Conley (thigh) and Avery Bradley (lower leg) out for Monday's clash, Wright will enter the starting lineup. The former first-round pick is averaging 9.6 points, 5.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds over his previous five matchups.
News: Conley (thigh) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Oklahoma City.
Impact: Conley evidently didn't feel healthy enough to play during pregame warmups, so the Grizzlies will hold him out. With Avery Bradley (lower leg) also on the shelf, Memphis will be forced to play short-handed in the backcourt. Delon Wright and Justin Holiday are expected to shoulder the load as a result.
News: Conley (thigh) will go through warmups before a decision on his status for Monday's game against the Thunder is made, David Cobb of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Impact: Conley will see how his thigh holds up in warmups before his availability is determined. Delon Wright figures to take over at point guard if Conley is ultimately ruled out.
News: Noah (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Oklahoma City, Phillip Dean of Fox Sports South reports.
Impact: This update isn't surprising, as Noah was previously listed as doubtful on the Grizzlies' injury report with a knee injury. He'll be evaluated on a daily basis leading up to Wednesday's clash with Golden State.
News: Conley is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Thunder due to a sore left thigh.
Impact: Conley wasn't included on the initial report, but the Grizzlies added him after shootaround, so keep a close eye on the veteran's status as tip-off approaches. Conley was held out of Friday's game in Orlando, but he returned Saturday to post 23 points, three assists, three rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes versus Minnesota.
News: Noah (knee) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Thunder.
Impact: Noah left Saturday's game with soreness in his right knee, and the Grizzlies will likely hold him out Monday on somewhat of a precautionary basis. A more definitive update should be available after shootaround Monday morning.