October 14, 2019, 12:33 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas' (foot soreness) goal remains to be ready for opening night.
Valanciunas has been ruled out for the remainder of the preseason and ended up missing the entire exhibition slate, though he did get some action in with Team Lithuania. The Grizzlies recently called JV day-to-day so the hope is that he'll be ready to rock when the games matter. If he isn't, it would open the door for Brandon Clarke to carve out a larger role. Valanciunas remains a quality middle-round target while Clarke is one of the higher-upside rookies in his class, which makes him a late-round flier in most formats.
Source: David Cobb on Twitter