The Grizzlies finally started their rebuild this season after a promising start
January 13, 2020, 6:10 pmIvan RabbPF, New York Knicks
The Knicks have waived forward Ivan Rabb.
There were already rumors floating around that the Knicks would shed a contract. The third-year man out of Cal played parts of two seasons for the Grizzlies prior to his time with the Westchester Knicks, but he has not played in the NBA this season.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
January 10, 2020, 9:12 amKenny WootenPF, New York Knicks
The Knicks are considering calling up Kenny Wooten from the Westchester Knicks but would first need to make room on their active roster.
Wooten has been gaining steam lately by averaging 3.7 blocks on only 23 minutes per game on the minor league squad. They would need to waive some active players or open up one of their two-way contract slots prior to January 15th. Marc Berman sees Ivan Rabb or Kadeem Allen getting the axe, but he also suspects Allonzo Trier's roster spot could be in jeopardy. In any case, Wooten would remain well off the fantasy radar despite his ability to pluck floaters right off the air, but their Jan. 15th roster churn may be worth monitoring since their players would benefit from more stable rotations moving forward.
Source: NY Post
October 23, 2019, 11:13 amIvan RabbPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Forward Ivan Rabb is finalizing a two-way contract with the Knicks, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.
Rabb had some nice moments with the Grizzlies last year but he became the odd man out after the team drafted Brandon Clarke this summer. The Knicks are actually smart to take a flier on the young forward, while David Fizdale is familiar with him from his days as a head coach in Memphis and he will probably give him a chance sooner than later.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 3:28 pmIvan RabbPF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have waived Ivan Rabb, Miles Plumlee and Bennie Boatwright.
The most interesting name here is Rabb, who showed flashes of productivity whenever the Grizzlies were ravaged by injuries over his two seasons. The big man was once a top prospect despite his draft night slide two years back and it wouldn't be surprising to see another team take a chance on him. While Boatwright is headed to the G League, Plumlee's prospects are far murkier. There's no change to the fantasy landscape here.
Source: Grizzles PR on Twitter
October 12, 2019, 4:48 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas (foot) will be shut down for the remainder of the preseason.
The Grizzlies' opening game is next Wednesday and the team will revaluate him prior. His foot has been tested and there is no structural damage, but the shutdown puts his availability in question. Ivan Rabb and Brandon Clarke would benefit the most in Valanciunas' absence.
Source: Peter Edmiston on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 1:09 amIvan RabbPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb and the Grizzlies have agreed to push back the guarantee date on his contract to mid-October.
Rabb is set to make $1.6 million next season, and the Grizzlies will be able to evaluate him in training camp before making a final decision on his roster spot. It's a bold move for Rabb to potentially get cut right before the season begins, especially on a team with so much frontcourt depth, but perhaps he's betting on himself. How Rabb plays in the preseason could go a long way towards deciding his future, whether that's in Memphis or elsewhere.
Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 9:43 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke helped the Grizzlies eke out a defensive win by recording nine points, eight rebounds, two assists, one block and a team-high +25 plus/minus in Tuesday's 79-69 win against the Suns.
The first-round pick's stats don't pop off the page, but he had more than double the next highest team member's plus/minus ratio which is a better indicator of how he played. Ivan Rabb chipped in with 12 rebounds and Bruno Caboclo had a well-rounded game with six points, seven rebounds, two steals and three blocks. Each of the three will be looking to crack the Grizzlies rotation next season as they commence their new youth movement.
July 1, 2019, 10:55 pmIvan RabbPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb went 4-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line in Monday's Summer League win over the Jazz to score 14 points.
Rabb added two swats and most interestingly, a 3-pointer. He'll be stuck behind Jonas Valanciunas and Jaren Jackson Jr. up front this season, but Rabb expanding his range would certainly help his development in general.
April 24, 2019, 9:56 amIvan RabbF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb plans to spend much of his offseason in the weight room as he tries to bulk up and show that he has NBA-level defense to pair with his expanding offensive game.
For all the charm of Rabb's smooth offensive repertoire, he knows his defense needs to improve. It was especially evident in an April 3 loss at Portland when Enes Kanter torched Rabb and the Grizzlies in the post for 21 points and 15 rebounds. Rabb posted almost identical statistics this season to those he posted in 36 games as a rookie, but the second-year post player knocked down 37 percent of his 3-pointers in the G League, showing a comfort level from beyond the arc previously missing from his game. Rabb's deal is non-guaranteed, so the Grizzlies could move on from him if they want but he is only 22 years old and has shown enough potential to likely warrant another season at the relatively low price tag of $1.6 million. Keep him in your radar as he might have an important role next season in what might be a rebuilding year for the Grizzlies.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
April 11, 2019, 5:06 amIvan RabbF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb scored six points on 3-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds and six assists over 29 minutes in Wednesday's regular season finale against the Warriors.
Rabb had a shot at some minutes once Jaren Jackson Jr. went down but Marc Gasol got traded for Jonas Valanciunas, and regardless Rabb never truly took the bull by the horns and forced his way on to fantasy rosters. He turned in top-250 value in 19.1 mpg over the last 22 games of the season.
April 9, 2019, 10:00 pmIvan RabbF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb shot 4-for-6 from the field for nine points with 10 boards, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the Pistons in a 100-93 loss on Tuesday.
Rabb came off the bench in favor of Tyler Zeller (13 points, six boards, two blocks), but still led the team in big man minutes. The Grizzlies close out the season on Wednesday, so Rabb can be of use if you need cheap big man stats in your chase for a championship on the final day of the regular season.
April 5, 2019, 11:20 pmIvan RabbF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb started at center for the Grizzlies and had 12 points, eight boards, two assists and nothing else in 30 minutes during Friday’s win over the Mavs.
With Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) out for the season the Grizzlies have exactly two guys that are beefy enough to play traditional center- Rabb and Tyler Zeller. Rabb has had top-160 value over his last four though he’s inconsistent and doesn’t block many shots. For his part, Zeller had 10 points, three rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes which is the most he’s played in any game all season.
April 4, 2019, 1:22 amIvan RabbF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb started on Wednesday and put up 13 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-10 shooting in a loss to the Blazers.
He saw 31 minutes after not seeing more than 20 minutes since March 13th. The Grizzlies rotation changes from game-to-game, so it is tough to suggest anyone for streams since it is unknown what their role can be next game. If he is announced as a starter for next game, Rabb could bring some double-double appeal.
April 3, 2019, 10:02 pmIvan RabbF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb will start for the Grizzlies for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.
Rabb has shown fantasy flashes in the past when given playing time. He has a chance to give you contributions with some rebounds and decent FG percentage in this one.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies PR