July 1, 2020, 7:21 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Head coach Taylor Jenkins told the media that they are "looking good, feeling good" in regards to the health of Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee), Brandon Clarke (right quad) and Justise Winslow (back soreness).
Jackson and Clarke missed nine and eight games respectively prior to the shutdown while Winslow has yet to play a game for the Grizzlies due to an ongoing back injury. This appears to be great news for the young team as they will be at full strength when the league does resume. Clarke and Jackson definitely have fantasy appeal as they both finished inside the top-80 on the season. Winslow has potential but he is the riskiest of the three based on a brand new situation and the back injury that has caused him to miss 53 games so far this season. It is probably best to avoid Winslow for the league resumption and re-evaluate his fantasy value prior to the 2020-21 campaign.
Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 4:26 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee soreness) and Justise Winslow (back soreness) are expected to return to action within the next week.
JJJ should be rostered as he can still impact fantasy GMs looking to win their championships. His eventual return will negatively impact Gorgui Dieng. Winslow is someone to add to watch-lists as he has struggled to stay healthy throughout the season. He does have upside that can help teams but it is unclear what his role will be upon his return. Kyle Anderson and Josh Jackson will likely lose minutes to Winslow when he does return.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 10:22 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke will get the start on Monday vs. the Clippers in place of Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee injury).
There was some uncertainty about Jackson's replacement in the starting lineup. Gorgui Dieng was another option, and it's possible that the Grizzlies decide to give him a shot as well. However, this is Clarke's best chance to showcase his talents so far. Make sure you're starting him if you're fortunate enough to have him.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 2:15 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (sprained knee) will be re-evaluated in two weeks after getting injured in Friday's game.
With JJJ gone, it's basically Brandon Clarke season and if he's somehow available in your league go get him now. On Wednesday Clarke came off of the bench and put up 28 points, six rebounds, two steals and a block on 12-of-14 shooting and there's much more of that on the way.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 22, 2020, 12:32 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. hurt his knee in Friday's game and is doubtful to return.
JJJ logged just 16 minutes in this one and put up seven points on 1-of-3 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Before getting hobbled, he was a team-worst minus-21 in the +/- column so it was just a matter of adding an injury to the already insulting evening. Brandon Clarke started the second half in his stead.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
February 13, 2020, 12:22 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke played well on Wednesday, exploding off the bench for 28 points on 12-of-14 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block as the Grizzlies snuck a 111-104 win over the Blazers.
Clarke outshined Jaren Jackson Jr. (eight points, five rebounds, three blocks), who was slowed by foul trouble for most of the game. Clarke has been a top-80 player over the last month and should be able to hold steady in that range ROS.
February 9, 2020, 9:06 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas made his living on the boards on Sunday vs. the Wizards, going for eight points (4-of-8 FG), 18 rebounds and two blocks.
Valanciunas did not do much beyond the rebounding, but it is hard to knock that number. He has had double-digit boards in six out of his last seven contests, and he has had a surge in blocks as well. He's on pace for a career-high in rebounds and will be right there in blocks. Jaren Jackson Jr. had a more diverse night of work with 14 points (6-of-16 FG), 11 rebounds, one 3-pointer and one block. They are both reliable mid-round plays with Valanciunas focusing on the rebounding and Jackson offering 3-pointers.
February 6, 2020, 5:56 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valančiūnas (left ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Wizards.
This most recent ailment may have affected Valančiūnas during Wednesday's game as he had one of his worst performances in recent memory. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke will be in line for more minutes if Jonas sits out while new addition Gorgui Dieng could debut if he is active.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 30, 2020, 8:10 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. has been suspended one game for leaving the bench during Wednesday's altercation with the Knicks.
Jackson's been great and this is more a mild annoyance than anything else. Teammate Marko Guduric will also miss the next game. Kyle Anderson and Solomon Hill should get some extra minutes to work with in Memphis' next contest, though outside of streaming scenarios there isn't much appeal there.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 11:46 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. threw a block party on Tuesday with seven rejections in a win over the Nuggets, adding 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.
Jackson's blocks have been trending up for quite a while now, putting him near the top-30 for the last month. He still has plenty of room for improvement, but for the month, the blocks are elite (2.4 per game), and the threes are great too (2.9 per game).
January 24, 2020, 9:43 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackon Jr. committed five fouls in Friday's 125-112 win over the Pistons, but found a way to be productive, putting up 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting with four 3-pointrs, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.
It's really only a matter of time until JJJ figures out how to play more intelligently on defense to avoid foul trouble. While it's not rocket science, he's struggled with it on and off this season. Once that enigma has been solved, his true greatness and fantasy dominance will finally be unleashed.
January 22, 2020, 10:32 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. had four swats on Wednesday but could not find his shot, managing only 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting to go with five rebounds and an assist.
JJJ couldn't get into a rhythm tonight, but that was true of the whole Grizzlies team. He has some word to do before getting back to his ADP inside of the top-40, but has the talent to do it, and we should see much better games in the back-half of the season.
January 20, 2020, 9:32 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Despite being slowed a bit by foul trouble (five fouls) on Monday, Jaren Jackson Jr. finished strong with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting, adding six rebounds, three 3s, one assist and two blocks in 30 minutes.
JJJ is coming off a 10-point dud on Saturday, but has quickly returned back on course for second-half explosive flurry. The slow start is no longer in the discussion and we're looking forward to his big breakout performances post-ASB.
January 17, 2020, 10:43 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. had a very quiet night against the Cavs on Friday, posting just 10 points, one rebound and a steal in 20 minutes of action.
Jackson picked up three fouls tonight and Brandon Clarke played well, so things just weren't going his way. Don't sweat this one much and expect JJJ to get back to typical business in the next one.
January 15, 2020, 12:20 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke (right thumb soreness) came off the bench for 24 minutes, hitting 6-of-7 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws for 14 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in a win over the Rockets on Tuesday.
Clarke has been pretty consistent this season, though his ceiling remains capped due to the entrenched starting frontcourt. There's a realistic chance that Clarke starts nabbing more defensive stats like he did in college as the season goes on, though. So, make sure you hold him or consider acquiring him in case he's being underrated. The starting bigs were solid as well with Jaren Jackson Jr. puting up 15 points, two rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes and Jonas Valanciunas going for 19 points, six boards, two dimes and a block in 28 minutes.