March 2, 2019, 7:41 amMario ChalmersG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers has agreed to sign with Italian club Virtus Segafredo Bologna for the rest of the season.
Chalmers has not given up on the NBA yet but has found work in the meantime. He averaged 7.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 21.5 minutes for the Grizzlies last season after missing the entire 2016-17 campaign with an Achilles injury. He is a two-time NBA champion with the Heat and has his jersey retired at Kansas where he also won National championship. At 32 years old, he still has time to make it back to the NBA at some point but it will not be in a prominent role.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
August 7, 2018, 4:40 pmMario ChalmersG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers is said to be completely healthy and is receiving interest from the Nets, Mavs and Pelicans.
The health is the most important thing here and he did well to rejoin the league last year with the Grizzlies after suffering a devastating Achilles injury. The Mavs are believed to be signing Devin Harris and are already loaded in the backcourt, while the Nets don't have much space either. The Pelicans would offer Rio the best chance at fantasy value amongst the rumored suitors here but he's unlikely to be fantasy relevant regardless of where he lands.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 3:08 amMario ChalmersPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers scored 13 points in 20 minutes on Wednesday, rounding out his final line of the season with two triples, a steal and a block.
Chalmers played in 65 games after sitting out last season to recover from a torn Achilles. Hamstring injuries and various tanking procedures sidelined him at times but it was a successful season overall considering the circumstances. Chalmers was a top-200 play in 8-cat and lost about two rounds of value in 9-cat formats, though deep league owners who stuck with him felt the benefit of 1.2 steals per game.
March 24, 2018, 3:45 pmTyreke EvansPG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans is away from the team and will miss Saturday’s game to tend to an ill family member.
The Grizzlies have been giving Evans games off anyway but tonight will be an excused absence rather than a rest day. He could miss multiple games here as the Grizz will surely let him take all the time he needs with his family. Despite a career renaissance this season, Evans might be a drop candidate given the ambiguity around his status heading into next week. Dillon Brooks will take on more of the scoring load tonight with Andrew Harrison likely to start at point guard if he can play. Mario Chalmers, Briante Weber and Ben McLemore will also get more run but those first two are your most reliable targets.
Source: Chris Herrington on Twitter
March 21, 2018, 9:50 pmAndrew HarrisonPG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Andrew Harrison drew the start but played just 16 minutes in Wednesday’s blowout loss, finishing with two points, one rebound and one assist.
He made another start with Tyreke Evans resting but definitely burned anyone who decided to stream or roll with him in DFS. Garbage time did in most of the starters tonight and it didn’t help that the reserve point guards were a little more productive. Mario Chalmers played 20 minutes with 10 points, four rebounds, five assists, two triples and a steal while Briante Weber posted two points, four assists and three swipes in 23 minutes. Evans will play tomorrow, per the team, so none of these guys should be up for consideration.
March 19, 2018, 11:48 pmBriante WeberPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Briante Weber led the Grizzlies in minutes played on Monday in the 115-118 loss to the Nets, he scored 15 points with four boards, three steals and an assist.
Weber shot 7-of-11 from the court but you’d hope to have more than one assist from your floor general. Weber got extra playing time as Mario Chalmers was out on Monday but both Chandler Parsons and Ben McLemore both saw the court after missing their last game. None of the Grizzlies should be trusted down the stretch outside of JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol, when he’s playing.
March 19, 2018, 7:11 pmTyreke EvansPG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans will not play on Monday night against the Nets and Andrew Harrison will start in his place.
Evans wasn’t on the injury report but was a late addition to the team’s inactive list. No word on why that is but we’ll keep you updated. This is Harrison’s first game back since Febraury 28th so while he’s starting he may not play his usual minutes. Mario Chalmers and Briante Weber will be there to split the leftover minutes.
Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter
March 18, 2018, 1:31 amMario ChalmersPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers played seven minutes and went scoreless with one assist on Saturday, his first game since March 3rd.
Chalmers’ return won’t do much for fantasy purposes now that Tyreke Evans is also back, and he could fall out of the rotation when Andrew Harrison (wrist) is healthy enough to play as well. He did knock Kobi Simmons from the rotation tonight, so there’s that. Surprisingly, Briante Weber still got good work, picking up three points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 20 minutes. Right now he’s a better deep (deep) league play than Chalmers but that could change on a whim.
March 17, 2018, 6:55 pmMario ChalmersPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers will be available on Saturday night against the Nuggets.
Chalmers has missed the last six games with a hamstring injury. He probably won’t start tonight but could end up retaking the job once he gets back to full speed. His return will really hurt Kobi Simmons and could push Briante Weber from the rotation, though Rio himself doesn’t have a ton of appeal considering Tyreke Evans is already back.
Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter
March 16, 2018, 5:54 pmAndrew HarrisonG, Memphis Grizzlies
Andrew Harrison (wrist sprain) is questionable to face the Nuggets on Saturday.
Mario Chalmers (hamstring) is also questionable, but with Tyreke Evans (ribs) back, both are looking pretty shaky as dependable options.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 14, 2018, 6:04 pmMario ChalmersPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers (hamstring) has been listed as doubtful for Thursday’s game against the Bulls while Andrew Harrison (wrist) has been ruled out.
Harrison’s getting closer to a return and when that doesn’t inevitably happen, Kobi Simmons and Ben McLemore would likely take a hit. However, for now both Simmons and McLemore should still be valuable in deeper formats.
Source: GrizzliesPR on Twitter
March 11, 2018, 8:01 pmTyreke EvansPG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans, Mario Chalmers and Andrew Harrison have all been ruled out of Monday’s game.
Evans was allegedly dealing with a short-term rib injury but the Grizzlies are on a 17-game losing streak and don’t want to spoil the good times. There’s been little word on return dates for Harrison or Chalmers, and they’re skirting the league’s watchful eye by just continuously listing their entire point guard rotation as out for game after game after game. We might’ve seen the last of all three for the season. Kobi Simmons and Xavier Rathan-Mayes will continue to hold down the fort at point guard while minutes should open up for Ben McLemore and Wayne Selden (though he was a DNP-CD yesterday). This is a situation for deep league players or desperate owners in standards.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 8, 2018, 6:21 pmTyreke EvansPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans, Mario Chalmers, and Andrew Harrison have all been ruled out Friday vs. the Jazz.
Evans has been out since the first game post-All Star break, while Chalmers and Harrison will miss their third and fifth straight games respectively. The Grizzlies do not seem too worried about rushing anyone back from injury as they have ridden their 15-game losing streak into the top lottery spot – so you could argue it is really a winning streak. Nonetheless the tankathon is in full force. Kobi Simmons and Xavier Rathan-Mayes turned in good games last night. Simmons can be looked at in deep leagues that need a guard and XRM is really only worth a look in 20-team leagues where owners are desperate for production.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 6, 2018, 5:58 pmTyreke EvansPG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans has already been ruled out of Wednesday’s game and will be joined on the sidelines by point guards Mario Chalmers and Andrew Harrison.
Kobi Simmons and Xavier Rathan-Mayes will be handling all the point guard work, as they did on Monday. Wayne Selden should also see some extra work, but the two point guards are better fantasy options. While Evans was called “day-to-day” and his rib injury wasn’t thought to keep him out long, there’s been no real update on his condition. The same can be said for Chalmers and Harrison, and you can bet that the Grizz will give each of these players time to fully heal. If they happen to improve their lottery odds in the process, so be it.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 5, 2018, 3:35 pmMario ChalmersPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers has been ruled out of Monday’s game with a hamstring injury and Kobi Simmons is listed as the starting point guard.
With Super Nintendo Chalmers down and out and Andrew Harrison still sidelined by a wrist injury, it’ll be Simmons and 10-day contract owner Xavier Rathan-Mayes handling the point guard work. Deep league owners can feel free to give either player a look as there’s been no word about a potential return date for typical ball-handlers Chalmers, Harrison or Tyreke Evans (ribs). The Grizzlies simply don’t have any other options.
Source: Grizzlies Game Notes