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 18, 2019, 11:44 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant scored 16 points on 7-for-14 shooting adding six assists, five rebounds, two blocks and a 3-pointer across 25 minutes in Friday's 91-104 loss to the Spurs.
The two blocks were impressive for the 6-foot-3 guard, who is locked in as a top-3 asset in dynasty leagues this season and has a good chance to contribute as a mid-round pick in standard leagues.
October 18, 2019, 11:40 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson put up 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks one steal and one 3-pointer on Friday as the Grizzlies fell to the Spurs.
Jackson also had four fouls on Friday, as the foul trouble that plagued his rookie season continues to follow him through the preseason. The nightly double-double and 3-and-D potential keep him worthy of a pick around round four or five.
October 18, 2019, 11:36 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Despite going 3-for-11 from the field, Jae Crowder put up 11 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Spurs.
Crowder lead the Grizzlies in minutes on Friday with 29 as he continues to battle with Grayson Allen – who had 12 points, three assists and two 3-pointers – for minutes with the likeliest scenario being that each are simply deep league options and weekly streamers.
October 18, 2019, 11:29 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke continued his strong preseason with 11 points, 10 rebounds and two assists in Friday's loss to San Antonio.
Clarke is showing how talented he is this preseason but due to the rotation in Memphis, won't contribute much more than defensive streaming type production in standard leagues. Continue to target him in dynasty drafts as someone with top-100 upside in the next few seasons.
October 18, 2019, 12:12 pmIman ShumpertSG, Free Agent
The Bulls and Grizzlies are among teams that have spoken with Iman Shumpert, per Shams Charania.
Shumpert is still one of the more notable players left on the market, though fantasy owners would probably want him to stay away from already-crowded spots in Chicago and Memphis. Wherever he signs, Shumpert is unlikely to impact the fantasy landscape.
Source: The Athletic
October 18, 2019, 11:59 amBennie BoatwrightF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have signed forward Bennie Boatwright and waived Shaq Buchanan.
While Boatwright will also soon be waived and sent to the G League, we do have a new contender for best name in the league.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
October 16, 2019, 10:52 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies with 30 points (10-for-17 shooting) on Wednesday night, adding five 3-pointers and a steal to round out his effort.
This is a huge performance from Brooks, and very well-timed considering the recent speculation that Grayson Allen will start at shooting guard. Though there's deep-league scoring pop, the fact that Brooks managed zero rebounds or assists in this one underscores just how hollow his stat set is. Even if he starts, we're looking at top-225 value at best.
October 16, 2019, 10:50 pmTyus JonesPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyus Jones started in place of Ja Morant (rest) on Wednesday night and ended up with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of action.
Jones also shot 7-of-13 from the field. Although he'll probably be second fiddle to franchise player Morant, he's in a vastly better situation than he was last season in Minnesota. He remains a sneaky late-round option in all formats given the relative scarcity of assists late in drafts, and is also a player that most casual fantasy GMs will overlook.
October 16, 2019, 10:48 pmBruno CabocloSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Bruno Caboclo delivered 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 18 minutes during Wednesday's preseason win over the Thunder.
Caboclo is likely to feel the squeeze this year given the additions of Jae Crowder and Brandon Clarke, plus better health for Jaren Jackson Jr. and Kyle Anderson, but he's making a case to carve out a consistent rotation role. He's a threat to pick up multiple cash counters in even 15 mpg and remains a viable flier in 16-team formats.
October 16, 2019, 10:46 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen started again on Wednesday night but came away with just six points and four assists on 1-of-5 shooting.
There's been some momentum behind Allen starting on opening night but he was vastly outplayed by Dillon Brooks in this one, and Memphis was resting Ja Morant and Jae Crowder. Even if Allen earns a starting gig he's only a late-round option in deeper leagues, but he can definitely be added to all watch lists.
October 16, 2019, 10:42 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson checked in for seven minutes of action in Wednesday's preseason game.
This looks like Jackson's first action of the preseason, even though he was marked as away from the team on the injury report. He and the Grizzlies worked out an arrangement where Jackson would not attend training camp and start the year in the G-League so this doesn't change anything for fantasy players. Remember his name in deep leagues if he gets called up, though.
October 16, 2019, 10:41 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson dropped 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and two triples in Wednesday's preseason win over the Thunder.
Jackson went 6-of-17 from the field and did manage to foul out in 25 minutes, but this is the sort of line that fantasy owners dream of when selecting him inside the top-50. The fouls are a bummer since that's the one thing that can really keep him off the court and outside the top-45, but we're going to bet on some improvement there even if we didn't see it tonight.
October 16, 2019, 10:39 pmKyle AndersonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Kyle Anderson put up seven points, four rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 22 minutes on Wednesday night.
Anderson wasn't astounding but it's just good to see him back on the court and looking fairly healthy after shoulder problems derailed his first season in Memphis. Slo Mo will never please the points crowd but his solid blend of defensive numbers and strong efficiency put him on the map sometime around pick No. 100 in competitive drafts.
October 16, 2019, 2:17 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant will not participate in Wednesday's game against the Thunder for rest reasons.
Brandon Clarke and Jae Crowder will be rested as well. Morant is a very intriguing rookie but expectations should be tempered early on.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies PR on Twitter