Memphis Grizzlies

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  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, 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

  • Jordan Bell
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Rockets have flip Jordan Bell, who was acquired in the massive Robert Covington deal, to the Grizzlies in exchange for Bruno Caboclo and the second round picks in 2023.

    Bell went from buried on the Wolves bench to potentially an important role as a backup big for the Rockets to buried on the Grizzlies bench in a days work. Bell can be left on the waiver wire with this news or dropped if you picked him up after the earlier trade.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Bruno Caboclo
    SF, Houston Rockets

    Bruno Caboclo has been traded to the Rockets in exchange for Jordan Bell and the right to swap second-round picks in in 2023.

    Caboclo goes from buried on the Grizzlies bench to potentially 20 plus minutes a night as the Rockets backup C with the team fully embracing small-ball. Caboclo is currentlu sidelined with a bone bruise in his knee, but he is reportedly on track to return shortly after the All-Star break. He is a name to monitor in deeper leagues with his newfound home.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Shams Charania of the Athletic is reporting that the Grizzlies have traded forwards Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill to the Heat as part of the Andre Iguodala deal.

    Both of them were a late scratch on Wednesday and it was widely speculated that they were also on the move. It remains to be seen whether they remain with the Heat or move to the Thunder as part of the rumored three-team deal. Stay tuned for more updates. There is now a path to more minutes for Kyle Anderson and Josh Jackson in Memphis.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks just got paid thanks to a three-year, $35 million extension with the Grizzlies.

    Brooks' payday is well-deserved thanks to his massive improvement on both ends of the floor this season. He's been a solid core piece for the Grizzlies and it looks like they will keep that way. His three years are fully guaranteed with no options.

    Source: Chris Herrington on Twitter

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant was blistering hot on Wednesday, shooting 10-for-12 from the field, including one triple for a team-high 21 points, one rebound and three assists.

    The aggressive attacks to the basket were impressive coming from Morant, but those three dimes surely left owners wanting. It's about him putting his game altogether, which is clearly a work in progress. The dimes should resurface soon, so there are no worries here.

  • Kyle Anderson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Kyle Anderson started for a late-scratched Jae Crowder on Wednesday and managed six points on 2-of-5 shooting, five rebounds, six assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    The Grizzlies finally traded Andre Iguodala and both Crowder and Solomon Hill were held out of this contest and are rumored to be possibly part of the deal. The Grizzlies are expecting to receive Justise Winslow in return, so when he's healthy he should eat up into the little value SloMo's managed to muster lately.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas was noticeably quiet on Wednesday in a win over the Mavs with just eight points and 10 boards to his name in 28 minutes.

    Valanciunas has been hot coming into this game, but take note that he's currently dealing with some right knee soreness. Aside from that, the Mavs' game pace is not a good stylistic matchup for JV's more classic big-man game. After a nice rest over the ASB, Valanciunas should be fine moving forward.

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Tyus Jones did not miss a shot in Wednesday's 121-107 win over the Mavs, going 8-for-8 from the field, 3-of-3 from deep, for 19 points, two rebounds and three assists in only 17 minutes on the floor.

    Jones is someone who doesn't need a lot of time to rack up value, which is a good thing considering he's backing up Ja Morant. Still, Jones is worth owning in 16-teamers for an extra boost in assists, steals at low turnovers (zero tonight).

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Justise Winslow will be traded to Memphis in the package for Andre Iguodala.

    Winslow should see more opportunity in Memphis than he did in Miami. He is not a 12-team add yet as he is out until after the All-Star break with a back bone bruise and Memphis will be cautious with bringing him back. He may have late-round value with mid-round upside if he gets a significant role in Memphis.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder is a late scratch on Wednesday with trade rumors surrounding him.

    Zach Lowe reported on Monday that the Grizzlies were asking for a first-round pick in a trade for Crowder. Solomon Hill is also a late scratch and Kyle Anderson got the start. Anderson may be starting but he would be a deep-league player only if Crowder is traded. De'Anthony Melton is the player who would benefit the most if minutes opened up in the Grizzlies' rotation and could be a standard-league player in only 25 minutes per game.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Chris Haynes reported that the Los Angeles Lakers have 'ventured down all avenues' to acquire Andre Iguodala and it is apparent that Memphis has turned their attention towards Miami as a trade partner.

    The Lakers' pursuit included a 'Hail Mary attempt' to trade for Iguodala, but it appears that Memphis is more interested in what Miami can offer. Iguodala could have late-round value in a 28 minute role, but it is unlikely the veteran would play big minutes during the regular season regardless of where he is traded.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Heat and Grizzlies are in advanced discussions regarding a trade that would involve Andre Iguodala.

    Iguodala has yet to play a game for the Grizzlies so far this season. Instead of buying the former Finals MVP out from the contract, the Grizzlies have kept him in the hopes of turning him into assets for the future. It remains very likely that Iguodala gets moved before the trade deadline on Thursday and the Heat have emerged as one of the favorites to acquire his services.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valančiūnas (right knee soreness) will play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Valančiūnas has had a great season in his first full season with the Grizzlies, producing per game value inside the top-50 in 8/9-cat leagues. He should be locked in across formats as he will be matched up against Kristaps Porziņģis and Willie Cauley-Stein.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Marko Guduric
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Marko Guduric (illness) will not play during Wednesday's game.

    Guduric has only averaged 10.8 minutes over his last ten appearances. Kyle Anderson should see a couple of extra minutes.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter