Memphis Grizzlies Roster
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (ankle) was listed as doubtful earlier on Tuesday but has received an upgrade to questionable just a few hours away from tipoff. That's promising news even if he doesn't suit up for this game. It seems like he should be back either for Tuesday's game or their next one. If he remains sidelined, Tyus Jones should serve as a great streaming option while Dillon Brooks will continue to see more usage than normal.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks seemed to be the only player on the team that came to score. He led all scorers with 31 points and chipped in five rebounds, four assists, and four steals. While his performance didn't lead to a win, it probably helped a lot of fantasy teams. The 26-year-old is shooting the worst field goal percentage of his career so far this year. He also is at his lowest points per game mark since the 2018-19 season. With that being said, he's still a must-add while Ja Morant and Desmond Bane are out and in deeper leagues.
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant (ankle) is listed as week-to-week after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 left ankle sprain. The Memphis star was hurt in Friday's win over Oklahoma City, and his absence is set to leave the team in some trouble now, with Desmond Bane (toe) also having recently been ruled out for at least two weeks. Morant is a usage monster and a number of players should benefit from his absence. Tyus Jones is set to be the starting point guard, while the likes of John Konchar and Dillon Brooks should get more shots.
Memphis Grizzlies forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. had a great night against the Thunder Friday, leading all scorers with 25 points and picking up 12 rebounds with two steals and three blocks. He shot 7-for-16 from the field, including 3-for-6 from downtown, and 8-for-11 at the charity stripe. Jackson Jr. logged 25 minutes in what was only his second game of the season. According to reports, Jackson Jr. isn't on a minutes restriction, so his workload should get to 30-plus minutes soon, and it might even be in the next game, with Memphis needing to have its best players on the court for as long as possible after Ja Morant (ankle) picked up an injury Friday.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant had a double-double in Friday's win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, finishing with 19 points and 11 assists while adding seven rebounds. Unfortunately, Morant would exit this one late in the fourth quarter after rolling his left ankle, requiring assistance off the court. He will likely undergo further testing to determine the severity of the injury. However, things don't look promising, so there is a good chance he won't be available on Sunday in Brooklyn. If that's the case, Tyus Jones is expected to replace him in the lineup, with the 26-year-old averaging 20.0 points, 7.5 assists, 2.5 steals, and shooting 44.4% from deep in two starts this season.