Memphis Grizzlies Roster
- Western Southwest
Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (foot) is listed as questionable ahead of Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns. It sounds like Bane suffered a left foot sprain during Wednesday's game, but appears to have avoided serious injury. The Grizzlies are already banged up, so losing Bane would be significant hit to the rotation. They'd likely ask Jaren Jackson Jr. to carry a heavier workload on offense. Also, Santi Aldama, Ziaire Williams, and John Konchar would probably all see increased playing time, but none of them are great streaming options.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Jacob Gilyard will get the starting nod during Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets. The young guard will move back into the starting unit after coming off the bench during their last game. As a result, John Konchar will come off the bench on Wednesday, which will mean decreased fantasy value for him. A move to the starting unit should give Gilyard a bump in fantasy value. However, he hasn't been a reliable scorer this season, so fantasy managers can probably find better production elsewhere.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Derrick Rose (knee) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets. This is good news after Rose has missed roughly three weeks of action due to left knee soreness. He was able to play on Saturday, but sat out Sunday's game for rest purposes. The expectation is that Rose is going to split minutes with Jacob Gilyard. Neither of them are likely going to play enough to warrant streaming in most fantasy formats.
Memphis Grizzlies center Xavier Tillman Sr. (knee) was announced week-to-week as he recovers from his knee injury. The team announced this news on Monday, making it sound like he's doubtful to play this week. Bismack Biyombo should continue to start in his place while Jaren Jackson Jr. stays at the power forward spot. Behind them, Santi Aldama has been seeing a good chunk of playing time while David Roddy and Kenneth Lofton Jr. only get the leftover scraps. The former three would be the best options of the Grizzlies' frontcourt players.
Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Luke Kennard (knee) is currently dealing with a left-knee bone bruise, and the team has announced that he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. The 27-year-old suffered the injury on Nov. 14 in their game against the Los Angeles Lakers, so fantasy managers will want to find a replacement since he'll miss the next six to seven games. John Konchar, Jacob Gilyard, and Derrick Rose are going to be the best streaming options on this team since Ja Morant (suspended) and Marcus Smart (ankle) are both out for the foreseeable future as well.