Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol scored 21 points to lead Memphis in scoring during Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Friday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Memphis just didn't have enough deep shooting to stay in this series. Golden State outscored Memphis, 45-12, from behind the arc in Game 6. The 3-point shooting was lopsided in all four of Golden State's victories. Gasol is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so he could have played his last game in Memphis.
Description: Grizzlies forward Jeff Green will start in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Insight: Tony Allen is banged up, but this move is mostly due to the fact the Grizzlies need more offense. Memphis coach Dave Joerger said they will have to score more than 100 points to win another game in the series.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph led the team with 22 points in the, 99-89, Game 3 victory over the Warriors in the Western Conference Semifinals on Saturday.
Insight: Randolph was 9-for-15 from the field overall and 4-of-4 at the line. He also had eight rebounds, three assists, and a steal. In the last two games versus Golden State, which were both victories for Memphis, the Grizzlies held the Warriors to 89.5 ppg. Randolph is averaging 14.0 ppg and 8.4 rpg this postseason.
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol had 21 points and 15 rebounds in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals as Memphis beat Golden State, 99-89, on Saturday.
Insight: Gasol was 6-for-17 from the field, 9-of-10 at the line and led the team in rebounds. He also had two assists and a steal. Gasol is averaging 20.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 5.0 apg and 2.4 bpg this postseason.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley played outstanding in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Warriors.
Insight: With Conley wearing a mask to protect his fractured face, all he needed was a cape to completely look like Superman because his play was certainly super. He led the Grizzlies with 22 points, shooting 8-for-12 from the field, including 3-of-6 at the 3-point line. He also had three assists. Memphis won, 97-90, and evened the series at one.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will start in Game 2 versus the Warriors in the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Conley still looks like he got punched in his left eye, but he will give it a go. Conley will be supporting the clear super hero mask. That's great news for the Memphis Grizzlies. The fact he is playing, not the mask.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is going to try and play in Game 2 on Tuesday versus the Warriors according to NBA.com.
Insight: Memphis could still decide to sit Conley after warm ups, so check back before tip, but clearly Conley and the Grizzlies want him out there. The offense is much better when he plays, and Memphis would like to avoid falling behind Golden State, 2-0, in the series.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Warriors.
Insight: Conley can barely see out of his eye since receiving surgery on his face. It might be just wishful thinking to believe he can play in Game 2, but there are three days off before Game 3 on Saturday, so perhaps he will suit up then. Memphis could certainly use him as they have their hands full with the league MVP and the rest of Golden State.
Description: Cavaliers wingman Mike Miller will start in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday.
Insight: Cleveland is without Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, so Miller and Iman Shumpert will start in Game 1. Miller is getting the nod over center Tristan Thompson. LeBron James played power forward a lot after Love left in Game 4 versus the Celtics, so that should continue. Neither Miller nor Shumpert are great fantasy options as Kyrie Irving will see the biggest increase in value due to the absence of Love and Smith.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (face) will need facial surgery.
Insight: Conley was ruled out for Game 4 earlier in the day, and now the news has broken that he will need surgery. There is no timetable for his return, but Russell Westrbook had a similar procedure earlier this season and missed just one game.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 18 points during Wednesday's Game 2 victory against the Trail Blazers.
Insight: He shot 6-of-11 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown. Conley also had six dimes, one rebound, one steal, and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action. Courtney Lee also had a team-high 18 points.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had a double-double in the, 100-86, victory over the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday.
Insight: Randolph finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes. Memphis was ahead by so much in the second half, the Grizzlies were able to get some guys rest. The Grizzlies lead the series, 1-0.
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol nearly had a triple-double in the, 100-86, victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Insight: The game wasn't as close as the score indicates. At one point, Memphis led by 28. With the big lead, some of the Grizzlies starters didn't play long, but Gasol still played 39 minutes, scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished seven assists. He also had three blocks and a steal. Memphis has a, 1-0, lead in the series.
Description: Grizzlies forward Jeff Green led Memphis with 22 points in the, 100-92, victory over the Thunder on Friday.
Insight: This victory moved Memphis back into a tie with Houston for the second seed in the Western Conference, which is the difference between playing the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks. Green also had five rebounds, two blocks and an assist.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 18 points during Monday's win against the Kings.
Insight: Conley went 6-of-14 from the field and four of six from the line, and also managed four boards, two assists, two 3-pointers, one block, and two turnovers. Zach Randolph had 15 points and seven rebounds, while Marc Gasol put in eight points and grabbed 11 boards.
Description: Grizzlies forward Jeff Green will come of the bench after asking coach Dave Joerger for the change.
Insight: green thinks he can come off the bench firing instead of at the beginning of the game being more concerned about getting everyone involved in the offense. It didn't hurt him Friday night as he scored 15 points.
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol posted a double-double during Tuesday's loss against the Pistons.
Insight: He finished with 17 points, 11 boards, six assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, three turnovers, and shot 6-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line before fouling out. Gasol played 30 minutes in the contest.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (ankle) will miss Monday's contest versus Denver.
Insight: This will be the second straight game Conley will miss. He is still considered day-to-day, and should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game. Beno Udrih could be a nice option in daily leagues.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley did not play Thursday due to a right ankle sprain and is unlikely to come back on Saturday.
Insight: Conley (16.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.3 apg) didn't partake in the morning shootaround. Beno Udrih will likely jump into the starting lineup again. He had eight points and five assists in 26 minutes on Thursday.
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will not play Thursday, according to reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Gasol has been solid all season (18.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.8 apg), but Memphis will give him some rest time. It appears the Grizzlies are throwing this game away as Zach Randolph and Tony Allen will also rest while Mike Conley is injured.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph is expected to rest on Thursday.
Insight: Randolph has been solid all season (16.4 ppg, 11.3 rpg), but Memphis will give him some rest time in advance of the playoffs. It appears the Grizzlies are throwing this game away as Marc Gasol and Tony Allen will also rest while Mike Conley is injured.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley shook off a ankle injury and finished with a team-high 20 points during Wednesday's loss against the Celtics, but should be considered questionable for Thursday.
Insight: Hopefully it didn't swell up overnight. Conley is a top-40 player in standard leagues.
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol outplayed his brother, Pau, scoring 23 points as Memphis beat Chicago, 101-91, on Monday.
Insight: Marc frustrated Pau, shooting 10-of-16 from the field. Pau didn't get much help from the referees, who made some questionable calls on Pau both at the offensive and defensive ends. Marc also had four rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had a double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds versus the Lakers on Friday.
Insight: Randolph was 10-of-16 from the field and 4-for-4 at the line. He also had three assists and a steal. As we've said before, Randolph has cooled off considerably since his hot January, and it is unlikely he will heat up that much again. Hopefully owners sold high.
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph had 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the, 102-100, victory over the Rockets on Wednesday.
Insight: Randolph has cooled off since his hot January as he averaged just 14.4 ppg in February. He has averaged 10.5 ppg in the last two games. It is more likely Randolph stays at his current pace as opposed to returning to his January numbers.
Description: On a broken play, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol hit the game-winning shot with 0.1 seconds left as Memphis beat Houston, 102-100.
Insight: Gasol led the Grizzlies with 21 points, shooting 10-of-14 from the field. On the last offensive possession, the inbound pass was thrown to no one, where Gasol grabbed it, dribbled twice and then hit the mid-range jumper. Gasol also had seven rebounds, six assists and a block in the game.
Description: Memphis guard Courtney Lee took advantage of an extended run on Tuesday night.
Insight: With Tony Allen suspended, Lee played 38 minutes and scored a team-high 18 points. He also recorded five rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers. Lee is a top-90 option.
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been suspended for Tuesday's game versus Utah.
Insight: There is not much news to go on, but it is being reported as an internal issue. Allen is expected back for Wednesday's contest. Jeff Green and Courtney Lee will see a bump in minutes on Tuesday night.
Description: Raptors forward James Johnson surprisingly scored a team-high 27 points during Saturday's loss versus Houston.
Insight: Johnson shot 10-of-16 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line. He also chipped in five rebounds, four steals, four blocks, one 3-pointer, and one turnover. If you played Johnson as a daily play, you should be commended.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had 19 points, shooting 9-for-17 in the, 95-86, victory over the Nets on Tuesday.
Insight: Randolph also had eight rebounds, three steals and an assist. As we have been saying, Randolph was a sell-high candidate at the end of January, and if owners didn't trade him yet, they missed their chance at the higest value. After averaging 19.3 ppg and 13.8 rpg in January, he is averaging just 14.6 ppg and 10.6 rpg in five February games.
Description: Raptors power forward James Johnson hit a key 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to propel Toronto to a, 87-82, victory over the Spurs on Sunday.
Insight: Down by one, Johnson hit a 3-pointer to put the Raptors ahead, 84-82, which gave the team the lead for good. On the next possession, the Spurs missed two wide open 3-pointers. Johnson led Toronto with 20 points, shooting 8-of-10 from the field.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had 11 points and 15 rebounds as Memphis defeated Atlanta, 94-88, on Sunday.
Insight: Randolph was just 5-of-16 from the field, but still recorded his 14th double-double in the last 16 games. As we thought here at The Sports Network, Randolph has slowed down his incredible January pace and has averaged 15.0 ppg and 12.6 rpg over the last five games. Owners will gladly still take those numbers.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is back in the lineup, but has accumulated just six assists over the three games since returning from a wrist injury.
Insight: Six assists against eight turnovers for a guy who averages 5.4 apg this season seems to indicate he's not completely healthy. At least he's scored 40 points over the last two games, so that part of his game is ready.
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol blocked the Suns final shot attempt as the Grizzlies held on to a, 102-101, victory.
Insight: That was Gasol's third block of the game. He didn't shoot well, going 4-of-11 from the field, but he did turn in 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds in addition to the three blocks. Gasol was also 7-for-8 at the line.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph just missed another double-double in Monday's victory over the Suns.
Insight: Randolph broke his 12 game double-double streak. Every game he started in January, he had a double-double. Randolph had 19 points, going 6-of-15 from the field with nine rebounds. He was 7-for-8 at the line.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is probable for Saturday's game versus the Thunder.
Insight: Conley has missed the last two games with a wrist injury, but he plans to play on Saturday. Owners in daily leagues don't want to count on Conley anyway because he will have to play defense on Russell Westbrook.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph extended his double-double streak to 11 games on Thursday.
Insight: Randolph has played 11 games since returning from injury and has a double-double in every single game. Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds on Thursday. He was 6-of-14 from the field with two assists and a steal. He is averaging 19.6 ppg and 13.1 rpg over the last 11 games.
Description: Memphis G/F Vince Carter left Thursday's game due to a foot injury according to RotoWorld.
Insight: He will undergo an MRI. Carter was able to walk around and put weight on his foot so that's a good sign. Hopefully, owners are not counting on Carter for much fantasy production. He averages 6.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 1.3 apg in 16.8 mpg.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley dress, but didn't play on Tuesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Denver.
Insight: Beno Udrih started Tuesday's game and would likely get another start if Conley can't play, but Udrih has yet to prove he's fantasy worthy. Nick Calathes, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter all saw a boost in their production Tuesday.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded his 10th straight double-double on Tuesday.
Insight: Randolph had 22 points, going 10-of-15 from the field, and 10 rebounds. He also had two assists. Randolph is about the surest thing there is in daily fantasy basketball. Since returning from his injury, Randolph has been averaging 19.3 ppg and 13.4 rpg, but in season-long leagues, we still advise to sell high on Randolph.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double with six assists on Monday night.
Insight: He had 24 points and 10 boards in a win over the Magic. Randolph went 8-of-13 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the line, and also had one steal, one block, and three turnovers to complete is productive evening.
Description: Memphis guard/forward Tony Allen (ankle) will miss Monday's game against the Magic.
Insight: He has a sprained ankle, but it is not considered serious. Allen's value is limited, and his absence is probably most beneficial to Victor Oladipo, who will not have to deal with one of the league's toughest defenders.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double during Saturday's victory against the 76ers.
Insight: Randolph had 17 points and 14 rebounds in the, 101-83, victory. He was 8-of-11 from the field with four assists.Randolph is playing out of his mind right now with 18.4 ppg and 13.8 rpg in the last five games, which keeps him as a top sell-high candidate at the moment.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double in the loss to Dallas on Monday.
Insight: Randolph had 18 points and 15 rebounds with two assists and a steal. Randolph seems to be over his knee injury, but based on his injury history, we wouldn't be surprised if the injury arises again.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Conley was in a walking boot a few days ago due to an ankle injury, so it is unlikely he plays. Fantasy owners should plan on starting someone else Saturday. Beno Udrih will start at point guard for Memphis if Conley can't play.
Description: Grizzlies fans are getting to know small forward Jeff Green.
Insight: In just his second game with Memphis, Green came off the bench and led the Grizzlies with 21 points. He shot 8-of-18 from the field and made all five free-throw attempts. Green had five rebounds as well.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will not play on Friday versus the Magic.
Insight: Conley (17.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.1 apg, 1.2 spg) played through a sprained ankle on Wednesday, but he eventually left the game. Nick Calathes and Beno Udrih will get more time, but not necessarily more shots.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley missed the morning shootaround and should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Magic.
Insight: Conley (17.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.1 apg, 1.2 spg) played through a sprained ankle on Wednesday, but he ventually left the game. He should be considered questionable for Friday. Nick Calathes and Beno Udrih would get more time, but not necessarily more shots.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley left the arena on Wednesday in a walking boot according to FOX sideline reporter Rob Fischer.
Insight: Conley played through a sprained ankle on Wednesday, but he did eventually leave the game. He should be considered questionable for Friday. Nick Calathes and Beno Udrih appear to be Conley's handcuffs.
Description: Memphis' newly-acquired forward Jeff Green missed Tuesday's practice while getting his physical, but should be ready to go Wednesday against Brooklyn.
Insight: Green's role in Memphis is to be determined, but he won't be one of the top options as he was in Boston. He'll certainly be behind Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Mike Conley so his numbers should take a hit.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had 27 points and 17 rebounds in the double overtime victory over the Suns on Sunday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Randolph couldn't finish the game because he fouled out, so his teammates had to pick up the slack. Randolph was 11-of-16 from the field before his exit and also chipped in four assists.
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley led Memphis with 22 points during a game in which 13 different Grizzlies players scored as Memphis routed New York, 105-83.
Insight: Conley shot 9-of-12, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. Memphis had four different players in double figures with Conley the only player with 20 points. He also had seven rebounds and seven assists.
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol scored 17 points with nine rebounds and five assists on Tuesday.
Insight: Grizzlies continue to roll as they beat the Spurs, 95-87, on Tuesday. Gasol has been very consistent this season as he has averaged 20.1 ppg and 8.3 rpg this season and in December, he averaged 20.2 ppg and 8.5 rpg.
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley led Memphis with 24 points in the, 103-95, victory over the Heat on Saturday.
Insight: Conley was on fire from behind the arc, hitting 4-of-6 3-pointers. He also shot 6-of-7 from the free-throw line along with chipping in three assists, two steals and a rebound. Conley continues to be a top option at point guard.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph is not exepted to play Saturday while dealing with a swollen right knee. UPDATE: Randolph will not play.
Insight: Randolph has missed three games due to the knee issue which are chronic for the double-double machine. He's averaging 16.1 ppg, 11.4 rpg so fantasy owners need him back soon. Jon Leuer has started two of the three games he's missed, but hasn't done enough with the opportunities.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph is questionable for Friday's game against Houston while dealing with a swollen right knee. UPDATE: Randolph will not play.
Insight: Randolph has missed two games due to the knee issue which are chronic for the double-double machine. He's averaging 16.1 ppg, 11.4 rpg so fantasy owners need him back soon. Jon Leuer has seen an average 28 mpg over the past two contests, averaging 10 ppg and 6.0 rpg.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph is expected to miss Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Randolph is dealing with his chronic knees. He played just 22 minutes Friday after playing too many the previous game (48). He's averaging a double-double (16.1 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.0 spg.).
Description: Cavaliers wingman Mike Miller is expected to miss Monday's game against Brooklyn due to a concussion.
Insight: Miller doesn't see enough game action to be relevant in fantasy realms and his absence won't add many minutes to change the value of anyone else. Shawn Marion and Dion Waiters will eat up the few minutes Miller plays.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph was a fantasy disappointment on Wednesday.
Insight: The Rockets held Randolph to just eight points and six rebounds in 19 minutes. Randolph averages 16.3 ppg and 11.7 rpg, so those numbers are well below his averages. Owners can likely just chalk this up to an off night.
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol tied a season-high with 32 points on Friday versus the Celtics.
Insight: Gasol scored 32 points on opening night, but had not eclipsed the 30-point mark again until Friday. He shot 13-for-22 and made all six free-throw attempts. Gasol also had eight rebounds, two assists and a block.
Description: Grizzles guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 19 points in Monday's blowout win against the Rockets.
Insight: He also had six assists, two rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, and one turnover. Conley shot 6-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, and will continue to be a solid point guard this season.
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol scored 20 points in Friday's win over Indiana.
Insight: Following a 32-point performance during opening night, Gasol shot 9-of-16 from the field, and had six rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and two turnovers. He looks like he is in line for the best season of his career.
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee left Friday's game with an apparent concussion.
Insight: He was on the floor and took a Roy Hibbert knee to the back of the head. He will need to be cleared in order to get back on the floor, which will probably take at least a few days. Vince Carter, Beno Udrih, and Quincy Pondexter should all see an increase in playing time.
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener, with 32 points and nine rebounds, but may have a tougher time Friday night against Indiana.
Insight: He was 12-for-17 from the field, and 8-for-10 from the line against Minnesota, but will go up against defensive specialist Roy Hibbert this time around. Hibbert reject seven shots in the Pacers' opener.
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener.
Insight: He was 12-for-17 from the field, and 8-for-10 from the line, for 32 points. Gasol also had nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. This is a contract-year for Gasol, and he is off to a great start.
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen is a defensive specialist who requires a lot of playing time to accumulate fantasy statistics ... that's not going to happen in 2014-15.
Insight: Allen wil share the shooting guard minutes with Courtney Lee and it's Lee who got the starts after coming over from Boston last season. He averaged 26.6 mpg before the All-Star game and 20.0 minutes after Lee's arrival.
Description: Memphis G/F Vince Carter isn't the explosive force re once was in Toronto, but he should produce well for the Grizzlies.
Insight: The 37-year-old can still put the ball in the basket and is a better option than Tayshaun Prince or Quincey Pondexter so should see as many minutes as his old knees can take. We're projectiing 11.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.7 apg.
Description: The good news for Marc Gasol owners is that he's played 80 or more games in every even numbered season and this is 2014.
Insight: Gasol is pretty consistent averaging around 13.5 ppg and 7.9 rebounds and we expect slightly better in 2014-15. He only played 59 games last season and started slowly, but is a solid fantasy option who can dish out close to four dimes a game from the center spot.
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph is a force for any fantasy owners in two categories - points and rebounds.
Insight: Randolph won't help you in many other areas, but he posted 47 double-doubles last season which tied him for fourth with Dwight Howard, and Joakim Noah. Although he's averaged 77 starts the past two seasons he has chronically sore knees and could be an injury risk.
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley doesn't get the much press, but he's a solid second-tier fantasy point guard.
Insight: The point guard set career highs in points (17.2) and shooting percentage (.484) along with 6.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per night. Best, he's played in 80 or more games in four of the last six seasons, so he'll be out there every night trying to help you.
Description: Zach Randolph has agreed to a two-year, $20 million extension with Memphis. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: Randolph has picked up his player option for next season, so the extension won't kick in until 2015. Z-Bo led the Grizzlies in several categories last season including rebounds (10.1 ppg) and points per game (17.4).