Memphis Grizzlies Injury Report
The Memphis Grizzlies have only Killian Tillie, Tyrell Terry, and Ja Morant on their injury report. Ja Morant is out with a sprained ankle, while Steven Adams is out with a bone bruise. The two others are questionable for Game 4.
Ja Morant out with sprained ankle
Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant is out with a sprained ankle. The injury came during the second quarter. The Grizzlies led the Nets by seven points at halftime, but Morant rolled his ankle, landing on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s foot. The injury required Morant to leave the court in significant pain and he was carted off the court in a wheelchair.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant will be out three to five weeks due to a Grade 2 ankle sprain. The injury occurred during a contested elbow jumper by Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Morant’s left foot landed on Luwawu-Cabarrot’s foot, causing his ankle to roll severely. After being checked by medical staff, Morant collapsed behind the basket and could not put any weight on the ankle. The Grizzlies brought a wheelchair for him to the locker room. The injury was officially called a Grade 2 ankle sprain.
Steven Adams out with bone bruise
The Memphis Grizzlies have issued an injury report for the Game 6 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies are 3-2 in the series and have a chance to advance to the second round with a win. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are on the brink of the season and will likely need all of their stars to play to avoid elimination. However, the Grizzlies have updated their injury report with one injury that will complicate the task of containing Karl-Anthony Towns.
Ja Morant is questionable for the remainder of the postseason with a bone bruise in his knee. He will miss at least one game and will likely not play in Game 5. Steven Adams will be out for the rest of the postseason after testing positive for bone bruise. The injury also prevents the Grizzlies from using a full rotation. This is a big blow to the Grizzlies, who have already lost two of their last three games.
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Memphis Grizzlies. He played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans and was selected by Memphis as the fourth pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. His impressive athletic ability and basketball sense made him an attractive prospect for NBA teams. Although he was drafted early, he has already proven himself to be a valuable contributor for the Grizzlies.
Last season, Jackson broke out. He played in 78 games and was the Grizzlies’ defensive anchor. He finished fifth in the voting for the Kia Defensive Player of the Year Award. After Jackson’s injury, Grizzlies’ star guard Ja Morant tried to calm Grizzlies’ fans. He tweeted that Jackson would be okay. Grizzlies fans were relieved to hear this. Ja Morant, who is also a star in the NBA, believes in the young center’s potential.
Desmond Bane out with bone bruise
After being sidelined for Game 2 of the second round due to an apparent bone bruise in his knee, the Memphis Grizzlies are returning to action this weekend in California for Game 3 of the series against the Golden State Warriors. Grizzlies star shooting guard Desmond Bane will be available for the first time in the series. The injury will keep Bane out of the starting lineup. The Grizzlies and Warriors are tied, one game each, and the Grizzlies have played a hard-fought game at home.
The Grizzlies will be without their starting center for Game 3, but Bane will likely be available for Game 4 on Thursday. Ja Morant is also likely out for Game 4 after going to the locker room with an apparent leg injury during Game 2. Killian Tillie is out for Saturday’s game against the Timberwolves with no timetable for his return. This injury will keep Bane out of the starting lineup until he can recover.
Steven Adams on team report
Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams is not expected to play against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, according to the NBA’s COVID-19 health protocol. Although Adams is a proven big man, he is not expected to start in this series, so Xavier Tillman will continue as the starting center. Adams has averaged 1.7 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks in his last three playoff games.
While playing on the bench, Adams was infrequently a focal point on offense at Pitt. His average of seven points per 40 minutes ranks him fourth among collegiate top-100 prospects. Most of his touches came off the offensive glass, as he grabbed 5.2 offensive rebounds per 40 minutes. Adams also saw some looks while working off the ball and even played with his back to the basket. But his lack of offensive production was a concern for some fans.