In a season riddled with injuries, the Memphis Grizzlies face ongoing challenges as key players grapple with various setbacks. As they prepare to face the New Orleans Pelicans, here’s the latest on the Grizzlies’ injury report:
- Ja Morant (Returning from Suspension)
- Marcus Smart (Knee Injury)
- Derrick Rose (Foot Injury)
- Steven Adams (Knee Surgery)
- Brandon Clarke (Achilles)
- Bismack Biyombo (Back Injury)
While the much-anticipated return of Ja Morant injects optimism, the Grizzlies continue to miss the services of Marcus Smart and Derrick Rose. Smart, sidelined due to a foot injury, may make a possible return later this week, with potential appearances against the Indiana Pacers or the Atlanta Hawks.
Derrick Rose, dealing with a hamstring problem, remains on a week-to-week assessment, indicating an extended absence from the court. Luke Kennard, battling a knee bruise, has been a long-term absentee with an uncertain return timeline.
Bismack Biyombo’s availability remains uncertain for the upcoming game against the Pelicans, with a back problem rendering him doubtful. The Grizzlies, currently on a five-game losing streak, are keen to bounce back, and Ja Morant’s return adds a formidable element to their lineup.
As the Grizzlies face the Pelicans in a televised clash on TNT, fans are eager to witness the battle between marquee players, including Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Ja Morant, and Jaren Jackson Jr. The game, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, will be broadcast on Bally Sports South East – Memphis and Bally Sports New Orleans for local coverage, while international fans can catch the action on NBA League Pass.
Despite their challenging start, the Grizzlies aim to salvage pride and initiate a turnaround in their season. With Ja Morant back in action, the team hopes to overcome adversities and make a mark in the competitive Western Conference.