Grizzlies capturing guard Desmond Bane might be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks after he suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his proper large toe of their recreation in opposition to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.
The workforce introduced the information at present after Bane has recorded a career-best season in a number of stats classes in his third 12 months, with 24.7 factors, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per recreation. He’s ranked fifteenth within the league in scoring and has related on 45.1% from deep in season 2022-23, which places him in fifth for made three-pointers (46).
24-year-old Bane and Memphis’ level guard Ja Morant have been a power to be reckoned with within the opening 13 video games of the season, averaging a mixed 53.5 factors, 11.8 assists and 10.9 rebounds per recreation.
“My man [Bane] is an All-Star this 12 months, too. So, make certain we put all that in there,” Morant informed NBA.com. “I do know what me and 22 can do on that flooring. I’ve the utmost confidence in him, and I really feel like everyone is aware of I’ve obtained confidence in myself. So, I positively really feel like we’re the highest duo on this league.”
Bane will miss tonight’s recreation in opposition to the Pelicans and if he does make his return in two weeks, he would doubtlessly play in opposition to Minnesota on November thirtieth.
A 3-week return would see him play initially of December, when the Grizzlies face the 76ers at dwelling, Detroit away two days later after which 5 dwelling video games in a row.
In higher information for the workforce, energy ahead / heart Jaren Jackson Jr. is on the cusp of creating his season debut following a fracture to his proper foot and the following surgical procedure and rehab. Tonight’s standing report for the sport in opposition to the Pelicans marks the primary time he has been listed as questionable all season.
“He’s had actually good exercises throughout, and he’s getting actually shut,” Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins mentioned this week. “His five-on-five (observe periods) have been going very well, and it’s simply been a matter of working with the schedule, discovering these alternatives, that degree of labor, as he ramps up.”
Jackson Jr. led the NBA, set profession highs and established single-season franchise data for whole blocks (177) and blocks per recreation (2.27) final season.
He additionally turned one in every of simply 4 gamers in NBA historical past to be named within the NBA’s All-Defensive First Group at 22 years of age or youthful and was solely the second participant in franchise historical past to be chosen to the defensive workforce.