Grizzlies’ Kyle Anderson becomes 3rd-youngest player in franchise history to record a triple-double
The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Brooklyn Nets at home on Friday, but it was a good night for Grizzlies small forward Kyle Anderson, who recorded his first career triple-double and became the third-youngest player in franchise history to record one.
Anderson, 25, finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in 38 minutes of action. The swingman shot 5-of-10 from the field:
Kyle Anderson (@KyleAnderson5) is the third youngest player in Grizzlies franchise history with a triple-double (Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Mike Bibby).#Grizzlies #GrindCity #NBA #NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/5wVqJGKxPh
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After spending the first four years of his NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kyle Anderson signed a four-year, $37.2 million offer sheet with Memphis, which was not matched. Anderson is essentially playing the role Chandler Parsons was supposed to play for Memphis as a versatile forward who can handle the ball and initiate the offense so that Mike Conley’s workload isn’t too high.
Anderson is now averaging 8.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest while shooting 54.8 percent from the floor, 25.8 percent from the 3-point line and 56.6 percent from the foul line. The former UCLA Bruin has never been a strong 3-point shooter, but he’s a reliable mid-range guy.
With the loss, Memphis is now 18-20 on the year and 10-9 at home. The Grizzlies have lost four games in a row and are in danger of spiraling out of control. The leaders of the team, Marc Gasol and Conley, have to get the squad together.