Grizzlies’ Mike Conley, Jaren Jackson Jr. back in lineup vs. Knicks
The Memphis Grizzlies will have Mike Conley and Jaren Jackson Jr. back in the lineup when they face the New York Knicks on Sunday, the team announced. Garrett Temple will miss his fifth straight game with a left shoulder sprain.
Both Conley and Jackson missed the Grizzlies’ last game against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. Conley sat out due to left knee soreness, while Jackson missed the game with a right quad injury. Memphis suffered a 100-92 loss to drop to 20-33 on the season.
The Grizzlies have been free falling since a hot start to the season, which has sparked trade rumors involving stars Conley and Marc Gasol. Jackson is around to stay for the long haul after Memphis drafted him fourth overall in this past draft. The rookie big man out of Michigan State is averaging 13.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 25.8 minutes per game this season.
While the Grizzlies have been really struggling, they’re set to face an even worse team in New York on Sunday. The Knicks hold the worst record in the NBA at 10-41 and have lost 12 games in a row. This matchup will give Memphis a prime opportunity to snap a three-game losing streak and win just its second game in the last 13.