The Memphis Grizzlies obtained some dangerous information on Tuesday.
Starting heart Steven Adams has a sprained PCL in his proper knee. The Grizzlies introduced that the damage is anticipated to sideline him for 3-5 weeks.
Adams missed Monday’s sport in opposition to the Sacramento Kings with what the group designated as knee soreness. It seems that additional analysis revealed the analysis on Tuesday. Adams sustained the damage on Sunday in opposition to the Phoenix Suns. The Grizzlies didn’t play on Tuesday.
Adams, 29, has averaged 8.6 factors, 11.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks in 42 begins this season. His rebounding and presence within the publish can be missed because the Grizzlies look to maintain tempo on the prime of a aggressive Western Conference. Memphis entered Tuesday in second place at 31-16, 2.5 video games behind the first-place Denver Nuggets.
Adams’ damage will seemingly result in extra reliance on Jaren Jackson Jr., who’s within the midst of a breakout season at 23 years outdated. Jackson’s developed right into a dominant defensive pressure whereas averaging 16.2 factors, 6.6 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and one steal per sport. The 6-11 ahead is taking pictures 50.3% from the ground and 37.8% from 3-point distance.
The Grizzlies can have rely extra on small-ball lineups in Adams’s absence with Brandon Clarke and Santi Aldima projected to see extra enjoying time. Nobody on the roster tasks to interchange Adams’ rebounding manufacturing.