December 4, 2023

Luke Kennard, Xavier Tillman add to Grizzlies’ injury woes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies guard Luke Kennard will miss a minimal of two weeks recovering from a bone bruise in his left knee, and ahead Xavier Tillman now could be thought-about week-to-week recovering from his personal injured left knee.

The Grizzlies supplied the replace Monday. Kennard performed solely six minutes Nov. 14 in a loss in Los Angeles to the Lakers and had missed the previous two video games. Memphis stated Kennard, acquired on the commerce deadline final season, shall be reevaluated in two weeks.

Tillman has been Memphis’ fifth-leading scorer, averaging 9.3 factors, and is second with 6.7 rebounds a recreation. He was damage in that very same loss to the Lakers, taking part in 22 minutes earlier than leaving the sport.

Memphis already has two-time All-Star guard Ja Morant suspended for the primary 25 video games this season, and heart Steven Adams was dominated out earlier than the season began due to needing surgical procedure for a knee first damage in January. Brandon Clarke is recovering from a left Achilles tendon torn in March.

The Grizzlies introduced Friday that guard Marcus Smart will miss three to 5 weeks with a sprained left foot, including to their prolonged injury checklist. The 2022 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, acquired through a commerce this offseason, performed all of eight minutes earlier than he damage his foot in that very same loss to the Lakers.

The Grizzlies (3-10) go to Houston on Wednesday and went into Monday night time’s video games tied with Portland and San Antonio on the backside of the Western Conference.