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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
34-22 8-2 W4
33-23 8-2 W7
24-31 3-7 L2
20-36 2-8 W2
11-45 1-9 L2

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 19.3 8.0 40.1 3.4 1.5

Top Ziaire Williams News

  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Scores career-high 27 points

    Williams chipped in 27 points (9-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT), four rebounds, four assists and three steals over 36 minutes during Thursday's 113-110 win over Milwaukee.

    Williams was forced to handle a massive workload due to the absence of John Konchar (quadriceps), Luke Kennard (knee) and others, but he stepped up to the challenge and responded by posting a career-best scoring mark. Williams has handled a bench role most of the season and has racked up just 10 starts, averaging 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in those contests. However, given Memphis' injury problems, it wouldn't be surprising if Williams is trusted into a more significant role following the All-Star break.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Gets chance to start

    Williams is starting Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Williams logged 22 minutes Wednesday in his first action since Jan. 28, and he may be in line for a heavier workload Thursday with John Konchar (quadriceps) ruled out. Williams is averaging 7.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists through 44 matchups this season.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Gets 22 minutes in return

    Williams (hand) recorded five points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes in Wednesday's 121-113 win over the Rockets.

    Williams didn't seem to face any restrictions in his return from an eight-game absence due to a left hand contusion, but he turned in an underwhelming line for fantasy purposes during his time on the court. It's a familiar refrain for the third-year wing, who currently sits outside the top 300 in per-game fantasy value in nine-category leagues while averaging 7.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, 0.6 steals, 0.2 blocks and 1.3 turnovers in 18.8 minutes on 39.0/31.4/83.1 percent shooting splits over his 44 appearances. Williams could be in danger of moving out of Memphis' rotation if Marcus Smart (finger) and Desmond Bane (ankle) are able to make their returns to action at some point after the All-Star break.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Officially good to go

    Williams (hand) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Rockets.

    Williams has been upgraded from questionable to available Wednesday after missing Memphis' last eight contests with a left hand contusion. However, it wouldn't be surprising for the 22-year-old forward to operate on a minutes restriction against Houston.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Expected to play Wednesday

    Williams (hand) is officially listed as questionable but is trending toward playing Wednesday against the Rockets, Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian reports.

    Williams hasn't played since Jan. 28, so if he's cleared as expected, the youngster will presumably be limited. Before his multi-week absence, Williams had carved out a solid bench role for the injury-depleted Grizzlies, averaging 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.0 minutes over his prior 13 appearances (one start).

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Listed as questionable

    Williams (hand) is questionable to play Wednesday versus Houston, Damichael Cole of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    Williams has not taken the court since Jan. 28, but he appears to be nearing a return. Memphis commences a back-to-back set Wednesday, with a Thursday contest against Milwaukee giving Williams two opportunities to return to action before the All-Star break.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Officially out Monday

    Williams (hand) has been ruled out for Monday's game against New Orleans, independent NBA writer Parker Fleming reports.

    Williams hasn't played since Jan. 28 due to a left hand contusion, but head coach Taylor Jenkins is optimistic that the third-year wing will return for the team's upcoming Wednesday/Thursday back-to-back set versus the Rockets and Bucks, respectively. He'll likely occupy a role on the second unit whenever he's cleared to play.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Likely out Monday

    Williams (hand) is listed as doubtful ahead of Monday's game against the Pelicans.

    Williams is in jeopardy of missing his eighth consecutive game due to a left hand contusion. A timetable for his return remains unclear at this point.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Not playing Saturday

    Williams (hand) is out against the Hornets on Saturday.

    No surprises here, as Williams was initially listed as doubtful to play, and this will be his seventh straight absence. His next chance to return to the hardwood will come against the Pelicans on Monday.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Unlikely to play Saturday

    Williams (hand) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game versus the Hornets.

    Williams is in danger of missing his seventh straight contest Saturday due to a left hand contusion. The 22-year-old forward's return timetable is unclear.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Won't play Thursday

    Williams (hand) won't play Thursday against the Bulls.

    Thursday will mark Williams' sixth straight game on the sidelines, and for now, he should be considered questionable at best for Saturday's game in Charlotte. GG Jackson and Scotty Pippen Jr. should continue to see ample minutes for this Memphis team hurting for healthy bodies.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Likely out Thursday

    Williams (hand) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game versus the Bulls.

    Williams is expected to miss his sixth straight game Thursday due to a left hand injury. However, being listed as doubtful instead of out is a good indication that Williams is progressing towards a return.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Remains out for Tuesday's game

    Williams (hand) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Williams continues to deal with a left hand bone contusion and will be unavailable for a fifth consecutive game. The Grizzlies remain extremely shorthanded, so Williams could see a sizable role if he's cleared to return soon. However, a timetable for his return isn't yet clear.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Ruled out for Sunday

    Williams (hand) won't play in Sunday's game against the Celtics.

    Williams will miss a fourth straight game due to the left hand injury. Given the litany of injured players on the roster, Williams could be in store for significant playing time whenever he's cleared to play again.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Still out

    Williams (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Williams will miss a third straight game due to soreness in his left hand. His next chance to suit up will come Sunday in Boston.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Remains out

    Williams (hand) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Cavaliers.

    Williams will miss his second straight game due to left hand soreness. His next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Golden State.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Not suiting up Monday

    Williams (hand) has been downgraded to out for Monday's game versus Sacramento.

    Williams, John Konchar (ankle) and Vince Williams (knee) were all ruled out upon the release of the Grizzlies' latest injury report, leaving Memphis with just eight available players Monday. The Grizzlies haven't indicated that Williams' injury is more than a day-to-day concern, so he could be ready to play when Memphis returns to action Thursday versus Cleveland.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Doubtful for Monday

    Williams is doubtful for Monday's game against the Kings due to left hand soreness.

    The Grizzlies will be very thin Monday, as Luke Kennard (knee) is out, John Konchar (ankle) is doubtful and Vince Williams (knee) is questionable. Guys like David Roddy, GG Jackson and Scotty Pippen could be asked to step up as a result.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Pops for 17 points Friday

    Williams posted 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four rebounds, five assists and two steals in 30 minutes during Friday's 107-106 win over Orlando.

    Williams came from nowhere to play 30 minutes in the win, scoring at least 15 points for just the eighth time all season. While this was an encouraging performance, it should be noted that he had scored a combined 20 points in the previous five outings. There is no need to be adding him based on this one performance.

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  • Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Moves to bench Thursday

    Williams is on the bench to face Minnesota on Thursday, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

    Williams will head back to the bench after one game in the starting lineup, with John Konchar moving into the first unit. Williams is averaging 12.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his last five outings off the bench.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Lancaster, CA
Age: 22
School: Stanford
Experience: 2