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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
11-7 5-5 L1
11-9 7-3 W2
8-8 5-5 L2
5-13 4-6 W2
3-16 0-10 L14

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 34.2 23.2 44.0 4.5 5.2

Top Desmond Bane News

  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Scores in double figures

    Bane posted 13 points (5-16 FG, 3-9 3Pt), two rebounds and four assists over 34 minutes during Sunday's 119-97 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Bane was held to a single-digit scoring total during Friday's loss to the Suns, but he was slightly more effective Sunday despite continuing to shoot relatively inefficiently from the floor. The 25-year-old is now averaging 23.6 points, 5.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game this year.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Good to go

    Bane (foot) is available for Friday's game against the Suns.

    Bane tested out his foot during pregame warmups and apparently feels good enough to give it a go. Barring any setbacks, look for him to take on his usual responsibilities.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Questionable for Friday

    Bane is questionable for Friday's game against the Suns due to a left foot sprain.

    Bane wasn't known to be dealing with an injury during the Grizzlies' most recent game Wednesday against the Rockets, so he can be viewed as day-to-day until the team provides more definitive word on the severity of the foot sprain. If Bane is unable to play Friday, the Grizzlies would likely use a committee approach to soak up his minutes, with players such as Jacob Gilyard, John Konchar and Ziaire Williams potentially getting a bump in playing time. Forwards Santi Aldama and Jaren Jackson could benefit the most from a Bane absence from a usage standpoint.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Scores 20-plus points again

    Bane accumulated 23 points (6-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 9-10 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one steal across 26 minutes during Wednesday's 111-91 loss to Houston.

    With Ja Morant suspended, Bane has taken over as Memphis' primary offensive weapon and scored at least 20 points in 11 of his first 14 appearances this season. He's averaging a career-high 25.6 points, but more importantly, his shooting splits haven't taken a significant hit. His 46/37/87 splits are down compared to previous years, but not enough to override the increased offensive production.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Scores 30 in loss

    Bane notched 30 points (11-27 FG, 7-14 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, eight assists and one steal across 37 minutes during Sunday's 102-100 loss to the Celtics.

    This was the sixth game of the season with at least 30 points for Bane, and he also tied his season-high marks of eight assists and seven three-pointers. The Grizzlies are just 3-10 this season despite Bane's heroics, but his fantasy managers should be more than thrilled with the early returns.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Scores 26 in comeback win

    Bane posted 26 points (8-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 120-108 win over San Antonio.

    Bane has been a consistent 20-point scorer for the Grizzlies this season and has embraced being the team's go-to scorer in the absence of Ja Morant (suspension). Memphis has struggled badly this season, but Bane has been a stud in fantasy of late, racking up 25 or more points in three of his last four contests. He's averaging 25.5 points per game in November.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Scores 15 points Tuesday

    Bane notched 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), one rebound and five assists across 27 minutes during Tuesday's 134-107 loss to the Lakers.

    Bane was coming off 37-point and 27-point performances in his last two games, but he was unable to repeat that, as the Grizzlies struggled badly and suffered a 27-point defeat. Despite the team's well-known struggles, Bane continues to deliver decent numbers for the Grizzlies and is averaging a solid 25.5 points across 34.6 minutes per contest. His role as Memphis' primary scoring weapon, at least until Ja Morant (suspension) returns, is not under question.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Leading scorer in win

    Bane registered 27 points (10-24 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six assists and four rebounds over 35 minutes in Sunday's 105-101 win over the Clippers.

    Bane has led the Grizzlies in scoring in seven of their 10 games this season. He's taken over as the main scoring option with Ja Morant serving his 25-game suspension since the beginning of the season. Bane has now scored 25-plus points in four of his last five games and is averaging 27.2 points per game in November.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Big night in loss

    Bane finished Friday's 127-121 loss to Utah with 37 points (14-28 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one steal over 38 minutes.

    Bane's 37 points and eight assists were season-high marks, but the Grizzlies were unable to do enough to get the win despite his huge game. Memphis opted to go small and play the sharpshooter at small forward, which seemingly worked out on his end. The 25-year-old is averaging 26.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.6 triples across 35.6 minutes this season.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Poor shooting display in loss

    Bane closed with 15 points (4-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal over 36 minutes during Wednesday's 108-102 loss to the Heat.

    Bane saw the end of his five-game streak with at least 20 points after another abysmal shooting display, but even after missing 12 of his 16 shots, he still posted a decent stat line across the board. Bane is operating as Memphis' primary offensive weapon in the early stages of the season, and even though the team has been struggling, the numbers back him up. Through eight contests, Bane is averaging 25.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Drops 30 points in win

    Bane ended Sunday's 112-100 victory over the Trail Blazers with 30 points (13-27 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and one steal across 34 minutes.

    Bane has steadily improved as a scorer over his first four seasons in the league, and he's been prolific on the scoreboard to begin the 2023-24 campaign. He's scored at least 15 points in each of his first seven appearances of the season and has tallied 30-plus points on four occasions. The 25-year-old is now averaging 26.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in 35.0 minutes per game this year.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Massive line in OT loss

    Bane recorded 33 points (13-26 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three blocks across 45 minutes during Friday's 115-113 overtime loss to Portland.

    The losses continue to pile up for the 0-6 Grizzlies despite a spectacular run of games from Bane, who is averaging 26.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.2 blocks over the first six games. The blocks production Bane offered Friday isn't anything to rely upon going forward, but he should continue to fill out the stat sheet in every other category while serving as the Grizzlies' lead option on offense in the absence of Ja Morant (suspension).

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Leads team with 21 points

    Bane accumulated 21 points (7-19 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 133-109 loss to the Jazz.

    It's unclear who will get the short end of the stick when Ja Morant returns, but it seems more likely that Marcus Smart will find himself on the bench, while Bane will retain his role. It took some time for Morant and Bane to gel last season, but they lasted most of the year as companions in the backcourt when Morant was healthy. Bane is aptly propping up the backcourt so far, with averages of 24.6 points and 5.2 assists through five games.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Has red-hot hand from field in loss

    Bane totaled 30 points (12-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists and three steals across 37 minutes during Monday's 125-110 loss to the Mavericks.

    Bane missed just five of his 17 shots from the field en route to tying for the team lead with 30 points. Aside from a 4-for-17 shooting performance last Friday against Denver, the guard has made at least half of his field-goal attempts in each of his appearances this season, and he continues to be one of the league's top shooters from deep with 3.3 triples per game. Bane is also averaging 2.0 steals per contest, and he would boost his already substantial fantasy value considerably if he could keep close to that place for the season.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Keeps strong start alive

    Bane totaled 26 points (10-20 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal across 34 minutes during Saturday's 113-106 loss to Washington.

    Marcus Smart has never been a player who can carry the offense regularly, which has allowed Bane to emerge as the Grizzlies' primary scoring weapon with Ja Morant suspended to start the season. Bane has scored at least 26 points in two of his first three contests this season and is averaging 24.0 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field to start the campaign.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Leading scorer in loss

    Bane registered 31 points (11-22 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block over 36 minutes in Wednesday's 111-104 loss to the Pelicans.

    Bane led the Grizzlies in field goals and three-pointers Wednesday and was far more efficient than most of his teammates. He accounted for five of the team's 12 three-point makes on a night when Memphis shot just 27.9 percent from beyond the arc. Bane signed a five-year, $207 million contract extension in the offseason, and with Ja Morant suspended for the first 25 games of the season, the former will need to continue his scoring aggression until the All-Star point guard makes his return.

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  • Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Leads Grizzlies in scoring

    Bane posted 24 points (9-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and five assists across 26 minutes in Friday's 124-116 preseason loss to the Bucks.

    Bane has been the Grizzlies' standout performer in the preseason, and he delivered an impressive outing to show he's ready for the regular season. This is a positive development for both the Grizzlies and fantasy managers who drafted Bane in their leagues, as he will have an increased responsibility on offense while Ja Morant is suspended.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Richmond, IN
Age: 25
School: TCU
Experience: 3