Grizzlies PF/C Jon Leuer scored 21 points in just 25 minutes during Friday's exhibition loss, making 8-of-15 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with a full line vs. the Heat.
The Scoop:Leuer added seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and only turnover, picked up extra playing time because the Grizzlies' starters were given limited minutes as a precaution. Leuer proved valuable with Marc Gasol out in December last year, but he's a non-factor in fantasy leagues while the Grizzlies' frontcourt is healthy.
The Memphis Grizzlies reserves accomplished what the starters couldn't - they built enough of a lead to put away the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marc Gasol had 16 points and nine rebounds, his backup Kosta Koufos scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, and the Grizzlies beat Cleveland 96-92 on Wednesday night. ''Our defense leads to our offense.'' Quincy Pondexter added 15 points for Memphis and Zach Randolph had 11. Mike Conley, Nick Calathes and Jon Leuer each had 10 points.
Marc Gasol had 16 points and nine rebounds, Kosta Koufos scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-92 on Wednesday night. Quincy Pondexter added 15 points for Memphis and Zach Randolph had 11 points. Mike Conley, Nick Calathes and Jon Leuer each had 10 points.
Marc Gasol scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Kosta Koufos tallied eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-92 Wednesday night. Quincy Pondexter added 15 points for Memphis and Zach Randolph had 11 points. Mike Conley, Nick Calathes and Jon Leuer each finished with 10 points for the Grizzlies.
The Scoop:Leuer said that he's ready for the challenge. "I want to do more than just be a stretch four," he said. "I can put the ball on the floor and make plays for myself and teammates. I bring a lot of energy with the ability to rebound and defend." As long as Zach Randolph is healthy, fantasy owners shouldn't expect a big increase from Leuer's averages last season -- 6.2 points, 0.5 threes, 3.2 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game.
The Scoop:He lost some weight while recovering from the operation but didn't sound concerned as Memphis opened their training camp with a practice heavy on running and conditioning drills. Leuer shouldn't be on typical fantasy radars while Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Kosta Koufos are all healthy.
Jon Leuer came off the bench to hit 6-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points and five rebounds in Wednesday's ugly loss at Brooklyn.
The Scoop:Zach Randolph was out with the flu, starters Ed Davis and Tayshaun Prince were invisible and the Grizzlies turned to their bench early and often in an ugly loss. Leuer posted some big lines earlier in the season, but there's no reason to think he's about ready to go on a run, as Randolph should be back soon. Ignore tonight's positive performance.
Ed Davis came off the bench and registered his third double-double this season, scoring 17 points and registering 11 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies drub the Detroit Pistons, 112-84. The Grizzlies shot 43-92 (46.7%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 19 rebounds. Memphis (15-18) picked up the win after falling to the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Other key performers for Memphis were Jon Leuer with 23 points and 8 rebounds, Zach Randolph with 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Mike Conley with 15 points and 6 assists.
Zach Randolph has been one of the few constants for a Memphis Grizzlies team that's been rocked by a steady string of injuries to key players. And the big man was at it again on Monday night, scoring 22 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and even dishing a season-high seven assists in the Grizzlies' 104-94 victory over the Utah Jazz. ''We go as our leader goes,'' Memphis guard Tony Allen said. Jerryd Bayless scored all 17 of his points in the second half while Mike Miller added 15 and Jon Leuer 11.
The Scoop: None.
Dec 23 8:29 ET
News (various sources)
Bosh, Wade lead Heat past Grizzlies 104-98 (The Associated Press) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: The Associated Press) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris Bosh scored 21 points, and Dwyane Wade added 16 as the Miami Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 104-98 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams. More...