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NBA Rookie Rankings: Facundo Campazzo, Desmond Bane stepping up in their first playoffs

We're in the thick of the 2021 NBA playoffs, and while many rookies are experiencing it from home, there's a handful of first-year players who are really making an impact in their initial postseason appearance. Some guys are getting heavy minutes off the bench or as a starter, while others are making the most of the opportunity they're given when they check in the game. This may be the most rookies we've seen play in the playoffs in recent memory, showing just how deep the 2020 NBA Draft truly was despite talks of their not being a ton of star power.
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Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies bench go crazy after Desmond Bane buzzer-beater

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Desmond Bane just torched the Utah Jazz in the dying seconds of the third quarter with a smooth buzzer-beating three in the grill of Jazz forward Georges Niang to the delight of Ja Morant and the entire Memphis bench. Bane’s last-second three was the perfect ending to the Grizzlies’ 34-point quarter and made sure he let Niang know about it.

Desmond Bane finishes rookie campaign, prepares for the playoffs

Desmond Bane has stayed in the conversation for Rookie of the Year since about the midpoint of the 2020-2021 NBA season. The first year pro out of TCU became one of the best pure shooters in the league, finishing 13th among all players in three point percentage and best among rookies if you take minimum attempts into account. He increased his minutes nightly from the opening of the year, eventually settling in at just over 22 minutes per game, averaging 9.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per outing while averaging 47% from the field and over 80% from the free throw line.

Dillon Brooks starting for Memphis Sunday; Desmond Bane back to bench

Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks will start Sunday in the team's game against the Golden State Warriors. Brooks got Friday's game off for rest, but he'll suit up on Sunday as the Grizzlies fight for the 8th seed in the playoffs. Desmond Bane will revert to a bench role. Our...

Desmond Bane starting for Memphis Friday in place of injured Dillon Brooks

Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane will start Friday in the team's game against the Sacramento Kings. The Grizzlies' entire starting lineup will miss Friday's game - the second night of a back-to-back set - with various ailments. As such, Bane will step into a starting role on the wing. Our...

Grizzlies starting Jaren Jackson Jr. in Saturday's lineup, Desmond Bane to bench

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. is starting in Saturday's game against the Toronto Raptors. Jackson will make his first start this season after Desmond Bane was left out of Saturday night's lineup. In a matchup against a Raptors team ranked 13th in points allowed per game this season, numberFire's models project Jackson Jr. to score 29.1 FanDuel points at the salary of $5,300.

Finding the Best Fit for Desmond Bane

In a season of known “data accumulation”, the Memphis Grizzlies look like geniuses, ripping off Danny Ainge for the 30th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to select Desmond Bane out of TCU. All Bane has gone on to do in his rookie campaign is be one of the best rookie snipers the league has seen in terms of efficiency.

Grizzlies' Desmond Bane: Coming off bench

Bane will come off the bench Saturday against the Raptors, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports. With Jaren Jackson making his first start of the season, Bane will be moved to the bench while Kyle Anderson is shifted down to the three and Dillon Brooks starts at the two. In 47 appearances off the bench, Bane has averaged 9.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 21.8 minutes.