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Memphis Grizzlies: Can John Konchar step into a volume shooter role?

There are three things that Memphis Grizzlies fans want from their team this offseason. Shooting, shooting, and more shooting. The Grizzlies were not a poor shooting team last season, but they were extremely inconsistent. This likely started with the absence of Jaren Jackson Jr. and was amplified by the fact that Ja Morant had a lid on the bucket for most of 2020-21.
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The steady hand of John Konchar

After limited action in his rookie season as a two-way player, the Grizzlies signed John Konchar to a 4-year, $9 million contract with just over $5 million guaranteed. In his second season, Konchar more than doubled his games played as he appeared in 43 contests compared to just 19 his rookie year.
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Memphis Grizzlies: John Konchar has been a top player on this team

The Memphis Grizzlies are amidst their most important stretch of basketball thus far in 2020. They’ve locked themselves into a play-in spot, but now they’ll be fighting for an 8th seed or higher, which would allow them to have two chances to win in the tournament. A couple of months...

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Best performance of career Tuesday

Konchar posted 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, and three assists in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 win over the Mavericks. Konchar posted a career-high 18 points during Tuesday's blowout win. He's shown an ability to put up solid numbers when given the opportunity, though opportunities like this rarely arrive. Per 36 minutes for his career, Konchar is averaging 10.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.9 steals.

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Absent Wednesday

Konchar (coach's decision) didn't play during Wednesday's win over Minnesota. This was Konchar's third straight absence. The guard has been rarely used since averaging 14.4 minutes across nine consecutive games from April 6 to April 19.

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Non-factor Friday

Konchar grabbed one rebound in four minutes during Friday's win over Minnesota. Konchar logged his first minutes in three games but was a non-factor for the Grizzlies. The guard has totaled just nine points and five rebounds in his last four appearances dating back to March 15.

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Doesn't play in loss Thursday

Konchar didn't play in Thursday's loss to Milwaukee. This was the second straight game that Konchar didn't take the floor, as the guard has all but fallen out of the rotation lately. Konchar has posted just two points dating back to Feb. 22.

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Exits rotation

Konchar (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench Friday in the Grizzlies' 109-95 win over the Pistons. The Grizzlies were without one of their key wings in Dillon Brooks (thigh), but the returns of Desmond Bane (personal) and De'Anthony Melton (shoulder) from multi-game absences were enough to bump Konchar from the rotation. Brooks' eventual return will only push Konchar further down the pecking order on the wing. Before failing to see the court Friday, Konchar had appeared in six consecutive games, averaging 2.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 14.5 minutes.

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Rejoins rotation

Konchar played seven minutes off the bench in Monday's 108-104 win over the Suns, contributing four points (2-3 FG), two assists, one rebound and one steal. After missing four games with a left ankle sprain, Konchar was cleared to return to action Jan. 13 in Minnesota, but head coach Taylor Jenkins still elected to leave the second-year wing out of the rotation for two consecutive contests. Konchar stepped back into a role on the second unit Monday, taking De'Anthony Melton's spot in the rotation. While Konchar made the most of his limited minutes, he's unlikely to see his playing time pick up much from this level unless the Grizzlies lose other wing players to injuries.

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Active Wednesday

Konchar (ankle) is available to play Wednesday against Minnesota. This will be the guard's first game back in over a week, as Konchar has missed the past four game with a left ankle sprain. Across five outings this season, Konchar is averaging 5.8 points in 19.6 minutes.
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Grizzlies' John Konchar: Won't play Monday

Konchar (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Cleveland. The 24-year-old will be sidelined for the fourth straight game due to the left ankle sprain. Desmond Bane should continue to have an expanded role in Konchar's absence.

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Out Friday

Konchar (ankle) is out Friday against the Nets. The second-year wing will miss a second consecutive contest. In his absence, Desmond Bane should continue seeing extra run and usage.

Grizzlies' John Konchar: Out Thursday

Konchar (ankle) is out Thursday against the Cavaliers. Konchar will miss a second straight game due to a sprained left ankle. In his absence, Desmond Bane should continue seeing minutes in the 20s.

Grizzlies’ John Konchar out Tuesday against Lakers due to sprained ankle

The Grizzlies' rash of early injuries continued Monday as the team announced guard John Konchar will be out for Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers (7 p.m. Fox Sports Southeast) Konchar was diagnosed with a sprained left ankle on the team's injury report. He played 17 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Lakers and had four points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals.

2020-2021 Memphis Grizzlies Player Previews: John Konchar

In free agency, the Memphis Grizzlies made long-term investments in three promising, home-grown prospects: De’Anthony Melton, Jontay Porter, and John Konchar. The final of those three, Konchar, inked a four-year deal worth $9 million. This deal is a low-risk, high-reward move by Memphis brass, as if the Konchar experiment doesn’t pan out as planned, he can be cut without the burden of financial headache. And if John ends up evolving into a valuable two-way cog as a Grizzly (which is quite possible), the Bears of Beale Street will have him locked in on a dirt-cheap contract for the foreseeable future.