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This is just the beginning for Ziaire Williams

Point of view: It is July 29, the night of the 2021 NBA draft, and I am sitting nervously awaiting the Memphis Grizzlies’ selection. Three days earlier, the Grizzlies traded away Jonas Valančiūnas to move up seven spots. JV had been vital to the Grizzlies’ recent success and Memphis was taking on two big contracts in order to move up to the 10th pick. I am frustrated but intrigued. Trusting Memphis’s front office, I talk myself into the trade, hoping the Grizzlies will take, James Bouknight, an NBA Twitter darling.
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How Memphis Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams can follow Desmond Bane's path and make the jump next season

Ziaire Williams walked into his final media session of the season and talked with the confidence of an NBA veteran. This is a big summer for Williams. The Memphis Grizzlies have seen the benefits of their developmental system with the likes of Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. all getting votes for the NBA’s Most Improved award.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Minimal impact in spot start

Williams produced seven points (3-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist across 30 minutes during Saturday's 142-112 loss to the Warriors. Williams drew the start in place of Dillon Brooks (suspension) and had little impact on the final result. Although the rookie has fared well off the bench for Memphis, he never got in the groove despite 30 minutes on the floor. The rookie shows definite promise, but it's very difficult to fill Brooks' shoes. Williams will shift back to the bench with Brooks' return, resulting in a significant defensive upgrade for the Grizzlies.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Starting with Brooks suspended

Williams will start Saturday's Game 3 at Golden State, C.J. Holmes of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. With Dillon Brooks (suspension) out, Williams will, unsurprisingly, get the nod at small forward. He played 28 minutes in Game 2 after Brooks was ejected early in the first quarter, with the rookie posting 14 points, five rebounds and one assist. Over his past 10 starts, he's averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.5 minutes.
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Ziaire Williams is the next man up

There was excitement in the air at FedExForum during on July 29, 2021 for the NBA Draft. The Grizzlies had recently made a trade to move up to select 10th in the draft, and had a multitude of favorite prospects available when it was the Grizzlies turn to make their pick. James Bouknight, Moses Moody, Corey Kispert and Chris Duarte, among others, were all available for Memphis, and Grizzlies fans were excited to see who would be coming to Memphis.
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Ja Morant, Ziaire Williams and what the Memphis Grizzlies can do to win in Golden State

The Memphis Grizzlies tied the series against Golden State 1-1 with their win on Tuesday, but they're still in a trailing position. The Warriors took one game and now have homecourt advantage. As tight as the basketball games have been, much talk has been centered around big flagrant fouls from each game, The latest caused Warriors guard Gary Payton II to fracture his elbow.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Solid outing off the bench

Williams accumulated 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-8 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist across 28 minutes during Tuesday's 106-101 victory over the Warriors. Williams took on an increased role upon Dillon Brooks' first-quarter ejection, and the result was an efficient shooting night beyond the arc. Williams drained four of his eight attempts from downtown and shot 55,5 percent overall in the Game 2 victory.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Available for Game 2

Williams (knee) is available for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Warriors. The rookie continues to battle soreness in his right knee, which kept him out of Game 6 against Minnesota as well as Sunday's Game 1 against Golden State. Williams' role began to dwindle prior to the injury, so it's not clear how much he'll play in Game 2.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Questionable for Game 2

Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Warriors. The rookie continues to battle soreness in his right knee, which kept him out of Game 6 against Minnesota as well as Sunday's Game 1 against Golden State. Williams' role began to dwindle prior to the injury, so if he's cleared to play in Game 2, he likely won't return to a high-minute role.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Out Sunday

Williams (knee) is unavailable for Sunday's Game 1 against the Warriors, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Williams is considered day-to-day with the knee injury and was questionable for Sunday, but he won't end up suiting up. He averaged 5.6 points in 11.0 minutes across five games against Minnesota before sitting out Game 6.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Labeled as day-to-day

Coach Taylor Jenkins said Saturday that Williams (knee) is considered day-to-day, Meghan Triplett of GrindCityMedia.com reports. Williams was unavailable for Friday's Game 6 against Minnesota due to knee soreness, but it seems as though he'll have a chance to return for the second-round series against the Warriors. If the 20-year-old misses any second-round matchups, John Konchar and Kyle Anderson should see a slight uptick in usage.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Officially out

Williams (knee) will not play in Friday's Game 6 versus the Timberwolves. No surprise here, as Williams was originally deemed doubtful for the contest. He averaged 5.6 points across 11.0 minutes in the first five games of the series.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Doubtful for Game 6

Williams (knee) is doubtful for Friday's Game 6 against Minnesota. Williams averaged 5.6 points in 11.0 minutes per game during his first five appearances in the Grizzlies' first-round series, but it seems likely that he'll be forced to miss at least one game due to right knee soreness. If the 20-year-old is ultimately held out Friday, John Konchar and Kyle Anderson should see a slight uptick in playing time.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Exits with knee soreness

Williams will not return to Tuesday's Game 5 against the Timberwolves due to knee soreness, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. He finished with zero points (0-2 FG) in four minutes. Williams was averaging 12.8 minutes in the series prior to Game 5, so his absence will be...
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Not listed on injury report

Williams (eye) is not listed on the Grizzlies' injury report ahead of Tuesday's Game 5 against the Timberwolves. The rookie departed Saturday's Game 4 after taking a hit to the eye, but it doesn't look to be anything of real concern. Williams found himself in the starting five for much of the regular season, but with Memphis at full strength to begin the playoffs, his role has tapered off a bit in Round 1. Over the first four games of the series, he's played 10, 19, eight and 14 minutes, respectively, totaling 28 points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and three three-pointers.
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Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Dealing with eye injury

Williams is questionable to return to Saturday's Game 4 at Minnesota due to an eye injury. Williams had five points (1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in six minutes before exiting with the injury, and it's unclear if he'll be able to retake the court Saturday. He averaged 7.3 points in 12.3 minutes over the first three games of the series.
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