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Marc Gasol out Tuesday vs. Cleveland

The big man could use a breather.

NBA: Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

You knew it was coming at some point.

Marc Gasol will miss the front end of the Memphis Grizzlies home and home back to back Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to multiple reports including Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies Grind City Media.

It is easy to forget, given how well Gasol has played, that he is indeed coming off of a pretty serious foot injury from not even a year ago. The reigning Western Conference Player of the Week leads the Grizzlies in minutes played to this point in the season at 810 and has played over 210 minutes over the course of the Grizzlies current six-game winning streak.

He will surely be missed in Cleveland as Memphis looks to knock off the Cleveland Cavaliers, but considering that Memphis will see these same Cavs in FedExForum Wednesday night this is the most logical way to rest Gasol. He simply means too much to the Grizzlies, especially with Mike Conley out until mid-January at the earliest, to allow to wear down due to excessive minutes.

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