The Memphis Grizzlies could have James Ennis, Mike Conley, and Chandler Parsons back on the court sooner rather than later.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo! Sports, with the possible return of Conley, Ennis, and Parsons, the Memphis Grizzlies have waived point guard Toney Douglas to make room for a spot on the roster.
Sources: Grizzlies waiving Toney Douglas, clearing way for possibility 3 injured players -- including Mike Conley -- could return soon.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) December 15, 2016
Conley suffered a back injury just over two weeks ago and was expected to miss six to eight weeks. It was originally reported that Conley would be re-evaluated after a month.
According to Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies starting point guard has made significant progress. So much progress that he could return for the game against the Sacramento Kings — which occurs this weekend.
Conley suffered back injury 2-plus weeks ago, but has progressed and possible return this weekend vs. Kings/Jazz -- like Parsons -- is real.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) December 15, 2016
This good be good or bad for the Memphis faithful.
1.) The injury wasn’t as serious from the initial diagnosis.
2.) The injury is still serious and could end up even more serious if he is rushed back too quickly.