Grizzlies wing could be activated ahead of Rockets game

Feb 8, 2024; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins gives direction
Feb 8, 2024; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins gives direction / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

As has been the case all season long, the Memphis Grizzlies find themselves coming into Wednesday's contest against the Houston Rockets with a substantially long injury report.

As things currently stand, the club already has six players officially ruled "out" for their matchup against their Southwest Divisional rivals, a number that, while lofty, is surprisingly nowhere near their season record.

However, within the NBA's latest official report, it was revealed that one of Memphis' oft-injured wings of late could finally make his way back to the hardwood, as Ziaire Williams is currently being listed as "questionable" ahead of the Rockets game.

Memphis Grizzlies list Ziaire Williams as 'questionable' for Rockets game

Currently in his third season with the Grizzlies, Williams has been sidelined for the last eight games due to a bone contusion in his left hand.

The former 10-overall selection has been trying to make the most of his junior season in the association, and has been posting averages of 7.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists while seeing 18.8 minutes per game.

Should he be able to make his way onto the floor, it would mark his first lick of in-game action since January 28. Of course, if he is sidelined for his ninth-straight outing, fans should expect to see coach Taylor Jenkins rely heavily on the likes of Vince Williams Jr. and, assuming he's activated following Monday's suspension, GG Jackson.

The Grizzlies could also opt to use recently acquired wing Yuta Watanabe in an effort to soak up some extra minutes, a method that seemingly proved rather successful during their recent matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans where he dropped 11 points on 62.5 percent shooting from deep in the second-half alone.