Is Ja Morant, Zion Williamson playing Friday’s game? Injury Reports Pelicans – Grizzlies

The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Memphis to face the Memphis Grizzlies, their Southwest Division rival. The Pelicans are 11-7 in the division, while the Grizzlies are 10-8. On Nov. 15, the Pelicans defeated the Grizzlies in New Orleans. Last season, the Grizzlies won three of four games in New Orleans.

Latest news on Ja Morant and Zion Williamson

Injury Reports Pelicans - Grizzlies

The New Orleans Pelicans have been on a roll in the 2022-23 season. On Wednesday night, they defeated the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 129-110. It was their fifth victory in the previous six games. They are now 11-7 and have a one-game lead in the Southwest Division over Memphis.

Zion Williamson (foot) had nine points (3-7 FG, 3-4 FT), four assists, and two rebounds in 23 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

Williamson returned to action after missing three games due to a right foot contusion, and he turned in perhaps his worst fantasy performance of the season.

The Pelicans didn’t say anything about Williamson’s minutes limit in his return to the lineup, but because New Orleans led by 24 points at halftime, none of the starters saw their usual amounts of playing time.

With the injury seemingly behind him, Williamson’s minutes and production should increase in the coming games.

CJ McCollum (health and safety protocols) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

Trey Murphy (foot) is doubtful for Friday’s game against Memphis.

The Memphis Grizzlies have a 10-8 record this season. They are right in the thick of things in the Western Conference, competing for first place with Dallas and New Orleans. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, have hit a rough patch, losing two in a row and four of their last five games.

In the upcoming game against the Pelicans, Ja Morant will remain the team’s number one star.

Ja Morant had 34 points (12-21 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 9-15 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 34 minutes against the Kings on Tuesday.

Morant shot the ball well in this one and has continued to put up impressive rebounding numbers, grabbing 22 total rebounds in his last three games.

Over the first month and a half of the 2022-23 season, the point guard has been dominant, averaging 28.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.1 steals in 15 games.

Due to left calf soreness, John Konchar is questionable for Friday’s game against the Pelicans.

Santi Aldama is questionable for Friday’s game against the Pelicans.