The Memphis Grizzlies today announced medical updates for guard Jordan Adams and forward Jarell Martin.
Adams (6-5, 209) will undergo a surgical procedure on his right knee on Tuesday, January 12 at the Campbell Clinic, which will be performed by team physician Dr. Fred Azar and Dr. Robert Miller. There currently is no timetable for his return. The 21-year-old holds career averages of 3.2 points and 0.9 rebounds in 8.2 minutes in 32 games (zero starts) since he was selected by Memphis in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at UCLA. The Atlanta native has appeared in two games this season.
Martin (6-10, 239) sustained a bone bruise in his left foot while playing for the Grizzlies’ D-League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days. The injury is unrelated to his previous foot injury. Selected by Memphis in the first round (25th overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft after his sophomore season at Louisiana State University, the 21-year-old Baton Rouge native has played two games for the Grizzlies and four games for the Energy during his rookie season.
The Phoenix Suns announced today they have signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract. The sixth “Call-Up” in the NBA this season, Brown has averaged 16.4 points, 6.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 16 games with the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League.
A 6-5, 189-pound guard, Brown is a two-year NBA player who has appeared in 55 total games with Philadelphia in 2013-14 and Minnesota in 2014-15. Originally selected with the 52nd overall pick by Minnesota in the 2013 NBA Draft, Brown played in 29 games (seven starts) with the Timberwolves last season seeing action in each of their final 22 games. Brown has four career double-digit scoring games, including a career-high 13 points in his most recent NBA appearance on April 15 of last season against Oklahoma City.
With Grand Rapids this season, Brown ranks sixth in the D-League with 6.1 assists per game and ninth with 1.9 steals per game, in addition to averaging 16.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting from the field and 87.7 percent from the free throw line. In 2014-15, Brown was named an NBA D-League All-Star as he averaged 16.8 points and 3.9 assists in 19 games with the Drive prior to signing with the Timberwolves. As a rookie in 2013-14, Brown averaged 17.3 points and 6.3 assists in 20 total games with the Delaware 87ers and Springfield Armor of the D-League.
A native of Roswell, Ga., Brown played collegiately at North Carolina State University where he averaged 11.6 points in 101 games over three seasons. Brown earned Second Team All-ACC honors as a junior in 2012-13 when he averaged 12.4 points, led the ACC with 7.2 assists per game and ranked second in the conference with 2.0 steals per contest. Brown and Suns forward T.J. Warren were teammates at N.C. State for the 2012-13 season, helping the Wolfpack to an NCAA tournament berth.
Brown will wear number 41. The Suns’ roster now stands at 14
The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that the team has signed guard Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract as a Call Up from the NBA Development League’s Santa Cruz Warriors.
Williams (6-5, 183) leads the D-League in scoring at 28.1 points per game (.500 FG/.361 3P/.794 FT) and also averages 7.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 40.9 minutes in 16 games (all starts) this season for Santa Cruz. He was named D-League Player of the Month for games played in November.
Last season, Williams was named a D-League All-Star and recognized on the Second Team All-D-League after averaging 21.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 7.4 assists in 36.0 minutes in 29 games for the Warriors, ranking fifth in the D-League in assists and 10th in scoring. He helped guide Santa Cruz through a seven-game march to the 2015 D-League Championship and captured Finals MVP honors after averaging 27.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 40.0 minutes during the Warriors’ two-game sweep.
The 26-year-old holds NBA career averages of 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.7 minutes in 104 games (two starts) for the Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans. A Memphis native, Williams played high school basketball at St. George’s Independent School in Collierville and collegiately for the University of Memphis after transferring from Duke University. The 2008 McDonald’s All-American was selected by Portland in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft after he averaged 17.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists during his sophomore season with the Tigers.