• Grizzlies’ Conley out at least three weeks

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    WASHINGTON: Memphis Grizzlies starting point guard Mike Conley will miss at least three to four weeks with an Achilles tendon injury, the NBA team announced on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

    Conley missed the last two games with left foot soreness and received an additional examination Friday that showed Achilles tendonitis.

    In 56 games, all starts, Conley averaged 15.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, a team-high 6.1 assists and 1.20 steals for the Grizzlies this season.

    Memphis also announced that center Chris Andersen is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury suffered a week ago agaginst Phoenix. An additional examination and MRI confirmed the injury.

    Anderson has averaged 4.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in nine games for the Grizzlies since being obtained from Miami in a three-team trade last month.

    The Grizzlies already are without Spanish center Marc Gasol, who will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, and reserve guard Mario Chalmers was waived Thursday after suffering a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.

    In addititon, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was expected to miss his fourth game in a row Saturday with a knee injury.

    At 39-26, the Grizzlies rank fifth in the Western Conference.

    AFP

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