Steven Adams is now ready to help the Memphis Grizzlies in their second-round series.
Per Damichael Cole of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the big man has cleared the league’s health and safety protocols and is now active for Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors. As such, it is yet to be known whether he will start or not on their frontcourt slate.
Adams wasn’t able to play in the Grizzlies’ last three playoff games upon entering the COVID protocols. Head coach Taylor Jenkins told reporters that he is good to go this time.
“He said he’s feeling great,” Taylor Jenkins said of the big man, via RealGM. “He looked great in the play group, so there’s obviously confidence there.”
A frequent starter in the regular season, Adams saw a reduced role and exposure in Memphis’ first-round series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Now, it is about to be determined if he’ll be retained in that position by Jenkins, as Golden State runs a dynamic small-ball five which features Draymond Green at the center this postseason.
The Grizzlies-Warriors second-round saga is knotted at 1-1, as both teams will resume their square off on Saturday in San Francisco.