Sam MerrillG | Grizzlies
Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Great showing in preseason lossOctober 13, 2021 | 09:20 PM
Merrill tallied 30 points (11-17 FG, 8-13 3Pt) to go along with two assists, two steals, one rebound and one block in 33 minutes during the loss to the Pacers on Wednesday. With many of the Grizzlies' starters resting, Merrill had the opportunity to be a focal point of the offense and used the most of that chance, especially in his shooting efficiency and defense. In his limited playtime last season with the Bucks, his main weapon was his three-point shooting, making 44.7% of his shots from deep, so it is a good sign that his shooting efficiency can keep up with increased volume. Although the 25-year-old is rather low in the depth chart, this performance may have earned him a closer look to gain a set role as the Grizzlies close out their preseason on Friday and look ahead to the regular season.
Source: CBS Sports