Desmond Bane

23-Year-Old GuardG
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Injury Covid-19
Est. Return 1/26/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Bane appeared in 68 of 72 regular-season games in his first season in the NBA. The rookie out of TCU displayed an efficient shot by connecting on 46.9 percent from the field and 43.2 percent from downtown en route to 9.2 points per game. He posted double-digit points in 32 contests and 20-plus points on three occasions. However, Bane averaged just 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks per game and finished outside the top 150 of overall fantasy scorers. The 6-foot-5 wing displayed promise of being a great defender as he registered multiple steals in nine games, but he failed to consistently put up those numbers. He will look to build off of his strong rookie season in Year 2, but he will have to compete with 2021 No. 10 overall pick Ziaire Williams and recently-acquired Jarrett Culver for playing time. Bane will likely garner a similar role for Memphis next season, unless Williams or Culver exceeds expectations. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.97 million contract with the Grizzlies in November of 2020. Contract includes $2.13 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Bane was born June 25, 1998. He was raised by his great grandparents, Bob and Fabbie Bane, and his guardian is his uncle, Tony Bane. Desmond focused on baseball until eighth grade, also playing football and soccer, but ultimately opted to pursue basketball. Bane played basketball for Seton Catholic High School, a small private institution in Richmond, Indiana. As a senior, he averaged a state-high 30 points, 11.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 3.2 blocks per game and was named the MVP of the Wettig Memorial Holiday Tournament. In his high school career, Bane scored 1,991 points, surpassing 1988 Indiana Mr. Basketball winner Woody Austin for the most in Wayne County history. After high school, Bane opted to play college ball for Texas Christian University. He played all four seasons at TCU and was named to the Second-team All-Big 12 as a junior and First-team All-Big 12 as a senior. Bane debuted for TCU in 2016-17, playing 39 games as a freshman and drawing 13 starts. He averaged 7.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 20.7 minutes. He became a full-time starter as a sophomore, averaging 12.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 30.5 minutes. Bane's role increased again as a junior, as he averaged 15.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.5 minutes. Finally, as a senior, Bane averaged 16.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals in 36.1 minutes. That resulted in him being voted to the All-Big 12 First Team. Arguably the best performance of his collegiate career was Nov. 30, 2018 in a win over Central Michigan, where Bane recorded 24 points (8-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal in 32 minutes.

Enters COVID-19 protocols
GMemphis Grizzlies
Covid-19
January 18, 2022
Bane entered the COVID-19 health and safety protocols and won't play Wednesday against the Bucks.
ANALYSIS
Bane has missed only one game this season but is now set to be sidelined until he clears the league's health and safety protocols. De'Anthony Melton and John Konchar should be more involved for Memphis, especially with Kyle Anderson also entering the protocols.
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Season-high four steals
GMemphis Grizzlies
January 14, 2022
Bane accumulated 21 points (5-12 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 9-9 FT), three rebounds, two assists and four steals over 32 minutes during Thursday's 116-108 win over Minnesota.
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Active vs. Lakers
GMemphis Grizzlies
January 9, 2022
Bane (quad) will be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers.
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Questionable with quad issue
GMemphis Grizzlies
Quadriceps
January 9, 2022
Bane is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers with left quadriceps soreness.
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Great two-way effort in win
GMemphis Grizzlies
January 8, 2022
Bane (quadriceps) posted 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-8 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists, one block and two steals across 29 minutes during Saturday's 123-108 victory over the Clippers.
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Available Saturday
GMemphis Grizzlies
January 8, 2022
Bane (quadriceps) is available for Saturday's game against the Clippers.
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