Desmond Bane
22-Year-Old GuardG
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Desmond Bane in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$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

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.

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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.

Productive in spot start
GMemphis Grizzlies
March 1, 2021
Bane amassed 15 points (6-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block in 28 minutes during Sunday's 133-84 victory over the Rockets.
ANALYSIS
Bane moved into the starting lineup with Grayson Allen (concussion) ruled out. He certainly made the most of his opportunity and helped lead the Grizzlies to their biggest win of the season. Bane has proved the ability to be a fantasy contributor when he is afforded significant playing time and there is certainly a case to be made for him sticking with the opening five. However, that seems unlikely at this point and so his value is almost certainly going to be short-lived.
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Transaction History
  • November 25, 2020
    Signed a two-year, $3.97 million contract with the Grizzlies.
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In starting five Sunday
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 28, 2021
Bane will start Sunday's game against the Rockets.
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Solid performance off bench
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 22, 2021
Bane had 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds across 23 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss against the Mavericks.
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Starting vs. Suns
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 20, 2021
Bane will start Saturday's game against the Suns, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
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Plays off bench in return
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 20, 2021
Bane (personal) played 25 minutes and compiled 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two steals and one assist Friday in the Grizzlies' 109-95 win over the Pistons.
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Not on injury report
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 18, 2021
Bane (personal) isn't on the injury report for Friday's game against the Pistons.
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