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Calathes began his string of starts in place of Conley right, with 22 points and no turnovers. But that clean play didn't last. He turned the ball over 16 times in the past three games.
Calathes' shooting is fine, as he's averaging 14.6 points per game on 50.8 percent from the field. His season mark is 44.6 percent.
Now, his defense is coming around. He's allowed 102 points per 100 possessions in his starts, compared with 107 as a reserve. He has 12 steals as a starter.
Leuer has been largely absent recently, as he's been stuck behind Ed Davis and Kosta Koufos in the rotation of reserve big men. He's averaging 7.9 minutes per game since Jan. 10.
Coach Dave Joerger explained that he's trying to use the right players in particular spots with Marc Gasol back, telling The Commercial Appeal (subscription required), "The fact is that Marc and Zach [Randolph] are going to play 36-40 minutes a game. After that, it's just a matter of what flavor are you looking for?"
Leuer isn't doing well with short minutes, scoring 12 points on 4-of-17 shooting in his last eight contests.
Notwithstanding, Leuer is having a fine season, averaging 7.6 points per game on 48.8 percent shooting and 47.4 percent from downtown. He took advantage of the opportunity to play 12 games of 20 minutes or more, scoring 14.8 per game.
He'd surely reap bounties if given another shot at significant minutes.
Franklin hasn't acclimated yet to NBA speed. He's done little offensively, playing 7.9 minutes per game, attempting three shots in the last five games and posting a 13.6 percent usage rate. In the time he's had, he's dropped 29 points, but he also committed 22 fouls.
His defense is improving, with a defensive rating of 101 points allowed per 100 possessions in the past five games, bringing his season mark down to 107.
Morris is doing a decent job as a stand-in on a 10-day contract, according to The Commercial Appeal (subscription required). He's averaging three points, two assists and 1.7 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game.
He had four points, three rebounds and three assists on Sunday against the Cavaliers.
Whether he can get another 10 days with the Grizz after the All-Star break is yet to be seen.