Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Quincy Pondexter injury: Grizzlies shooter out with broken nose

If there's one thing the Memphis Grizzlies can't afford to lose, it's a shooter. Unfortunately, that's just what befell them on Monday night in Indianapolis, as X-ray results revealed Quincy Pondexter suffered a broken nose against the Pacers.

To be clear, Pondexter hasn't exactly lit the earth ablaze with his shooting thus far this season. The fourth-year small forward has been, in a word, terrible. He's shooting 31.3 percent from the arc and 31 percent from the floor, but he's at least been a threat for the shooting-starved Grizzlies.

Without the presence of Pondexter, Memphis will depend even more heavily on the body of Mike Miller, who simply hasn't been a player you can depend on for long stretches of an NBA season. With Jerryd Bayless also out, the Grizz will have their work cut out for them with a perimeter group that can't supply enough firepower even when Pondexter is in the lineup.

Pondexter recently signed a new deal with Memphis worth $14 million, so expect the Grizzlies to take their time in making sure he's ready to go. It's too early to tell at this point how long the forward will be out.

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This article originally appeared on SBNation.

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