Grizzlies’ Pondexter has broken nose, hopes to return this weekend

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Monday night, Memphis Grizzlies reserve swingman Quincy Pondexter broke his nose. He left the game not to return. He was out Wednesday night for the Grizzlies ugly loss to the Raptors.

But he hopes to return this weekend, reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Pondexter is a homegrown shooter, the kind of player the Grizzlies really need, so he got an extension from the team on Halloween (four years, $14 million). Problem is he hasn’t been shooting all that well — 29.4 percent from three this season, down 10 percentage points from last season.

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With that his minutes have dwindled as Tayshaun Prince and Mike Miller soak them up.

Memphis plays Friday night at the Lakers and Sunday night at the Kings, expect him to go in one of those games.