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12 Ja Morant PG

Memphis Grizzlies

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January 21, 2021 11:36 AM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Next three games postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant and the Grizzlies' next three games against Portland (Friday) and Sacramento (Sunday and Monday) have been postponed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

The writing was on the wall after Wednesday's matchup between Memphis and Portland was postponed amid COVID-19 issues within the Grizzlies organization. With the next three games nixed, Memphis' next scheduled contest is Wednesday against Chicago.

January 21, 2021 11:28 AM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Wednesday's game postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant and the Grizzlies will not play Wednesday against the Trail Blazers after the game was postponed, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

The game has been called off due to COVID-19 contact tracing, and it's unclear whether Friday's rematch -- also in Portland -- will be played as scheduled.

January 18, 2021 08:24 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Records double-double in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant scored 17 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-8 FT) to go with 10 assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block across 34 minutes in a 108-104 win over Phoenix on Monday.

Morant registered his first double-double in his second game back from injury, leading the charge in a comeback victory for Memphis. The 21-year-old scored just one field goal in the fourth quarter but made big plays on defense to turn the tides of the contest. Morant has played over 30 minutes in both games since returning but admitted himself, in postgame comments, that he's not back to his pre-injury conditioning level just yet.

January 17, 2021 11:36 AM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Produces 17 points in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant (ankle) posted 17 points (7-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six assists and a steal across 31 minutes in Saturday's win over the 76ers.

Morant returned quicker than expected from a Grade 2 left ankle sprain that sidelined him for eight straight games, and the fact that he returned quickly to the starting lineup shows just how valuable he is for Memphis. As long as he remains healthy, Morant should be one of the Grizzlies' main fantasy assets, as he produced 44 and 28 points, respectively, in his two games of the campaign before sustaining the aforementioned injury.

January 16, 2021 07:20 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Making return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant (ankle) will play Saturday against the 76ers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Morant recovered faster than expected from his Grade 2 left ankle sprain. In his first game back, we shouldn't expect him to play a full complement of minutes, but he can certainly fill up the stat sheet in limited time. His return likely ends the fantasy viability of Tyus Jones, who is expected to return to the bench.

January 16, 2021 06:32 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Will be game-time call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant (ankle) will go through pre-game warmups before his availability is determined for Saturday's game against the 76ers, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

Morant has been out since the fourth game of the season due to a serious ankle sprain, but he's on the verge of a return. If he ends up playing Saturday, he'll likely have a minutes restriction. Before suffering the injury, Morant had a 36.8 percent usage rate and was averaging 35.1 points, 8.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds per 36 minutes.

January 16, 2021 05:48 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Questionable Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant (ankle) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

Morant surprisingly popped up on Friday's injury report prior to the Grizzlies' tilt against the Timberwolves as questionable, but that game ultimately got postponed. He is once again questionable Saturday, which is roughly two weeks after suffering a Grade 2 ankle sprain. His original recovery expectation was 3-to-5 weeks, so he is seemingly ahead of schedule at this point. Even if he does not end up getting the green light, the young point guard does appear to be nearing a return.

January 16, 2021 10:28 AM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Friday's game postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant (ankle) and the Grizzlies will not play Friday against the Timberwolves as the game has been postponed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Morant was questionable to make his return Friday, but the game won't be played. His next chance to debut arrives Saturday against the 76ers.

January 14, 2021 06:08 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Could return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant (ankle) is listed as questionable to play in Friday's game against Minnesota, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

The Grizzlies haven't said much about Morant's status since they ruled him out for 3-to-5 weeks back on Dec. 29, but it looks like the second-year point guard is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a Grade 2 ankle sprain. Morant is not a lock to play Friday night, but the move to "questionable" is a major step in the right direction, so even if he's ultimately ruled out, he should be back in the lineup within the next few games. Memphis also plays Saturday (vs. PHI) before a home matchup against the Suns on Monday.

December 29, 2020 05:08 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Set to miss 3-to-5 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant (ankle) will miss the next three-to-five weeks with a Grade 2 sprain of his left ankle, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Considering Morant was taken off the floor in a wheelchair, this is relatively good news, though the upper end of the three-to-five-week timetable would knock Morant out for more than a quarter of the regular season. Either way, the Grizzlies will be without their clear-cut No. 1 option for most of January, and with Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) also sidelined, Memphis could have a difficult time staying afloat in the Western Conference. In Morant's absence, expect Tyus Jones, Grayson Allen, De'Anthony Melton (COVID-19) and rookie Desmond Bane to help pick up the slack. Kyle Anderson, who's off to a great start to the season, could also provide some playmaking in the halfcourt.

December 28, 2020 10:28 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: X-rays negative, MRI on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant is slated to undergo an MRI on Tuesday after initial X-rays on the left ankle injury he suffered in Monday's game against the Nets returned negative, Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian reports.

Though Morant's diagnosis of an ankle sprain is encouraging after he needed to be wheeled off the court Monday, the MRI will ultimately provide a clearer picture on the extent of his injury. Even if the MRI confirms that Morant avoided structural damage to the ankle, he could still dealing with a Grade 2 or 3 sprain, which would likely spell a multi-week or even a multi-month absence. Assuming Morant misses time, Tyus Jones and Desmond Bane should absorb most of the minutes at point guard in the short term, with De'Anthony Melton factoring into the mix once he clears the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Expect another update on Morant to arrive Tuesday once the results of his MRI are read.

December 28, 2020 08:36 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Exits with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant rolled his left ankle in Monday's matchup with the Nets and needed a wheelchair to help him off the court, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

Morant is certainly done for the night, but the extent of the injury is unknown at this time. He had recorded seven points (2-7 FG, 3-3 FT), two rebounds and three assists across 13 minutes prior to exiting. Expect Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen to handle the majority of point guard duties in his absence.

December 24, 2020 06:48 AM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Drops 44 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant scored 44 points (18-27 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-8 FG), nine assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 35 minutes of Wednesday's 131-119 loss to the Spurs.

Morant leads the league in scoring through one game, but unfortunately, it wasn't enough for the victory. Nevertheless, the figure represents a new career-high for the 21-year-old, and he'll try to keep it up Saturday against Atlanta.

December 20, 2020 01:12 AM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Notches 15 points, eight assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant tallied 15 points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 8-10), four rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a preseason loss to the Hawks on Saturday.

Morant was far from efficient from the field, but he chipped in eight points from the charity stripe while leading all players with eight assists. The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year finishes the exhibition slate with averages of 17.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists while shooting an outstanding 55.6 percent from the field. He'll face the Spurs on Wednesday in Memphis' regular-season opener.

December 17, 2020 11:20 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Collects 13 assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant posted 18 points (7-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 13 assists, four rebounds and two steals across 28 minutes in Thursday's 128-106 win over the Hawks.

Morant couldn't get any long-range balls through the cylinder, but he made up for that deficiency with 13 assists. Morant should e considered one of the top point guards to come off the draft board in his sophomore season.

December 16, 2020 09:24 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Memphis picks up 2021-22 option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Grizzlies exercised Morant's club option for the 2021-22 season Wednesday.

The 21-year-old was the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and earned Rookie of the Year honors last season, so it was only a matter of time before Memphis exercised the option. Morant averaged 17.8 points, 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 31.0 minutes over 67 games last year and is poised to run the offense again during the 2020-21 campaign.

December 13, 2020 10:04 AM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Posts double-double in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant registered 20 points (8-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 assists and four rebounds across 25 minutes during Saturday's preseason win over the Timberwolves.

Morant won the Rookie of the Year Award last season and is poised to make a big leap in his sophomore year. His preseason debut was encouraging and paced the team in both points, assists and minutes played. He should be in line for a big year in 2020-21.

September 4, 2020 08:48 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Wins Rookie of the Year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant was voted the 2019-20 Rookie of the Year, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

There was never much doubt, as Morant had an electric first season with the Grizzlies, and Zion Williamson ultimately missed too much time to be considered for the No.1 spot in the voting. Morant's pre-bubble averages -- seeding games did not factor into voting -- were 17.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds across 30.0 minutes per game. Built into his case were the extremely low preseason expectations for the Grizzlies, who were considered one of the worst teams in the NBA. However, Morant's presence helped carry them to a play-in game against the Blazers for the last spot in the Western Conference playoff picture. Though the performances didn't count toward the award, Morant shouldered a huge role in the seeding games, averaging 20.8 points, 9.7 assists and 6.1 rebounds in 38.3 minutes.

August 15, 2020 05:48 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Scores career-high 35
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant supplied 35 points (13-28 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), eight assists and four rebounds in 42 minutes during Saturday's 126-122 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Morant finished with a career high scoring total while nearing a double-double. He stepped up in the most important game of his rookie campaign. However, Morant also committed eight turnovers, and his sloppy play down the stretch contributed to Memphis losing its lead. Still, he's almost certainly on the verge of earning Rookie of the Year honors, and he has Memphis ahead of schedule in terms of the team's competitiveness.

August 14, 2020 07:48 PM
Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Triple-doubles despite shooting woes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morant finished with 12 points (5-17 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds and 10 assists in Thursday's 119-106 victory over Milwaukee.

Morant struggled from the field, but he still walked away with a triple-double. This was about as unimpressive as a triple-double gets, but Morant still contributed to the Grizzlies grabbing the victory. Despite a poor bubble showing, the Grizzlies will now face the Trail Blazers to decide who will go on to play the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultMinPTSREBASTTOSTLBLK
01/18vs PHOW 108-1043417310421
01/16vs PHIW 106-104311706310
01/13@ MINW 118-1070000000
01/11@ CLEW 101-910000000
01/08vs BKNW 115-1100000000
01/07vs CLEL 90-940000000
01/05vs LALL 92-940000000
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonteamGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2020-21MEM5146427953.241428.6253180.611322.60
2019-20MEM59177139380049.15113936.720426577.0104117.64
Total722220489101648.16419333.226433977.9130618.14
More Stats
SeasonteamGMINREBRPGASTAPGSTLSPGBLKBPGTOMPG
2020-21MEM5146102.00357.0051.0030.601429.2
2019-20MEM5917712083.534096.93540.92150.2519130.0
Total7222202693.745237.26630.88210.2923430.8
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/175
Birthdate:
08/10/1999
Age:
21
Hometown:
Dalzell, SC
Team:
Memphis Grizzlies
School:
Murray State
NBA Experience:
1