Morant produced 16 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-4 FT), six assists, five rebounds, and two blocks in 25 minutes during Friday's 104-91 preseason loss to the Spurs.
Morant rounded out his first NBA preseason with another impressive performance, handing out six assists to go with 16 points. His shooting is going to be an issue, both from the perimeter and the charity stripe, however, he should be able to fill it up in other categories. Morant will have his bad nights but given the upside, should be drafted in the middle rounds of most formats.
Morant is not listed on the injury report for Friday's preseason game against the Spurs.
Morant will be available for Friday's preseason finale after missing Wednesday's exhibition for rest purposes.
Morant will rest for Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City.
The Grizzlies will hold out Morant, Brandon Clarke and Jae Crowder for rest purposes, while De'Anthony Melton (back) and Jonas Valanciunas (foot) are also sidelined with injuries.
Morant contributed four points (2-6 FG), 10 assists, five rebounds and one steal across 20 minutes during the Grizzlies' 108-94 preseason win over New Zealand on Tuesday.
The rookie was modestly involved on offense, but he excelled as a facilitator. The reverse had been true in his preseason debut versus Maccabi Haifa on Sunday, with Morant draining an impressive five of eight attempts in that contest. The second overall pick is expected to continue showing off his diverse skill set in remaining exhibitions ahead of assuming starting point guard duties right from the start of the regular season.
Morant tallied 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes during Sunday's 123-88 win over Maccabi Haifa.
Morant flashed his tantalizing talent in Sunday's exhibition win, nearing a double-double in just 18 minutes of run. It was especially impressive considering Morant was held out of Summer League due to an offseason knee surgery. Once the competition ramps up, Morant still needs to prove that he can consistently space the floor and get to the rim. That said, Sunday's performance was encouraging for the second overall pick.
Morant said Monday that he's 100 percent healthy, but he noted that he hasn't played 5-on-5 since early in the summer, Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian reports.
Morant underwent an arthroscopic knee procedure in June, which kept him out of 5-on-5 work for much of the offseason, as well as the Las Vegas Summer League. The No. 2 overall pick said he's feeling good as the preseason gets underway, however, and he's expected to play 5-on-5 at Monday's session. Look for Morant, who starred at Murray State for two seasons, to start at point guard for the rebuilding Grizzlies.
Morant said Tuesday that he's back to 100 percent after undergoing minor knee surgery in June, Peter Edmiston of The Athletic reports.
Morant underwent a procedure on June 3 to clean up his knee, and while it entailed only a three-to-four-week recovery period, the Grizzlies opted to hold the No. 2 overall pick out of summer league as a precaution. With just over a month until the start of the regular season, Morant is back at full strength and won't face any limitations when camp opens next month. The Murray State product projects to be among the most sought-after rookies in fantasy drafts.
Morant (knee) will not participate in Salt Lake City Summer League with the Grizzlies.
Morant underwent surgery on June 3 to remove a loose body from his knee. The recovery period is three-to-four weeks, so Morant should be close to healthy by now. Still, Memphis will look to exercise caution with the No. 2 overall pick, who figures to lead the Grizzlies' offense next season. It's possible Morant participates in Las Vegas Summer League.
Morant was selected by the Grizzlies with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Morant will take over the Grizzlies' point guard spot, which was vacated due to the trade of Mike Conley to the Jazz. Morant, the 2018-19 OVC Player of the Year and Consensus All-American, averaged 24.5 points, 10.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals across 36.6 minutes last year with Murray State. He's lauded for his athleticism and playmaking ability, but an underdeveloped jumpshot and tendency to turn the ball over could be a cause of early struggles in the NBA. Either way, fantasy owners should be confident that the rookie will have a big role with the Grizzlies right out of the gate.
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