The Memphis Grizzlies are likely not very excited about the imminent news due from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, but who can blame them? The NBA and NBAPA have been deliberating on the future of Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant. Now, with the latest announcement, it appears that a decision has been made and that when that decision has been announced, will headline NBA news stories for days to come.
Any suspension that Ja Morant has already served was imposed by the team, as the video at this link reports. With such an ominous and foreboding term of announcing the NBA/NBPA decision on the future of one of the sport’s young stars, there are already those who believe that the announcement will involve a suspension of Ja Morant that starts with the first 41 games of the 2023-24 NBA season and works upwards from there.
Grueling news for Grizzlies
With the Sword of Diomedes hanging over the head of Ja Morant, the Memphis Grizzlies are caught between a rock and a hard place. That is all very bad news for the Grizzlies.
Just to recap, the Memphis Grizzlies were the runner-up to the NBA Champion Denver Nuggets in the NBA Western Division in the 2022-23 NBA season, finishing with a record of 51-31. And the leading scorer for the Grizzlies was PG Ja Morant. In fact, he led the team in scoring (26.2 PPG) and in assists (8.1 APG).
Any suspension imposed on Morant takes their best player off the basketball court and places him on ice.