He put up 37 points in a season-opening win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and has not slowed down since.
Morant has 105 points through three games and the Grizzlies are 2-1.
Even the one loss was a tight one against the Los Angeles Lakers and Morant still went for 40 on the night.
What the former No. 2 overall pick is doing is also setting franchise records in Memphis.
Ja Morant has 105 points through 3 games this season. That is already the most by any Grizzlies player through 4 games.
Morant & the Grizzlies take on the Trail Blazers in the 2nd game of Wednesday's NBA doubleheader on ESPN at 10 ET. pic.twitter.com/fjpxi3hIRh
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Morant already owns the franchise record for most points through four games, and it has only been three so far this season.
So he could sit out his next game and still own the record by five points.
The 22-year-old is officially putting the NBA on notice with his great start.
Building Something In Memphis
It is no secret that this Grizzlies team will go as far as Morant takes them.
Ja Morant this season:
37 Points – 6 Assists – 58% FG
28 Points – 8 Assists – 52% FG
40 Points – 10 Assists – 62% FG
Taking another leap. 😤🔥 pic.twitter.com/TNPZpikFIz
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Yet the core around him is no joke.
The Grizzlies also have Steven Adams down in the post to grab rebounds and be a dominant force.
And let’s not forget about the injured Dillon Brooks.
This is a special group that cracked the postseason last year after winning a play-in game.
They are looking to land home-court in this year’s postseason and Morant averaging 30 points per night, with all the talent around him, easily makes the Grizzlies one of the top teams in the West.
He is also quietly building a nice MVP case for himself at the start of the season in what is only his third year in the NBA.
The future is bright in Memphis thanks to their decision to draft Morant just a few years ago.