Once the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies lost their first-round playoff series to the Los Angeles Lakers, their 2022-23 campaign was thought to have mercifully come to an end, as the team could now focus on improving the team for next season.
Unfortunately, that didn’t turn out to be the case, with superstar guard Ja Morant becoming an off-the-floor problem again for the franchise.
On Sunday morning, a video surfaced on social media of Morant flashing a gun, which he originally got in trouble for during the season.
Although Morant vowed to change and even stepped away from the team for a short period to get right, he’s back to square one and has been suspended by the Grizzlies as a result.
Along with the team disciplining the perennial All-Star for his actions, the NBA is considering a lengthy suspension to start the 2023-24 season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski via NBA on ESPN.
.@wojespn provides the latest on Ja Morant and his suspension: pic.twitter.com/Dw1fVFn9vn
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A lengthy suspension for Morant would be a costly blow for the Grizzlies, who many would agree are one of the most talented young teams in the league today with a potentially bright future ahead.
Not only would this hurt the Grizzlies’ chances of getting off to a good start next season, but this also has to be a significant concern for the team and their long-term relationship with the face of the franchise.
Morant isn’t hanging out with the right crowd while off the floor and isn’t learning his lesson, so it’s looking like a persistent problem for the Grizzlies and their superstar, which will need to be dealt with in some form or another.NEXT: Former Grizzlies Player Has A Strong Opinion About Ja Morant