Grizzlies’ Ja Morant gets hand wrapped after landing hard at practice
Memphis Grizzlies rookie point guard Ja Morant landed on his right hand at practice on Thursday and got some “precautionary” attention from the medical staff.
Morant’s hand is wrapped as he participates in the Grizzlies’ season of giving event, per David Cobb of the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
For the record: Ja Morant landed on his right hand today and got some “precautionary” attention from the medical staff after practice. It’s wrapped now as he participates in the season of giving event.
— David Cobb (@DavidWCobb) November 21, 2019
The Grizzlies are 5-9 on the season. Morant has been nothing short of spectacular this season for Memphis. He’s averaging 18.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field, 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Ja spoiled Mike Conley’s return to Memphis last week. He led the Grizzlies to a 107-106 win over the Utah Jazz by putting up 25 points and eight assists. Morant outplayed Conley, who finished with 15 points and three assists.
Memphis isn’t expected to compete for a playoff spot this season. This year is all about developing Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Dillon Brooks and Brandon Clarke.
Morant has a chance to win the Rookie of the Year Award since No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson has yet to play due to his knee injury. Ja plays above the rim like Russell Westbrook and MVP Derrick Rose.
The Grizzlies are very lucky to have Morant as their new franchise player in the post-Conley era.