Memphis Grizzlies won their NBA Summer League game against the Chicago Bulls with budding star Ja Morant watching at the sidelines. Rookie Ziaire Williams led the Grizzlies with 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists in a closely contested 96-91 victory against the Bulls.
After the game, Morant stayed late and made the fans’ night as he signed every autograph that they were asking of him.
Grizzlies’ Ja Morant stays late to sign every autograph after the final Las Vegas Summer League game of the night pic.twitter.com/5hLRDhyvU3
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Before entering the NBA, Morant was also a fan just like the rest of the people. Morant certainly knows what it feels like to have an NBA star sign an autograph. We can the Grizzlies’ mercurial guard is always for the people.
Memphis are in for a big season as they look to make a huge leap after qualifying for the playoffs last season. Morant led the Grizzlies with 19.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 7.4 assists while shooting 44.9% from the field.
Jaren Jackson Jr. is also poised to complete a full regular season after he missed most of last season’s games. He will be a crucial piece for the Grizzlies offensively as they have traded center Jonas Valanciunas for a more defensive center in Steven Adams.
The rise of Desmond Bane and Xavier Tillman will also be interesting to watch, they proved that they belong to the league after big games against the San Antonio Spurs and the Golden State Warriors during the Grizzlies’ late playoff push.
Ja Morant will likely carry the load for the Memphis again next season as they look to qualify for the playoffs in a very stacked Western Conference.