Ja Morant isn’t going anywhere, folks. In no surprise to anyone who’s seen a Memphis Grizzlies game of late, the front office has come to terms with their star point guard for as much money as they could possibly offer.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on the Grizzlies star signing his extension to stay in Memphis for the next half decade:
Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has agreed on a five-year, $193M designated rookie maximum extension that could become worth $231M, his agent Jim Tanner of Tandem tells ESPN.
Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has agreed on a five-year, $193M designated rookie maximum extension that could become worth $231M, his agent Jim Tanner of @_TandemSE tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
Offering a superstar talent like Ja Morant the rookie max is an absolute no-brainer after the season he just had. He led the Grizzlies to the second-best record in the entire NBA and got a few looks as a dark horse MVP candidate.
The fiery point guard is just entering his age-23 season and already has a second-team All-NBA nod under his name. With the leap he made last season, there’s no telling what kind of improvements Morant can make going into his fourth campaign.
If he can improve his three-point shot a little more and steer clear of injuries, the sky really becomes the limit for Ja Morant.