Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver in New York after leaving a counseling program in Florida, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
He is moving closer to ramping up for a return this season, and will have to wait on a league announcement of findings in the NBA’s probe regarding a nightclub video. The announcement is expected soon, according to Wojnarowski.
Days ago, fans were wondering whether Ja Morant would be able to make it back for when the Grizzlies play on Friday. It appears that although Morant is on his way to returning, but he will have to do so after a suspension.
Morant has been suspended for eight games for conduct detrimental to the league, according to Wojnarowski.
If Morant is deemed ready to return to play at the end of his eight-game suspension by the Grizzlies and coach Taylor Jenkins, he would be coming back for the team’s game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 20. Taylor Jenkins would have 12 games left in the regular season to reincorporate Morant in the starting lineup.
When Morant entered his counseling program in Florida, it was unclear what the timeframe for his return would be, and now after his meeting with Adam Silver, we have some clarity.
A lot has gone down in recent weeks for Morant, from a police report to the Instagram live video at the night club, but it seems that the Grizzlies will have their star player back for a run in the playoffs.