Silver suspended Morant for eight games after the initial scandal in which he waved a gun in a Denver nightclub. After serving that suspension, a similar incident occurred soon after when he was holding a gun on a friend's Instagram video.
Adam Silver wasted no time expressing his dismay at the second occurrence. He said that, after the first incident, “I at least was left with the sense that he was taking this incredibly seriously. Honestly, I was shocked when I saw this weekend the video.”
That doesn't bode particularly well for Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. A potentially significantly larger suspension seems likely this time around. However, despite the league having already decided Morant's fate, the details won't be announced until after the conclusion of the NBA Finals.
Per ESPN's Tim McMahon, Silver said: “We’ve uncovered a fair amount of additional information. We probably could have brought it to a head now, but we’ve made the decision that it would be unfair to these players and these teams to announce that decision in the middle of this series.”
Exactly what that additional information is isn't clear. And Silver has provided no clues as to the severity of the punishment. Based on the gravity of the situation, however, and the initial reaction to it by the commissioner, it's not likely that Adam Silver will announce a short suspension for Ja Morant.