Ja Morant ‘very comfortable’ in Memphis, says it feels like home
Prized rookie Ja Morant appears to be adjusting extremely well to life in the pros. Right now, the 20-year-old has been with the Memphis Grizzlies for less than three months, but already, Morant is claiming that he already feels like he is home.
Ja Morant on Memphis, he's "very comfortable" and "it reminds me of back home" (in South Carolina): pic.twitter.com/MyM0WmDmIl
— Peter Edmiston (@peteredmiston) August 20, 2019
This is perhaps the best indication of how comfortable a player is with his current situation, and despite not yet being able to play a single NBA game for the Grizzlies, Morant appears to be extremely happy with where he stands at the moment.
This is exactly what the Grizzlies faithful would love to hear right now, considering how heavily the future of their franchise will rely on how Morant progresses in the league. Memphis are in the midst of a full rebuild right now, and the 6-foot-3 guard is standing right smack in the middle of it. After finally moving on from the Marc Gasol-Mike Conley era, the Grizzlies are in dire need of a new face for their franchise, and Morant definitely fits the bill.
As a sophomore in Murray state last season, Morant put up 24.5 points (on 49.9 percent shooting), 5.7 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 36.6 minutes per contest, while also draining 1.7 three-pointers per game on a 36.3 percent clip. Those are indeed some mind-boggling numbers, and if he is able to somehow translate his tremendous play at the NBA level, then surely, the sky is the limit for this very young and very promising prospect.