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How long is Ja Morant out? Potential return date, latest updates on Grizzlies star

The Grizzlies are entering a crucial phase of the season without their Superstar squad.

Ja Morant, who has just made his second All-Star appearance, will be absent from the team indefinitely. Without Morant, Memphis will be looking to hold onto second place in the Western Conference.

How long will Morant be out? Here’s what we know about the timeline of his potential return to the Grizzlies roster.

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Why isn’t Ja Morant playing?

On Saturday, March 4, the Grizzlies announced that Morant “will be absent from the team for at least two games.”

The team statement came after Morant was seen pointing a gun on his Instagram Live at a nightclub in the early morning of Saturday March 4th. NBA spokesman Mike Bass then said the league was investigating the situation.

Morant made a statement in which he took responsibility for his actions and apologized to the franchise, his family, and the city of Memphis, among others.

How long will Ja Morant be out?

Morant’s absence is not technically a suspension and will last for at least two games, according to the team.

In Morant’s statement, he shared that he will “take some time to get help and work on better ways to manage stress and my overall well-being.”

Based on language in statements from the Grizzlies and Morant, his absence could be tied to days rather than games.

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As the season winds down, Memphis’ hold on the West’s No. 2 wanes. The Grizzlies face a tough game against teams also competing for Western Conference berth.

Date Opponent time (ET) National
5. March at Clippers 22 O `clock ESPN
7th March at Lakers 22 O `clock TNT
9th March against warriors 19:30 o’clock TNT
March 11 against mavericks 8 p.m
March 13th at Mavericks 19:30 o’clock ESPN

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Yes Morant season stats, highlights

  • 27.1 points per game
  • 8.2 assists per game
  • 6.0 rebounds per game
  • 1.1 steals per game
  • 3.4 turnovers per game
  • 46.3 percent field goal shooting
  • 31.6 percent 3-point field goal shooting

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