The guys roll through most of the first round, talk Anthony Davis and whatever the Lakers are doing, Mike Conley and all of the crazy action from this week.
August 20, 2019, 4:44 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant (right knee) said that he is completely healed from the minor knee surgery earlier this summer, saying he is "100 percent right now."
Morant will look to get back into the swing of things in the coming weeks as he prepares for his rookie season. Morant has the talent and the role on rebuilding team and is undoubtedly going to cost a pretty penny in fantasy drafts.
Source: Peter Edmiston on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 3:57 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant (right knee) is not on the Grizzlies' Summer League roster.
Morant previously said he would not be participating in Summer League, and that is now official. He's got a great opportunity ahead of him this season so keep an eye out for updates on his recovery from a minor right knee surgery as camp approaches.
Source: Law Murray on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 9:22 pmJa MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Rookie PG Ja Morant (right knee) says he will not play in Summer League.
Morant had a minor arthroscopic surgery and they're just not taking any chances with him in a Summer League environment. He should be 100 percent by the time the season starts and will be one of the more exciting rookies to track during the offseason.
Source: Peter Edmiston on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 7:46 pmJa MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have selected point guard Ja Morant of Murray State with the second pick of the 2019 NBA Draft.
The Grizzlies made no secret about wanting Morant as early as several weeks ago. The departure of Mike Conley to the Jazz opens up all sorts of doors for Morant to make a splash in fantasy in his rookie season. He’s an ultra-athletic PG, who has a lightning-quick first step which he’s used on many an occasion in his NCAA days. He’s notable for his impressive court vision, passing ability and the aforementioned athleticism. He does leave a bit to be desired on the defensive end of the floor. That said, Morant figures to be one of the players in this rookie draft class to have a high floor as far as fantasy potential is concerned given the opportunities on the table.
June 19, 2019, 1:59 pmJa MorantG, College
Ja Morant says he’s pain-free after undergoing a surgery to remove loose bodies from his right knee, and also expects to play in Summer League.
Morant is widely expected to be taken by the Grizzlies at No. 2 overall in Thursday’s draft, and Wednesday’s trade of Mike Conley completely clears the runway for Morant to play a ton right out of the gates. Delon Wright will also be around and is good enough to push Morant for minutes to an extent, but the Grizzlies figure to spend most of the season exploring a Morant – Jaren Jackson Jr. pairing and figuring out what works around that. Barring a draft night surprise, Morant looks like one of the safer rookies to project in terms of sheer opportunity. There was some worry that his knee procedure would put him behind the eight ball but it no longer seems like that will be the case.
Source: Ben Golliver on Twitter
June 9, 2019, 4:38 pmJa MorantG, College
Ja Morant is meeting with the Grizzlies on Sunday, according to Shams Charania.
Morant is widely expected to be drafted by Memphis with the second overall selection in the draft. His recent minor knee procedure is not going to affect his draft stock at all, though he may not be available to play in Summer League. What other moves Memphis makes this offseason will go a long way towards determining Morant’s fantasy outlook, assuming no big surprises on draft night.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 1, 2019, 4:45 pmJa MorantG, College
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Ja Morant will undergo a “minor scope” to remove loose bodies from his right knee.
Morant will be looking at a 3-to-4 week timetable, and this should not affect his draft stock at all. It’s still widely expected that Morant gets selected second overall by the Grizzlies. The procedure may affect his availability for Summer League, but we’ll surely get additional updates between now and then.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 27, 2019, 7:35 pmJa MorantG, College
Ja Morant has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar shoe and apparel deal with Nike, according to Nick DePaula.
Morant reportedly didn’t even talk to any other brand and had the deal agreed to before the draft lottery. We didn’t get exact numbers on the deal, but it seems Morant was excited to get a deal done, rather than wringing every last dollar out of it. He posted to Instagram, “All my life my parents worked for a check. Now I’m proud to say I work for the check. #Nike #NikeBasketball.” It’s been heavily rumored that the Grizzlies have already decided on selecting Morant second overall in June’s draft.
Source: Nick DePaula on ESPN
May 15, 2019, 10:43 pmJa MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies are telling relevant parties in Chicago that they plan on taking Ja Morant with the 2nd overall pick in the NBA Draft according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN.
This report suggests that the Grizzlies are as set on Ja Morant as the Pelicans are on Zion Williamson. If so, the draft will officially begin with the Knicks at number three. The wide expectation is that they will take R.J Barrett if Ja is off the board at that point. This all but signals that Mike Conley’s days in Memphis are numbered and he could be a highly-coveted trade target this offseason.
Source: Jonathan Givony on Twitter
Adrian Benjamins & Coach break down Draft Night and dig into the Raptors run to the title in our final Post-Mortem.