January 20, 2020, 9:27 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant went 5-for-14 from the field as he struggled to score his 16 points on Monday but was able to contribute elsewhere as he put up three rebounds, one trey, nine assists and one steal in 35 minutes.
Morant is on track to finish 2019-20 with a bang. He's been hot lately, posting top-25 9-cat per-game value over the last couple of weeks. Is it sustainable? Yes, it is. However, do not be surprised to see a regression-game from the rookie every once in a while moving forward.
January 17, 2020, 10:47 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke put forth a strong effort in Friday's home victory over the Cavs, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes.
Clarke went through a little lull at the start of January but has been solid through the last week, so hopefully you were able to buy low. The rookie has been outstanding, and his current top-100/80 standing in 8/9-cat leagues is buoyed by an elite .635 mark from the field. Fellow rookie Ja Morant was also solid in this one, posting 16 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block. Big multi-cat lines are becoming a very regular occurrence there.
January 14, 2020, 11:52 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant was special on Tuesday in a 121-110 home win over the Rockets as he hit 10-of-11 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line as part of a performance that included 26 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three 3-pointers, a steal and a block in 37 minutes.
Morant is causing a lot of excitement with recent games like this. His stats over the last two weeks put him in the top-20/50 (8-cat/9-cat) in that stretch. But keep in mind that he's outside the top-65/110 for the whole month. That's just a reminder that although his assists and efficiency have been great, he's still lacking in a lot of areas in which one would expect a rookie point guard to lack. He'll be fun to own down the stretch, but this could also be his peak, meaning you might be better off accepting an overwhelming offer for him before he hits another cold stretch.
January 12, 2020, 9:03 pmTyus JonesPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyus Jones was able to collect 11 points, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in Sunday's home win over the Warriors.
Jones hasn't blossomed despite the change of scenery this year, actually averaging fewer minutes than he did in the guard-heavy Minnesota rotation last season. He remains a solid deep-league source of assists and steals but his sleeper appeal ended up being misplaced. Ja Morant had 11 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and five turnovers, but we've come to expect much better nights out of the rookie.
January 10, 2020, 10:52 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant dropped a remarkable double-double including 22 points (11-for-20 shooting), a career-high 14 assists, seven rebounds and two steals as the Grizzlies defeated the Spurs 134-121 on Friday.
Ja Morant continues to put up an incredibly impressive rookie season and he and Jaren Jackson Jr. are really starting to find their groove. He is currently a top-75 player on the season and can finish higher if he stays healthy.
January 7, 2020, 10:41 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies' bright future was on display in Tuesday's 119-112 comeback win over the Wolves, with Ja Morant posting 25 points (12-for-18 shooting), four rebounds, seven assists and a steal and Jaren Jackson Jr. delivering 21 points (7-of-15 shooting), seven rebounds, a steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers.
Morant and JJJ were lethal in the pick-and-roll down the stretch as Memphis erased a 14-point deficit and turned it into a fairly comfortable victory. Jackson now has multiple threes in 10 consecutive games, three off Mike Miller's franchise record. Both guys are on the upswing and have a very real shot at finishing inside fantasy's top-50. There will be bumps in the road but the Grizzlies have to love what they're seeing out of their young core. More often than not, you can see how Memphis is a team that could vault into competitiveness again very soon.
January 5, 2020, 10:37 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant went for 13 points, seven assists, one 3-pointer and six turnovers against the Suns on Sunday.
The turnovers remain a big setback but everything else is slowly rounding into form. Morant should only improve with time but you have to balance that with the shutdown possibilities as the end of the season draws near later in the year.
January 4, 2020, 7:10 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant posted 22 points, four rebounds, nine assists and a 3-pointer in Saturday's win over the Clippers.
Morant's highlight came when he shattered poor Jerome Robinson's ankles, stared him down and then drilled a three. He's cooking and should only improve as the season wears on, with an outside shot at early-round numbers.
January 3, 2020, 12:55 amJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant posted 23 points, seven assists and a matching seven turnovers in Thursday's road loss.
Morant went 8-for-13 from the field and also added two triples. The turnovers are the only blemish on this line, but on the full year he's averaging a respectable — considering he's a rookie PG that's been given the keys to the car — 3.1 turnovers per game. Morant's a safe top-100 guy with plenty of upside.
December 29, 2019, 11:07 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant was largely absent from Sunday's affair against the Hornets, going for six points (2-of-8 FG), seven assists, three rebounds and two turnovers over 28 minutes.
It was a bizarre performance out of Morant, who you were probably imagining a big night from against the Hornets. After a sizzling start to the season, Morant has been less impressive lately, but the talent remains, and the Grizzlies will give him all of the opportunity he can handle. Have faith, the good games will arrive with time.
December 28, 2019, 8:42 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant did his thing on Saturday, providing 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, eight assists, one 3-pointer and blocked shot in 30 minutes.
Morant is a tantalizing bet to win this season's Rookie of the Year award. He's been a steady source of points and assists with turnovers being his only real bane. He's one athletic go-getter, who can still amp up his game to another level post-ASB.
December 26, 2019, 10:41 pmTyus JonesPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyus Jones led the Grizzlies backcourt on Thursday, shooting 6-for-7 to post 15 points, two assists and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes of action.
Memphis' bench was great in this one and the starters ended up getting more limited run, which explains Ja Morant's pedestrian 10-5-3 game. De'Anthony Melton also chipped in nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals off the pine and is probably the better fantasy option of the two reserves, though Jones has more gas in the tank if you're purely hunting assists. Either way, outside of Morant, the Grizzlies guards are deep-league fantasy players.
December 23, 2019, 11:08 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Morant continues to score much more efficiently than we all expected and the dimes should climb back up soon. He's as good as advertised.
December 21, 2019, 11:27 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant shot 4-of-13 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line on his way to scoring 13 points with four assists and two blocks on Saturday
Morant struggled shooting in both games of the back-to-back, shooting a combined 8-of-24 from the field. He is still shooting .465 from the floor on the season and looks like a top-75 player moving forward with top-50 upside.
December 20, 2019, 9:38 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant dished out 11 assists on Friday to go with eight points (4-of-11 from the field) and five rebounds.
Morant struggled shooting tonight but continues to stuff the stat sheet each time he takes the floor. Morant is just outside the top-50 in per game 9-cat value for the month of December and is getting better as the season goes on.