Ja Morant Suspension is Over, 'Hopeful' he Plays in Next Game on Wednesday

Ja Morant Suspension is Over, ‘Hopeful’ he Plays in Next Game on Wednesday

Ja Morant Suspension is Over, ‘Hopeful’ he Plays in Next Game on Wednesday

The suspension of Memphis Grizzlies star player, Ja Morant is officially over and the team is “hopeful” to have him on the basketball court on Wednesday, March 22.

According to ESPN, the All-Star point guard rejoined the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday after completing the eight-game suspension he received for his recent behavior at a Denver strip club. He was seen waving a gun while shirtless on his Instagram account after playing the Denver Nuggets several weeks ago.

The Grizzlies anticipate him being able to play on Wednesday for their next contest which will be in Memphis against the Houston Rockets.

“We’re hopeful for Wednesday, so long as everything medically clears out,” coach Taylor Jenkins said before Monday’s game, which was played against the Dallas Mavericks.

Morant did not play in Monday’s game although he was eligible to. The Grizzlies decided to give him an extra game so he can get his conditioning up since he has been away for two weeks. He was not allowed to work out with the team after being suspended.

The All-Star point guard addressed his teammates as well as the coaching staff when he returned on Monday. Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks did mention that Morant apologized to each teammate separately.

After Monday night’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks, Dillon said, “He’s holding himself accountable. He’s made some changes in his life. … He’s taking ownership of it, which is just a great thing for his growth, for his basketball career, for everything. You’re going to see a different Ja out there who’s going to be consistent every single night and who’s going to give us that energy that we need to be that top team in the West.”

Last week, it was reported that Morant had checked himself into a counseling program, with no timetable for his return to the basketball court. But, less than a week later, he is back on the team, ready to be back on the basketball court.

Ja Morant Suspension is Over, ‘Hopeful’ he Plays in Next Game on Wednesday

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