Ja Morant is on the cusp of creating his return after a 25-game suspension, however not earlier than he meets with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
Silver was requested in regards to the Ja scenario earlier than the Lakers beat the Pacers on the NBA In-Season Event in Las Vegas.
“I’ve been monitoring the scenario carefully, and him,” Silver instructed reporters. “In actual fact we intend to have a check-in this week instantly, Ja and I. However people within the league workplace, along with Ja and his crew and the Gamers Affiliation, have been in common contact, primarily weekly. There have been these checkpoints.
“We’ve, collectively, laid out a program for him during the last a number of weeks, and to the perfect of my information, he’s complied with all the pieces he’s requested to do. As I stated, we’ll speak at the very least as soon as this week earlier than he comes again, and we’ll evaluation this system and ensure the situations are in place for him to achieve success going ahead.”
Morant was suspended for 25 video games after he was seen in a video on social media wiedling a gun, the second time he was seen with a gun in a issues of weeks.
Silver got here down exhausting on Ja, as he was caught with a gun in a strip membership in Denver earlier than that, and the league deemed his conduct detrimental.
There are 4 video games left till Morant can be part of his Grizzlies teammates again on the courtroom towards the Pelicans on New Orleans on December 19.
However on high of Morant’s absence, Memphis have been decimated by harm and have had an embarrssing 6-15 begin to the season.
Will Ja have the ability to save the Grizzlies season earlier than it’s too late?