Posts Tagged ‘Ja Morant’

MikeCheck: NBA’s ‘Rising Stars’ game shines global spotlight on Grizzlies’ emerging young core

As two of the most productive rookies in this season’s class, Morant and Clarke will suit up on opposite sides in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge. Morant, the No. 2 overall pick in last June’s draft, will push the pace for Team USA. And Clarke, a Canada native selected No. 21 in the first round, will pound the boards and rock the rim for Team World.

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#IMHO: Memphis Grizzlies and Ja Morant Hype

#IMHO: Memphis Grizzlies and Ja Morant Hype

Headlines across the NBA world have been focusing on Ja Morant’s potential and rapid development, but just how fast will he progress and continue to exceed expectations? Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Jon Roser share their opinions on if…

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MikeCheck: Morant, Clarke maintain pace as NBA’s most productive rookie duo as Grizzlies enter 2020

Had Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke not been informed of the threshold they’re approaching, chances are they would have blown through it without a second thought. When the Grizzlies return from their current west coast trip on Monday, the dynamic rookie duo will have seen action in as many NBA games already this season than each had played all of last season in college. If the relentless schedule or wear and tear of the NBA is starting to catch up to Morant and Clarke, neither has checked the rearview mirror to notice.

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MikeCheck: Morant anointed Grizzlies starting point guard as Jenkins ponders option of pairing rookie No. 2 pick alongside Jones

Point Guards - Ja Morant, Tyus Jones, De'Anthony Melton

MEMPHIS – Considering the Grizzlies used the No. 2 pick in June’s draft on Ja Morant and two weeks later spent their entire midlevel exception in free agency on Tyus Jones, it’s safe to say Memphis invested more at point guard than any other position entering this season. Don’t expect Morant and Jones to be an either-or proposition for first-year coach Taylor Jenkins as he explores his various lineup options in the coming weeks.

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