It is not easy for the Memphis Grizzlies to maintain power from the offseason.
According to reporter Shams Charania of 『The Athletic』, Ja Morant (guard, 191cm, 79kg) of Memphis caused controversy again and said that all activities within the team were suspended.
Surprisingly, it was confirmed that Morant posted a video related to firearms on social media this time as well. Memphis immediately imposed a strong penalty to suspend Morant’s activities, which made it difficult for him to return in time for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.
The NBA also launched an investigation. According to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnalowski, NBA spokesman Mike Bass said, “We are aware of Morant’s social media activities and are in the process of gathering more information.” After the investigation, the NBA is expected to impose a strong disciplinary action on Morant.
Morant committed such an unscrupulous act only last March. Afterwards, Memphis removed him from the roster, and the NBA bureau suspended Morant for eight games. Morant also showed self-reflection, such as receiving counseling while he was away. However, soon after the team was eliminated at the first gate of the playoffs, it made the same mistake again.
Considering that this is the second case from Morant, and it has only been a while since last March, strong discipline is expected. Recently, the NBA is famous for the punishment with a cotton bat, but this incident is not only related to firearms, but it is expected that it will be difficult to play from the start of next season as the first punishment has not been two months.
A bigger problem lies elsewhere. This is because the contract extension is in progress from next season. Memphis agreed to a five-year, $194.3 million contract with Morant last offseason. The contract is fully insured and worth $33.86 million per year. Applies from next season. Morant is slated for a whopping $33.5 million salary next season.바카라사이트
He has appeared in 61 games this season. He recorded 26.2 points (.466 .307 .748), 5.9 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.9 minutes per game. He also played in the playoffs. He posted 24.6 points (.425 .419 .769), 6.8 rebounds, 7 assists and 1.8 steals in an average of 37.4 minutes over 5 games. However, despite such an active performance, after the season ended, he had an accident again and left regret.