Grizzlies’ Ja Morant has ‘no definitive timeline’ for return
Ja Morant’s time away from the courtroom doesn’t have a timetable, Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins stated on Sunday.
Morant was suspended following an Instagram Reside video he posted early Saturday morning of himself brandishing a gun at a membership.
The Grizzlies initially introduced Morant could be away from the crew for at the very least two video games, however Jenkins hinted that absence may very well be longer.
“We’re taking it at some point at a time,” Jenkins instructed reporters on Sunday earlier than the Grizzlies face the Clippers. “There’s no definitive timeline… It’s actually not a timetable state of affairs.”
Morant was concerned in different off-court controversies earlier than getting suspended, with the 23-year-old reportedly getting in separate confrontations with a teen and a safety guard.
No arrests had been made for each altercations.
However Morant was sued for allegedly assaulting the teenager and flashing a gun at him after a pick-up sport final summer season.
Morant has stated he was appearing in self protection.
The purpose guard went reside on Instagram early Saturday, displaying himself shirtless at a membership whereas rapping to music, and displayed a handgun.
Jenkins stated Sunday the video was a “very robust second.”
Following his suspension, Morant stated in an announcement he takes “full accountability” for his actions.
“I’m sorry to my household, teammates, coaches, followers, companions, town of Memphis and your complete group for letting you down,” the assertion learn. “I’m going to take a while away to get assist and work on studying higher strategies of coping with stress and my total well-being.”
Nike, who’s partnered with Morant, supported the All-Star guard, with the athletic-wear titan saying in an announcement they “recognize Ja’s accountability.”
Jenkins stated the Grizzlies additionally again Morant’s therapeutic course of, including they “love him.”
“He understands he’s made some tough choices and poor decisions,” Jenkins stated. “He understands he’s received to get assist to get to a greater place, not only for himself however for his crew”