The NBA is prone to come down arduous on Ja Morant after his newest points with a possible firearm got here to gentle in a video surfacing Sunday.

“Ja Morant is dealing with the very actual risk of a suspension, a prolonged suspension, to begin subsequent season after this newest incident when he had an obvious firearm in his possession,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

“That is twice in two months now,” Wojnarowski continued on the “NBA Countdown” present previous to 76ers-Celtics Recreation 7. “The league suspended him for eight video games, retroactive to essentially simply two video games, earlier this season.”

The Grizzlies have already suspended Morant indefinitely from all crew actions on Sunday, pending a assessment after being filmed on Instagram Dwell with an obvious firearm.

“I sense already in the present day that [commissioner] Adam Silver goes to really feel growing stress from different groups within the league who see this as a lot because it impacts the Grizzlies. It impacts their capability to market their gamers.”

Morant attended a brief rehab counseling program in Florida throughout his eight-game suspension earlier than returning to the crew through the common season.

Ja Morant seemed to be holding a gun in an Instagram Dwell video posted on Saturday.

The 23-year-old claimed to “really feel a lot better” after his return from the preliminary suspension however he’s unlikely to be given the identical advantage of the doubt this time

“There was a way with that eight-game suspension final season that Adam Silver confirmed some restraint in that edict earlier this season with Ja Morant,” Wojnarowski stated. “He took him at his phrase that he would make higher choices.

“The league’s investigating and ensuring that this was a respectable video and it was not doctored indirectly. I feel there’s a actual risk if that’s what it seemed to be, a weapon in Ja Morant’s hand, he once more will doubtless face a big suspension to begin subsequent season.”

New York Put up Columnist and NBA analyst Jalen Rose speculated that Morant could possibly be given a 20-25 recreation suspension to begin the 2023 common season on “NBA Countdown.”

With new guidelines surrounding All-NBA groups and awards, this suspension size would take Morant out of the operating for any accolades this coming season.

Ja Morant has had a drama-filled 2023 as a lengthy suspension looms
Ja Morant has had a drama-filled 2023 as a prolonged suspension looms
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Accoridng to the brand new CBA, gamers should play in not less than 65 video games to be eligible for the NBA MVP or All-NBA groups.

Morant missed making All-NBA this 12 months, thanks largely to his suspension this previous 12 months, costing him about $39 million.