We’re closing down on the NBA’s remaining few weeks of the common season, and the Memphis Grizzlies had been dealt some unhealthy information for the house stretch of their playoff hunt.
In response to The Athletics’ Shams Charania, Grizzlies star level guard Ja Morant will likely be out for a minimum of two weeks with a knee damage.
The damage information comes on the worst time for the Grizzlies, who solely have eight video games left to play this season after their 133-103 win towards the Indiana Pacers tonight. At present, Memphis is in second place within the convention with a file of 50-23, simply two video games forward of the Golden State Warriors.
If Morant is out for the anticipated timeline, he’ll return three video games earlier than the beginning of the NBA Playoffs.
Morant is a crucial piece of the Grizzlies and is having his greatest season within the NBA up to now. Morant was averaging an eye-popping 27.6 factors, 6.7 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per recreation this yr and earned his first NBA All-Star Sport nod in consequence.
Regardless of Morant’s excellent season and his significance to the Grizzlies, they’ve gotten alongside simply advantageous with out him this season, going 16-2 in video games with out Morant this season.
On Saturday, Memphis can have an opportunity to enhance that file with out Morant after they host the Milwaukee Bucks (45-27).