No good news for all Grizzlies fans: Yes Morant is missing Memphis due to knee problems at least two weeks, the franchise announced on Thursday. Just in time for the playoffs, the surprise team of Western Conference expects the Point Guard but back.
“We assume that he will be completely fit in front of the playoffs,” said Head Coach Taylor Jenkins before the game against Indiana, who won the Grizzlies without their superstar with 133:103. In the complete season Memphis is even at a balance sheet of 16-2 without morant.
Nevertheless, Grizzlies would prefer the 22-year-old in a team. Details on the injury called Coach Jenkins, Morant had already missed two more games with problems at his knee before the Pacers game. In two weeks he should be re-evaluated. At the victory against the Nets on Wednesday, he had at least with on the bench and fired his team.
The Youngster has even played with a strong third season in the Association even in the expanded MVP discussion, and he also made it to the All-Star Game for the first time and is considered a secure candidate for an all-NBA team at the end of the season.
In 56 missions, he set up average 27.6 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds, while he met 49.3 percent from the field and 34.0 percent from the distance. Led by Morant, Grizzlies have conjured up a surprisingly strong season on the parquet. With 51 wins to 23 defeats, you currently rank two rank two in Western Conference.
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By winning Indiana, Memphis was officially secured his playoff ticket as a third team in the current season. The PostSeason starts on April 16, so Morant has a good three weeks to get fit again.