Ja Morant won’t be back on the court anytime soon — the Memphis Grizzlies superstar just entered a counseling program and won’t rejoin the team until further notice.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon reported the news on Monday … saying Morant is seeking help in Florida and there’s no set date for his return to the Grizzlies.
Reporting with @ESPN_MacMahon: Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has entered a counseling program in Florida and there remains no timetable for his return to active play.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 13, 2023
You’ll recall … Morant was suspended after he brandished a gun during his Instagram Live video while at a strip club in Colorado last weekend.
Memphis head coach Taylor Jenkins was asked Monday if Morant would be eligible to return for Friday’s game against the Spurs … and he said there are things that have to happen before Morant suits up for the Grizzlies again.
“There are a lot of internal dialogues going on and obviously there’s still things going on at the league level that we’re in communication with,” Jenkins said. “Ja’s fully engaged in this process and ready for whatever comes next after these 2 games.”
As Morant continues to work his way back, the 23-year-old did get some good news last week … when the Glendale Police Department in Colorado announced that he won’t face any charges over the gun incident.
Ja had the Grizzlies as one of the top teams in the Western Conference before his suspension … leading the way for Memphis, averaging 27.1 points per game — but now, the team will look to stay afloat without their best player.