NBA Insider Gives Worrying Update On Ja Morant Situation

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The Ja Morant situation is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon.

Two weeks ago, Morant found himself in hot water after flashing a gun during an Instagram live stream while at a strip club.

Morant has since voluntarily stepped away from the team and checked himself into a counseling program with no timetable to return to the court.

Via ESPN

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has entered a counseling program in Florida and remains without a timetable on a return to the NBA season, sources told ESPN on Monday.

Morant has been seeking assistance for what he described in a statement as a need “to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being,” and that has taken him out of Memphis on a leave from the team, sources said.

During an appearance on the most recent episode of the “Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective” podcast, Marc J. Spears gave a worrying update on Morant.

“My prayers to him, that he figures it out. There’s things I’m hearing that I’d rather probably not say on this podcast, but I hope he’s taking care of himself,”

“I’m not really worried about the basketball part for him right now. I’m worried about the human part, and that, when he does come back, he’s healthy, mentally and physically.”

Spears predicts Morant will sit out the rest of the season.

“My guess now is, not that you’d bet on this, is that he doesn’t play the rest of the season as he takes care of himself,”

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