Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant claims he’s already one of the best point guards in the NBA. The high-flying guard recently sat down with HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, speaking on a variety of subjects.
Morant put himself into the conversation for the best guard in the league, claiming he’s already a Top-5 point guard. He also revealed his personal list on the subject, including himself.
“Steph (Curry). I’m a big Chris Paul fan. I’d say Dame (Lillard) and (Russell) Westbrook. It’s tough. The point guard position is so loaded. Some guys have to get left out,” Morant said
Morant, who was the rookie of the year two seasons ago, has adapted really fast in the NBA game, making his presence felt as the best player in a very young and talented team in Memphis.
Morant averaged 17.8 points and 7.0 assists per game during the 2019-20 NBA season, shooting 47% from the field. He won the rookie of the year this season.
He followed it up with an improved performance in the 2020-21 NBA campaign, putting up 19 points, seven assists and four rebounds.
Morant will be leading the Grizzlies in the upcoming season, as Memphis is continuing to its rebuilding path, hoping to build a contending team around Morant in the next few seasons.