Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins made it known that Ja Morant will be inactive on an indefinite timetable.
In pregame of his team’s Sunday match against the L.A. Clippers, Jenkins further voiced out the support of the Grizzlies organization on their cornerstone’s “ongoing healing process” (h/t ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk), as they will also continue to hold him accountable for his past actions.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski already noted earlier this weekend that Morant is serving a “de facto suspension” now, as the Memphis camp continues to foster his progress of redeeming himself.
Morant’s indefinite absence has already given the Grizzlies an impression that the upcoming games would be daunting. With their main man out, they will still look to continue the fight and maintain the hold of their top-two positioning in the competitive Western Conference with a 38-24 record.
As such, Jenkins will pass the keys of their offense on Tyus Jones, who has been a reliable backup for Morant throughout the years and is averaging career-high 9.6 points this year.
The All-Star guard will start to commence his unavailability this Sunday against the Clippers upon his unethical action of flashing a gun during a nightclub party in his viral Instagram live. The NBA already announced that they will look to investigate the issue.