Memphis Grizzlies Star Ja Morant Nearing Return

The Memphis Grizzlies and their young superstar Ja Morant appear ready to put their recent ugliness behind them. According to the Athletic's Shams Charania, Morant could return to action as soon as Wednesday's home game against the Houston Rockets.

Morant is currently serving an eight-game suspension due to an incident at a Denver, Colorado nightclub in which he filmed himself brandishing a gun. He has been away from the team since a March 3rd 113-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Morant has made a bad habit of getting into trouble lately, but it has yet to negatively impact his on-court play. He's averaging 27.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 8.2 assists per game this season with a respectable .555 true shooting percentage, and his Grizzlies are 43-27 and third in the Western Conference. Still, Morant's future as one of the sport's darlings could be at risk if he continues to alienate fans and teammates. That being said, winning fixes everything: if Morant levels up and delivers the Grizzlies meaningful success, he'll have no shortage of support.

If Morant isn't available for Wednesday's matchup against the Houston Rockets, his next chance to see the court will be on Friday in a rematch with the Rockets. 

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