Shams Report: Grizzlies Veteran Called Out Morant At Players-Only Meeting

Steven Adams is the veteran on the Memphis Grizzlies now, at 29 years of age. Plus his imposing presence would make anyone sit up and listen. So when he called a players-only meeting recently, just before the latest Ja Morant gun incident, it was interesting to note that he essentially called out Morant as needing to have better discipline on the road.

“I’m told that there was a players-only meeting where Steven Adams, their veteran center, he spoke out about how the team needs to show better discipline on the road,” Charania said on FanDuel TV’s “Run it Back” on Monday. “...How they need to stay away from going out when they’re on the road.”

Of course, Adams' warning turned out to be prophetic, as right after that, Morant flashed a gun at a Denver nightclub on his own Instagram Live. He is now being investigated by police over the incident, as he serves a suspension from the Grizzlies.

“I’m told those in the room, when Steven Adams spoke out, they knew exactly who he was directing this to,” Charania reported. “It was no one other than Ja Morant.”

The 23-year-old is currently serving at least a two-game suspension from the team while he gets help for his issues, but Memphis head coach Taylor Jenkins has said that the team does not have a timetable at this point for Morant’s return.

Of course, the lesson here: when Steven Adams talks, it's best to tread lightly and heed his words.

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