Anyone connected with the Memphis Grizzlies is currently holding their breath and awaiting any sort of positive news on breakout rookie point guard Ja Morant. After a particularly hard fall on a layup against the Indiana Pacers, Morant needed to be helped into the locker room, and it remains unclear if he'll return in this game.
The No. 2 overall pick out of Murray State has established himself as the early favorite for Rookie of the Year. Morant came into this game averaging 19.1 points and 6.0 assists-per-game, electrifying the Memphis crowd with his show-stopping athleticism and forming a terrific 1-2 punch with fellow Top-5 pick Jaren Jackson Jr. inside.
The Grizzlies might not be a great team, but they're fun to watch, and Morant is at the center of it all. It could be a death blow for their season if he misses any extended period of time.
Let's cross our fingers and hope Ja can shake this off, as his unique, rim-rocking style of play has quickly become one of the must-see shows in the 2019 NBA season.