Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant has entered a counseling program in Florida and will remain away from the team indefinitely, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN.
Morant had already missed five games entering Monday after a social media post in which he brandished a firearm inside a club. He has since issued a public apology.
“There are a lot of internal dialogues going on and obviously there’s still things going on at the league level that we’re in communication with,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said when asked if Morant would return on Friday, via MacMahon. “Ja’s fully engaged in this process and ready for whatever comes next after these two games.”
Police in Glendale, Colo., where the incident took place, said that Morant will not be charged with a crime.
Morant, 23, is averaging 27.1 points, 8.2 assists and 6.0 rebounds, shooting 46 percent from the field in 53 games this season.
Reporting with @ESPN_MacMahon: Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has entered a counseling program in Florida and there remains no timetable for his return to active play.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 13, 2023
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