West Notes: Grizzlies, Ja Morant, Spurs, Timberwolves


Coach Taylor Jenkins said he has been speaking with point guard Ja Morant and said that Morant’s return is an ongoing process.

“It all starts with what is in between here (points to head) and what’s here (points to heart),” Jenkins said, via Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian.

  • Morant is eligible to return Monday, though it does not appear as if he will. He spoke at length with ESPN’s Jalen Rose about his suspension. We have that full post here.
  • The Grizzlies have been in talks with the NBA about rescinding the technical foul given to Dillon Brooks, per Damichael Cole of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
  • Brooks said he intends to reach out to the cameraman he injured. “I didn’t mean to hurt him in any way possible,” Brooks said, via Cole. “I’m not that type of person. I’m going to give him a call tomorrow. It’s a bad situation.” 


Former Spurs guard Dejounte Murray made his return to San Antonio on Sunday for the first time since being traded to the Hawks.

“I don’t know how other people feel,” Murray said, via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News. “I control what I control, and that’s how Dejounte feels and what Dejounte says. You got a lot of people that are mad, a lot of people that are happy. The real people that are real humans understand that it’s appropriate for us to say how we feel and we shouldn’t get judged because we have more money than you or more fame than you.

“I feel like those are the ones that are going to show me the love that I deserve. Because, at the end of the day, I love this city, I love the San Antonio Spurs organization, the Austin Spurs, I love everything about it. However, it goes (Sunday) is however it goes. But I am excited to see the people I love and care about.”


Shooting guard Anthony Edwards is no longer in a walking boot and is considered day-to-day after suffering an ankle sprain on Friday, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Edwards is considered day-to-day.

  • Edwards has yet to miss a game this season. But now without him, ever for a short while, the Timberwolves are fighting to save the season, wrote Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

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