The NBA will award the Memphis Grizzlies a Disabled Player Exception at the end of Ja Morant’s season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the payment will be $12.4 million. This means that the team’s request to receive a Disabled Player Exception has been granted by NBA management.
The NBA has granted the Memphis Grizzlies a $12.4M Disabled Player Exception for the season-ending injury to Ja Morant, sources tell ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 24, 2024
Wojnarowski also states that the Grizzlies can only use the exception before March 11. Morant had suffered a shoulder injury that unfortunately ended his season. It was a subluxation of the shoulder due to a labral tear.
He had already been away from the courts at the beginning of the 2023-24 season, as he was suspended for displaying a gun in a livestream. The player averaged 25.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game with the Memphis Grizzlies.
We are watching to see how the Memphis Grizzlies will end their season without their best player, namely Ja Morant. Right now they are in third last place in the Western Conference, only the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs have done worse than the Memphis Grizzlies. They are unlikely to make it back into the NBA play-in race.