Jason Anderson: The Memphis Grizzlies have officially r…

Jason Anderson: The Memphis Grizzlies have officially ruled out Ja Morant (left knee sprain) for Sunday’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Maurice Harkless (knee) is questionable, Harrison Barnes (foot) is doubtful and Richaun Holmes (illness) is out for for the Kings.

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Adrian Wojnarowski: More testing to come on Ja Morant's left knee and that'll give the Grizzlies a clearer sense of the sprain's severity. Once that's done, Memphis will know better a timetable on a return. Morant's had a monster season -- and he will be back to complete it.
Said Memphis forward Jaren Jackson Jr. said: "It's just tough when you see stuff like that. It's just nothing you want to see in the game." After the loss, Morant posted a statement on social media that read: "It's in God's hands now. All we can do is pray."
Chris Herrington: Anything at this point on Morant's status is speculation, but Jaren Jackson Jr.'s mood, postgame, suggests he doesn't think it's a small thing.

Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant left the Barclays Center court area in a wheelchair Monday night after spraining his left ankle in the second quarter of Memphis' 116-111 overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets. X-rays on Morant's ankle revealed no fracture, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and he is expected to undergo an MRI as soon as Tuesday.
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins didn't have an official update on Morant's status after the game but said Morant would continue to be evaluated and there would likely be an update Tuesday from Boston, where the Grizzlies are scheduled to play the Celtics on Wednesday. "So tough to see Ja go down," Jenkins said. "I know he's going to bounce back and be fine. We'll have more updates as we're going through, but so far so good."
Peter Edmiston: Ja Morant on his physical condition: "I'm good. 100 percent right now. Just working to get back to the Ja I was, and I feel I'm there right now."
For Ja Morant, he was to be sidelined for three to four weeks after a minor knee procedure. Approximately one week later, here he is. Back on the court. Plus, it looks as if he has not been slowed one bit, though it was not five-on-five contact action. Morant’s camp released a clip of the point guard’s hot outside shooting on Tuesday, followed by another clip of him throwing down a couple of light two-handed dunks. Ja’s camp confirmed to Beale Street Bears that the video clips were filmed on June 11th.
Morant underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to clear out a loose body that could have created some longer term issues if left alone. In that vein, sources around the league classified the procedure as preventative in nature. It will have no effect on his draft positioning, and is not considered to be a serious issue. He’ll be recovered in three-to-four weeks. League sources were unsure if Morant would play in summer league or not, as a four-week timeline for recovery lines up right around the start of the event. Unquestionably, the Grizzlies will take a cautious approach given the importance of Morant long-term to their organization.
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