Ja Morant addresses his future with Grizzlies



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Ja Morant addresses his future with Grizzlies

Ja Morant has made it clear that he is happy with the Memphis Grizzlies and that he is definitely open to committing long-term to the franchise. Morant, who was taken at No. 2 in the 2019 NBA draft, has quickly established himself as one of the best players in the NBA and the Grizzlies see him as a franchise player and someone who they want to build around.

This season, Morant enjoyed a great regular season and his name was on the MVP contenders list. Morant led the Grizzlies to a first round victory over the Minnesota Timberwolwes, before they lost to the Golden State Warriors in the second round.

Morant sustained a knee injury in Game 3 versus the Warriors and missed the rest of the series. "I'm definitely happy to be here. Memphis is my home," Moran said. "If your [question] is: Do I want to be in Memphis? Hell, yeah."

The Grizzlies ready to give a max deal to Morant

Grizzlies general manager Zach Kleiman confirmed the Grizzlies are ready to give an extension not only to Morant, but also to some other players. "We're not going to have any issues paying anyone who we want to pay," Kleiman said of the future.

"There's never going to be any issue with retention here." Memphis isn't one of the most attractive places in the NBA but they are happy with the current group of guys they have and they are confident they could improve their roster this offseason.

"We're not worried about small-market notions or any of this or that," Kleiman noted. "We're not going to have any issue whatsoever keeping together whoever we ultimately decide along the way."

In the end, Kleiman emphasized the Grizzlies' biggest priority will be re-signing Morant. "Whatever I'm allowed to say under the NBA rules without violating the CBA, I hereby say about what our plans would be for Ja," Kleiman said.