The basic task of any NBA franchise is to find a star to build on. It is true that there are teams that grow without this foundation stone and manage to carve out a niche in the league. But the desire of every general manager with a rebuilding team is to find the player who makes everything a little easier. Just when it looked like the Memphis Grizzlies were going to be heading into a stage of transition and development after the era of Grit and Grind faded, they found their new compass in Ja Morant. And there are few things more reassuring than hearing him say these words: “I feel like this is my home.”
I love everything. From the board to the fans and the community. Everyone has accepted me as family, and my family and I couldn’t ask for anything better. ” assures the young talent in a recent chat with The Athletic. Morant is an extremely familiar guy, and when he had to pack from South Carolina to Tennessee, he didn’t hesitate to take his parents and sister with him. They all live under the same roof since the point guard is part of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Perhaps this helps to understand the loyalty with which it is defined. I’m not a big fan of leaving. As long as I’m here, I’ll be here. Stay focused on winning. Regardless of the rest. I will give everything every time I go out, I will try to be a good partner and return the love that the fans deposit in us. These words already satisfy any Grizzlies fan, but not as blunt as he is when talking about his renewal. “One hundred percent, there is no doubt.”
At the end of this season, Morant will be eligible for a maximum extension of his contract. rookie. Normally, unless your name is Zion Williamson, there is little doubt around this signing by the player once a contract of the kind is won. Ja Morant has earned it hard with nights like yesterday, in which he went up to 37 points and 6 assists against the Cavaliers. The environment grizzlie He can be calm for the moment, although stronger declarations of love have ended up breaking.
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