Because of his illness, Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant will not be able to play in the game that will take place on Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets.
In the four games that Morant has participated in after returning from a 25-game suspension at the beginning of the season, Memphis has emerged victorious in every single one of them.
Since making his debut on December 19, when he finished with 34 points and scored the game-winning shot against New Orleans, he has averaged 28.8 points per game.
The coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, Taylor Jenkins, stated that the team planned to rely only on their depth tonight. When we were at the beginning of the season, we were faced with a predicament similar to this one due to other factors.
The next man up mindset, this means that we have everything dialed in and are prepared for the boys to go out and compete tonight.
The city of Denver is currently without Aaron Gordon, who was bitten by a dog on Christmas and sustained lacerations on his face and hands as a result of the incident.
Dan Devine is joined by Chris Herrington of the Daily Memphian on this episode of Devine Intervention to discuss the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 4-0 since Ja Morant returned from a 25-game league ban.
Dan and Chris discuss what Ja means to Memphis and where he rates among previous Grizzlies players, but they also look at the numbers to see why Morant has had such an outsized impact so soon since his return.