Is Ja Morant heading for rehab? What is the truth to these rumours?
Ja Morant, the star point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies has made a reputation for himself to be one of the brightest young stars in the league – but it is not looking good for him at the moment. Despite Ja Morant’s promise on the court and his ever-growing reputation as one of the young faces of the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies star’s career has been dealt with a major blow of late.
In a string of incidents dating back to last summer, Morant and people close to him were accused of threatening and even violent behaviour – while Morant made it even worse recently. While it was revealed that police were looking into the allegations, Morant decided to make things even worse for himself after he flashed a gun in a Denver nightclub only days after.
While in Denver after playing against the Nuggets, the All-Star guard chose to display a firearm on his Instagram live stream – that saw him get suspended by the Grizzlies for at least two games. However, as it turns out, Morant has made things even worse for himself after he reportedly carried the gun with him on the Grizzlies’ team premises. Morant has since received wholesale criticism for his actions, while there have been all sorts of rumours about his future.
And as it turns out, Morant is heading for counselling for his behaviour.
Where is Ja Morant going for his rehab and when can he be back?
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Morant has entered a counseling program in Florida and there remains no timetable for his return to active play.
Morant’s punishment, if any, will be up to NBA commissioner Adam Silver to decide. If Morant is found guilty of violating the NBA’s CBA, it will be up to the commissioner to hand down a punishment to the Grizzlies star. At that point he can choose to fine Morant up to $1 million, and/or serve a suspension.
There isn’t an established suspension length for the situation, so if Morant is suspended by the league, the length will be at Silver’s discretion.
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