“Shai on this Memphis team could do the same,” JA Morant ripped from an anonymous league manager » FirstSportz

Shai Gilgeous Alexander and JA Morant
Shai Gilgeous Alexander and JA Morant

The 2021-22 NBA season, at least so far, has been all about underdogs and the demise of top-flight teams. And the main highlight of the underdog story were Memphis Grizzlies, led by their explicit young leader, JA Morant, who may be labeled an alien by some at this point. Morant not only secured the Grizzlies a big spot in the Western Conference, but also drew media and fan attention to his attributes and his desire to be the modern face of the league.

Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies

Morant is one of the front-runners to have won the Most Improved Player award in the 2021-22 season, but some say he deserves big credit in the MVP discussions. Despite his tremendous performances game after game for the Grizzlies, there still seems to be a handful of staff who can’t relate to JA Morant. A certain Eastern Conference executive isn’t ready to jump on the hype train just yet.

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The JA Morant hype was brought down by an anonymous Eastern Conference executive

YES Morant
YES Morant

“It’s strange to say, but I don’t think so [Morant] is as good as its public perception”, said an Eastern executive of ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “If you put Shai on this Memphis team, he could potentially do a lot of the same things.”

Shai Gilgeous Alexander isn’t a scrub, but he doesn’t seem to be up to Ja Morant’s level at this point. I think what this anonymous executive is trying to point out is that the primary reason for Morant’s rise is the circumstances he’s in right now.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

“Ja has demonstrated the ability to take a team to the next level,” said a Western Conference scout. “He showed great leadership and his jump was quite remarkable in terms of development.”

That being said, JA Morant comes up with some staggering numbers. He’s averaged a career-best 27.6 points at 49.4 percent shooting, 5.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.2 steals while averaging 1.6 triples per at a 34.3 percent clip game scored. Last but not least, the fact alone that Memphis won the Golden State Warriors for 2nd placend Seed in the west speaks volumes about the young team’s potential.

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