Southwest Notes: Morant, Doncic, Williamson, Jones

Grizzlies star Ja Morant is making progress in his rehab due to a sprained left knee, but the timing for his return remains unchanged, by Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Morant was injured during a game against the Hawks on November 26.

“He’s been responding very well to the treatments, the lifting sessions he’s been through, and we’ve only done a little bit of work on the pitch just to make sure his knee is moving and that’s it. see how he reacts every day” Head Coach Taylor Jenkins speak.

Like us previously forwardedJenkins mentioned that Morant would be taking weeks off. Prior to his knee injury, the 22-year-old was averaging 24.1 points per game in 19 competitions. Memphis still won all three games without him – including a record 73-point win over Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Here are some other notes from the Southwest Ban:

  • Mavericks Super star Luka Doncic (left ankle) will miss Saturday’s competition with the Grizzlies, the team announced on social media (Twitter link). Join him will Kristaps Porzingis (left knee bent) and Willie Cauley-Stein (personal reasons). Dallas is only 4-6 in the last 10 games.
  • ESPN’s Andrew Lopez check to see whether the return of Zion Williamson can be stable Pelican‘ Season. Williamson (foot surgery rehabilitation) is yet to play this season, resulting in New Orleans amassing the third-worst record in the West with a 7-18 scoreline. In 61 games last season, he averaged 27 points, 7.2 rebounds and 33.2 minutes, scoring 61%.
  • Speaking of Pelicans, second pick Herb Jones went on to be one of the best young defenders in the league, William Guillory of The Athletic Opines. Jones was drafted by New Orleans in July after spending four seasons at Alabama. “To be great defensively, you have to really want it,” He explained. “You have to play with a different kind of aggression, a different kind of desire. I am proud to always be someone who is willing to give everything for my teammates. That’s what interests me the most.”

https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2021/12/southwest-notes-morant-doncic-williamson-jones.html Southwest Notes: Morant, Doncic, Williamson, Jones

Chris Estrada

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