Ja Morant just might be out for the remainder of the season.
The Memphis Grizzlies star entered a counseling program in Florida on Monday after a string of incidents, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim McMahon.
Morant has been away from the team for the past 10 days, and there is still no timetable for his return.
This new report comes after Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins discussed the possibility of the two-time All-Star returning for Friday’s contest against the San Antonio Spurs.
“There are a lot of internal dialogues going on and obviously there’s still things going on at the league level that we’re in communication with,” Jenkins said, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN. “Ja’s fully engaged in this process and ready for whatever comes next after these two games.”
It was back on March 4th when the grizzlies announced Morant would miss “at least the next two games” and then added on March 8th he would be away for “at least the next four games.”
“I take full responsibility for my actions last night,” Morant previously said in a statement. “I’m sorry to my family, teammates, coaches, fans, partners, the city of Memphis, and the entire Grizzlies organization for letting you down. I’m going to take some time away to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being.”
The Glendale Police Department investigated the incident with Morant pulling out a gun at a strip club, but chose not to charge him with a crime.
Morant is one of the best young players in the league and a major reason the Grizzlies are title contenders at the No. 3 seed from the Western Conference. Him being away from the team throws a major monkey wrench in their plans to fight for a title this year.
Earlier this month, it was also reported that he “threatened” the head of security at a mall and then punched a teenage boy multiple times four days later when they were playing a pickup basketball game before going into his house and emerging with a gun.
Last month, he was also the subject of an incident when someone in the car Morant was in pointed a laser at members of the Indiana Pacers’ traveling party after a game.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.