ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski has spoken on the length of Ja Morant’s potential suspension for his latest gun incident.
Adam Silver delivered an update earlier in the week saying that a suspension hasn’t been announced only because the NBA Finals is going on. Adrian Wojnarowski weighed in after that on what Morant could be facing.
“Adam Silver was very intentional in his words last night,” Wojnarowski said. “It does not bode well for Ja Morant. Listen, I think when you start to look at possible lengths of suspension and that’s what we’re talking about. He’s going to be suspended. I think an interesting number to look at is 17. Because now the NBA at its disposal has a new rule that a player has to play 65 games in the regular season to be eligible for post-season awards. So, for Ja Morant, 17 games off the top immediately would make him, or 18 games, would make him ineligible for post-season awards… What you heard from Adam Silver last night is what a lot of people all around the league in Memphis, everywhere believe that no one’s going to be able to say this time, ‘Hey Adam, you went too lightly on Ja Morant.'”
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According to Woj, Morant will be looking at an 18-game suspension at the bare minimum. That would make him ineligible for an All-NBA teams.
It remains to be seen if Morant has learned his lesson, but it’s nearly certain that this time Adam Silver won’t come down on him lightly.