NBA: Ja Morant enters COVID-19 protocols

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Dec 09 2021 07:47 AM

Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) steals the ball from Utah forward Royce O'Neale in their game on November 22, 2021. Rob Gray, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) steals the ball from Utah forward Royce O'Neale in their game on November 22, 2021. Rob Gray, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant entered COVID-19 health and safety protocols on Wednesday.

Per ESPN, Morant is fully vaccinated and had his booster shot.

The 3rd-year point guard has missed the past 5 games — all Memphis wins — with a sprained left knee.

Morant, 22, is averaging 24.1 points, 6.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 19 games this season.

The 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year has career marks of 19.2 points, 7.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 149 games (all starts) since the Grizzlies drafted him No. 2 overall in 2019.

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