Why Ja Morant will be a top 5 PG… but isn’t just yet

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One of the young, rising stars in the NBA is Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies. Last season, Morant took home the honors of Rookie of the Year over the likes of Zion Williamson and Kendrick Nunn and this year, Morant has continued to expand his game and improve as an overall leader of the Grizzlies. 

Without Jaren Jackson Jr. by his side throughout most of the year, there were a lot of questions of how the Grizzlies would find success, yet Morant has elevated his play and has been the best player on this team all season long. 

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On the year, Ja Morant is averaging 19.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists and is shooting 44.9% from the floor. While he has struggled shooting from deep this year, only shooting 29.8% from long-range, the growth Morant has made since he entered the league has definitely been impactful not just to the Grizzlies’ chances to succeed moving forward, but for Morant’s chances to be a special player in this league. 

While he is not an All-Star talent quite yet, Morant has all the potential to not only grow into an All-Star guard, but to potentially be one of the best point guards in this league.

There’s a lot of talented point guards in the NBA and it’s quite crowded when making a list of the best at the position. Morant is supposed to have confidence in himself but there’s just too many options for him to be among the top five between Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, and Luka Doncic among others.

At just 21-years-old, Ja Morant has a very bright future and here is why he will be a top five point guard in the NBA one day. 

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