Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins says Ja Morant could miss more than two games as a result of his gun-flashing Instagram Live video over the weekend … telling reporters there’s no set timetable for his return.
Jenkins briefly talked about his superstar guard’s controversial clip prior to Memphis’ matchup with the Clippers on Sunday … saying it’s a “very tough moment, for sure.”
Morant — who apologized for the vid on Saturday — said he was going to “take some time away to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being.”
Jenkins said he will not disclose details of private conversations held with Morant and the front office following the incident … but voiced his support for the guard as he seeks help.
“We love him. We want what’s best for him. We support him. It’s going to be a difficult process, but we got a great group to get through this.”
Coach added the focus is on getting Morant in a better place on and off the court … and he hopes the All-Star can take accountability and understand the expectations the team has for him.
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins on Ja Morant’s IG Live video and the lack of clarity on when he’ll return and what he needs to do to rejoin the team pic.twitter.com/tmIIgpY8zU
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As for how long Morant will be away from the team, Jenkins said there is “not a definitive timeline.”
“We’re taking it one day at a time. This is going to be an ongoing healing process, so I can’t comment in terms of what the exact timetable’s going to be because it’s really not a timetable situation.”