The Memphis Grizzlies announced that starting point guard Ja Morant, who suffered a grade 2 ankle sprain on Dec. 28 in Brooklyn, could make his return to the lineup Friday in Minnesota after missing the team's previous eight games. Memphis is currently riding a three-game winning streak as they sit one game below .500 at 5-6. The Grizzlies are currently in a three-way tie for the 9th seed in the Western Conference as they have been able to stay afloat despite injuries to major players.
In just three games this year,
Morant has averages of 26.3 points, 6.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds in
27 minutes per game. While Morant has been upgraded to questionable
for Friday's match-up against the T-Wolves, forward's Jaren Jackson
Jr. (knee) and Justice Winslow (hip) remain out of the lineup and
have yet to make their debut for the team this season. Should
Morant return Friday, guard Tyus Jones will likely return to his
role off the bench.