Ja Morant’s suspension won’t be shortened, absence not expected to extend past 25 games, NBA officials say

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant’s suspension will not be shortened at any point, NBA officials said, but his mandated absence is not expected to be any longer than 25 games — which means he will likely return to the court on Dec. 23 vs. Atlanta.
Morant was issued a 25-game suspension in mid-June for posing with a gun in a livestream video on Instagram in May. Barring any sort of off-court setback, a league official, who asked not to be quoted while providing background information, said the suspension isn’t expected to be any longer.
At the time of the suspension, the National…

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