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.
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.”
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