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Grizzlies’ Morant ‘week to week’ due to back spasms

November 30, 2019 GMT
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant looks to pass as Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant looks to pass as Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant didn’t travel for the team’s Sunday game at Minnesota due to back spams.

The Grizzlies said Saturday in a release that Morant’s status is considered “week-to-week.”

Morant first experienced the back spasms Monday in a 126-114 loss to the Indiana Pacers. He aggravated the back spasms Friday in a 103-94 loss to the Utah Jazz.

Morant, the No. 2 overall pick out of Murray State, is averaging 18.6 points to lead all rookies.