Memphis Grizzlies awarded $12.4 million exception following Ja Morant's season-ending injury

The Memphis Grizzlies earned a huge lift on Wednesday when the NBA gave them a $12.4 million injured player exception following star guard Ja Morant's season-ending injury, ESPN reports.  

This provision allows the Grizzlies to sign a player for one year or acquire someone in the final year of their contract. The team has until March 11 to effectively use this exception.  

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when he sustained a shoulder subluxation. A later MRI indicated a labral tear, prompting the decision for season-ending surgery.   

Despite the delay, Morant is projected to fully recover in time for the 2024-25 NBA season.     

Morant has only played nine games in the 2023-24 season. Morant began the season serving a 25-game suspension for multiple incidents of "conduct detrimental to the league."   

His suspension was due to his posing with a gun during a live-streamed video for the second time in a short period. 

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