Grizzlies say Ja Morant will not be with team for additional 4 games

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Ja Morant will continue to be away from the Memphis Grizzlies for an additional four games, the team announced on Wednesday.

Morant was not with the Grizzlies for their previous two games after he posted himself on Instagram Live showing off a gun while at a nightclub in Colorado.

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Earlier on Wednesday, the Glendale, Colorado police department announced that Morant would not face criminal charges from the incident after conducting an investigation.

Colorado is an open-carry state but it is illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. The NBA also prohibits players from possessing a firearm while on team property or traveling on team business.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is the only one who can determine if Morant violated the league rules or engaged in “conduct prejudicial or detrimental to the Association,” in which he could face a fine and/or suspension.

For now, the All-Star guard remains away from the Grizzlies in what are some important matchups in the final stretch of the regular season.

Morant will miss a game against the Warriors on Thursday, a home-and-home against the Mavericks on Saturday and Monday, and a game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday before he is eligible to return on Friday, March 17 against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Warriors and Mavs both entered Wednesday five games behind the Grizzlies, who are in third place and only 2.5 games ahead of the fourth-place Phoenix Suns in the very tight Western Conference.

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