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Silver says Morant not being charged with a crime won't prevent NBA penalties

DENVER (AP) Memphis guard Ja Morant not being charged with a crime for twice displaying a gun on social media will not prevent the NBA from handing down more discipline, Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday.

Silver is preparing to announce whatever penalty is coming Morant’s way for the second gun incident shortly after the end of the NBA Finals. He suspended Morant for eight games in March after the Grizzlies star held a gun in a suburban Denver nightclub while streaming himself live on Instagram. Another live stream in May, this time while sharing the front seat of a car with one of his friends, saw Morant displaying a weapon again.

“Waving them around, displaying them in a certain context, is not consistent with gun safety and is not the proper message that an NBA player, particularly one at Ja’s level, should be sending to the tens of millions of followers he has - and particularly when it’s an incident once again, where it’s been streamed live on social media,” Silver said. “So yes, I think given the similarity of this incident to the first one, I was alarmed, I was disheartened.”

Points: Ja Morant26.2
Rebounds: Steven Adams11.5
Assists: Ja Morant8.1
FG%: Jaren Jackson Jr.50.6%
Steals: Jacob Gilyard3.00
Blocks: Jaren Jackson Jr.3.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 113.0 (11)
Rebounds: 44.4 (21)
Assists: 26.4 (27)
FG%: 45.3% (1)
FT%: 78.7% (21)
3P%: 35.5% (9)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 116.9 (8)
Rebounds: 46.6 (2)
Assists: 26.0 (9)
FG%: 47.5% (16)
FT%: 73.3% (30)
3P%: 35.1% (23)
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Memphis 51 31 .622 --
New Orleans 42 40 .512 9.0
Dallas 38 44 .463 13.0
Houston 22 60 .268 29.0
San Antonio 22 60 .268 29.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
3/22/2023 Ja Morant Reinstate/Suspension End of Suspension
3/15/2023 Ja Morant League Suspension Eight-game suspension
2/9/2023 Luke Kennard Traded Part of three-team deal
10/16/2022 Brandon Clarke Re-Signed Rookie Scale Extension
10/15/2022 Dakota Mathias Waived
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Date Player Status
3/5/2023 Brandon Clarke Torn left Achilles
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