Ja Morant is almost certain to sign a contract extension with the Memphis Grizzlies next offseason when they offer it to him.
“Me, I’m not a big fan on the leaving,” Morant said. “As long as I’m here, I’m here; that’s my focus. Regardless, I’m going to make the best of any situation, continue to just go out with my teammates, win games, play in front of our fans and do whatever I can to continue to bring love.”
Morant believes the Grizzlies have enough already to contend in the Western Conference.
“One hundred percent, no question,” he said.
After reaching the playoffs last season, the Jazz made a few significant roster move such as trading Jonas Valanciunas for Steven Adams.
“I feel like the talent was always there. We just have to piece it together, and a lot of credit goes to our front office and our coaching staff giving us the right pieces to be good as soon as we started,” Morant said. “My mindset when I was coming here was not being a lottery pick again unless we trading someone. I was coming here to win, and I was able to do that my first two years, basically making it my first year, making it my second … still not satisfied. I want to go farther. I want a championship.”