Vardon: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks and Grizzlies’ crisis of confidence
The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the surprise teams of the NBA season, with a 29-26 record and a playoff spot firmly in their sights.
The Grizzlies have been without Morant for the last few games due to a back injury, but reports indicate that his absence may be more than just physical.
He is averaging 19.3 points, 7.4 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game, and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young players in the league.
However, Vardon suggests that Morant's recent struggles shooting the ball, coupled with the team's uneven play, may have led to a crisis of confidence.
Dillon Brooks, the Grizzlies' starting shooting guard, has reportedly been struggling with his shot and is also feeling the weight of expectations.
They have lost six of their last eight games, including a 124-97 blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.
The Grizzlies are still in a good position to make the playoffs, but they will need Morant and Brooks to regain their confidence if they hope to make any noise once they get there.
The team has some talented players, including big man Jonas Valanciunas and rookie Desmond Bane, but Morant and Brooks are the heart and soul of the team.
The Grizzlies have a tough schedule down the stretch, with games against the Jazz, Nuggets, and Warriors, among others.
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