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Ja Morant will return to lineup Monday vs. Warriors

Grizzlies rookie point guard had been nursing back injury.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant dribbles around Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverly  at FedExForum. Clippers won 121-119.  Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies rookie PG Ja Morant (back) will return to the lineup Monday night vs. the Golden State Warriors.

So it looks like Morant will return to the starting lineup for the Grizzlies, which is great news considering their matchup tonight. The Warriors are among the worst defensive teams in the NBA and don’t have anyone who can deal with Morant’s speed and skill. I think at $6,900, Morant is a decent GPP target considering he isn’t expected to have a minutes limit.

As for who gets hurt, Tyus Jones should go back to a bench role and won’t be as valuable. I don’t really think it hurts any of the other options on Memphis though. Dillon Brooks, Jonas Valanciunas and Jaren Jackson Jr. should all benefit from having a PG like Ja back on the floor. I think the Grizz are a decent stack option tonight.

Right now the Grizz are getting 3.0 points on the road vs. Golden State. I’d jump on this if I were you, especially if there’s no limit on Morant’s return.