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Ja Morant upgraded to questionable, could return Tuesday vs. Kings

Ja Morant was supposed to be out week-to-week with a Grade 1 ankle sprain, but he may not even miss a week.

Morant has been upgraded to questionable and could return tonight when the Grizzlies take on the Kings.

While it’s not a sure thing he plays, it leaves the door open for the possibility. Memphis needs him — especially against a red-hot Sacramento team — the Grizzlies were a shockingly impressive 20-5 when Morant missed games last season but are 0-3 this season.

The Grizzlies are already without Morant’s backcourt running mate Desmond Bane sidelined with a sprained toe. Morant is playing at an All-NBA level to open the season, averaging 28.6 points a game, along with 7.1 assists and 6.2 rebounds a night.