Ja Morant - 9th Starting with the highest ranked Grizzly, Ja Morant ranked number nine on the list. Morant’s ranking is the highest for the Grizzlies since Marc Gasol was 10th in 2015. The NBA’s MIP was also one of the largest risers on the list, moving up 22 spots from number 31 last season.
With Shaquille O'Neal suspended in Jan. 2002, Kobe Bryant went into supernova mode versus Memphis and set a new career mark in scoring.
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