Ja Morant 2019 NBA Draft Analysis

Ja Morant will be one of the top 5 PG in the NBA in 3 to 5 years’ period. He is a generational talent. Ja does not have many weaknesses and his overall game translates very well to the NBA. He is the only player this season in NCAA to average 20 plus points and 10 apg. He is the safest of the projected top 3 picks in this year’s draft.  Few things that may keep Ja Morant from achieving great success at the pro level are:

1)   Injury Concerns: Ja Morant will undergo a minor knee surgery. Team doctors who will evaluate Morant will be in the best position to determine if this surgery will have any long term effects on Ja Morant’s game and athleticism.

2)   3 point shooting: Ja shoots a decent 36.3% from 3-point range. If Ja can improve his 3-point shooting percentage to above 40%, that will put him in elite company

3)   Free throw shooting:  Ja already shoots at a very good 81.3% from the free throw line. But if he can improve his free throw shooting to 85% plus range, it will make him more dependable in pressure situations and create easy scoring opportunities for him as he is already a gifted shot creator and has a very aggressive game.

4)   Ball handling: Ja has to minimize turnovers. 5.2 topg is too high for the NBA. He will work with the Grizzlies coaching staff to get that area of his game rectified.

5) Jumpshot: Ja will have to work with his shooting coach to rectify his release point on his jumpshot. Overall he shoots the ball very well.




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