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December 19, 2023

Ja Morant is making his season debut tonight after serving a 25-game suspension to begin the campaign.

The Grizzlies have gotten off to a dismal 6-19 start 🤢, but just how much will Morant’s return have an impact? We brought in trader Michael Veneziano to discuss Morant’s value to the spread.

ASK THE TRADER: I’d say Morant is worth about 3 points to the spread. His usage rate is going to be very high. When you look at the team surrounding him, a player like Desmond Bane is a key piece, but Morant is unquestionably the leader of the team. We expect that his presence will elevate the team as a whole.