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Ja Morant can expect a chat with Adam Silver in the coming days as he prepares to return from his 25-game suspension for flashing a handgun in a viral video.
'Yes, I have been monitoring the situation closely, and him,' Silver said Saturday. 'In fact, we intend to have a check-in this week directly, Ja and I.
'But folks in the league office, together with Ja and his team and the Players Association, have been in regular contact, essentially weekly. There have been those checkpoints.
Silver stressed that Morant has met expectations during his suspension.
'We've, together, laid out a program for him over the last several weeks, and to the best of my knowledge, he's complied with everything he's been asked to do,' Silver said. 'As I said, we'll talk at least once this week before he comes back, and we will review the program and make sure the conditions are in place for him to be successful going forward.'
Ja Morant can expect a chat with Adam Silver (pictured) in the coming days
Morant (pictured), an NBA All-Star, is set to return from his second suspension for gun play
The earliest Morant could play is December 19, when the Grizzlies visit New Orleans. That game is the second half of a back-to-back and it isn't clear how quickly the Grizzlies will re-insert their franchise player back into the lineup.
Morant was suspended for 25 games after he was seen flashing a handgun in a