Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.

The NBA might not be back soon, but these Grizzlies are here for the long haul

Team’s young core won’t be as impacted by lost season as older teams

By Updated: March 19, 2020 6:56 PM CT | Published: March 19, 2020 5:32 PM CT
<strong>Teammates Ja Morant (left) and Jaren Jackson Jr. pose for pictures during the Memphis Grizzlies’ media day on Sept. 30, 2019. The likely ending of the NBA season due to the COVID-19 pandemic carries a sliver of silver lining for the pair.&nbsp;Morant could hold off Zion Williamson to win Rookie of the Year. And,&nbsp;the injuries that sidelined Jackson Jr. now have more than enough time to fully heal.</strong>&nbsp;(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Teammates Ja Morant (left) and Jaren Jackson Jr. pose for pictures during the Memphis Grizzlies’ media day on Sept. 30, 2019. The likely ending of the NBA season due to the COVID-19 pandemic carries a sliver of silver lining for the pair. Morant could hold off Zion Williamson to win Rookie of the Year. And, the injuries that sidelined Jackson Jr. now have more than enough time to fully heal. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Increasingly, hopes of the NBA season resuming look slim. If the season is done – and for all it costs the league, teams and individual players – the Grizzlies' future should be just fine. 

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