The REAL Reason Why Ja Morant Is SO Good In The NBA (Ft. Dunks, Playmaking, & Unique Potential)

Jan 14, 2020
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Ja Morant is one of the best NBA rookies that is dunking on everyone and is leading the Grizzlies. But what makes Ja Morant so good? #NBA #jamorant #dunked
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Ja Morant has done a lot in just a few months. He’s broken ankles and gotten the respect of Lou Will. He’s been on a personal dunking revenge tour without even getting dunked on. And most importantly, he’s having fun. But Ja’s also putting up 17.8 points and 6.9 assists on 48% from the field and 39% from 3. Yeah, so I thought it was time to look at Ja Morant and figure out why he’s been so good.
To show how special Ja has been a rookie, here’s a graph from the Athletic on rookie scoring usage vs efficiency, the more upper right you are, the better and there’s Ja who is on par with players like Kyrie’s rookie year. The Grizzlies are somehow 8th in the Western conference. Ja Morant has an extremely wiry frame for someone that able to exert so much force. Morant is 6’ 3”, but only 174 pounds. Even for a rookie, that’s skinny. He’s actually the 5th lightest player in the NBA by listed weight right now. But no one’s really able to push Morant off his spots. Sure defenders might cut him off when he’s trying to drive, but to physically run him off, that doesn’t happen. It’s unusual to say the least, but it can be explained by how low Morant stays while driving. The lower you can stay, the lower your center of gravity is and the more balanced you are. And with a 42 inch vertical, he is a freak.
This was a scouting report of Ja Morant before he was drafted and it’s something that seems simple, but is truly unique. Ja possesses athleticism that is off the charts for a guard. It is not of the same level as Derrick Rose or Russell Westbrook, but it is definitely comparable. But the synchronization of his change of pace with his body and change of pace in his handles is crazy. Like on this dunk on Aaron Baynes, Ja Morant goes from a 0 to 100 real quick foot speed wise, but that crossover is wide yet quick enough to match his pace. It’s like what Westbrook does in the fastbreak at times. At the same time, Morant will also slow down his dribble, like to let ball hang in the air. Sometimes he’ll explode off that, other times he’ll keep surveying the floor. He’s like a weird hybrid of Harden and Westbrook. He has that explosiveness, but he’s not relying on it. He can be slithery, methodical while driving to the paint, but he’ll threaten with his speed.
At 6.9 assists, he is certainly making plays Morant can make pretty much every pass imaginable. He’s a flashy passer, he will rifle passes, but most importantly, he’s also a creator. He attacks the rim and creates a lot of opportunities, but he’s also able to see the openings before they happen. We already know that Morant can jump and hang with the best of em in the NBA, but the layup package is creative. One of the best parts of his finishing is that he can use either hand. He’ll go up strong through contact and finish it. He has a nice floater game that works especially when he’s slithering through the paint without much space to take off.
Ja’s 9th in the league in drives per game. Morant wants as many defenders as possible to pay mind to him because it’s just that many more of his teammates that can get open. This makes it that much easier for him to get a pass off to his teammates. Remember that patience I was talking about. He’s always keeping his head up while dribbling and so sometimes he will hold on to the ball while putting some pressure, to see create new openings and also to reshift the defense.
And then there’s his 3 point shooting which is way further along than what was supposed to be. He’s shooting 39% from 3. He’s already using that to threaten a shot because he’s shooting is with confidence.
Perhaps the best part of Ja Morant is his fearlessness. He’s taking over games in the clutch, he doesn’t care who is in the paint, who is in front of him, the moment. He’s just trying to make a play in whatever way he can. That attitude not only lets him play the way he plays, but it also inspires his teammates to just go for it. The Grizzlies are actually the 8th seed in the West. That is crazy, but when you look at Morant and what he’s doing, it starts to make sense. Watching Ja Morant play is exciting, he really is a showstopper and capable of making highlights every night, but there’s more to his game than just the posters and razzling handles. It’s quite a unique combination of athleticism and playmaking mixed in with no regard for human life. So yeah Ja Morant is really good, but what do you think? Will Ja win rookie of the year? Will he eventually become an All-Star?

  • Ja Morant really just toyed with the he a future All-Star? Yeah...Tik Tok: Second Channel-

    MJ2KALLDAYMJ2KALLDAY9 months ago
    • Only because his idol didn't play. Westbrooke plays and its a different story. Don't get me wrong the kid is good.

      John AndersJohn Anders2 months ago
    • Ja is cold check out my mixtape MJ 2k love the videos. I’m 40 but my shit is real

      JusMykeTVJusMykeTV5 months ago
    • Dunk

      sck__ kxsonsck__ kxson7 months ago
    • Of course without a doubt

      Demetrius SmithDemetrius Smith8 months ago
    • Yes he definitely is a future all star

      iCatch_ bodiesiCatch_ bodies8 months ago
  • So... whats his secret?

    Denzel ShermanDenzel Sherman10 days ago
  • He did

    Jo Jo WagnerJo Jo WagnerMonth ago
  • Перспективный парень. Молодец. Но чтобы стать великим нужно много работать над собой. Хотел пожелать ему удачи.

    Евгений АвтушкоЕвгений АвтушкоMonth ago

    josiahsenpaijosiahsenpaiMonth ago
  • dunked

    Paul DeeryPaul DeeryMonth ago
  • rivalry

    El-amin Jabbar LoveEl-amin Jabbar LoveMonth ago
  • Jimmy Butler and tj Warren

    El-amin Jabbar LoveEl-amin Jabbar LoveMonth ago
  • Dunked

    The_Anglo_Boiz VlogzThe_Anglo_Boiz VlogzMonth ago
  • Dunked good video

    Eric ConnersEric ConnersMonth ago
  • My mom dated Ja morants dad

    KCJ JCKKCJ JCK2 months ago
  • Ft.

    Adrian LazaroAdrian Lazaro2 months ago
  • Dunk

    Braeden LyonsBraeden Lyons2 months ago
  • i hate these titles... 😂

    Pandes MandesPandes Mandes2 months ago
  • dunked

    Sandro LoladzeSandro Loladze2 months ago
  • His birthday is in 2 days

    Michael JordanMichael Jordan2 months ago
  • Dunked

    Marcelino AlvarezMarcelino Alvarez2 months ago
  • Dunked bro I’m a real one

    Ryan McClungRyan McClung2 months ago
  • The REAL Reason Why Ja Morant Is SO Good In The NBA ... High work ethic

    Henry KimHenry Kim2 months ago
  • dunked

    Ok Igwe!Ok Igwe!2 months ago
  • Ja is gonna be a 5time MVP😊😊😊

    zacari tvzacari tv2 months ago
  • Dunked

    stixstix2 months ago
  • Dunked

    ZBirDEverydayZBirDEveryday3 months ago

    Ayden RuizAyden Ruiz3 months ago
  • Thing is he 6'3 and he dunks better than most of the nba players i know

    CartiTKYOCartiTKYO3 months ago
  • Dunked

    Koda _ TatoKoda _ Tato3 months ago
  • Dunked

    ZedzAAR ZaidanZedzAAR Zaidan3 months ago
  • Dunked

    Tab LetTab Let3 months ago
  • 3:40 aaron banes gets dunked on way too many times - he’s not like everyone else, he actually goes up and tries to block the dunk unlike barely anyone else.

    Brody WorrellBrody Worrell3 months ago
  • Dunked

    Not TeakicksNot Teakicks3 months ago
  • Stop hating what makes him so good is hard work and dedication

    Aj SmallAj Small3 months ago

    Lil GoatedkingLil Goatedking3 months ago

    Mac-Gustave MULONDA KMac-Gustave MULONDA K3 months ago
  • Imagine if he wins this years championship

    Awesome Little EAwesome Little E3 months ago
  • roty

    恋scared恋scared3 months ago
  • dunked

    Senzo MazibukoSenzo Mazibuko3 months ago
  • i like to watch some of your videos but this shit aint religion. I dont have to subscribe and im sure you respect that. a like should be enough too.

    TGor2340TGor23403 months ago
  • undunked

    Nichole MargredNichole Margred3 months ago
  • The reason he’s good is because of practice and because he wanted it more

    Matthew HainesMatthew Haines3 months ago
  • Dunked

    Gab HernandezGab Hernandez3 months ago
  • Dunked

    Odog mad lipsOdog mad lips3 months ago
  • Dunked

    Abdulhamid AmorAbdulhamid Amor3 months ago
  • He just need to gain weight and he'll be a god.

    LoofeeLoofee3 months ago
  • Dunked🤟🏾

    Ormoni MarshallOrmoni Marshall3 months ago
  • I just care about Kobe

    Justin VolquezJustin Volquez3 months ago
  • Irving + Westbrook =Ja Morant

    Lourenço MangueleLourenço Manguele3 months ago
  • How can u possibly hate on this kid

    sixth sage Prod.sixth sage Prod.3 months ago
  • whos better, morant or zion

    harsh chandelharsh chandel4 months ago
  • Dunked

    Barrak AlhabibBarrak Alhabib4 months ago
  • “That Jay morant dude”

    martins kadirimartins kadiri4 months ago
  • This is the nxt mj.. im so sure.. i feel it ..👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 beleive me..

    Mark victor SahagunMark victor Sahagun4 months ago
    • That is what I think. it feels weird to think it but it doesn't seem wrong to think it at the same time. lets hope injuries have nothing to say about that

      musicfan75432musicfan754322 months ago
  • Dunked

    Moses AmreisMoses Amreis4 months ago
  • See I did all of those dunks just the cameras weren’t on

    Cameron EdwardsCameron Edwards4 months ago
  • 5:20 someone let me know where this is from😂

    Mr ShiftyMr Shifty4 months ago
  • sound like a young donald trump

    TGor2340TGor23404 months ago
  • Dunked

    Lil IDKLil IDK4 months ago
  • Imagine ja on the lakers or clippers sheesh

    Jarrell AbramJarrell Abram4 months ago
  • He fs rook of the year

    Jarrell AbramJarrell Abram4 months ago
  • Ja is so good

    JA0 1JA0 14 months ago
  • Dunked

    Rory BurkeRory Burke4 months ago
  • 3:46 lol dragon bal super music

    WizaWiza4 months ago
  • Dunked

    Dark Cid999Dark Cid9994 months ago
  • Dunked

    Rico ByrdRico Byrd4 months ago
  • He looks Indian( but handsome )

    lew suifonglew suifong4 months ago
  • Like the comparison to John wall

    Trevor LukeTrevor Luke4 months ago
  • Here comes D 🌹 again

    Matt DaggettMatt Daggett4 months ago
  • Bro Morant is so good he is becoming my favourite player more and more each video. Hes so good. I wish I could be like him

    Jkeller 242Jkeller 2424 months ago
  • That shot at Baynes was real cheap. He's getting dunked on because he plays defense.

    Gabriel B.Gabriel B.4 months ago
  • Dunked

    Mitchell DunnMitchell Dunn4 months ago
  • You mj! Who is that guy with no shirt?! Why do you keep showing him during the video?! We are focused on Ja Morant! Not other random people with no shirt

    Frred Happy Monster BandFrred Happy Monster Band4 months ago
  • Dunked

    KING_GAMING !!!KING_GAMING !!!5 months ago
  • Ja kinda looks like flight with his shirt off ❌🧢

    Hayden FoxHayden Fox5 months ago
  • Dumped

    khalil Gamingkhalil Gaming5 months ago
  • Dunked

    Virginia SeitzVirginia Seitz5 months ago

    Philip LuroPhilip Luro5 months ago
  • yall see ayton at 7:03 like “wtf even happened”

    Neej LifeNeej Life5 months ago
  • that cross jab is deadly

    Neej LifeNeej Life5 months ago
  • ja my favorite player

    Will ClarkWill Clark5 months ago
  • Ja Needs that r.o.t.y if ZiOn get it I'm gonna cry

    LG ExpluhLG Expluh5 months ago
  • the only secret he has is practice, extra workouts, and talent

    Mekhi LumbersMekhi Lumbers5 months ago
  • Dunked

    ParrotsOfBeyondParrotsOfBeyond5 months ago
  • Dunked

    Janiyah Simone Bell-McLeodJaniyah Simone Bell-McLeod5 months ago
  • Dunked

    Vilmer ElofssonVilmer Elofsson5 months ago
  • The “Komodo” Morant.

    Steve ASteve A5 months ago
  • Q

    zayan Osmanzayan Osman5 months ago
  • NaN

    zayan Osmanzayan Osman5 months ago
  • If he dont care who under the rim wouldve he gets injured tryna go up on bron or something cuz of how light he looks

    Dub in the 20’sDub in the 20’s5 months ago
  • dunked

    Dirty Dan69Dirty Dan695 months ago
  • dunked

    Mimi KalindaMimi Kalinda5 months ago
  • Nah I’m good bud

    Brian StokesBrian Stokes5 months ago
  • Wait so you tell me that he goes to 0-100 real quick? I do that like all the time and i think none of it, well nba here i come :) (jo is good tho)

    Andonis DemetriouAndonis Demetriou5 months ago
  • He is just good hes talented

    Vincent Landry IVVincent Landry IV5 months ago
  • Dunked

    Ricardo RodriguezRicardo Rodriguez5 months ago
  • If corona gets stopped and NBA begins then ja morant will definitely be both (rookie of the year & all star). I would love to see him getting MVP if he perform with his super highest abilities.

    deepak yadavdeepak yadav5 months ago
  • dunk

    Perfectgree nPerfectgree n5 months ago
  • FEARLESS....

    Nick PangburnNick Pangburn5 months ago
  • Why cant you just give him some cheesecake every 1 a week and heel be fine

    Juan jqJuan jq5 months ago
  • Hah

    Gasner VilGasner Vil5 months ago
  • Dunked

    Gasner VilGasner Vil5 months ago
  • Dunked

    Mystery VortexxxMystery Vortexxx5 months ago