3 reasons why you shouldn’t overreact to the Grizzlies losing in Ja Morant’s return

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The Grizzlies have only played six games with their solidified starting five

The core starting five of Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson, and Steven Adams have only played together in a handful of games.

The guys are not going to gel after one game back with Morant. There are going to continue to be issues with chemistry moving forward.

No NBA team is immune to this. Just look at LeBron James and the Lakers. You have some of the most talented players in the world on their team, but they are having a hard time putting it all together to make it work.

Fans need to be patient and afford the starters, especially Morant, time to adjust to each other’s games.

These players and this coaching staff will get it figured out. It’s more of a time issue than a personnel issue.

The team will have some time to reconnect, bond, and build chemistry as the Grizzlies will play 7 of their next 10 games on the road. It’ll be a challenging stretch, but it will give the team a chance to forge ahead and maintain their Southwest Division lead.