Ja Morant is the face of the Memphis Grizzlies and a young star in the league. He came into the league during the 2019 NBA draft alongside Zion Williamson. Unlike Zion, Ja has remained somewhat healthy and performed at an elite level over the past few years.
As a result of this, the Grizzlies are turning into a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference. Last season, they made it to the second round of the playoffs only to end up losing to the eventual champions, the Golden State Warriors.
Despite his off-court antics, Morant is still an incredibly valuable asset for the Grizzlies. With that being said, let us take a closer look at his sources of income and net worth.
Ja Morant already has an impressive net worth of $80 million
It turns out that Ja has already made a solid amount of money so far in his young NBA career. According to the reports, the Grizzlies’ point guard already has a net worth of $80 million. That is enough money to assure that his family and close ones live in luxury for the rest of their lives.
Morant didn’t make all his money through the NBA. In fact, one could argue that Ja is currently underpaid as he is still on an extension of his rookie contract and is expected to sign a new max contract this offseason with the Grizzlies.
Ja signed a 4 year and $39 million dollar deal with the Grizzlies when he entered the NBA. That meant he was being paid only around $9 million per year and is making around $12 million this year. While $39 million so fast from the Memphis Grizzlies is no small amount, the bulk of Morant’s net worth is from endorsements and other deals.
Fans will certainly know that Nike signed Ja and is expected to release multiple shoes with him this year. It is a good move for the company to secure Morant as he would no doubt have plenty of fans wanting to see him play. That translates to more fans buying his signature shoes and more money going into his pockets.
Unfortunately, the terms of his deals with Nike and other endorsements have not been made available to the public. In any case, we can conclude that Ja has already made more money off the court than on it. Quite an impressive feat for a young athlete on his first contract with the NBA.
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