Memphis Grizzlies

NBA Top Shot This: Ja Morant's fancy ball fakes lead to a slick dime against the Wizards

NBA Top Shot is a blockchain-based platform that allows fans to buy, sell and trade numbered versions of specific, officially-licensed video highlights from NBA games. You can read more on NBA Top Shot here if you're interested.

These specific moments we select are not associated with NBA Top Shot and will not necessarily be made into a real Top Shot moment. This is simply to highlight some of the best plays in a given night that we believe could be deserving of a special Top Shot moment.

So without further ado, your NBA Top Shot Moment of the night:


#NBATopShotThis: Morant's slick bounce pass after fancy fakes

Ever since entering the league as the No. 2 overall pick of the 2019 Draft, Morant has left our jaws dropping with multiple plays. He had one in Memphis against the Wizards, as the Grizzlies kicked-off their jam-packed second-half schedule.

Take a look at the assist below - trapped by Russell Westbrook and Mo Wagner, Morant first fakes the bounce pass then pulls-off the 'Rondo behind-the-back fake' before bounce-passing it to Xavier Tillman for the easy lay-in.

The fancy dime was one of his 10 for the game, one the Grizzlies won 127-112. This was his eighth double-digit assist game of this season, through 25 games, after recording 16 in 67 appearances last season.

The reigning Rookie of the Year also finished the game with 21 points and six rebounds as the Grizzlies finished with six players in double figures including a 29-point, 20-rebound game from Jonas Valancuinas.

Since returning from an ankle injury earlier in the season, Morant started quietly but has been putting the league on notice with his numbers recently.

He already has a ton of plays on the Top Shot marketplace, ranging from $140 USD to as much as $240,000 (USD).

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