Ja Morant (hand) starting for Grizzlies in Game 1 Sunday; John Konchar back to bench

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant will start Sunday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

What It Means:

Morant missed the regular season finale due to a hand ailment. However, for Game 1 of the Western Conference Playoffs, he's back in the mix. He'll also immediately start, sending John Konchar back to a role off the bench.

Our models project Morant for 25.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 48.7 FanDuel points across 35.8 minutes of action.