Ja Morant Suspensions Losses

– NBA star Ja Morant was suspended 25 games by the NBA on June 16 for two firearm-related incidents.

– Incidents occurred on March 4 (Denver nightclub) and May 13 (Instagram live-stream).

– Morant's suspension without pay, starting the 2023-24 season, costs him significantly.

– In the 2022-23 season, he lost $668,659 for 8 games; now, he faces a loss of over $7.6 million.

– His $194 million, 5-year max extension begins in 2023-24, making per-game losses more substantial.

– ESPN's Bobby Marks estimates Morant's per-game salary just under $305,000.

– Morant's potential All-NBA team inclusion last season could have upgraded his contract.

– The difference between a max and supermax contract was estimated around $39 million; Morant finished 7th in guard voting.

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