The NBA season and schedule for the Orlando bubble have been released and we can now identify the team with the most to lose.
The Memphis Grizzlies are currently the 8th seed in the Western Conference and this new schedule did them no favors. Rookie sensation Ja Morant is ready for the challenge either way.
Memphis actually got one of the hardest draws in the league, including games against the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks and the defending champion Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans, a likely challenger for the West’s final playoff seed, received one of the easiest schedules.
Morant and his team will try to hold down the 8th seed but with a healthy Portland Trailblazers and Pelicans right on their tail. Morant has exceeded all expectations this season. The Grizzlies will need that to continue if they are to hold down the 8th seed and avoid a play-in scenario with the 9th seeded team.