Despite being overlooked for most of his life, it didn't take long before Ja Morant make an immediate impact around the NBA.
Morant ran away with the Rookie of the Year award and only got better in his second season in the league. Now, as competitive and ambitious as he is, he's still looking to take a step further next season:
"My goals for this season are, number one, to be better than I was my last two seasons. To be an All-Star and make an All-NBA team are my other two goals this season," Morant said in an interview with HoopsHype.
When asked about his long-term career goals, he was even blunter:
"Multiple All-Stars. I want to be an MVP. Win championships. I want to be in that conversation when it’s all said and done to be considered with the greatest to ever play this game," he added.
Morant also said that he's looking forward to winning a championship in Memphis, showing a lot of confidence in his teammates and the project:
"I feel like we’re on the way. We’ve just got to continue to get better and come together as one. This past season, we played very well. We had to go through a lot to even make the playoffs with the play-in games. We had to beat some very good teams. In this league, it’s not easy to win, but each and every night, we show we’re going to fight until the end, and when we step on the court, it’s going to be a battle," the former second-overall pick concluded.
That's exactly what you want to hear your franchise player say. And even though the Grizzlies are still years away from being a legit contender, they'll be a huge threat out of the West for as long as he continues to improve.