Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke

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Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke
© Provided by HoopsHype Drew Hill: Ja Morant on Pat Bev trying to get under his skin: “You remember that quote I said? We ain’t ducking NO smoke.”

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Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Ja Morant is not laughing at Charles and Shaq picking the Timberwolves, and he’s not interested in Patrick Beverley’s upcoming antics.

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“I’ve got 47 hours. I’ll be ready.” dailymemphian.com/section/sports… – 4:45 PM Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

That Ja Morant press conference was awesome. Story soon. – 4:24 PM Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

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Ja Morant: “You remember that quote I said? We ain’t ducking no smoke. We run up the chimney. It’s simple is that. … Somebody comes to this organization – they know we can’t back down. That’s soft person tendencies. We don’t got no soft guys on this team.” – 4:21 PM Damichael Cole @DamichaelC

Ja Morant brought up his ducking no smoke quote when I asked him about the team staying mentally locked in vs. the Timberwolves:

“Ain’t no conversations about not letting nobody get under your skin. Somebody come toward you, can’t back down.” – 4:12 PM Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Ja Morant on Pat Bev trying to get under his skin:

“You remember that quote I said? We ain’t ducking NO smoke.” – 3:58 PM Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington

Ja Morant, asked about all the post-game-show talk on Tuesday night:

“I didn’t laugh at none of that. No smirk. Nothing. I’m ‘bout business right now.” – 3:55 PM Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

Patrick Beverley fined $30K for “egregious use of profanity.” pic.twitter.com/oXCvNAjnEY – 3:17 PM

Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke
© Provided by HoopsHype Jabari Young @JabariJYoung

Not sure I’ve seen so many fines in an #NBA season. Seems like every day there’s a new one. And here’s another…

Thing is, if Beverley received $30K for inappropriate statements to media, what does Miles Bridges get for throwing his mouthpiece which hit a 16-yr-old girl? pic.twitter.com/MIOxZic85w – 12:46 PM

Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke
© Provided by HoopsHype Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard

NBA says Patrick Beverley was fined $30K for his postgame statements “including the egregious use of profanity”. – 12:44 PM Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

NBA fines Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley $30,000 for inappropriate statements during a media interview and on social media including the egregious (NBA’s word, not mine) use of profanity. pic.twitter.com/c9DlEThL2m – 12:40 PM

Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke
© Provided by HoopsHype Sean Highkin @highkin

NBA just fined Patrick Beverley, announcement via email press release – 12:34 PM Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Patrick Beverley has been fined $30,000 for his comments about the Clippers during his postgame interview and on social media, per the NBA. – 12:34 PM David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc

NBA fines the Wolves’ Patrick Beverley $30K: pic.twitter.com/9lT1yjVcKS – 12:34 PM

Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke
© Provided by HoopsHype Jason Dumas @JDumasReports

The NBA fined Pat Beverley for his postgame comments and IG story pic.twitter.com/GRGUY5uvpa – 12:32 PM

Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke
© Provided by HoopsHype Marc Stein @TheSteinLine

The NBA has fined Wolves guard Patrick Beverley $30,000 for “inappropriate statements during a media interview and on social media .. including the egregious use of profanity.” – 12:32 PM Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $30,000 for his postgame remarks at the podium and on social media about the Los Angeles Clippers. – 12:31 PM Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

The NBA fined Patrick Beverley $30,000 for what it called “inappropriate comments” during his post-game interview and on social media following the T-Wolves’ play-in win over the Clippers – 12:31 PM JD Shaw @JShawNBA

Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $30,000 for making inappropriate statements in a media interview and on social media, NBA says. – 12:31 PM Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears

Wolves Pat Beverley fined by NBA pic.twitter.com/rhjB9YPdXq – 12:31 PM

Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke
© Provided by HoopsHype Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

Selfishly, the best part of Pat Bev joining the Wolves is Ant growing up in a media environment where he’s seen it’s cool to do WHATEVER you want to do in front of the mic

pic.twitter.com/Vwk1zICLjt – 2:19 AM

Ja Morant @JaMorant

CJ too nice ‼️🔥 – 10:41 PM Rob Mahoney @RobMahoney

Just dropped our PLAY-IN edition of Group Chat, feat. games that matter, general Nets confusion, a whole lot of Pat Beverley, and our title-shot power rankings: open.spotify.com/episode/5rYZ0Y… – 5:59 PM Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Some notes on this upcoming series:

– 2-2 split, but Dillon didn’t play in any of the games

– Grizzlies shot well below season 3-pt % in all four games (30%)

– Blowout was loss to Wolves led to “season-altering” meeting in Utah

– Ja Morant averages 22 & 7 vs. Wolves for career – 1:06 AM David Locke @DLocke09

Ja Morant shot 6 of 17 this year when he was guarded by Patrick Beverley the year before Morant didn’t take a shot when guarded by Beverley over 24.6 possessions – 12:47 AM Matt Williams @StatsWilliams

Most total points among players age 22 or younger this season:

Ja Morant: 1,564

Anthony Edwards: 1,533

Now they face off in the playoffs. – 12:36 AM Malika Andrews @malika_andrews

Anthony Edwards vs. Ja Morant? Two of the most exciting young players in the game. Yes, please. – 12:29 AM Ja Morant @JaMorant

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#GrzNxtGen #POB – 12:28 AM Rob Perez @WorldWideWob

7 games of Pat Bev guarding Ja Morant. – 12:28 AM Ja Morant @JaMorant

😂😂 – 12:27 AM Damichael Cole @DamichaelC

MoneyBagg Yo just iced out Ja Morant with a new BreadGang piece from Jewelry Unlimited that might blind ya if you look too hard. 🥶 pic.twitter.com/nbwJj0DRc7 – 6:00 PM

Ja Morant on Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves trash talk: We ain't ducking no smoke
© Provided by HoopsHype Justin Kubatko @jkubatko

I know I’ve said it before, but the notion that players like Ja Morant should be excluded from Most Improved Player voting is flawed.

Improvement is improvement, whether expected or not. “Improved” and “surprising” are not synonyms, even though they’re often treated as such. – 1:52 PM Ja Morant @JaMorant

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Ja Morant @JaMorant

now dat im 🆙 .. im never going 🔙 – 10:38 PM Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA

My All-NBA votes:

1st

C: Nikola Jokic

F: Giannis Antetokounmpo

F: Jayson Tatum

G: Luka Doncic

G: Devin Booker

2nd

C: Joel Embiid

F: Kevin Durant

F: LeBron James

G: Ja Morant

G: Steph Curry

3rd

C: Karl-Anthony Towns

F: Pascal Siakam

F: DeMar DeRozan

G: Trae Young

G: Chris Paul – 6:34 PM

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