All-Star guard Ja Morant is convinced Memphis Grizzlies can go all the way and claim the championship this season.
Memphis are 22/1 to win the NBA Championship outright and Morant is 12/1 to be the regular season MVP.
The Grizzles lost 4-1 to Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs last year after qualifying through the play-in tournament by beating San Antonio Spurs and then Golden State Warriors.
Memphis have raised their level this year and are all-but guaranteed to secure a place in the postseason without having to come through the play-in tournament.
The Grizzlies sit third in the Western Conference with a 41-19 overall record, the third best record in the NBA, and they are nine-and-a-half games ahead of Minnesota Timberwolves in seventh.
Morant has starred for Memphis this season and the third-year guard earned his first All-Star selection this year, being picked as a starter for Team Durant.
The 22-year-old is averaging 26.8 points-per-game, meaning he is in seventh place on the NBA's leading scorers charts, and now Morant is targeting the top prize.
"Our goal is to win the championship, and I feel like as long as we stay locked in, continue to grow together, play together, that goal can be achieved," said Morant, via The Herald.
"We just got to stay the course, take it day by day and let it play out."
The Grizzlies are back in action on Thursday as they make the trip to Minnesota in their first game following the All-Star break.