October 22, 2019, 8:51 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have exercised the third-year options on power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. and shooting guard Grayson Allen, the team announced in a news release on Monday.
Jackson was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 draft and averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds last season as a rookie. He and rookie point guard Ja Morant are expected to lead the Grizzlies into the post Mike Conley and Marc Gasol era. Allen meanwhile, was traded to the Grizzlies as part of the package for point guard Mike Conley and is coming off an impressive preseason, making a case for a starting spot.