November 19, 2019, 9:50 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Five games of G League action is too small of a sample size to declare that Josh Jackson is going to save his NBA career, but it is enough to suggest that the former lottery pick could be fast-tracking his path to an opportunity with the Grizzlies.
Jackson is averaging 20.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.8 triples, 1.4 steals and 1.5 blocks in 33.3 minutes per game while looking extremely sharp and confident. The Grizzlies have shied from publicly suggesting when they expect him to be ready for a call-up and they are reportedly monitoring his behavior off the court after some well-documented legal issues that helped hasten his exit in Phoenix. The on-court metrics are only helping Jackson's case though and it might only be a matter of time before he gets called back to the majors. He deserves to be stashed in deeper leagues as his game is fantasy friendly even though he has always struggled with bad percentages and turnovers.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal