The Grizzlies finally started their rebuild this season after a promising start
October 16, 2019, 10:41 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson dropped 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and two triples in Wednesday's preseason win over the Thunder.
Jackson went 6-of-17 from the field and did manage to foul out in 25 minutes, but this is the sort of line that fantasy owners dream of when selecting him inside the top-50. The fouls are a bummer since that's the one thing that can really keep him off the court and outside the top-45, but we're going to bet on some improvement there even if we didn't see it tonight.
October 8, 2019, 10:51 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. followed up Sunday's impressive outing with another on Tuesday, putting up 18 points (5-for-10 FGs, 7-for-9 FTs), nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes in a 108-94 win over the New Zealand Breakers.
Hopefully JJJ can keep it up when he gets back to NBA competition. He's a buzzy pick right now, but he'll have to make quite a leap this season to justify his current ADP, which is around pick 40. He's a high-upside big for those that miss out on the more sure things in the second and third rounds.
October 6, 2019, 8:19 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. displayed his across-the-board fantasy appeal on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting, with eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
He did that all in 21 minutes of action against Maccabi Haifa. Jackson did commit three turnovers in this one, but hopefully that is just a matter of getting in sync with his teammates. Jonas Valanciunas sat out this game and will take touches away from Jackson typically, but with such a diverse skillset from the power forward position, Jackosn is going to find his way to middle to early-round value this season.
September 26, 2019, 6:10 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. has been cleared to participate in Grizzlies training camp.
Jackson already suited up with the USA Basketball Select Team so we weren't worried about his health despite JJJ missing the last 23 games of the season with a right thigh bruise. Expect the dynamic sophomore to be taken in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: Chris Mannix on Twitter
August 1, 2019, 12:15 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. has been added to the USA Basketball Select Team.
It means Jackson will be competing with the best of the best at Team USA training camp. It's a nice feather in his cap and he could be in for a monster year as the centerpiece of a rebuilding Grizzlies squad. Prior to getting shut down with a bruised thigh, JJJ averaged 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.4 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.9 triples. Expect him to come off draft boards in the middle rounds.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 24, 2019, 10:49 amJaren Jackson Jr.F/C, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. said that he wants to improve his "motor," his ball-handling skills and his shooting mechanics entering year two and he hopes to work with Kevin Garnett over the coming months.
Jackson and Garnett spent time together last summer and again in February when Garnett visited Memphis to feature Jackson’s game for his segment on TNT. "He has a work ethic that is a throwback that I'm very appreciative of," Garnett said in the segment. "I love working with him. He is the future. I look forward to him becoming the leader of Memphis." The rookie had an impressive season before getting shut down due to a bruised thigh, averaging 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.4 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.9 triples per contest. He has tremendous upside and owners in dynasty leagues should feel great about him.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
April 11, 2019, 6:01 amJaren Jackson Jr.F/C, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. played at a top-85 level in standard leagues when on the floor in his 58 games of the 2018-19 season, averaging 13.8 points with 0.9 threes, 4.7 boards, 1.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.4 blocks per contest.
Jackson had the good percentages we thought he would and everything looked great before a mysterious quad injury (also described as a deep thigh bruise) stopped any chance of improving on the per-game numbers. Factor in the time off and the high draft day price and it wasn't a bad selection for owners — it just didn't pay off. Hopefully that will depress his fantasy value next year in beginner-to-intermediate formats.
March 29, 2019, 12:38 pmJaren Jackson Jr.F/C, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (bruised right thigh) and Kyle Anderson (shoulder soreness) have officially been shut down for the year as of Friday's reports.
This doesn't come as a shock to anyone, as both of these guys have been out for a hot minute. Now we're confident, so it'll be the Jonas Valanciunas and… Bruno Caboclo show? Caboclo has some appeal with high volume so he could pitch in some solid numbers the rest of the way.
Source: Mark Giannotto on Twitter
March 12, 2019, 5:08 pmJaren Jackson Jr.F/C, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (right deep thigh bruise) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
We're just checking in on JJJ, who still doesn't have a timetable for return. He's probably safe to drop in all formats at this point as it seems increasingly likely that he'll be done for the year, and if not we could only be looking at a couple games at the very end of the season. Jonas Valanciunas and Joakim Noah will have run of the yard at center.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 27, 2019, 2:20 pmJaren Jackson Jr.F/C, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (deep right thigh bruise) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
There has yet to be a timeline established, so Jackson Jr. will continue to miss games until then. With Ivan Rabb also listed as doubtful, Jonas Valanciunas, the resurgent Joakim Noah and Bruno Caboclo will continue to handle the extra frontcourt minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 24, 2019, 5:37 pmJaren Jackson Jr.F/C, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (deep right thigh bruise) will not play in Monday's game against the Lakers.
Jackson is out "for the foreseeable future" so this isn't surprising. Jonas Valanciunas is going to feast while Ivan Rabb is a decent bet for consistent double-doubles starting at the four. Joakim Noah and Bruno Cabcolo are the top frontcourt reserves here.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 23, 2019, 1:11 pmJaren Jackson Jr.F/C, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. (deep right thigh bruise) has been ruled out of Saturday's game.
Jackson is currently out indefinitely, with his absence expected to extend for the "foreseeable future." He's got too much upside to drop, even if the Grizzlies have no incentive to push their future building block to return in another lost season. Jonas Valanciunas, Ivan Rabb, Joakim Noah and Bruno Caboclo should all see extra run in the frontcourt with JJJ on the shelf.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
February 22, 2019, 11:23 pmJaren Jackson Jr.F/C, Memphis Grizzlies
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Jaren Jackson Jr., who is dealing with a sore right quad, will be out for the foreseeable future.
Welp, that doesn’t sound good. While we don’t know exactly what “foreseeable future” means that doesn’t sound good for a Grizzlies team that has embraced the tank. We’re hoping we’ll get a more specific update soon but it looks as if Ivan Rabb and maybe the ancient Joakim Noah have an open path to minutes, at least for the foreseeable future.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 22, 2019, 11:14 pmIvan RabbF, Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb had a nice game in Friday’s home loss to the Clippers, scoring 15 points (one 3) to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 25 minutes as a starter.
Rabb certainly has the talent but as a young player, he hasn’t yet established the consistency that would make him a must-add player. Joakim Noah had 22 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench but he won’t be getting anywhere near that much run when Jaren Jackson Jr. (sore quad) returns.