The Suns have pieces, but can they ever get on the right track?
October 16, 2019, 10:42 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson checked in for seven minutes of action in Wednesday's preseason game.
This looks like Jackson's first action of the preseason, even though he was marked as away from the team on the injury report. He and the Grizzlies worked out an arrangement where Jackson would not attend training camp and start the year in the G-League so this doesn't change anything for fantasy players. Remember his name in deep leagues if he gets called up, though.
September 27, 2019, 12:30 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Josh Jackson will start the season with the Grizzlies' G-League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle.
Charania also mentioned that Jackson will not join the team for training camp and this goes along with the previous report that he "has not been seen and rarely mentioned". Jackson's time with the Grizzlies has already been somewhat of a roller coaster ride and this definitely doesn't bode well for his fantasy value.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
September 25, 2019, 8:05 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Chris Herrington of the Daily Memphian noted that since being traded, Josh Jackson has been notably absent both in person and in conversation with Grizzlies, saying that he "has not been seen and rarely mentioned."
Jackson's NBA career has been a trainwreck both on and off the floor, having dealt with absent-minded play as well as an arrest at a Miami music festival. In contrast, Herrington also notes that De'Anthony Melton, who was dealt to Memphis along with Jackson, has been seen quite a bit with the team and staff this season. Melton has a much better shot of seeing the floor between these two, while Jackson has a lot to figure out before he can.
Source: Daily Memphian
July 17, 2019, 10:08 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson appears to have dealt with his arrest at a Miami music festival this summer by reaching a plea deal that will keep him out of the courtroom.
The Miami State Attorney’s Office confirmed that Jackson agreed to complete some kind of pre-trial diversion program in exchange for having the charges dropped. He was arrested at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami this summer when he reportedly tried to enter the VIP area many times without a proper pass. Jackson gets a fresh start in Memphis this year and even though it’s hard to predict whether he will be able to bounce back, he deserves consideration in the later rounds since the minutes will probably be there for him.
Source: NBC Sports
July 3, 2019, 4:28 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Suns will trade Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton, along with two second-round picks, to the Grizzlies for Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter.
Jackson is the highest-profile player in the deal as the Grizzlies will take a chance at building up the former No. 4 overall pick, who has clearly fallen quite a ways. It's been a troubling offseason for Jackson, who suffered an unspecified left foot injury after being arrested at a music festival in Miami. It's possible that he ends up with a consistent role on a Grizzlies squad looking to find long-term pieces, but his weak stat set and the presence of better players at both forward spots means Jackson won't be a fantasy target until he proves that he's capable of producing. The second-rounders are conditional in 2020 and 2021.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 31, 2019, 4:58 pmJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson was sporting a soft cast and crutches on Friday.
Jackson apparently tweaked his foot, and the Suns are saying that the cast is simply a precautionary measure at this point. There have already been reports that the Suns will try and move Jackson this summer and a new team might be able to buy low between this new injury and his offseason arrest at a Miami music festival. A change of scenery might do some good, but it would take a perfect situation to put Jackson on the standard-league radar.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
May 13, 2019, 7:08 pmJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
According to John Gambadoro, the Suns will try to trade Josh Jackson this summer.
It's not a coincidence that this report comes out the same day that Jackson gets arrested. It's also not surprising that the Suns would want to move on from Jackson given Mikal Bridges is a better defender and shooter. Jackson's value is low right now so we'll see if any teams actually make an offer. Don't expect much noise on this until the draft gets closer.
Source: Evan Sidery on Twitter
May 13, 2019, 2:39 pmJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
According to Andy Slater, Josh Jackson was arrested at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami for trying to enter VIP areas many times without a proper pass.
Jackson also ran away from police officers as they tried to handcuff him which only made things worse. He was charged with escape and resisting arrest and the Suns are almost definitely going to launch an investigation into what happened. The NBA might also get involved and it’s highly likely that Jackson will face some sort of suspension for his actions.
Source: Andy Slater on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 11:04 pmJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson scored 17 points on 6-of-20 shooting with eight rebounds, two blocks and two triples on Tuesday.
Jackson's 3-for-5 mark at the line and horrible efficiency tonight highlight what he's been in his first two seasons in the league. Jackson ends the season with top-190-150 value (9/8 cat) and still hasn't fixed his shooting inefficiencies. He's knocking down more triples and had another stellar finish to the year, closing out the last two weeks with top-40 value on a per-game basis, but it's on the heels of 35.1 minutes a game on a tanking Suns team. With Mikal Bridges, Kelly Oubre Jr. and T.J. Warren all returning next year, it's safe to say that Jackson won't be playing 30+ minutes a night and we shouldn't overvalue him heading into next season as he's only logging this many minutes due to injuries.
April 7, 2019, 11:31 pmJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson finished Sunday's loss with 12 points on 5-of-12 from the field, adding nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.
Our issues with Jackson and his stat set are well-known, but with the state of the Suns roster he might be able to bludgeon his way to value on sheer volume. He's worth scooping up wherever available because he's going to be giving you multi-cat lines over the final two contests, and you'll just need to hope that he doesn't bust out a 3-for-16 shooting performance in the process. Troy Daniels caught that bug tonight with a 1-of-8 game.
April 6, 2019, 1:08 amJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson scored 35 points on 29 shot attempts on Friday night, including nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and five 3-pointers as the Suns outlasted the Pelicans 133-126 in overtime.
The 46 minutes were a career-high for Jackson who took the extra usage in the absence of Devin Booker and rode it to five made threes, breaking his previous record of three. This was not just a hot shooting night for Jackson who had nice complementary production across the board. You'll want to make sure he isn't on your wire for the last two games of the year.
April 4, 2019, 1:42 amJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.
Jackson is going to get all sorts of shots with Devin Booker out the rest of the year, as he can't really stop himself in any event and now the Suns won't have anybody to push back on his assertiveness. You'd have to be really sensitive to percentages to not want to take this on for the Suns' next three games.
April 2, 2019, 12:38 amJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson was hot on Monday vs. the Cavs, scoring 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting while adding 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal, five blocks and two triples.
If only Jackson could play the Cavs every night. He's had monster games like this before, but the issue has always been his ability to sustain a string of production like this. with the Suns missing Deandre Ayton (ankle) there's more room to operate and he's definitely worth a look if you need counting stats, but temper your expectations in regards to lines like tonight.
April 1, 2019, 5:31 pmJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson (left hand) will play on Monday night.
Jackson returned from a three-game absence on Saturday because of a right ankle sprain but said that he might've sprained some fingers on his left hand when he got high-fived too hard during warmups. If you want to roll with him at the risk of your percentages, Jackson does figure to log a ton of minutes. He might be worth your time in points leagues and any formats where you're just trying to max out the counting stats.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter