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Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Scores team-high 25
Jackson supplied 25 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, five blocks and an assist during a 98-91 win over the Raptors.
In a defensive battle, Jackson was a dominant force inside and a catalyst offensively. His five blocks marked a season high. Jackson also refound his stroke from beyond the arc after shooting 7-for-26 over his previous five contests. With Ja Morant (knee) lacking a timeline to return, Jackson is due for a continued uptick in production and can be regarded as a strong DFS play most nights.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Nears double-double in win
Jackson finished with 17 points (6-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes during Sunday's 128-101 win over the Kings.
He tied his season high in rebounding in this one, just missing a double-double in the process. Jackson's scored in double figures in each of his last seven appearances, averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per game during that time.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Struggles from field in loss
Jackson chipped in 14 points (5-15 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, one block and one steal in 23 minutes during Friday's 132-100 loss to the Hawks.
Jackson might have ended with 14 points in order to record his sixth straight game with 10 or more points, but he didn't have a good shooting performance. It's worth noting Jackson remains one of Memphis' main scoring threats, though, and he's averaging 15.8 points per game through 13 games this month.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Plays hero against Jazz
Jackson registered 26 points (9-19 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals across 34 minutes during Monday's 119-118 win over the Jazz.
Jackson finished with his highest scoring total of the campaign and also contributed as a rebounder and defender. His impact was most strongly felt in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter, when Jackson won a jump ball against Rudy Gobert and proceeded to knock down the game-winning three-pointer on a dish from Ja Morant. The triple was the fourth of the game for Jackson, a mark he has surpassed only once this season... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Turns in 18 points in blowout
Jackson produced 18 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots across 24 minutes in Monday's 136-102 win over the Rockets.
Jackson is an excellent example of why Memphis is one of the most frustrating teams in fantasy. The Grizzlies employ a massive 15 -player rotation, and aside from Ja Morant, most of the team struggles to see more than 30 minutes on the floor. Now that Jackson is fully healthy, the Grizzlies should be running him for a full complement of minutes and realize his full potential, but he's only eclipsed 30 minutes on the court five times this season. Despite those limitations, he does a lot with what he's given and is a solid source of rebounds for the team at 5.7 per game.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Puts up 19 points in loss
Jackson mustered 19 points (8-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 118-108 loss to the Hornets.
Jackson scoring in double digits shouldn't be anything impressive since he's done that in all but two games this season, but he surpassed the 15-point mark just for the third time in the campaign. He also grabbed at least six boards for the fourth straight contest and has been getting it done on both ends of the court of late, averaging 15.8 points and 7.0 rebounds through five November appearances.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Nears double-double Monday
Jackson amassed 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, three blocks and one steal during Monday's overtime win over Minnesota.
Jackson has now managed at least 13 points and eight rebounds in four straight matchups. The former Michigan State star has scored in double digits in all but two games so far this season while grabbing 6.0 rebounds per game. Although he's come close numerous times, Jackson hasn't posted a double-double yet. If he does, it'll be his first since the 2019-20 campaign, as Jackson failed to accomplish the feat across 18 games played last year.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Scores team-high 13 points
Jackson delivered 13 points (4-14 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal across 25 minutes in Friday's loss against the Wizards.
The fact that Jackson led the Grizzlies with 13 points suggests how poor Memphis looked on the offensive side of the ball. Jackson has scored in double digits in all but one of his nine appearances this season and has come two rebounds or fewer away from a double-double in three of his last five contests, so he's managed to stay productive while operating as the Grizzlies' third-best scoring option behind Ja Morant and Desmond Bane.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Leads team with 22 points
Jackson posted 22 points (7-14 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, three blocks and two assists during Wednesday's 108-106 win over Denver.
Jackson recorded a new season-high offensively across 30 minutes of action, as the forward also led the Grizzlies for the first time this year in what was a balanced scoring attack to defeat the Nuggets. Although Jackson is relatively off to a slow start on the offensive end, the 22-year-old is shooting better from three and at the charity stripe than last season. Actually, Jackson missed his first free-throw attempt during Wednesday's loss, as he was previously 18-of-18 to begin the 2021-22 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Excels in OT win
Jackson produced 15 points (5-16 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 32 minutes in Thursday's 104-101 OT win over the Warriors.
A key component to Jackson's success Thursday was Ja Morant's ability to send the ball his way, which resulted in some nifty, highlight-worthy exchanges. Although his career in Memphis has been plagued with injuries, the 22-year-old is poised to make a huge impact in his fourth year with the team. Steven Adams has arrived to take Jonas Valanciunas' place, and Jackson will be critical in providing much-needed frontcourt support.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Scores 21 points Saturday
Jackson tallied 21 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot over 31 minutes in Saturday's 120-114 victory over the Clippers.
Jackson was Memphis' third-leading scorer in a balanced attack in which every starter posted at least 17 points. The fourth-year forward couldn't replicate the four blocks he produced in the season-opener, but he was much more efficient from the field and did manage to swat one shot. Jackson is producing 17.0 points and 6.5 boards through two contests following an injury-plagued 2020-2021 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Inks long-term deal with Memphis
Jackson and the Grizzlies agreed Monday on a four-year, $105 million contract extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Though durability concerns and a lack of consistent rebounding (career average of 4.7 boards in 26.9 minutes per game) are blemishes on his resume, Jackson has otherwise looked like one of the NBA's best young big men since entering the league as the No. 4 overall pick in 2018. Not only has the 22-year-old been a dynamic shot blocker (1.5 per game), but he's also been a potent inside-out threat, converting at a 37.4 percent clip from downtown on 4.5 attempts per contest. As the lavish extension illustrates, the Grizzlies view Jackson as a cornerstone piece in both the near- and long-term along with star point guard Ja Morant. Assuming better health prevails in 2021-22 after he was limited to just 68 games between the past two seasons, Jackson could make a legitimate push for his first All-Star Game appearance.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Caps preseason with 29 points
Jackson finished Friday's preseason game against the Bulls with 29 points (10-18 FG, 7-12 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and two assists.
Starting up front alongside Steven Adams and Kyle Anderson, Jackson led the Grizzlies in points, field goal attempts and three-pointers in 29 minutes of action. A longer-than-expected recovery from a torn meniscus limited Jackson to just 11 appearances in 2020-21, but when healthy he's a proven scorer and shot blocker who also hits three-pointers at an elite clip. Fantasy managers have to account for the injury concerns, but Jackson could easily be set for a breakout fourth NBA season.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Won't play Wednesday
Jackson (rest) won't play in Wednesday's preseason contest against the Pacers.
Jackson, along with the majority of the Grizzlies starters, will rest during Memphis' second-to-last preseason contest. His absence should allow Brandon Clarke and Xavier Tillman to see some increased playing time against the Pacers.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Flirts with double-double
Jackson finished with 20 points (7-14 FG, 3-6 3PT, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 26 minutes during Monday's preseason game against Detroit.
Jackson turned in a solid all-around line, contributing on both ends of the court. He's been a force on the glass so far this preseason, coming down with seven or more boards in each of the three exhibitions. Jackson is averaging 11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Back in starting five
Jackson will start Monday's game against Detroit, Evan Barnes of the Commercial Appeal reports.
After resting alongside several other Grizzlies regulars Saturday, Jackson will return to the lineup at his customary power forward spot next to Steven Adams. In his last preseason appearance Thursday against Charlotte, Jackson posted 16 points (6-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and seven boards in 20 minutes.... See More ... See Less
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