Channing Frye advises Jaren Jackson Jr. to work on his weaknesses
Former Cleveland Cavaliers big man Channing Frye dropped some impromptu advice for Memphis Grizzlies youngster Jaren Jackson Jr. as the two recently guested on a portion of TNT’s playoff broadcast.
According to the one-time NBA champ, one of the secrets to success in this league is to continually work on your weaknesses:
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Even Jackson himself appeared a bit taken aback by how quickly the mood turned serious in the room. What started out as a lighthearted conversation quickly transitioned into what seemed like an imparting of knowledge from a master to his accomplice.
Nonetheless, Frye handed out some tremendous advice here, which obviously comes from his years of experience in the sport. This is definitely something Jackson can use, but is also very much applicable to literally anyone who has a desire to improve their game.
As for Jackson, who had an impressive debut season (13.8 points on 50.6 percent shooting, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game), he is poised to become the big man of the future in Memphis. He will be wise to heed this advice here, as doing so will definitely aid in the development of his game.
Jackson should be in good company next season, with the Grizzlies surprisingly winning the second overall pick at Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery. Murray State’s Ja Morant is the consensus second overall pick, and should Memphis decide to scoop up the talented point guard as expected, he and Jackson would become the team’s nucleus for the future.