Jaren Jackson Jr tried to shoot ball while sitting down
Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr drove to the basket against Boston Celtics swingman Gordon Hayward. After he missed the shot, he fell onto the ground, grabbing the offensive rebound. Jackson then tried to shoot it while sitting down. Hayward had to have been shocked, but he swatted the ball away. A very hilarious moment indeed!
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Jackson is a rookie with the Grizzlies and has proven himself to be an excellent player. Though he’s played 70 percent of his minutes at power forward, per Basketball-Reference, he is a natural center. He will likely get more time there as he continues to grow into his full potential.
So far this season Jackson has averaged 25.5 minutes while scoring 13.2 points, grabbing 4.7 rebounds and dishing out 1.2 assists per game. He’s also shot 52 percent from the field as well as 33 percent from beyond the arc.
Jackson has played great defense and is also a great rim protector. He’s averaged 1.6 blocks per game and 2.2 blocks per 36 minutes. He can also switch on picks and guard backcourt players extremely well on the perimeter. He also has a solid three-point shot on offense. He represents the evolution of the modern big man and will be a central piece of the Grizzlies moving forward.
Though the Grizzlies have played very well this season, they will likely be going into rebuild mode soon. Marc Gasol’s contract is expiring, and they don’t have enough talent on the roster moving forward to sustain success.
The Grizzlies are 19-25 on the season and sit 14th overall in the NBA’s Western Conference. They will face off next against the Boston Celtics at home.