After being selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and putting up a productive rookie season, it was expected that Josh Jackson could give the Phoenix Suns a franchise cornerstone alongside Devin Booker. It hasn't turned out that way. Jackson regressed in his second season in Phoenix and saw a reduced role at times throughout his sophomore year. In July, the Suns decided that Jackson was no longer a part of their future as they traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies in a deal that featured Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter coming to Phoenix.

The Grizzlies sent Josh Jackson to the G-league at the beginning of this season where he has played all of the 2019-20 season.

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 “I felt like I was a little bit out of control,” Jackson said. “I had a lot of crazy turnovers and shots because I was rushing and going fast. I was eager to make things happen,” Jackson said in an interview with The Undefeated. “We were losing a lot of games and I was channeling my energy the wrong way. It should have been into bettering my game and making my team better.”

Not many people expected a former top-five pick to be in the G-league in just his third season but Jackson is confident that a return to the NBA is coming soon.

In 19 games with the Memphis Hustle. Jackson is putting up an impressive 20.7 points, 8.1 rebounds 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.4 blocks per game.

While it didn't work out for Jackson as a Sun and he has yet to play for the Grizzlies this season, the Hustle have the best record in the G-League and Jackson is showing glimpses why he was so highly regarded coming out of college.