Mavs schedule workout with Jaren Jackson Jr.
NBA Draft prospect Jaren Jackson Jr. has scheduled a workout with the Dallas Mavericks.
As reported by Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports:
Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson, Jr. will workout for the #Mavs this week, sources tell @fishsports and I. Dallas — picking fifth — is giving a long look at JJJ, a gifted modern day forward who connected on 39.6 percent from 3 as a freshman. #Mavericks
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 14, 2018
Jackson recently worked out for the Phoenix Suns and according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the 18-year-old forward had a “monster workout,” and is projected to fall within the Top 10. As the workouts continue, fans can expect Jackson to garner more attention from teams.
Sources: Jaren Jackson Jr., had a monster workout for Suns on Sunday, and continues to be the long-term prospect those outside Top 4 are working to move up and select in draft. Offers to Sacramento, Atlanta and Memphis may become increasingly aggressive between now and June 21.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 12, 2018
Jackson Jr. actually spoke about the said workout, per Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
I think this was a great workout. It was probably different. We just did different things. I thought I shot well. Got up and down a little bit. It wasn’t nothing too taxing but it was an hour and we focused on a lot of things, like more intricate parts of he game, like where I would get shots instead of a normal camp-type workout.
He also shared some of his plans with regards to decision-making. In this era of the NBA, bigs are having a more active role when handling the ball. Jackson said that he sees the floor very well and is capable of making reads. But as always, there’s room for improvement:
I always can improve it. In terms of decision-making, I think I see the floor pretty well if I can catch it and make reads. Definitely I want to improve the delivery, the passing. At State I had some turnovers I didn’t have to have if I’d delivered it better.