Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss the rest of the NBA season after suffering a torn meniscus during Monday's loss to the Pelicans, according to a statement released by the Grizzlies. (Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)
This is devastating news for the Memphis Grizzlies, who are currently fighting for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. According to the team, the injury occurred during Monday's loss to the Pelicans after Jackson Jr. "experienced an unstable landing after making contact with an opposing player while contesting a shot." Although he is expected to make a full recovery, this puts his availability heading into the shortened 2020-2021 season in jeopardy. With Jackson Jr. done for the year, rookie forward Brandon Clarke figures to benefit the most in his absence and is now a starting option in both DFS and season-long fantasy leagues.