Jaren Jackson Jr.
F - MEM - OUT
Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (torn meniscus) had a limited practice on Thursday.
Practicing is a big step in the right direction for the young promising talent in Jackson Jr. It's worth monitoring his projected playing time once we get closer to talking about Jackson Jr. suiting up for a game.
Memphis Grizzlies PF Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) is progressing well in his recovery from surgery. Team sources are suggesting that Jackson's rehab will ramp up over the next month in hopes he can play this season. So far the young forward has seen no setbacks in his recovery.
The playoff-hopeful Grizzlies could use a shot in the arm with a return from Jackson Jr. The third-year forward is progressing well and is hopeful to return at some point in the season. Media members have speculated we likely won't see him until after March 4th. When the young forward returns, expect him to be slowly inserted into the starting lineup over time, taking minutes from forward Brandon Clarke. Jackson Jr. remains someone who should be on waiver wires in most fantasy leagues.
Grizzlies’ executive Zach Kleiman said that F Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) will not be ready to play when the season begins.
Jackson underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in August. No timetable was given, but Jackson will be out “a minute” per Kleiman. The 21-year-old will continue to rehab and return at some point during the season. Jackson averaged 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 blocks over 57 games last year.
Grizzlies Executive VP Zach Kleiman said that Jaren Jackson Jr. has underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to make a full recovery.
Even though it was the same knee he sprained in February, Kleiman doesn't expect it to be a lingering issue going forward. This is certainly the best possible news for this young Grizzlies squad who just lost seven of nine games in the bubble and failed to make the playoffs. The 20-year-old PF/C will continue his rehab in Memphis and is currently on track to return before next season. For fantasy purposes, it will be important to pay close attention to his rehab process in order to determine his value heading into next season.
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.
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.