GG Jackson and Ja Morant hardly played together this season. The rookie couldn’t team up with the superstar who served a 25-game suspension to open the 2023-24 campaign. Their opportunities to be on the court were eventually cut short when Morant suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.
With “G12” and several key Grizzlies players dealing with injuries, the former South Carolina star has emerged as one of Memphis’ exciting stories. Jackson showed so much potential that the team converted his two-way contract to a four-year, $8.5 million deal with $6.1 million guaranteed.
GG Jackson showed his appreciation by improving his effort and output. Since getting the new deal, he has averaged 19.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. He is shooting 45.8%, including 36.9% from deep. Despite the losses, the team must have been excited with how he has been developing.
The Grizzlies, however, suspended him for the matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Coach Taylor Jenkins didn’t give any specific details of the suspension but called it a “violation of a team rule.”
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