Grizzlies To Decline Josh Jackson’s Option

The Grizzlies are declining Josh Jackson‘s fourth-year option, which will make him an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian tweets.

Jackson, who will make a little over $7MM this season, was due to receive $8.93MM in 2020/21 if Memphis had chosen to pick up the option.

Jackson was a huge disappointment in his two seasons with the Suns, who selected him with the No. 4 overall pick in 2017. He averaged 12.3 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 1.9 APG in 156 games with Phoenix. He only started 29 of 79 games last year for one of the league’s worst teams.

His unspectacular play, coupled with some troubling incidents off the court, convinced Phoenix to ship him to Memphis this offseason in what was essentially a salary dump.

He will start this season in the G League after skipping training camp. However, if Jackson can turn his career around, the Grizzlies might still be interested in re-signing him, Herrington adds.

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7 thoughts on “Grizzlies To Decline Josh Jackson’s Option

      • Jason Lancaster

        Ya, but you know he’s gonna blow all of it if he hasn’t already. He’s got talent and he’s squandering it.

  1. JoshJackson for Frank Ntilikina.

    Obviously the Grizzlies don’t want him and he is better than a G League player. Knicks aren’t high on Ntilikina either and Jackson would bring something different to the wing position in NY, defence. Although he has had trouble in and out of the league he’s got talent and he should’ve given the chance to prove himself. Who knows if things work out well the Knicks get a nice young starting 5 of DSJ Barrett Jackson Randle and Robinson. Jackson and Robinson play the D and Barrett and Randle the scorers.

  2. 4thinfsgt

    This player refused to workout with the Celtics pre-draft, thinking he won’t get too much playing time. He’ll probably get to play a lot in China. Karma.

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