Jaren Jackson Jr is the latest player in the Rookie Class of 2018 to agree to a contract extension, after signing a four-year, $ 105 million contract to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies.
His agent, Austin Brown of CAA Sports, revealed the news to ESPN on Monday, shortly after the announcement of Mikal Bridges’ overtime with the Phoenix Suns.
Brown and Grizzlies general manager Zach Kleiman finalized a deal for Jackson to sign the contract on Monday morning.
As the number four draft pick, Jackson Jr didn’t make as many headlines as the players chosen above and below him, Luka Doncic and Trae Young respectively, but has become an important and versatile player within a nucleus of gifted young Grizzlies. directed by Ja Morant.
Jackson has averaged 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over his three NBA seasons so far, and after missing a significant portion of last season with a meniscus injury. , his performance in the last preseason game against the Chicago Bulls showed he was impatient. to move forward with the new campaign. He scored 29 points (7-12 over the 3-point line), took 7 rebounds and delivered 2 assists in 29 minutes.
If he can keep playing like this, then the new contract will prove to be more than profitable.