Grizzlies call up Josh Jackson from minor league
A few months ago, the Grizzlies thought so little of Josh Jackson, they didn’t even bring him to training camp. He remained on an NBA contract. Memphis gained no roster or salary-cap flexibility. The Grizzlies planned to send him to their minor-league affiliate, but the Hustle hadn’t yet opened their training camp. There was nowhere else for Jackson to be. The Grizzlies just didn’t want him around.
Now, Jackson will get his chance on the parent club.
The Memphis Grizzlies have recalled Josh Jackson from the NBA G League’s Memphis Hustle.— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) January 27, 2020
Jackson has appeared in 26 games for the Hustle this season and has averaged 20.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.5 blocks.
But this is an opportunity – for Memphis to showcase him before next week’s trade deadline and for Jackson to showcase himself before unrestricted free agency next summer.
Grayson Allen is injured. Jae Crowder is also banged up. Jackson could actually receive playing time.