The Memphis Grizzlies stirred a frenzy among NBA fans as rookie GG Jackson found himself suspended by the team for violating a team rule, sparking discussions around the influence of star player Ja Morant.
Jackson and Morant, key figures for the Grizzlies, had limited opportunities to play together this season. Morant’s absence due to a 25-game suspension at the start of the 2023-24 season, followed by a season-ending shoulder injury, further hindered their on-court partnership.
Despite the setbacks, Jackson emerged as a promising talent for the Grizzlies. His impressive performance led to the conversion of his two-way contract into a lucrative four-year, $8.5 million deal, with a significant portion guaranteed.
The Memphis Grizzlies signed GG Jackson to a four-year, $8.5 million deal, league sources told @hoopshype. The deal is fully guaranteed for the first three seasons and includes $6.1 million in guaranteed money. https://t.co/0UoqhJIK3Y
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GG Jackson’s contract laid out:
“The Memphis Grizzlies signed GG Jackson to a four-year, $8.5 million deal, league sources told @hoopshype. The deal is fully guaranteed for the first three seasons and includes $6.1 million in guaranteed money.”
If GG pans out, this will be an…
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Suspension and Fan Reactions:
However, the excitement surrounding Jackson’s progress was momentarily dampened when the Grizzlies suspended him for violating a team rule, prompting varied reactions from fans on social media platform X (formerly Twitter).
Impact of Morant:
The suspension sparked discussions about Morant’s leadership role within the team and his off-court issues, which have reportedly impacted the team’s performance in recent seasons.
While details of the violation remain undisclosed, The Grizzlies are expecting Jackson to return to action when they face the Houston Rockets. His absence highlights his growing importance to the team and his potential to contribute positively on the court.
The suspension serves as a reminder for Jackson to maintain discipline and focus, with Morant’s experiences serving as valuable lessons in navigating the challenges of professional basketball.
As GG Jackson prepares to resume playing, fans eagerly anticipate his return and hope to see him continue to excel on the court while avoiding off-court distractions.
Ja Morant influence”: NBA fans in frenzy as GG Jackson’s suspension news emerges after
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