Posts Tagged ‘Jaren Jackson Jr.’

MikeCheck: Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. benefiting from NBA home schooling as hiatus lingers

Posting up in Memphis these days between his downtown condo and his parents’ suburban home, all the Grizzlies star power forward has to do is venture into the next room and find his father. Those discussions with Jaren Jackson Sr. often lead to film sessions from his playing days in San Antonio, with an emphasis on how the Spurs used Hall of Famers David Robinson and Tim Duncan.

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MikeCheck: NBA’s ‘Rising Stars’ game shines global spotlight on Grizzlies’ emerging young core

As two of the most productive rookies in this season’s class, Morant and Clarke will suit up on opposite sides in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge. Morant, the No. 2 overall pick in last June’s draft, will push the pace for Team USA. And Clarke, a Canada native selected No. 21 in the first round, will pound the boards and rock the rim for Team World.

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MikeCheck: Grizzlies big-man tandem Jackson and Valanciunas building ‘to become best frontcourt in the NBA’

MEMPHIS – A Duke education is hardly required to grasp the dynamics of a Grizzlies offense intentionally designed to induce Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jonas Valanciunas into an identity crisis. But thankfully, Blue Devils alum Grayson Allen was available to break down the new schemes and concepts in a way that simplified expectations on a basic level.

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