Adrian Wojanowski of ESPN has reported that the Grizzlies and Jaren Jackson Jr. have agreed to a 4 year $105 million extension, which will reach until the 2026 season. This is the only current Grizzlies contract to surpass $20 million in yearly salary.
Jackson missed a large portion of last season, playing in 11 games and starting in 4. However, his shooting splits were down from the previous season in his low number of appearances. He shot 4.5% worse from the field and 11.1% worse from beyond the arc, where he made a name for himself as an up-and-coming stretch big.
But fear not Grizzlies fans, Jackson is healthy and ready to go.
“Everybody and their momma wanted me to come back (last season). I needed all that time to trust my body.”Jaren Jackson Jr.
Yossi Gozlan also reported that “[We] will need to see if there’s any incentives or partial guarantees, but if it’s all guaranteed that would put his average salary just shy of his $27M cap hold. Full 8% raises would start him at $23.4M, which would still allow Memphis to generate $22M in cap space next summer.”
Jackson and the rest of the Grizzlies are expected to contend for a playoff spot. However, they most defiantly will have to fight for it, as their roster is not ranked among the highest in the western conference this season.