Jaren Jackson 11.19.18

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Unicorn City: Jaren Jackson wins Round 1 vs. Luka (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Final: Memphis 98 Dallas 88/Next Game: Wed. on 92.9 FM ESPN

November 20, 2018 - 8:21 am

The Memphis Grizzlies just keep winning, now 11 and 5 and tied for 1st place in the Western Conference.  "It's early." Yes, but it's getting harder and harder to deny that the "organic tank job" in the 2017-18 season was indeed the correct way to go.

More importantly, to this point, the clear evidence suggests the Memphis Grizzlies actually drafted the perfect "unicorn" player in Jaren Jackson. Jackson has contributed immediately and projects to contribute tons more going forward.

The 4th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Jackson outplayed Mavs' G/F Luka Doncic (drafted 3rd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft).   Jackson scored 13 points with an efficient 6 of 13 shooting with 2 assists and 3 rebounds adding to Mike Conley's 28 points and Marc Gasol's double-double 17 point and 15 rebound performance. Combine Jaren's performance with the return of JaMychal Green to the forward position and it seems like a solid recipe for success. Green added 12 points in just 15 minutes of play (+7 for the night off the bench). (((AUDIO BELOW POSTGAME: Interview w/Grizzlies Forward JaMychal Green)))

Today: Live Coverage with Highlights at 9:00 a.m. and throughout the day on 92.9 FM ESPN.

NEXT GAME: LIVE Wednesday (11/21) with pregame at 7:00 p.m. on 92.9 FM ESPN. Tip just after 7:30 p.m. vs. the San Antonio Spurs with Eric Hasseltine on the call on 92.9 FM ESPN/680 AM.

(Click below-Postgame interview with JaMychal Green on 92.9 FM ESPN/Grizzlies Radio Network)

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