Jeran Jackson Jr. thanks Grizzlies fans for team’s success this season

Grizzlies forward Jeran Jackson Jr. speaks to media before a game in November 2019.
Grizzlies forward Jeran Jackson Jr. speaks to media before a game in November 2019.(WMC)
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 10:36 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - With the Memphis Grizzlies season now over, players already have their minds on the off-season. Jaren Jackson Jr. not wanting to give away exactly what he wants to focus on this summer, but assures Grizz fans they will notice a difference in his game next season.

Jackson, who was rehabbing a meniscus tear until late in April, will finally have a full, healthy offseason to work on his game. He played in just 16 games this season, struggling at times with the three-point shot he relied on last year.

The last two games of the Playoffs against Utah were his best back-to-back performances of the year, combining for 36 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field.

After the game, Jackson was one of several Grizzlies who say they love playing with this team. Saying his teammates put in soo much work to perfect their craft. He also thanks the fans who make the Grizzlies experience soo special for the players.

“We haven’t been to the playoffs in a while and they were loud, cheering us on the whole year, got rowdy when we came back, supporting us online. All of that, that goes a long way,” said Jackson. “We’ll be back for sure, there’s no doubt about that. This season’s for us, this season’s for the fans, the city, we’re going to keep putting it together. We laid a great foundation and you see the work, you see the work. Thank you to the fans man, wish I could hug y’all for real. Haha.”

Ja Morant and Jackson are the two superstars and future of the Grizzlies organization. Both only 21 years old and played in their first NBA Playoffs.

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