NBA names Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. 2022-23 Defensive Player of the Year
Published: Apr. 17, 2023 at 6:37 PM CDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The NBA has named Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. 2022-23 Defensive Player of the Year.
Jackson is the second player to win the award in the Grizzlies franchise history after Marc Gasol in 2013.
Jackson made a major turnaround this season after missing 14 games due to foot surgery.
The Grizzlies were listed 17th in defensive efficiency before Jackson made his season debut on Nov. 15.
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