Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson, Jr. has signed a massive four-year, $105 million contract. The former top-five overall selection secured the rookie extension ahead of his third career season, all of which have been spent with the Grizzlies.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news via Twitter on Monday.
Memphis Grizzlies F Jaren Jackson Jr., has agreed to a four-year, $105 million rookie contract extension, his agent Austin Brown of @CAA_Basketball tells ESPN. Another massive deal to secure one of league’s best young big men ahead of 6 PM ET deadline.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 18, 2021
Jackson, Jr. has averaged 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game from the power forward/center positions. The Grizzlies have played in five playoff games since his arrival in 2018. He has averaged 13.6 points in 27.4 minutes in those playoff games.
Memphis took a step forward and secured an eighth seed in the 2020-2021 playoffs, while finishing second in the Southwest division. They would go on to lose to the Utah Jazz in five games. Jackson, Jr. and the Grizzlies will try and take over the Western Division when the 2021-2022 season begins soon.
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