Jaren Jackson Jr. led the team’s rise.
The Memphis Grizzlies won 123-115 in a game against Orlando Magic in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Amway Center in Orlando on the 6th (Korean time).
On this day, Jaren Jackson Jr. completed a double-double with 31 points and 10 rebounds, contributing to the team’s victory. With a high field shooting success rate of 85.7% (12/14), he destroyed the opponent’s paint zone and recorded 3 block shots, emitting energy from both sides of the offense and defense.
Jackson, who joined Memphis with the 4th overall pick in the 2018 rookie draft, averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last season, becoming the core of the team’s defense and enjoying the honor of being selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
This season, he made his season debut about a month after the opening due to recovering from a foot surgery he received during the off-season, but he quickly improved his physical condition and recovered his good form. His 51.6% field goal success rate has increased by 10% compared to the 41.5% recorded last season, and his defensive energy is also solid, recording a whopping 68 blocked shots in 22 games.
People who watched Jackson’s performance up close also praised him after the game.
In an interview with the local media, Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said, “Jackson set the tone for the game early on 메이저놀이터. I could feel his influence throughout today. I think it’s one of the most impressive matches I’ve ever seen.” did.
Dylan Brooks, Jackson’s teammate, also said, “Jackson has a natural talent. He can give us nightmares against any opponent on defense. He has to be active every night so we can play the game the way we want.” .
Thanks to Jackson’s performance, Memphis, which has already won 5 consecutive wins, has the highest win rate in the West with 25 wins and 13 losses this season. The next opponent for Memphis, who is aiming for a six-game winning streak, is Utah, which they will meet at home on the 9th.