Memphis Grizzlies' Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Out Rest Of Season With Meniscus Tear - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Memphis Grizzlies’ Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Out Rest Of Season With Meniscus Tear
Memphis Grizzlies’ Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Out Rest Of Season With Meniscus Tear Full view

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - JULY 31: Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies dunks the ball during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on July 31, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Memphis Grizzlies’ Forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Out Rest Of Season With Meniscus Tear

With the Memphis Grizzlies fumbling away the eight seed in the West by dropping their first three games in the bubble, their road just got a lot tougher with second-year forward and rising star Jaren Jackson Jr. being ruled out for the rest of the re-seeding games and the playoffs.

The NBA has adopted a new format for its lower-seeded teams where there is a play-in tournament before the playoffs between the eight and ninth seed if the ninth seed is within four games of the eighth. Also in this tournament, the ninth seed would have to win two games to get into the playoffs while the eight seed only has to win one. At the start of the seeding games, Memphis had a sizable lead on the other playoff hopefuls but now they are only a game and a half up on the surging Portland Trailblazers which made it to the Western Conference Finals last season and were ravaged by injuries this year, but, have gotten injured starters Jusif Nurkic and Zach Collins back making them a playoffs dark horse.

Jackson Jr. averaged 17-5 this year while bringing good switchable defense and outside shooting and is considered the Grizzlies second-best player to Ja Morant. The Grizzlies have the hardest schedule in the league by win percentage for this restart and the Trail Blazer’s schedule is no cakewalk either, so this race will still be close but with Memphis sputtering the way, the possibility is still alive that they won’t even get a playoff tournament if they lose out.

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Nico Ribadeneyra

Latest News

Bryson DeChambeau Separates Himself From The Pack On Day Four To Seal U.S. Open Win

Bryson DeChambeau Separates Himself From The Pack On Day Four To Seal U.S. Open Win

This year’s U.S. Open course in New York was a tough one, to say the least. Golfers, even the ones…

Figuring Out Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Legacy After Back-To-Back MVP’s

Figuring Out Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Legacy After Back-To-Back MVP’s

Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Moses Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Giannis Antetokounmpo and…

Chargers’ Justin Herbert Impresses Against Chiefs In Career Debut

Chargers’ Justin Herbert Impresses Against Chiefs In Career Debut

Going into this season it was assumed that the Los Angeles Chargers were going to start Tyrod Taylor for the…

WATCH: Lakers Stun Nuggets In Game 2, Davis Hits Game Winner

WATCH: Lakers Stun Nuggets In Game 2, Davis Hits Game Winner

After an incredible block by Nuggets guard, Jamal Murray on Danny Green, it looked like the Nuggets were one stop away from…

Patriots Fall To Seahawks 35-30: Pats Better Than We Thought, Let Russell Wilson Cook

Patriots Fall To Seahawks 35-30: Pats Better Than We Thought, Let Russell Wilson Cook

One of the prominent storylines heading into the 2020 NFL season was will the Seattle Seahawks and Pete Carroll stop taking…

White House Offered Rapid COVID-19 Tests To The Big Ten

White House Offered Rapid COVID-19 Tests To The Big Ten

With the Big Ten announcing earlier this week that it is going to resume playing games on Oct. 24, It…

NCAA To Give Student Athletes Election Day Off To Encourage Voting

NCAA To Give Student Athletes Election Day Off To Encourage Voting

On Wednesday, it was announced by the NCAA that student-athletes had Election Day on Nov. 3 off in order to…

Naomi Osaka Pulls Out Of French Open

Naomi Osaka Pulls Out Of French Open

Just days after winning the women’s U.S. Open championship, tennis star Naomi Osaka announced on her Twitter account Thursday, that she would…

How To Bet The U.S. Open

How To Bet The U.S. Open

With the U.S. Open underway, eager bettors are always on the lookout for the next opportunity to lose money on…

Steelers’ Linemen, Except Al Villanueva, Change Name On Helmets To Antwon Rose Jr., Black Teen Killed By Police

Steelers’ Linemen, Except Al Villanueva, Change Name On Helmets To Antwon Rose Jr., Black Teen Killed By Police

For their week one Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants, the Pittsburgh Steelers wore the name Antwon…

Celtics’ Marcus Smart & Jaylen Brown Have Locker Room Shouting Match After Game 2 Loss To Miami

Celtics’ Marcus Smart & Jaylen Brown Have Locker Room Shouting Match After Game 2 Loss To Miami

After the Boston Celtics 106-101 game two loss to the Miami Heat, Gary Washburn reported that a shouting match broke…

WATCH: Twins’ Josh Donaldson Ejected After Back & Forth With Umpire

WATCH: Twins’ Josh Donaldson Ejected After Back & Forth With Umpire

During Thursday’s game between the Minnesota Twins versus the Chicago White Sox, Twins’, batter Josh Donaldson managed to get himself…