Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard GG Jackson has already earned major respect from one of his teammates. Ja Morant has seen the former South Carolina Gamecock in action during the NBA Summer League and has been thoroughly impressed.
After three summer league games, Memphis Grizzlies forward GG Jackson has played the best game yet of his pro career. The rookie from South Carolina scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 83-96 loss vs the Utah Jazz.
The NBA Summer League continues to roll and with the California Classic coming to an end last night, we are down to the third and final day of the Salt Lake City Summer League, before heading to Las Vegas, for the Las Vegas NBA Summer League tomorrow!
The Boston Celtics caught most off-guard by trading Marcus Smart to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a move to acquire Kristaps Porzingis. Not only was Smart the same way, but the move apparently went against what the Celtics told him not long before making the deal.
On Friday evening, NBA free agency has begun, and players around the league are signing new deals with teams. According to SNY's Ian Begley, the Memphis Grizzlies are signing 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose.
The Grizzlies are exploring trades centered on point guard Tyus Jones, per Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports. The timing, of course, is a bit interesting, with star guard Ja Morant having been suspended by the NBA for the first 25 games of 2023-24.