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Jaren Jackson Jr. to Miss Remainder of Season

Feb 12, 2020; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins talks with forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) during the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers at FedExForum.
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Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss the remainder of the season with a meniscus tear in his left knee. Memphis announced the sad news in a team statement. 

The 20-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.

Memphis is currently 0-3 in their NBA restart, and only two games ahead of Portland and San Antonio for the eighth-seed in the Western Conference. Despite the Grizzlies’ struggles, Jackson was playing his best basketball of the season – averaging 25.3 points per game.

With the Grizzlies having one of the toughest remaining schedules, they will look to backup forward Brandon Clarke to fill the void. This season, Clarke is averaging 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds off the bench.

Jaren Jackson Jr. finishes his sophomore season averaging 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks. He was also having one the greatest big-man shooting seasons ever. He was attempting 6.5 threes per contest on 39.4% efficiency. Karl-Anthony Towns is the only player 6’11 or taller to attempt more threes at a higher rate.

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