The Memphis Grizzlies are concerned about the durability of Jaren Jackson Jr., who recently returned from a torn meniscus. Jackson will become eligible for a contract extension with the Grizzlies this offseason.
Jackson's father Jaren Jackson Sr., was recently hired by the Knicks as an assistant coach with the Westchester Knicks of the G League. Jackson is also a former client of Leon Rose and is now with Austin Brown of CAA.
Sources also tell Marc Berman of the New York Post that Scott Perry was high on Jackson when he was the fourth overall pick in the draft.
Jackson could conceivably play a small-ball 5 role beside Julius Randle.