Jaren Jackson Jr. has quietly been one of the best rookies in the NBA this year. But how much potential does he have? How good is he already on defense? Can he be a star with his push shot? This detailed film breakdown & scouting report examine the strengths and weaknesses of the Memphis Grizzlies rookie while incorporating analytics & stats to assess his overall impact while laying out areas he can improve.
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Ben Taylor is the author of Thinking Basketball, a Nylon Calculus contributor, creator of the Backpicks Top 40 series & host of the Thinking Basketball podcast.
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