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Jaren Jackson Jr. hasn’t played yet this campaign either and he got five votes. Milwaukee Bucks guard Jaylen Adams has scored two points in 18 total minutes of action. He got five votes as well. That’s one more player vote apiece than Karl-Anthony Towns, who had just four votes from fellow players, got. Granted, he’s missed a lot of time this season, but the point remains the same.
Chris Herrington: Team source suggests Grizzlies will be “ramping up” Jaren Jackson’s recovering “over the next month or so.” No setbacks, but team continues to take cautious approach with Jackson’s meniscus repair in pursuit of best long-term results.
How are you doing mentally and physically right now? Jaren Jackson Jr: I’ve been good. I knew going into this process that it was going to take a little bit. I definitely had probably a day where I was just mad about it, but definitely not now. I have a lot better perspective over the whole thing. And I’m young. I got to just make sure everything is right, because I don’t want to be having these problems later. So I’m just taking the time now to make sure my body is good, my knee is good, I’m healthy. … I’ll be back this [season]. Who knows when, but it won’t be too long.
There was a report that you grew. Is that true? Jaren Jackson Jr: Yeah, I grew. How tall are you now? Seven feet. Is that going to affect your game in any way? I just got to be a 7-footer now, man, do 7-foot stuff, duck under doors and try to touch the rim without jumping. There’s a bunch of 7-foot bucket list of things I got to check off, like being in Walmart and getting paper towels for ladies.
Jackson suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee in August while the Grizzlies were in the NBA’s bubble at Walt Disney World in Florida. He said he will not only miss the joy of playing in the MLK Day game, but the energy that comes to Memphis as people would normally attend the celebration and visit the National Civil Rights Museum. “I just love how it brings the whole city together,” Jackson, 21, said in his first public comments since having knee surgery in August. “It was just joy, fans of the game, it was packed, people tailgating. People go through in the morning, they’ll wake up, be with their families, we’ll do a lot of learning in that morning, go to the museum, talk to different people. …”