NBA rumors: Grizzlies place protections in Jaren Jackson Jr. extension in case of injury

The Memphis Grizzlies and forward Jaren Jackson Jr. have agreed to a four-year, $105 million rookie contract extension, a source told The Athletic, confirming an ESPN report. The deal comes ahead of the NBA’s 6 p.m. ET deadline for rookie extensions.

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Yossi Gozlan: Will need to see if there’s any incentives or partial guarantees, but if it’s all guaranteed that would put his average salary just shy of his $27M cap hold. Full 8% raises would start him at $23.4M, which would still allow Memphis to generate $22M in cap space next summer.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis Grizzlies F Jaren Jackson Jr., has agreed to a four-year, $105 million rookie contract extension, his agent Austin Brown of @CAA_Basketball tells ESPN. Another massive deal to secure one of league’s best young big men ahead of 6 PM ET deadline.
Ayton, Jackson and Huerter are believed to be the strongest candidates to get deals done, but recent NBA history suggests that it would be wise to expect the over when it comes to extensions.
Drew Hill: How important is it for Ja Morant to see Jaren Jackson Jr. get a new deal and sign long term? He says it’s “very important” and it will all play out. “He will be here.”
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December 1, 2021 | 6:22 pm EST Update