During the team’s trip to the Orlando bubble in July, Jaren Jackson Jr. tore the meniscus in his left knee. He returned from the trip early to begin his rehab. His teammate, Justise Winslow, who was also injured in the bubble, is rehabbing his injury with him. “I had a quicker start to my offseason getting healthy again and getting workouts and all that,” Jackson said. “I’ve been basically seeing Justise every day of my life, literally. We’ve been in there grinding. We made it a goal to never have a bad day and we’ve never had a bad day pretty much ever.”
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Since he was drafted in 2018, Jackson has been the Grizzlies’ biggest advocate for encouraging voter turnout. On draft night he wore a “Rock the Vote” jacket, and just a week ago he was honored National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award for his dedication to the cause. “This is something I’ve been taught by my parents,” said Jackson, who volunteered at a polling location when he was younger. “This is something that, especially people who look like me, died for, and everybody in America has died for as well. You might as well express yourself and have your voice be heard.”