Ex-Grizzlies guard drops wild 4-word take on GG Jackson

Jan 15, 2024; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward GG Jackson (45) dribbles as Golden
Jan 15, 2024; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward GG Jackson (45) dribbles as Golden / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2023-24 season has been chock full of surprises for this Memphis Grizzlies team. While many have been absolutely crushing such as the myriad health-related issues their core players have dealt with, some have proven to be quite encouraging and positive, and the ascension of rookie GG Jackson is a primary example of such an unforeseen happening.

Selected 45 overall during last June's NBA Draft, the wing entered the year attached to a two-way contract and was slated to see a majority of his time spent in the G League with the Memphis Hustle.

Of course, due to the slew of injuries that ravaged Taylor Jenkins' rotation throughout the campaign, Jackson came across ample opportunities to play with the varsity squad and, in turn, made the most of his minutes right from the jump.

Now, after two months of logging consistent minutes within the rotation for the Grizzlies, not only has the rookie earned a multi-year pact with the franchise but he's now considered by many to be one of if not the "best-looking prospect" the team has had since nabbing Ja Morant with the second overall pick back in 2019.

Just recently, Jackson went on to receive even more praise for his play and overall career trajectory from a former member of the organization, as Brevin Knight went on record to state that he believes the forward's potential is sky-high, saying "the ceiling is glass."

Ex-Grizzlies guard says GG Jackson's ceiling 'is glass'

"At this point, the ceiling is glass, you see right through it. There's no stopping what his abilities are and what he can continue to be. It will be nice to see what it looks like when you put this all into a winning situation with the guys next to him that are premier NBA players."

Brevin Knight

At just 19 years old, Jackson is producing at astronomically high levels and has even broken league records that, before his arrival to the Grizzlies, were owned by legends like the late, great Kobe Bryant.

Since becoming a consistent contributor within the rotation back in mid-January, the former five-star recruit finds himself posting impressive averages of 13.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and just shy of a block over a 24-game stretch all while shooting 37.0 percent from beyond the arc.

As Knight noted, it'll be fun to see how he can produce once Memphis gets their win-now talents in Morant, Desmond Bane, and Marcus Smart all back to full strength come the start of next season.