GG Jackson drops hot take on Victor Wembanyama after Spurs crush Grizzlies

San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies
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No Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane, or Marcus Smart easily translated to no shot for the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday night against the Spurs, as Gregg Popovich's squad outmuscled, outbustled, and outhustled Taylor Jenkins' seemingly on both ends of the floor.

Spearheaded by the likes of first-year phenom Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio's defense proved too much for the undermanned Grizzlies, as they were held to a putrid 87 points total all while shooting 34.6 percent from the floor and 20.0 percent from distance.

Wembanyama was directly responsible for this inefficient shooting performance, as he registered a whopping seven blocks during his 30 minutes of action and altered the trajectory of several others with his astounding length and sheer presence.

Though failing to hit the 90-point mark for the fourth time this season is certainly a painful factoid to swallow, GG Jackson still managed to keep things upbeat during his postgame media availability, joking about Wemby's height and how his trash talk resembles that of a whisper considering he towers over virtually everyone on the floor.

Outside of quick quips, however, the promising youngster also issued high praise toward his fellow rookie, and went as far as to drop the rather bold take that the Spurs big already has proven to have the makings of one of the game's all-time defenders.

Grizzlies rookie GG Jackson praises Victory Wembanyama's defense

"I don't want to take a leap but he's definitely going to be one of the greatest defenders of all time when it's all said and done. "

GG Jackson

Wembanyama's defensive ferocity was so menacing to the Grizzlies during this past matchup that during a three-on-one fastbreak in the third period, the 20-year-old had Brandon Clarke and Trey Jemison both hesitant to drive the lane on him, ultimately opting to dish it out to Jordan Goodwin in the corner who, fortunately enough, ended up converting on a reverse lay-in.

Despite not even being finished with his first year in the association, the Grizzlies rookie's comments on Wembanyama aren't all that far fetched.

The center has recorded an astounding 252 total blocks through 70 games played, which is already more than 85 percent of every NBA player's career total blocks, according to

On top of this, he also boasts a stellar 108 defensive rating and currently is soundly in the running for this year's Defensive Player of the Year award and, as things currently stand, no rookie has ever taken home such hardware.

Could Wemby be the first?