GG Jackson dishes on ex-Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks: 'He's a weird player'

Houston Rockets v Memphis Grizzlies
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Wednesday evening, the presumed future of the wing position for the Memphis Grizzlies, GG Jackson, squared off against the club's previous holder of the job in Dillon Brooks, as they played host to the visiting Houston Rockets in what ultimately turned out to be a commanding 121-113 win for the home team.

Though Brooks had already squared off against his former employers on three separate occasions prior to this one, this bout marked the first time Jackson had an opportunity to log extensive minutes against the veteran and, during his post-game presser, shared his thoughts on the experience.

GG Jackson talks playing against ex-Grizzlies wing, Dillon Brooks

"Its an experience [playing against Brooks]. He's a weird player. It'll look like he'll take a play off on defense but he's really wanting you to do exactly what a basketball player's supposed to do. He'll open up and let you drive and then do some [veteran] stuff and make you lose the ball or block your shot or bump you or something. But it was cool."

GG Jackson

The rookie would also acknowledge that he has an affinity for the former Grizzlies wing, and even admitted that he "asked him for a follow on Instagram at the free-throw line," to which Brooks, unsurprisingly, "ignored" him while in his in-game mindset. Jackson says he'll "text him" to try and get the coveted social media follow.

Despite Brooks' defensive efforts on the night, Jackson still wound up having yet another impressive showing for Memphis, as he dropped a team-high 20 points off the bench to go along with 9 boards and a whopping 3 blocks (two of which came against Brooks himself) while shooting a highly efficient 53.3 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from deep.

This showing comes just two days after being dished a surprise suspension for violating team rules, a situation he has since expressed his regret for.