Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. in danger of extending weird statistic with game vs Nets

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The Memphis Grizzlies find themselves gearing up for a road matchup against the Brooklyn Nets Monday evening, which, to many, is viewed as a revenge game of sorts for the ball club after being demolished by the Eastern Conference also-ran early last week.

Unfortunately for Taylor Jenkins' already injury-ravaged squad, they may once again be without their most consistently available star Jaren Jackson Jr., who's listed as "doubtful" for the exhibition due to what the medical staff has deemed "right quad tendonitis."

Interestingly enough, should he wind up stationed on the sidelines for his third consecutive game, the big man would further extend a rather weird individual career statistic in the process.

Jaren Jackson Jr. has never played a game on March 4 with the Grizzlies

Throughout his impressive six-year NBA career, the Grizzlies have found themselves scheduled to play on March 4 three times (2020, 2021, and, now, 2023).

What's peculiar about these matchups is that Jackson Jr. has not once suited up and, with his nagging lower-body ailment, he now runs the risk of extending this rather odd statistic to 0-3 in such outings.

As things currently stand, the Memphis Grizzlies boast a 1-1 record in these contests.

Despite their lackluster success rate as a collective, from an individual standpoint, 2023-24 has been quite an impressive season for Jackson.

Seemingly expanding upon his offensive game and developing as a playmaker, the Grizzlies star is posting career averages in points (22.4), assists (2.1), and shot attempts (17.3) while adding on 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game.

Should he not be able to suit up and, in turn, keep his play-less streak going, fans should expect the likes of Lamar Stevens and even two-way big Trey Jemison to get some boosted minutes within coach Jenkins' rotation.