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Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins believes that rookie GG Jackson continues to grow/take steps in the right direction (averaging 11.3 PPG/3.5 RPG/45.5% FG/41.2% 3-PT in 23 games this season).

(via Memphis Grizzlies):

“What stands out to me is just his ability to play within himself and not trying to do too much. Every now and then we’ll run a play for him a lot of times as a screen-and-roller and being a creator for us, but he’s playing on the second side a lot, he’s shooting with confidence, the ball’s finding him in good spots, his spacing has been really good. And then when it’s time to go and catch and get downhill he’s got to figure out playing in crowds, him swiping down, two guys collapse, creating some advantages, that’s all going to come in time. We want to continue to grow the playmaking for him, but especially in that closeout situation a lot. So the fact that he’s scoring it well, he’s attacking in transition, he can get to the paint. Another guy as we always talk about getting to the paint, but can shoot the three, and then he’s going to continue to grow on the defensive side. We’re going to keep challenging him, it’s just more steps in the right direction for his growth.”