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Grizzlies exercise options on Jaren Jackson, Grayson Allen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have exercised their third-year options on contracts for Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Grayson Allen. The Grizzlies an...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have exercisedtheir third-year options on contracts for Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard GraysonAllen.

The Grizzlies announced the moves Monday.

Jackson was the fourth overall draft pick in 2018, and he averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 58 games to earn NBA All-Rookie First Team honors. At 19, Jackson was the second-youngest player in the NBA last season. He turned 20 last month.

Memphis Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. warms up before a preseason NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

The Grizzlies acquired Allen in a trade with Utah that sent Mike Conley to the Jazz this summer. The 6-foot-3 Allen was the 21st overall pick in 2018 after playing four years at Duke. He averaged 5.6 point in 38 games for Utah and had a career-high 40 points against the Clippers on April 2, the second-highest scoring game by a rookie last season.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Grayson Allen (3) handles the ball against New Zealand Breakers forward Tom Abercrombie (10) in the first half of an exhibition NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)


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