Jaren Jackson Jr. sends a tough challenge to the Grizzlies in the aftermath of Ja Morant's suspension

Jaren Jackson Jr. knows the Memphis Grizzlies must step up without Ja Morant in the 2023-24 NBA season. He wants his guys ready now.

JJJ spoke on the FIBA World Cup and Morant's absence while preparing with Team USA. Morant was suspended for 25 games to start the season for his IG Live gun fiasco last May.

Jackson knows it's devastating for the Grizzlies. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year said Memphis must "navigate" through the star guard's ban, but it doesn't mean they'll perform poorly.Jackson also stressed that Morant will help them even with his suspension.

Just navigate it. "Obviously, we know that not having Ja is a real big hole to fill," Jackson told ESPN. “He'll equip us to do that.”

Jaren Jackson Jr. stated it best, and maybe the club can follow his lead. JJJ worked hard this offseason, and his selection as Team USA's training camp MVP should excite fans and inspire the rest of the Grizzlies to prepare for the task ahead.

Jackson, despite Morant's suspension, has been upbeat. Jackson even told the NBA that his teammate will reign supreme after his ban.

 The NBPA and certain league stars like Gilbert Arenas disagreed and believed the sentence was disproportionate, arguing that the Grizzlies kid is a repeat offender.

The NBPA claimed that the ban was excessive given the incident's circumstances. The Players Association will evaluate their next moves to assist the Grizzlies scoring.

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