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Former lottery pick Josh Jackson keeps getting in his own way

Grizzlies suspended the forward from their G League affiliate for Monday’s game due to violation of team rules.

Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Jackson has had a roller coast of an NBA career. The former lottery pick by the Suns at No. 4 overall is now being suspended from a G League game, the Grizzlies affiliate, the Memphis Hustle.

The former Kansas Jayhawk hasn’t played in the NBA since 2018-19 with the Suns. The Grizz brought him on as a reclamation project of sorts, and it appeared to be paying off. Now, this is another step back for Jackson.

Jackson had been tearing up the G League, averaging 22.9 points and 8.3 rebounds in 11 games this season. He was also in a leadership role for the team, molding some of the younger players. Hopefully this is just a blip and Jackson can move forward in his quest to get back to the NBA.