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Josh Jackson's tenure in Phoenix is over after only two years.
The Suns agreed on Wednesday to swap the 201
Wojnarowski added that Phoenix intends to buy Korvers' partially guaranteed $ 3.44 million deal. The Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks are the frontrunners in the veteran's commitment.
The deal makes sense for both teams, albeit for different reasons:
Albert Nahmad @ AlbertNahmad  Suns will likely relinquish Korver by replacing DeAnthony Melton and Josh Jackson in exchange Swap Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter for the Grizzlies, giving them the space they need to retain Kelly Oubre's $ 9.6 million qualification (and re-sign him).
Bobby Marks @ BobbyMarks42
The move from Jackson / Melton to Korver / Carter gives Phoenix the space (after Korver was waived) to sign Ricky Rubio (without speculating why trading took place). Prior to trading, Phoenix was about $ 2 million above the cap on the inclusion of Rubio.
Adrian Wojnarowski @ wojespn
Josh Jackson is a free look for the Grizzlies, but Melton is a prospect Memphis has long been viewed as a prospect with a certain endurance. Sunning future second round picks usually in the low to mid 30s. Suns saves $ 5.5 million buying Korver over Jackson.
Jackson, 22, came to a young company in Phoenix two years ago that included Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, and Dragan Bender. The Suns included Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges in the design, traded Chriss with the Houston Rockets and landed Kelly Oubre Jr. in a deal with the Washington Wizards.
So, what does Jackson bring to Memphis's table?
The athletic wing is able to defend multiple positions and adds intensity to both ends of the ground. He is an explosive knight who attacks the basket and is a solid playmaker both in transition and half way.
His biggest weakness is a shaky knight. If he corrects that and rounds off his offensive repertoire, he can be an effective two-way player.
Jackson was uneven as a freshman, scoring an average of 13.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He shot 41.7 percent from the field and was terrible of three (26.3 percent).
The Kansas product improved over the 2017-18 period, posting solid figures in February (17.7 PPG, 6.5 RPG) and March (17.5 PPG, 5.3 PPG) before moving into three contests scored an average of 24.0 points in April.
However, last season he fell on the Phoenix bottom table under Bridges, scoring an average of 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 41.3 out of the field and 32.4 out of three ,
Phoenix gets a second-year point guard in Carter, which can help fill the gap in this position. He appeared in 39 games as a rookie with an average of 4.4 points and 1.8 assists.