According to some, former Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr. could be a player teams are trying to trade up to select in the 2018 NBA Draft.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Jackson Jr. had a great workout with the Phoenix Suns and that teams may move up to try to take him.
Sources: Jaren Jackson Jr., had a monster workout for Suns on Sunday, and continues to be the long-term prospect those outside Top 4 are working to move up and select in draft. Offers to Sacramento, Atlanta and Memphis may become increasingly aggressive between now and June 21.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 12, 2018
According to Wojnarowski, offers to Sacramento, Atlanta and Memphis, who have the second, third and fourth picks, respectively, could heat up ahead of the draft.
Land of 10’s mock draft has Jackson Jr. going to the Grizzlies at No. 4.
Jackson Jr., who left after his freshman year with the Spartans, averaged 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, and shot .396 from beyond the arc.
The 2018 NBA Draft is on June 21.