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Jaren Jackson Jr received the NBA 2022-23 Defensive Player of the Year award. He is the second player from the Memphis Grizzlies franchise to win the award; Marc Gasol earned the award the 2012-13 season.

Jackson Jr. began the first year of his of his 4 year $104.7 million Rookie Scale extension this season that he signed on October 18, 2021.  He has the 47th highest AAV at $26.18 million in the NBA this season. He earned $28.9 million for the 2022-23 season (42nd highest), and has $75.77 million over three years remaining on this contract. The contract had no incentives built into it so the Defensive Player of the Year will have no financial bearing on next season's salary.

Remaining Contract:

  • 2023-24: $27,102,202
  • 2024-25: $25,257,798
  • 2026-27:  $23,413,395