Player of the Week: Josh Jackson’s talent on full display

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 6: Josh Jackson
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 6: Josh Jackson /

Phoenix Suns fans get treated to Josh Jackson‘s talent on full display in this season’s last edition of the player of the week award.

It’s not fair to many Phoenix Suns fans and the coaching staff to have to deal with the team’s plethora of injuries. However, both have been treated to Josh Jackson unleashing the monster which is his game recently. In this season’s last player of the week award, Jackson’s overall game was in full force.

In the 10 point loss to the Golden State Warriors, Jackson had his worst game of the first week of April. He finished with 22 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block, while converting 9-23 of his field goal attempts, 2-6 of his 3-point attempts and making both of his free throw attempts.

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Josh Jackson led the Suns in their victory against the Sacramento Kings. He was the game’s high scorer and ended the contest with 28 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block, while shooting 10-23 from the floor, 2-2 from down town and 6-8 on foul shots. This was the Suns’ first victory since Feb. 28, 2018 and the win snapped a 15 game losing streak.

Jackson had his fifth double-double of the season in the Suns’ blowout defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans. He had 22 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block, while making 7-24 shots from the field, none of his four shots from behind the arc and 80 percent of his shots from the charity stripe. This game marked the fourth game in a row in which he had at least 22 points and the eighth game in a row that he had at least two steals.

Honorable Mention

Fans should be relieved that Marquese Chriss is this week’s honorable mention. Chriss’ production has been a sweet relief for fans in April. He’s averaged 17.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.7 blocks and steals. Hopefully, Chriss has finally turned a corner in his development and this isn’t just a short run of good play.

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Josh Jackson is certainly trying to end the season on a strong note with earning his now third player of the week award in a row and finished first in March’s top five players of the month. In the first seven day span of April, he’s averaged 24.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 block and 2.0 steals. Jackson could end up being an elite two-way player in the league if he can continue to develop his offense.