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Reggie Jackson | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
College: Boston College
Contract: view contract details

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Reggie Jackson had a nice showing against the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 17 points with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
After one season, coach Stan Van Gundy is starting to have the offense he wants. Reggie Jackson will be on the ball a lot with plenty of space around him to run the pick-and-roll. If you're OK with his sub-par shooting and turnovers, R-Jax could be a top-10 point guard this season. Oct 10 - 11:32 PM

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Reggie Jackson (Achilles) struggled in a start against the Nets on Thursday, making 3-of-10 from the field for seven points with three rebounds, six assists, one 3-pointer and six turnovers.

He had a sore Achilles and missed some practice this week. Jackson is going to run the offense this year and he should run a ton of pick-and-rolls as the floor general -- nobody ran more PNR than RJ after the break last year. He's someone to think about in drafts after the early-round PGs come off the board.
Oct 8 - 10:27 PM

Reggie Jackson (sore Achilles) will play against the Nets on Thursday.

Jackson's injury wasn't considered serious, but it's nice to see that news manifest itself with him being on the court Thursday. The Pistons starting point guard will likely have his minutes limited during the preseason, but his injury shouldn't linger into the regular season and he continues to be a mid-round target in standard league fantasy drafts.
Oct 8 - 12:49 PM

Reggie Jackson (sore Achilles) practiced on Wednesday, and he could play on Thursday vs. the Nets.

Jackson's injury isn't considered serious, but expect the Pistons to move forward with caution during the preseason. As the unquestioned starter in Detroit, Jackson is poised for an excellent season and it will look to prove his worth after inking a five-year, $80 million contract this summer. If Jackson is unable to play on Thursday, expect Spencer Dinwiddie to get some additional minutes.
Oct 7 - 2:23 PM

Reggie Jackson (achilles), Brandon Jennings (achilles), Adonis Thomas (achilles), Steve Blake (brain injury), Aron Baynes (ankle) and Danny Granger (very old) are all sitting for the Pistons in Tuesday's preseason game.

With Jackson, Jennings and Blake out, Spencer Dinwiddie is starting at point guard, while Darrun Hilliard and Stanley Johnson will back him up. Yes, that Stanley Johnson is going to play some point guard tonight.
Oct 6 - 7:52 PM

Reggie Jackson (sore Achilles) received clean results on his MRI from Monday.

While this is great news as Jackson isn't dealing with anything more serious, the Pistons are likely to play it safe with their $80 million man. We'll keep Jackson's status updated throughout the preseason, but he becomes a risky mid-round pick in fantasy drafts until we have more clarity on the exact nature of his injury. With Brandon Jennings (Achilles) still sidelined, Spencer Dindwiddie is in line to see big preseason minutes while Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy gives Jackson a few days to rest.

Reggie Jackson (sore Achilles) will have a precautionary MRI on Monday.

Although worrisome, the key word is 'precautionary'. Jackson was limited at practice and it sounds very unlikely that he'll play on Tuesday, no matter what the test reveals. With Brandon Jennings still rehabbing from Achilles surgery, the last thing Detroit can afford is for Jackson, who signed a five-year, $80 million deal this summer, to aggravate a minor injury. Check back later in the day for the MRI results.

Reggie Jackson could wind up spending more time in the post this season.

Working with assistant Tim Hardaway on post moves, Jackson wants to take advantage of his size. "You’ve got to find a way to get easy baskets," Jackson said. "I’ve been watching Andre Miller’s tapes. He might not be the fastest guy but he finds ways to maneuver and use his body." At 6'3" and 210 lbs, Jackson finding more creative ways to use his size is music to the ears of fantasy owners.
Oct 5 - 12:03 PM

Reggie Jackson (thigh contusion) is scrimmaging on Saturday.

Jackson ran into the stanchion on Friday, but it's definitely a good sign that the Pistons are letting him play in a preseason scrimmage. With Brandon Jennings (Achilles) still on the shelf, the Pistons will rely on Jackson pretty heavily this season.
Oct 3 - 11:17 AM

Reggie Jackson suffered a thigh contusion on Friday after banging into the basketball stanchion.

Leg injuries and basketball stanchion are scary, but it sounds like Jackson is going to be OK. He may need a few days off and this injury shouldn't affect his fantasy value more than a pick or two. If he needs an MRI or further evaluation, that would change things.
Oct 2 - 2:52 PM

Reggie Jackson sat out of Friday's practice because he is dealing with a "minor hobble."

It's still not clear exactly what kind of injury Jackson is dealing with, but he reportedly suffered a bruise after running into the stanchion. Jackson has been working on his 3-point shot and should see all the minutes he can handle as the starting point guard with Brandon Jennings (Achilles) on the shelf, so he should be a solid pick in the middle rounds.
Oct 2 - 1:53 PM

The Pistons discovered a flaw in Reggie Jackson's perimeter shot.

"We noticed he was actually a little knock-kneed on his shot," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "So as he went into his stance and gather, his knees came together, which was really taking a lot of the power out of his shot." Jackson made just 29.9 percent from deep last year, so even getting that up to 35 percent would be huge.
Sep 26 - 8:39 PM

Reggie Jackson is excited about the Pistons having more floor spacing this season.

"Just to have more floor space, we’re all going to be able to play off each other and let our big fella dominate the paint and eat all day down there on both ends of the floor," Jackson said. "I’m going to help by attacking the paint and it’s just going to open the floor for everybody else on catch and drives, catch and shoots." Jackson averaged 17.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 9.2 assists over his first 27 games in Detroit.
Sep 21 - 10:43 AM

Reggie Jackson improved his 3-point shooting this summer by strengthening his lower body, which he says has helped his consistency "tremendously."

"My knees collapse, so I wasn’t getting power on my shot," said Jackson, who shot a mere 29.9 percent from downtown last season. "Everybody was trying to go under [screens] a lot, take out the option of me turning the corner." An improved 3-point stroke would be terrific news for Jackson's fantasy value, but we'll wait to see him in the preseason before declaring the career 43.2 percent shooter a marksman.
Sep 15 - 10:23 AM

Reggie Jackson's new five-year, $80 million contract with the Pistons is expected to be finalized this week.

Stan Van Gundy called it a "hell of a decision" to give Jackson $16M annually and it's hard to argue with that assessment. With so many moving parts in the Motor City this offseason, Jackson faces an uphill battle to prove he's worth the coin.
Source: M Live
Jul 13 - 10:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Brandon Jennings
3Steve Blake
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
4Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Adonis Thomas
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony