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Reggie Jackson | Guard | #1

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / OKC
Contract: view contract details

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Reggie Jackson (ankle) has a chance of getting back out there for Tuesday's game against the Suns.
Stan Van Gundy implied on Sunday that Jackson would be back this week, but Monday wasn't an option with it being the first game of a back-to-back set. Maybe he gets out there tonight, but he'll be very limited so he won't do much for you in fantasy hoops. Jackson belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Mar 20 - 3:38 PM

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Reggie Jackson (ankle) will not suit up for Monday's game in Sacramento.

Stan Van Gundy said on Sunday that Jackson could be making it back to the court sometime this week, but it makes sense for him to sit out Monday's game with it being the first of a back-to-back set. Jackson isn't really worth stashing anywhere, but his return will sink Ish Smith's value.
Mar 19 - 3:54 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Jackson (ankle) could be back "sometime this week."

The Pistons will open up Week-23 with a three-game road trip, and then they return home for a game against Chicago on March 24. It seems unlikely that Jackson will be able to get back out there on Monday in Sacramento with it being the first game of a back-to-back set, but Saturday seems realistic. He'll likely be eased back into things, so he's not a very attractive pickup, but his return will really hurt Ish Smith's value.
Mar 18 - 3:44 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) did 3-on-3 halfcourt work on Wednesday.

Coach Stan Van Gundy said the practice was "encouraging." Jackson is expected to return at some point in the next nine days, but he'll almost certainly have to go through a full practice before he's cleared. The Pistons do have a back-to-back set for Monday-Tuesday, so maybe Jackson has a chance for one of those. Ish Smith's value is a ticking time bomb and he can be dropped soon.
Mar 15 - 2:31 PM

Reggie Jackson is expected to return at some point during Detroit's six-game road trip according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

Jackson did some non-contact stuff at Sunday's practice and is finally on track to play at some point during this 6-game, 12-day road trip. He hasn't been a full participant in practice yet, so if he does play it will be probably be towards the end of the trip. Jackson will have heavy restrictions upon his return, so he's just a low-end pickup if you have a bye week in the fantasy playoffs or an I.R. spot.
Mar 11 - 1:02 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) still intends to return this season even with the Pistons slipping out of the playoff race.

"(Returning) this year would be of more value because any games he can get under his belt with Blake and Andre both together would be extremely helpful and help the evaluation process going forward," coach Van Gundy said. Jackson is way behind schedule and has been on the sidelines for 10 weeks. He's starting to do more at practice including 1-on-1 drills, but there's still no clear return date in sight.
Mar 8 - 12:01 PM

Reggie Jackson said that his ankle is "feeling better," and he's not dealing with "much pain at all now."

"It’s just strengthening and doing everything functionally so that I can go out there and be myself," said Jackson, "but I’m getting more confident each and every day." Jackson was able to get some shots up at Wednesday's shootaround, but he still hasn't got in a full practice, and Stan Van Gundy indicated on Monday that he's still not close. Jackson wasn't worth owning in most leagues prior to going down, and with no clear return date in sight, he's not worth rostering in most scenarios.
Mar 7 - 1:38 PM

Stan Van Gundy implied on Monday that Reggie Jackson (ankle) is still not close to a return.

"He's okay, but there’s nothing imminent with him," said Van Gundy of Jackson. "He’s doing his rehab and he did a little bit of 1-on-1 against one of the video guys today, but that’s as far along as he is." It doesn't sound like Jackson is very close to getting back to the court, and at this point in the fantasy season, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 5 - 6:14 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Jackson is progressing in his rehab and could return to practice before the west coast trip in two weeks.

He was just cleared for light running a few days ago and it sounds like he could be back in time for the fantasy playoffs. With this in mind, Ish Smith's fantasy value has an expiration date.
Feb 26 - 6:19 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) has been cleared to do light running in his rehab.

He is still likely a couple weeks away from his return, which makes sense based on how he's only cleared for light running. Jackson was expected to miss 6-8 back on Dec. 27, so it sounds like he'll be closer to eight weeks. While he's out, Ish Smith will get most of the minutes with Jameer Nelson likely to help out in the second unit.
Feb 21 - 4:04 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters that he was unsure when Reggie Jackson (ankle) would return to game action.

Next Tuesday will mark two months since Jackson suffered his Grade-3 right ankle sprain. He was initially projected to miss 6-8 weeks, but it sounds like Jackson "might need a few more weeks." He has shed his walking boot but has not yet been cleared to practice with the team. "I don’t have any preconceived notion at all of when he’ll be back," Van Gundy said on Wednesday. "When (the team doctors) tell me he’s back, he’s back." Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard, with Jameer Nelson backing him up.
Feb 17 - 12:11 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Jackson (ankle) is "starting to do some light basketball work, but there's still no timetable for his return."

Initially, when Jackson was first injured back in late December, he was given a 6-8 week timetable. Thus, there was some hope he'd be back after the All-Star break. However, it now appears that we won't see R-Jax on the floor until the beginning of March, at the earliest. Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard, with Jameer Nelson backing him up.
Feb 14 - 12:31 PM

A report on indicated that Reggie Jackson (ankle) is expected to return "likely sometime in early March."

Jackson was given a 6-8 week timetable back in late December, so there was hope he'd be cleared to play after the All-Star break later this month. However, it now looks like early March is a more realistic target date. Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard, with the newly acquired Jameer Nelson backing him up.
Feb 9 - 10:04 AM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot and is on course to be cleared for basketball activity in 2-3 weeks.

It is important to note that being cleared for basketball activity is different than being cleared to return to game action. However, Jackson is making progress and could be back around the All-Star break. Yet, it's safe to assume that the Pistons will limit Jackson's minutes once he can begin playing games. Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard for Detroit in Jackson's absence.
Jan 26 - 1:32 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) isn't using crutches anymore and is in a walking boot.

Coach Stan Van Gundy said he's "on schedule," so if his 6-8 week timetable holds we should see him back on the court around mid-February. Ish Smith has been starting in Jackson's absence, averaging 13.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in his last eight games.
Jan 14 - 11:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Jameer Nelson
4Dwight Buycks
5Kay Felder
SG1Reggie Bullock
2Langston Galloway
3Luke Kennard
4Reggie Hearn
SF1Stanley Johnson
2James Ennis
3Luis Montero
PF1Blake Griffin
2Anthony Tolliver
3Jon Leuer
4Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Eric Moreland