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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
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Stan Van Gundy hasn't decided whether Reggie Jackson or Ish Smith will start at PG on opening night.
"They’re both going to play with both units, so I don’t worry too much about that," Van Gundy said. "We haven’t locked either one of them into one unit or the other." Jackson is still getting up to speed after battling knee and groin issues this preseason, whereas Smith has been solid all offseason -- no matter who starts initially, this has all the signs of a season-long position battle. Oct 15 - 8:26 PM

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Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Jackson (knee, groin) will not have any restrictions on opening night.

Van Gundy said the only restrictions on Jackson will be his own conditioning, but he doesn't necessarily have a minutes cap. That said, he'll be battling Ish Smith and Langston Galloway for minutes this season, and coming off a down year, it's tough to justify looking Jackson's way until the last few rounds on draft day.
Oct 15 - 4:59 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, groin) looked great in his preseason opener vs. Indiana on Monday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

The Pistons were going to limit his workload if he wasn't feeling up to it, so it's a good sign that he logged 26 minutes. He added six assists with three rebounds and one steal, hitting both of his free throws and missing all four of his 3-point attempts. More importantly, he showed some explosion attacking the rim that he did not have last season. R-Jax did this against an Indiana team that was missing six of their top seven rotation players, but this is still an encouraging start.
Oct 9 - 9:22 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, groin) will make his preseason debut on Monday vs. the Pacers.

Jackson has been limited for the past year with knee tendonitis and recently tweaked his hip, but it's a good sign that he's healthy enough to play in a meaningless preseason game. We wouldn't expect Jackson to play much tonight, but fantasy owners will be watching him closely to see if he's worth a late-round pick as the starting PG in Detroit -- he's expected to play six minute stints in the first and second quarters and the Pistons will see how he feels at half.
Oct 9 - 11:43 AM

Reggie Jackson (knee, groin) is questionable to play in Monday's preseason game against the Pacers.

Jackson has been going through practices, but Stan Van Gundy is going to continue to play it safe with the games being irrelevant. Given Jackson's injury history and the competition for minutes in Detroit's crowded backcourt, R-Jax can't be viewed as anything more than a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Oct 8 - 3:09 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, groin) will not play Friday vs. Atlanta.

Jackson has been battling tendonitis in his knee for over a year and recently suffered an adductor injury. Fortunately, an MRI taken on his adductor revealed no structural damage. Still, the Pistons will obviously err on the side of caution with R-Jax. The injury issues and the Pistons crowded backcourt make Jackson a very risky selection in fantasy drafts. Ish Smith is expected to draw the start on Friday.
Oct 6 - 12:02 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, groin) practiced on Thursday.

He is still very questionable to play on Friday, but there's little incentive to throw him out there. Jackson did halfcourt work at practice and has been limited all month. Considering how his knee injury limited him last year, he's a very risky fantasy target in most formats. Expect Ish Smith to get some decent minutes in the preseason and in the regular season.
Oct 5 - 2:25 PM

An MRI taken on Reggie Jackson's adductor revealed no structural damage, but he will not play in Wednesday's preseason opener against the Hornets.

The Pistons will be playing it safe with Jackson throughout the preseason, so while he's hopeful he'll be able to play Friday vs. Atlanta, chances are he'll be sitting out that one as well if there are any doubts about the health of his left knee and adductor. Through 52 games, Jackson didn't even rank in the top-150 last season, so he's not the most attractive draft day target. Ish Smith will draw the start in his place tonight.
Oct 4 - 12:04 PM

In addition to knee tendinitis, Reggie Jackson is now also dealing with an adductor injury and is listed as day-to-day.

Jackson has been dealing with chronic tendinitis for well over a year now, but this is the first we are hearing of this latest issue with his right abductor. Jackson said he felt good and was pain-free last week, but he's been unable to stay on the floor consistently since the end of the 2015-16 season. His previous production makes his upside enticing, but his recent injury history makes Jackson a very risky gamble on draft day. It's probably best to avoid R-Jax unless he falls into the late rounds.
Oct 3 - 1:40 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee) went through his first full-contact practice of training camp on Friday.

Jackson has been participating in only one of the two-a-day sessions during the first week of training camp, but his knee responded well to his first full-contact run. "I’m happy to be feeling good each and every day. The best thing is to wake up and be pain-free; even if (I’m) sore, it’s really body soreness and nothing with the knee," said Jackson. "My legs may be a little fatigued because I’m getting back into the swing of things." R-Jax will be on a minutes restriction throughout the preseason and is a risky pick in fantasy drafts.
Sep 30 - 9:22 AM

Reggie Jackson (left knee) will go through his first scrimmage with the Pistons on Saturday.

Stan Van Gundy wants to ease Jackson back into things after giving him the entire summer off to rest his troublesome left knee, and Jackson is onboard with the current maintenance program. "It definitely sounds like it's a good, good plan," Jackson said. "Good ramp-up to keep my body intact." R-Jax has been relegated to light shooting and jumping off one leg under supervision to this point, but they'll be slowly ramping up his activity level as the regular season approaches.
Sep 27 - 9:59 AM

Reggie Jackson (knee) will not participate in the contact portions of Tuesday's practice.

To be clear, Jackson did go through Tuesday morning's practice, so this is just Stan Van Gundy following through with the protocol he outlined in early-September that would withhold Jackson from two-a-day practices. Jackson should be good to go when the 2017-18 season begins, but he'll be facing competition from both Ish Smith and Langston Galloway this season, so he's not the most attractive target in fantasy hoops.
Sep 26 - 3:25 PM

Reggie Jackson said he's had no setbacks with his left knee this summer.

"With my knee, I’m feeling good. With the health of it, I’m feeling great," he said. "I just got to do the best I can to take care of it. The team is doing a great job of monitoring it. I’ve had no setbacks. I’m on pace, which is to be ready by training camp." Jackson has a chronic case of tendinitis in his knee and has had two platelet-rich plasma injections in his career, so this is something the Pistons may have to monitor for the foreseeable future -- they are already planning to limit him to one practice a day at training camp.
Sep 21 - 9:21 AM

Reggie Jackson (left) said he feels like he's getting his explosion back and is "pain-free" after taking it easy and rehabbing this offseason.

"No red flags," Jackson said. "I’ve done quite a bit of testing. The team has the results. The numbers, from what I know, they look good. It’s just about maintaining and building that strength." Jackson was barred from participating in full-contact, full-court work this summer in order to give his troublesome left knee some extended rest, and Stan Van Gundy has acknowledged that while he'll be cleared for camp, Jackson will likely be sitting out the two-a-day workouts. R-Jax doesn't offer a ton of upside, so he won't be worth much more than a late-round flier on draft day.
Source: NBA
Sep 20 - 10:54 AM

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said Reggie Jackson (left knee) will be ready for training camp.

"All good with the doctors and ramping up his basketball work," SVG said when asked about R-Jax. "He'll be ready." According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, Jackson has been battling chronic tendinitis in his left knee, but "recently completed a 16-week protocol featuring leg strengthening exercises." While this is good news, the Pistons will still proceed with caution and are not expected to let him practice more than once a day during camp. The knee is certainly a concern and it's the reason for his brutal 2016-17 campaign, and it doesn't help that Ish Smith is a threat to his workload. If you want to take a chance on Jackson, you don't have to make your move until the later rounds.
Sep 11 - 12:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Langston Galloway
4Dwight Buycks
SG1Avery Bradley
2Luke Kennard
SF1Tobias Harris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Jon Leuer
2Anthony Tolliver
3Henry Ellenson
4Eric Moreland
C1Andre Drummond
2Boban Marjanovic