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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 said the addition of Avery Bradley will "elevate" his own game.
"I expect him to hold me accountable," Jackson said. "Try to get the best out of him and I expect him to try to get the best out of me. Especially being around the same age, it's going to be fun to lead this team and continue to battle and try to get better every day in practice and [in games]." Bradley gives the Pistons another reliable ball handler, so that should take some pressure off R-Jax. He's had the full offseason to get his knee right and is looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2016-17 campaign. If you're targeting Jackson, there's no need to reach for him until the later rounds. Aug 13 - 12:39 PM

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Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Jackson (knee) is "doing well and feeling good."

Jackson missed the first 21 games and the final nine games of the 2016-17 season due to left knee tendinitis. However, it appears offseason rehab has benefited the Pistons point guard. "They put him on a rehab protocol that is longer, a 16-week protocol where they’re slowly getting him ready for the season instead of getting him right back out on the court right away and doing his normal summer work," said Van Gundy. Jackson has a high fantasy ceiling, but the injury concerns and Detroit's depth at guard make him a risky pick in fantasy drafts.
Aug 12 - 9:45 AM

The Pistons and Pelicans have discussed a trade that would send Reggie Jackson to New Orleans in exchange for E'Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca, according to sources of Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.

This isn't the first time we've seen Jackson's name crop up in trade rumors, and Scotto reported back in June that the Pistons were shopping him, so there could be something here. The Pelicans reportedly believe that Jackson and Holiday could share the backcourt, but Jackson's value would still take a hit as he'd not longer be the primary creator on offense, while Ish Smith would see a huge jump in value as he'd step into a starting role in Detroit. Jordan Crawford would also see a boost in value with the departure of Moore. Stay tuned.

According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Pistons are "gauging the trade market" for Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson.

With the Pistons coming off a terribly disappointing season, it's not surprising that Stan Van Gundy is considering a shakeup of his core. Both Jackson and Drummond were purportedly on the block at the trade deadline back in February as well. Jackson missed both the start and the finish of the 2016-17 campaign due to knee troubles and is set to make $51 million over the next three seasons. As a result, his trade value is limited.
Jun 9 - 11:51 AM

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said he's confident that Reggie Jackson will bounce back next season.

"Reggie Jackson had a really difficult year and it really affected our team," Van Gundy said. "I think Reggie will come back and be as good as or better than he was two years ago. I honestly do. There were a lot of things that were physically and mentally very difficult for him to handle. He’s committed to getting those things changed. He’s a talented guy and he’ll be really good next year — I have confidence in him." Jackson was shut down for the final nine games of the season because he never looked healthy, finishing with averages of 14.5 points, 5.2 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.3 triples on 41.9 percent shooting in 52 games. He won't be a recommended fantasy target next season and there's a good chance that he's traded.
Apr 13 - 10:08 AM

According to Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, Reggie Jackson (knee) will not play again this season.

R-Jax has missed the last five games for Detroit and will now miss the final four games of the season. The writing has been on the wall for a while, so hopefully his owners moved on a while ago. Ish Smith is locked in as the starter the rest of the way.
Apr 6 - 1:06 PM

Based on recent comments from Stan Van Gundy, it seems unlikely that Reggie Jackson (knee) will play again this season.

"He had some very good games, some very good fourth quarters," said Van Gundy of Jackson. "But I don’t think he ever got to a point where he felt like him himself. This is just the start of a long off-season of getting himself to not only get physically right but to mentally recharge, take the learning experiences from this season and come back better than ever. He’ll be 27 years old next year, so he’s coming into his prime, not going out of it." It looks like Ish Smith will finish the year as Detroit's starting point guard. At this point, Jackson belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Source: NBA
Apr 5 - 9:57 AM

Reggie Jackson (knee) will remain inactive for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

Jackson has missed four straight games and will likely remain sidelined for the rest of the regular season. Ish Smith has started each of the Pistons last four games and is averaging 17.8 points, 5.3 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 treys in 32.5 minutes over those four contests. Smith will remain a strong DFS play on Wednesday.
Apr 4 - 12:55 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

There's a very good chance he's out for the season. The Pistons can't get out of their own way and their playoff chances are dwindling. With Jackson out, Ish Smith should be looking at minutes in the 30s with Beno Udrih backing him up.
Mar 31 - 6:47 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee) will be inactive again on Thursday vs. the Nets.

Despite reports of R-Jax possibly being shut down, coach Stan Van Gundy said earlier this week that the PG is day-to-day. Ish Smith will see a heavy workload in Jackson's absence and is worth a look if you need assists and steals. Beno Udrih will back him up. Jackson's owners should move on if they haven't already.
Mar 30 - 1:01 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

There have been recent reports speculating that the Pistons may eventually elect to shut down Jackson, but Stan Van Gundy stated during his pre-game interview that Jackson is simply day-to-day and stressed that he really wants to play. That being said, Jackson has been playing terribly for the past month, so there's little incentive to hang onto him in most leagues. Ish Smith will earn another start tonight, and he's worth a look if you need some dimes and steals.
Mar 28 - 5:53 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee) is unlikely to play Tuesday vs. Miami and the Pistons may elect to shut him down for the remainder of the season.

Jackson has been fighting through a knee tendinitis injury all season after the platelet-rich plasma injections caused him to miss the first 21 games of the year. "We’ve been thinking about this for a long time. It’s hard to put a percentage, but he’s been playing at probably about 80 percent and as we get into this stretch of games in March where we’re playing a lot, the fatigue is making it worse," coach Stan Van Gundy said. Ish Smith will continue to start and play heavy minutes, with Beno Udrih backing him up.
Mar 28 - 10:03 AM

Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said Monday he is unsure whether Reggie Jackson (knee) will be shut down for the season, but he is out Tuesday against the Heat.

With Jackson on the shelf it is Ish Smith who benefits the most. He and Beno Udrih will continue to fill the void until such point as Jackson is plugged back into the lineup. Jackson's fantasy owners hope that isn't until the 2017-18 season, but that possibility is looming.
Mar 27 - 10:16 PM

Reggie Jackson will be rested for Monday's matchup with the Knicks.

With Jackson unavailable, Ish Smith should be able to see his minutes in the 30s, so he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or low-budget DFS option with a favorable, up-tempo matchup against the Knicks. Beno Udrih should also see his minutes in the teens sans Jackson, but that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops.
Mar 27 - 6:59 PM

Reggie Jackson came off the bench again on Friday vs. the Magic, making 5-of-14 from the field for 11 points with four rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

Coach Stan Van Gundy said before the game that he still thinks Jackson is the answer down the line. "It’s a decision for now," Van Gundy said about the lineup change. "It doesn’t reflect any long-term thoughts on him." It's basically been a lost season for Jackson and the trade rumors will likely be there. Most fantasy owners should be able to do better. He does have four games next week, though.
Mar 24 - 9:24 PM

Depth Charts

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