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Reggie Jackson | Guard | #1

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / OKC
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Reggie Jackson will start Wednesday vs. the Hornets.
There was some fear that Jackson would be rested on the second game of this back-to-back set, but he only played 18 minutes on Tuesday, so he should be closer to the mid-20s tonight. Go ahead and fire him up. Dec 7 - 5:34 PM

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Reggie Jackson started on Tuesday, but played just 18 minutes and hit 2-of-9 shots for seven points, seven assists and two steals in a win over the Bulls.

We're not sure why Stan Van Gundy is starting Jackson if his conditioning is still an issue, but whatever. Given his low minutes tonight, Jackson still has a chance to play on Wednesday against the Hornets. Jackson had 18 points and four assists in 23 minutes on Sunday, but wasn't nearly as exciting tonight. If you're still holding Ish Smith, it's probably wise to keep him until Jackson officially buries him - assuming that happens. And consider Jackson questionable for Wednesday night, given that he's only been back for two games, recovering from a knee and thumb injury.
Dec 6 - 10:55 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will play around 23 minutes Tuesday vs. Chicago.

Stan Van Gundy said that the team will decide after tonight's game whether or not Jackson can play Wednesday vs. Charlotte, so owners can expect to get an update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. As for tonight's game, Jackson was able to put up 18 points and four assists in his previous outing, so season-long owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active. The minutes limit does make Jackson an unattractive DFS option, though.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The minutes restriction keeps Jackson out of potential DFS consideration - and it also makes Ish Smith unplayable - but there are still a few attractive options on the Detroit side. Tobias Harris will draw a Bulls defense that ranks 26th against opposing PFs, and with several punt PF plays on the board with bust potential, paying up a bit more for Harris makes a lot of sense in tournaments. Andre Drummond is also in play for tournaments at the center spot.
Dec 6 - 6:17 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will remain on a minutes restriction Tuesday vs. Chicago.

Prior to his season debut on Sunday, the Pistons plan was to limit Jackson to approximately five minutes per quarter. He ended up playing a total of 23 minutes, tallying 18 points and four assists. Coach Stan Van Gundy declined to reveal the plan for Tuesday night, but it is probably safe to assume Detriot will try to limit Jackson to approximately 25 minutes. He can safely be inserted back into fantasy lineups.
Dec 6 - 12:06 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) looked sharp in his season debut on Sunday, posting 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four assists in just 23 minutes as a starter.

The Pistons were limiting Jackson to around five minutes per quarter, a number that should slowly creep up in the coming weeks. He's obviously a must-own player now that he's back on the court, and he looked good enough tonight to activate in nearly all lineups. If you were relying on Ish Smith for assists this season, it's time to start monitoring the waiver wire for a promising pickup.
Dec 4 - 8:34 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will start in his regular-season debut Sunday vs. the Magic, sending Ish Smith back to the bench.

Jackson won't play much more than 20 minutes tonight, so he's not a great DFS option, but he obviously should be activated in all season-long settings. Smith was just barely clinging to late-round value on the year as Detroit's starter, and his value is going to take a pretty massive hit once Jackson is fully up to speed, so owners may want to start perusing the waiver wire for his replacement. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond will join Jackson in the starting five.

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will play on Sunday vs. the Magic.

He was listed as out on the pre-game notes, but the decision on his status was always up to Jackson. Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Jackson will play 4-5 minutes per quarter, so he's looking at roughly 18-20 minutes of action if this holds up. The Pistons are going to ease him back into action, so DFS owners can't trust him right away. If you own Ish Smith, it makes sense to wait and see what happens over the next week before moving on.
Dec 4 - 10:49 AM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) is listed as out for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

Game notes aren't 100 percent accurate and there's still an outside chance that R-Jax could be active Sunday. He returned to full practice last week and coach Stan Van Gundy said it's basically up to him when he wants to return. SVG did mention that his stamina will be an issue early on, so his workload should be limited right out of the gate. Regardless, he shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires right now.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 4 - 9:34 AM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) feels his rehab has gone "tremendously well," and he's "feeling good."

"I’ve seen him for a couple of weeks. He looks fine playing," Stan Van Gundy said after Monday’s practice. "Stamina is going to be an issue. I don’t think he could play 33 minutes a game right now. But whenever they tell me he’s ready to go and he tells me he’s ready to go in his mind, then he’ll go." Jackson was a full participant during Monday's practice, but acknowledged that he'd like to get in another full practice before returning to the court. Ish Smith's fantasy clock is ticking.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 29 - 3:03 PM

Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) made it through a full practice on Monday.

The Pistons begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday against the Hornets, and while coach Stan Van Gundy is not expecting him to play on the trip, he won't rule him out either. He shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires at this point, while Ish Smith's owners may have to start evaluating other options depending on how R-Jax looks upon his return.
Nov 28 - 1:44 PM

Stan Van Gundy said he expects Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) to return to the court during the first week of December.

Van Gundy said he doubted that Jackson would be able to suit up during Detroit’s upcoming four-game road trip, but it's looking like December 4's home game against the Magic is a very realistic possibility. Owners of Ish Smith may want to start perusing the waiver wire for his replacement.
Nov 23 - 6:54 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) went through some 3-on-3 work during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

Jackson went through 2-on-2 drills on Tuesday, so this is yet another step in the right direction in Jackson's recovery. He'll be back on the court by early-December at the latest, so Ish Smith's probably only has handful more games operating as Detroit's starting point guard.
Nov 23 - 12:43 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) went through live 2-on-2 drills during Tuesday's practice, and head coach Stan Van Gundy said, "everything looked pretty good."

Jackson did not go through the 4-on-4 or 5-on-5 portions of Tuesday's practice, but he's making solid progress in his recovery. "The more I play live ball and the more I am on the attack on offense, then also being attacked defensively and having to play, the more trust I have in [my knee]," Jackson said. "From there, it's kind of getting a sense of what the coaching staff and figure out when I'm getting back on the court." He should be back by early-December at the latest.
Nov 22 - 2:19 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will begin going through full contact practices on Tuesday.

Jackson has been making steady progress in his recovery, and being able to go through a full contact practice session will be a big step. He appears to be on track to meet his late-November return date, so Ish Smith probably only has another couple weeks of contributing standard league value. At this point, Jackson needs to be stashed away in most leagues.
Nov 21 - 5:57 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee) is hoping to be cleared for a few non-contact drills at Tuesday's practice.

Coach Stan Van Gundy said last week that R-Jax still looked tentative when making hard cuts, so his return is probably a couple weeks away. He is making progress and his owners just need to keep him stashed everywhere even though he doesn't have a clear return date. Ish Smith's run as the starter at PG is drawing to a close.
Nov 21 - 1:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Beno Udrih
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Henry Ellenson
4Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic