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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
Contract: view contract details

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Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) is hoping to beat the 6-8 week timetable he was given.
He said he wants to be back on the court four weeks after the procedure date (Oct. 10), so that would have him returning to the practice court in early November. He would still need a couple weeks of practice after that, so he'd still be looking at about 14-18 games missed if he's right about his progress. Players are usually a little too optimistic about return dates, so just take this with a grain of salt. Ish Smith is worth owning everywhere until R-Jax returns. Oct 22 - 12:49 PM

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Reggie Jackson said that he opted to undergo the PRP treatment on his left knee because he felt the tendinitis was limiting his ability to be explosive on the court.

"It got to a point where it didn't look like me on the court," Jackson said. "I still thought I was effective, I just wasn't as explosive. And I could tell I was hesitant to make a move." Jackson is familiar with the procedure, as he had a PRP injection back in 2011 when he was with the Thunder, "It worked well for five seasons," Jackson said. "So why not go back to it again?" He'll likely be sidelined until early-December, making him more of a late-round target in standard leagues. Ish Smith will run with the starters in Jackson's absence.
Source: M Live
Oct 11 - 5:48 PM

Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) had a platelet-rich plasma injection for his right thumb along with having a knee injection on Monday.

He has a timeline to miss 6-8 weeks with the injection for his knee tendinitis and the UCL sprain in his thumb. Jackson had problems with his thumb last year and apparently it is still bothering him. He was expected to miss 4-6 weeks before this news, so the new thumb PRP injection added a couple weeks. Based on the timetable, Jackson is looking at missing between 14 and 22 games. Ish Smith will get big minutes in the first unit.
Oct 10 - 6:09 PM

Reggie Jackson had PRP treatment on his left knee on Monday morning.

He will be on crutches for a week before he can begin rehabbing. A report on Sunday indicated that Jackson is targeting a late-November, early-December return to the court, but we'll let you know if they update his timetable. Jackson was a top-90 player in standard leagues last season, so fantasy owners can probably wait until the later rounds to draft him because of the injury. Ish Smith will take over as the starter until Jackson can return.
Oct 10 - 10:37 AM

Reggie Jackson (knee) is targeting a late-November, early-December return to the court.

Jackson is scheduled to undergo a PRP treatment on his left knee on Monday, and it'll be roughly 4-6 weeks before Jackson can even return to basketball activities following the procedure, making a late-November return a bit overly optimistic. Ish Smith will be manning the point in Detroit until Jackson gets back to the court, so he's someone to consider swooping up with a late-round pick on draft day. As for Jackson, this news downgrades him to more of a late-round selection in standard leagues without an IR-spot. For what it's worth, although PRP injections do have a long recovery period, they also have a very high success rate, so hopefully the tendinitis is no longer an issue once he does get back on the court.
Oct 9 - 3:48 PM

Reggie Jackson will undergo PRP treatment for his left knee tendinitis on Monday in New York.

In addition to severe tendinitis, Jackson was also diagnosed with a bone bruise. The expected timetable is 6-8 weeks, meaning he will miss at least the first few weeks of the regular season. The Pistons could add a point guard and Steve Blake is a rumored target, but Ish Smith is fully expected to take over as the starter and is worth picking up for his ability to rack up assists. As for Jackson, he'll be on crutches for a week before beginning rehabilitation. Fantasy owners should wait until the end of the middle rounds before targeting Jackson following this report.
Oct 8 - 1:46 PM

Reggie Jackson hopes to make a decision on how he will treat the tendinitis in his left knee by Friday.

"They’re getting close to a decision," Stan Van Gundy said. "They’re consulting with one guy here. They’re basically getting a little more advice. So hopefully we get something done and are ready with a final course of treatment by [Friday]." Jackson could potentially be looking at a 6-8 week absence, and Van Gundy said that Ish Smith will be the team's starting point guard until Jackson can get back on the court. Smith is now on the radar as a potential late-round flier, while Jackson is more of a late middle-round pick at the moment.
Oct 6 - 2:41 PM

Reggie Jackson (left knee) could be out for the next 6-8 weeks, according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

"I feel comfortable with Ish [Smith] at starting PG," Van Gundy said. The good news is that the Pistons don't expect him to have surgery. It's a really tough blow for the Pistons, who played their starters together more than any team last year. Smith is looking at a role with minutes in the mid 30s and coach Van Gundy will likely have Smith as a pick-and-roll ball handler as their go-to play. He'll be worthy of a draft pick in the later rounds. Meanwhile, Jackson should be falling to the second half of drafts with this news.
Oct 5 - 2:32 PM

Detroit is reportedly fearful that Reggie Jackson (left knee tendinitis) could miss "extended time" to start the season, and they are reportedly exploring the point guard market.

Jackson sat out most of Tuesday's practice due to the tendinitis, and while this is an issue that he's been managing since his sophomore season of college, it needs to be said that a knee injury has not caused him to miss any time throughout his three years in the league. Still, if the Pistons are exploring the point guard market, there is some cause for concern here, and it seems like Detroit is not confident deploying Ish Smith, Lorenzo Brown or Ray McCallum as their starting point guard. With this report, it makes sense to bump down Jackson a couple rounds on draft day.
Oct 5 - 10:27 AM

Reggie Jackson (left knee tendinitis) was withheld from Tuesday's practice.

The Pistons have been limiting Jackson to just one practice during their two-a-day sessions, and his absence from Tuesday's practice can be described as precautionary. This is something that Jackson has been dealing with over the past three seasons, although he's only missed a total of 10 games during that three-year span, so this isn't something to be overly concerned about. Jackson should be able to take another step forward during his second year as Detroit's full-time starter, making him a worthwhile mid-round target.
Oct 4 - 3:32 PM

Reggie Jackson (knee tendinitis) will be limited in training camp according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

The Pistons are reportedly just being cautious, but Jackson will be limited to one practice per day in camp. Jackson is expected to take on a leadership role this season and is coming off averages of 18.8 points, 6.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.5 treys in 2015-16. He should be off the board in the middle rounds.
Sep 23 - 12:15 PM

Reggie Jackson, entering his sixth NBA season, believes he will have to "step up this year and be an even more impactful leader and more of a voice of reason and direction" for his Piston teammates.

Despite being only 26 years of age, Jackson is a one of the more respected and experienced vets on a young Pistons team. From a fantasy perspective, it will be interesting to see if Jackson's playing time increases next season. In 2015-16, Jackson averaged a career-high 30.7 minutes per game. This summer, the Pistons signed Ish Smith to a three-year, $18 million contract to serves as the team's backup PG.
Sep 17 - 12:59 PM

Reggie Jackson expects the Piston to take a big step forward this season.

Jackson spoke approvingly of the Pistons offseason moves and expects their deep roster to play an important role this season. "I think we’ll be scary this year," Jackson said. "But you know what? I don’t want to talk about it too much. We’ll let the season speak for itself." The 26-year-old will return as the Pistons starting point guard and will be a mid-round pick in standard fantasy leagues after averaging 14.5 points, 6.0 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.9 treys in 2015-16.
Sep 13 - 12:40 PM

Speaking on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Reggie Jackson said he is excited about the potential of the Pistons this season.

"I don't believe there necessarily is a ceiling," Jackson said. "We can go as far as we want. But it's really going to come from internal growth as a team. Not just in skills but mentally, as well, and being ready for the burden of the season." The Pistons added a lot of depth this summer and will be looking to improve upon their eighth-place finish in the East. Jackson has some competition behind him in Ish Smith, but he's fully expected to return as the starter which makes him a mid-round option in standard leagues.
Source: USA Today
Aug 29 - 10:07 AM

Reggie Jackson said he wants the Pistons to be a better defensive team next season.

"We want to be a better defensive team, mentally tougher at end of games. I have to put guys in better position," said Jackson. Kyrie Irving regularly roasted Jackson on the defensive end during Detroit's first-round loss to the Cavs, so he's right in saying that the Pistons need to improve in that category. He'll be worth a late-round selection on draft day after averaging 14.5 points, 6.0 assists, 0.9 triples and 0.8 steals per game on 43.4 percent shooting this past season.
Aug 24 - 12:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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