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Reggie Jackson | Guard | #1

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / OKC
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Reggie Jackson made 7-of-20 from the field for 19 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.
The high minute total is a great sign for a guy who has been injured for most of the summer. Jackson also played next to Ish Smith down the stretch, which could become a wrinkle for coach Dwane Casey after he used Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet together a lot. Jackson has his holes to his game, but overall those who drafted him should feel OK based on his low ADP. Oct 17 - 10:44 PM

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Reggie Jackson scored 14 points with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

He looked much, much better here after missing some time due to groin tightness. Jackson is also having a bit of trouble shaking his Grade 3 ankle sprain from last season, so it may be a test for him to be able to stay on the court all year. He'll be sliding in drafts a ton, so maybe he could an option for those who missed the boat in eight-cat leagues.
Oct 12 - 9:25 PM

Reggie Jackson participated in practice on Thursday.

He left Wednesday's preseason game with some groin tightness, but the Pistons said they were just being cautious and this confirms it. His durability is a major red flag and his upside isn't the greatest, so we'd shy away from him in fantasy drafts.
Oct 11 - 1:19 PM

Reggie Jackson left with some groin tightness on Wednesday and did not return.

The team says it's just precautionary, but this is something to watch. The Pistons as a team and Jackson haven't exactly been on the same page with Jackson's health, so we'll need to see him play before we start to feel comfortable about his status. For now, he's way too risk to draft in the top 100 of basically any format.
Oct 10 - 9:33 PM

Reggie Jackson started and played 17 minutes for six points, three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers on 2-of-7 shooting in his preseason debut on Monday.

He'll be pushed hard by Ish Smith again this season, making him a low-end fantasy point guard option. But he does appear to be back on track after dealing with a sprained ankle this preseason.
Oct 8 - 9:49 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) and Blake Griffin will make their preseason debuts on Monday against the Nets.

They'll be on a minutes limit, but it's good to see them getting out there for some meaningless games prior to the start of the season. Jackson should open the year as Detroit's starting point guard, but inefficiency issues and a lack of defensive statistics will weigh down his value.
Oct 8 - 2:24 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) and Blake Griffin have been cleared to play in Monday's preseason game against the Nets.

Head coach Dwane Casey said he hopes that Jackson, Griffin and Andre Drummond will be able to play in Detroit's final three exhibition games, so it sounds like there's a decent chance Jackson and Griffin will be able to make their preseason debuts on Monday night.
Oct 7 - 1:54 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday.

His ankle still isn't right. The Pistons front office has said Jackson is healthy, but that doesn't mesh with the injury report and some of Jackson's comments next mont. We'll see Bruce Brown start tonight because coach Dwane Casey likes Ish Smith off the bench.
Oct 5 - 8:23 PM

Reggie Jackson (right ankle) isn't in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

Jose Calderon is taking his place with the starting five rounded out by Andre Drummond, Henry Ellenson, Stanley Johnson and Reggie Bullock. Presumably, Ish Smith is staying on the bench to keep the projected second unit intact. It's unclear when exactly R-Jax will be cleared for game action, but he did return to 5-on-5 work last week and looked "really good" on Saturday, according to coach Dwane Casey.
Oct 3 - 7:55 PM

Coach Dwane Casey said that Reggie Jackson (right ankle) "looked really good" in the Pistons scrimmage on Saturday.

Jackson is working his way back into shape after undergoing minor surgery on his right ankle in the offseason. His goal is to be cleared for the Pistons season opener on October 17th. "He’s looked really good," Casey said. "He’s still rusty in certain areas, reading situations defensively, but I’m very pleased at where he is." This is a situation to keep an eye on throughout the preseason.
Oct 2 - 10:58 AM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) was a full-participant in 5-on-5 drills on Thursday.

He's been ramping up his activity all week and this was likely the final step. Coach Dwane Casey said he "looked rusty and [was] throwing the ball all over the place," but we won't read too much into that for now. Jackson is a late-round pick with durability issues and a low fantasy ceiling.
Sep 27 - 1:41 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) said he "ramped up a little more" in practice on Tuesday.

He said his ankle feels great and he feels good overall. It's been a bit of a mixed bag on R-Jax's health with the guard himself saying he's day-to-day, but then Ed Stefanski said Jackson Is "fully healed" for camp. For now, it doesn't sound like he's 100 percent back and the Pistons may opt to lower his minutes in the preseason. He's a dicey pick late in drafts.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 25 - 4:37 PM

Reggie Jackson's ankle is "fully healed" according to Pistons senior adviser Ed Stefanski.

"We did an MRI a couple weeks ago. It was perfect," Stefanski added. "Now, it's just basketball shape...hoping to get him ready to go opening night." He had a "minor procedure" on his right ankle over the offseason and has had some tough luck with injuries over the last few years. If he's not ready in time for opening night, Ish Smith would be an interesting add for any owner in need of dimes.
Sep 24 - 1:13 PM

Reggie Jackson had a "minor procedure" on his right ankle over the offseason.

His ankle cost him 37 games last season and now we're learning that he's been sidelined for most of the offseason because of this. Jackson did say he's day-to-day, but it doesn't sound like he's a lock for camp by any means. "It actually feels good. I feel like I can cut again," Jackson said. "Once I get going fully, just see how it feels. But it feels night and day compared to last year." We'll take him at his word, but if he's not right for the season opener Ish Smith will get an opportunity to run the point for the first unit.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 20 - 9:56 AM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) said he is day-to-day.

"I’ve been nursing injuries, and they’re nagging, but it’s part of the career, part of life," Jackson said on Wednesday. He didn't provide many details, but said it's still a rehab process. Jackson was able to return from his ankle sprain for 12 games last season and he may not have been 100 percent, but it sounds like he may be limited in the preseason. Ish Smith makes sense as a late-round flier for now, and maybe Luke Kennard can get some PG minutes.
Sep 19 - 4:50 PM