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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 (ankle) has been cleared to do light running in his rehab.
He is still likely a couple weeks away from his return, which makes sense based on how he's only cleared for light running. Jackson was expected to miss 6-8 back on Dec. 27, so it sounds like he'll be closer to eight weeks. While he's out, Ish Smith will get most of the minutes with Jameer Nelson likely to help out in the second unit. Feb 21 - 4:04 PM

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Coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters that he was unsure when Reggie Jackson (ankle) would return to game action.

Next Tuesday will mark two months since Jackson suffered his Grade-3 right ankle sprain. He was initially projected to miss 6-8 weeks, but it sounds like Jackson "might need a few more weeks." He has shed his walking boot but has not yet been cleared to practice with the team. "I don’t have any preconceived notion at all of when he’ll be back," Van Gundy said on Wednesday. "When (the team doctors) tell me he’s back, he’s back." Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard, with Jameer Nelson backing him up.
Feb 17 - 12:11 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Jackson (ankle) is "starting to do some light basketball work, but there's still no timetable for his return."

Initially, when Jackson was first injured back in late December, he was given a 6-8 week timetable. Thus, there was some hope he'd be back after the All-Star break. However, it now appears that we won't see R-Jax on the floor until the beginning of March, at the earliest. Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard, with Jameer Nelson backing him up.
Feb 14 - 12:31 PM

A report on indicated that Reggie Jackson (ankle) is expected to return "likely sometime in early March."

Jackson was given a 6-8 week timetable back in late December, so there was hope he'd be cleared to play after the All-Star break later this month. However, it now looks like early March is a more realistic target date. Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard, with the newly acquired Jameer Nelson backing him up.
Feb 9 - 10:04 AM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot and is on course to be cleared for basketball activity in 2-3 weeks.

It is important to note that being cleared for basketball activity is different than being cleared to return to game action. However, Jackson is making progress and could be back around the All-Star break. Yet, it's safe to assume that the Pistons will limit Jackson's minutes once he can begin playing games. Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard for Detroit in Jackson's absence.
Jan 26 - 1:32 PM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) isn't using crutches anymore and is in a walking boot.

Coach Stan Van Gundy said he's "on schedule," so if his 6-8 week timetable holds we should see him back on the court around mid-February. Ish Smith has been starting in Jackson's absence, averaging 13.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in his last eight games.
Jan 14 - 11:56 AM

Reggie Jackson (ankle) can't begin his rehab for a couple weeks until the swelling subsides.

There's no change to his timetable, so he's still expected to miss about 6-8 weeks. Ish Smith is a great fantasy pickup and has done well in two starts, averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steals.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:24:00 AM

Reggie Jackson has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain and he will miss at least next 6-8 weeks of action.

Ish Smith figures to immediately slot into the starting five sans Jackson, and he's worth a look in most leagues considering he put in averages of 12.3 points, 6.3 assists, 0.8 steals and just 1.5 turnovers per game through 32 games as a starter with the Pistons last season. Langston Galloway should also see an uptick in minutes, so he's worth monitoring in deep leagues. Jackson was awful through the month of December, so there's not much incentive to hang onto him in most formats.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:43:00 PM

X-rays on Reggie Jackson's right ankle came back negative and he has been diagnosed with a sprain.

Jackson obviously wasn't able to return to Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers, finishing with eight points, 13 assists and three rebounds. The Pistons didn't provide an update on the severity and we likely won't know more until Wednesday's MRI, but it did look like an injury that will force him to miss some time -- he had to be helped to the locker room and wasn't putting any weight on his right leg. If you need a point guard, Ish Smith is worth a long look in the short term.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 09:29:00 PM

Reggie Jackson suffered a nasty right ankle injury on Tuesday vs. Indiana and had to be helped off the court.

He went down in a heap and wasn't able to put any weight on his right leg. His night is surely done and this injury looks it could sideline him for a bit, but his fantasy owners should sit tight until we know more. Ish Smith is worth a speculative add if you could use a boost in assists as he would likely start if R-Jax misses time.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 08:39:00 PM

Reggie Jackson made 3-of-12 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, eight assists and two turnovers in a 104-101 win over the Knicks on Friday.

Even with his poor play, coach Stan Van Gundy still trusted Jackson to close this out out. Jackson has been awful for seven games now and only made 33.8 percent from the field in his previous six, so that drops even more. He's slumped several times in his career, so he should be considered as a buy-low player. His price can't be much lower than right now while healthy.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 10:41:00 PM

Reggie Jackson scored six points with three rebounds, five assists and one turnover in 21 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

He's been known to have some slumps and he's in one right now, averaging just 9.3 points, 2.3 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 treys on 33.8 percent from the field over his last six. It's always possible he gets moved to the bench because Ish Smith has shown promise with the first unit players at times, but the Pistons were playing OK before this dud. Consider Jackson as a buy-low player.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:11:00 AM

Reggie Jackson finished Sunday's game with 17 points, six assists and three rebounds, making 7-of-15 field goals with three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

Jackson came in ice-cold from the field over his previous six games, averaging 10.5 points on combined 33.8 percent shooting. He's still at 45.6% on the season, despite that lull, which is easily his most efficient mark since 2012-13 with the Thunder. The only bad news tonight is that he committed six turnovers and was subbed out for Ish Smith over the final 2:40 of a close game.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Reggie Jackson finished with just eight points in Friday's win at Indiana thanks to a 3-of-11 shooting night.

Jackson was able to help fantasy owners with three rebounds and three assists while adding a blocked shot, but he also was 0-of-3 from behind the arc while turning it over three times across 24 minutes. He has had a rough time shooting lately, hitting just 12-of-41 (29.2 percent) from the field over his past four outings. He'll look to rebound Sunday against the visiting Magic.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 10:07:00 PM

Reggie Jackson missed all nine of his field goals on Sunday, scoring two points on 2-of-2 free throws with three assists, two steals and one rebound in 19 minutes.

Jackson watched from the bench as Detroit made a late run with Ish Smith at the PG spot, and this was just a brutal night against an elite defense for R-Jax. He came in averaging 18.8 points in December and hasn't been held to single-digit points in consecutive games all season, however, and owners shouldn't overreact. He gets a terrific matchup vs. the visiting Nuggets on Tuesday.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Jameer Nelson
4Dwight Buycks
5Kay Felder
SG1Reggie Bullock
2Langston Galloway
3Luke Kennard
SF1Stanley Johnson
2James Ennis
3Luis Montero
PF1Blake Griffin
2Anthony Tolliver
3Jon Leuer
4Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Eric Moreland