Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson may consider requesting a buyout and would consider choosing the LA Clippers as his next team.
According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson is deciding whether or not to request a buyout. If he does, he would become the best option on the market at the point guard position and someone the LA Clippers should pursue.
Jackson has missed the majority of this season due to injury but has appeared in the Pistons’ last seven contests. Although the sample size is small, Jackson is having an extremely similar statistical year to last year where he appeared in all 82 games.
This season, he’s putting up 15.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. He’s not an excellent shooter, only hitting on 33.5% of three-pointers during his career.
He is a “true” point guard, something the Clippers could use to shore up their bench. The team moved both Derrick Walton Jr. and Jerome Robinson at the deadline which cost them some of their depth. Robinson had been getting sparse minutes but was part of head coach Doc Rivers‘ typical ten-man rotation.
Jackson is an easy upgrade over Robinson. He would possibly also take some of Rodney McGruder‘s minutes with the second unit. As more of a playmaker, he would slot in well next to Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell.
His veteran presence would also be helpful with Patrick Beverley still dealing with a nagging groin injury. While we don’t know the length of time the injury will sideline him, having someone like Jackson on the roster would be a good insurance policy.
The Clippers’ other option would be Darren Collison who is still undecided whether or not he will return. Still, Jackson may be a better option as he has actually played games this season while Collison would be working on getting back on shape.
We’ll continue to wait and see what Jackson ultimately decides. Make sure you are checking back here for all your LA Clippers’ news, signings, and rumors as we see how the team decides to fill their two open roster spots.