LA Clippers: Ideal replacements if Reggie Jackson doesn’t re-sign

Reggie Jackson, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
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Spencer Dinwiddie
Spencer Dinwiddie. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports /

The LA Clippers will have to pay a very high price for Reggie Jackson if they want him back next year.

He played himself into a lucrative contract due to a very strong postseason showing this year.

Jackson’s signed expensive contracts before, even receiving a 5-year/$80 million contract earlier in his career. Now, his value’s at his highest, and is going to earn himself a bag this summer. If the Clippers can’t pay for it, there are other options that the Clippers could try to replace him with.

No. 1 ideal replacement if Reggie Jackson doesn’t re-sign with the LA Clippers: Spencer Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie is a high-upside free agent target for the LA Clippers.

He can run the point and play the two-guard, kind of like Jackson, and had a breakout 2019-2020 season. That was the last time he played healthy.

He was hurt in the 2020-2021 season, and only played in three games. In the 2019-2020 season, he averaged 20.6 points per game and 6.8 assists per game. That’s solid production, and he’s started over 130 regular season games in his career.

He’s played in the playoffs twice, and in the 2018-2019 postseason, he averaged 14.6 points per contest despite not starting in any of the games and only averaging 26.2 minutes per contest.

He shot 37.5% from three in that postseason, as when he’s on, he’s reliable from deep.

He has it in him, and it’s just a matter of bringing it out on a consistent basis. The Clippers could be the team to bring it out of him, and should consider him if they can’t re-sign ‘Mr. June.’