Former Clipper signs with Western Conference rival

Reggie Jackson, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Reggie Jackson, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Through a historic trade deadline, there were countless emotions for the players and coaches of the LA Clippers. Though the front office managed to acquire multiple high-end role players, wishing the current players who were moved away was a tough goodbye. Business and championships may be a priority, but the memories made with these players will last a lifetime.

That said, the heart of the Clipper fan-base, Reggie Jackson, was shipped off to Charlotte in a deal that sent Mason Plumlee to LA. This may have been the right move, but Jackson was a legend as he carried his team, on and off the court, numerous times during his tenure.

More importantly, Jackson was bought out by the Hornets, ultimately giving him the decision to choose his next destination based on opportunity. This is phenomenal news for the Clippers, as Jackson’s success would enlighten the fans and his former teammates.

Reggie Jackson, a former LA Clipper, plans to sign with one of the best teams in the league.

Following a trade from the LA Clippers and a buyout from the Hornets, NBA insider Shams Charania mentions that Reggie Jackson will be signing with the Denver Nuggets. This is an excellent move for him as he is in a strong position to win a championship.

Furthermore, over the course of 52 games played, Jackson has been averaging 10.9 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds for the LA Clippers. Not to mention he is shooting 35.0% from a distance in just 25.7 minutes per contest. These numbers clearly show that Jackson has not missed a beat and needs the right system to utilize his skill-set.

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However, with the way the LA Clippers’ season has panned out, there is a chance head coach Tyronn Lue will face off with Denver in the early rounds of the playoffs. This match-up will be sentimental for both parties, as Jackson has solidified his name into the history of the Clippers franchise.