The start of the 2023-24 season for the LA Clippers has been an extremely difficult one. In trying to rapidly adapt to the changes thrust upon them due to the trade for James Harden, the Clippers have been going through some big time struggles.
Much of these struggles are centered around trying to incorporate new players like Harden and P.J. Tucker into the lineup while making them work well with everyone around them. But the Clippers are also reeling from the loss of players no longer on their roster.
There are several former Clippers players that are now thriving with their new teams. These are guys that LA is surely missing as they look to turn their season around.
Reggie Jackson is thriving with the Denver Nuggets
Back in February, Reggie Jackson was traded from the Clippers in order for them to acquire Mason Plumlee. After reaching a contract buyout agreement with the Charlotte Hornets, Jackson signed with the Denver Nuggets, where he would help the team to its first ever NBA championship.
The Clippers had been seeking high-level and more consistent point guard play, which led to them trading for Russell Westbrook at the deadline. Now, the position is effectively crowded with Harden in the mix as well.
Meanwhile, Reggie Jackson has been having a stellar season in Denver, as is typical for anyone playing next to Nikola Jokic. He is averaging 10.7 points and 3.6 in just 24 minutes per game for the Nuggets.