Guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers upon clearing waivers, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 18, 2020
The Los Angeles Clippers have been looking for guard depth and after Darren Collison scammed his way into some free dinners and some courtside seats before deciding to remain retired, the Clippers have turned to Reggie Jackson.
So the Clippers stink now.
Reggie Jackson is a high-volume scorer who isn’t very good at scoring.
He’s played in only 14 games this season averaging 14.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists on 38% shooting. A back injury ruined the beginning of his season and we all know how casual and unimportant back injuries are. Those never linger.
In his last two games before the All-Star break, Jackson is shooting 7-for-27 (26%) and 4-for-15 (26%) from the 3-point line. Oh shit, look out Western Conference, Reggie Jackson is coming in HOT.
All 26% of him.
Reggie Jackson was supposed to be the Prince Who Was Promised.
He was drafted 24th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2011 and played on the best team that never was. He was forced to the bench as he watched Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden trade iso’s and when they were pounding the hell out of the ball, they were dumping it into the paint for Serge Ibaka to post up for 10 seconds.
At the 2015 trade deadline, OKC finally freed Reggie and sent him to Detroit at the deadline.
Reggie time, babyyyyy.
In five seasons as a Piston, Reggie’s Pistons went to the playoffs twice. They were swept twice. In one of those sweeps against LeBron’s Cavs, Reggie went OFF shooting 16% from the 3-point line. Playoff Reggie.
Honestly shocked that the Piston decided to cut ties with Reggie. He’ll only be 30 years old when the playoffs start. That’s a player you build around. He and Blake Griffin sitting in shiny suits together injured on the bench swallowing up a majority of the salary cap and when healthy, taking turns bending the rim with bricks.
But Jackson might actually be able to help the Clippers. Although he’s known for being a more ball-dominant point guard, this season he’s shooting 39.5% on catch-and-shoot 3s and 36.8% on pull-up triples. Again, that’s a 14 game sample size.
What’s more likely is that Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris are going to dribble the hell out of the ball and chuck up deep contested 3’s as the shot clock hits 1 second while Kawhi Leonard and Paul George stand in the corner annoyed and planning where they’re playing next in 2021.
There are some rumors that the Clippers signed Reggie in order to prevent the Lakers from doing so. Yikes. Might’ve been better off just letting him trip over his own feet in a Lakers jersey. Were the Clippers worried about the dangerous backcourt of Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope? AKA the same fucking backcourt that got teabagged by LeBron in 2015.
Lakers in 4.
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