HoopsHype Reggie Jackson rumors

October 31, 2014 Updates

An anonymous NBA scount dishes his take on the Thunder's outlook with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sidelined. "They are going to have a hard time scoring. You know they are not going to rush KD back because that’s not what they do. The entire offense was funneled to Westbrook and Durant. You can run the same sets but how effective is it going to be without two of the top 10 players in the NBA? But that’s probably what they are going to do. Reggie Jackson is like a mini-Westbrook. He’s going to get a lot of shots. It was the Perry Jones Show against the Clippers, so he will get looks too. Serge Ibaka isn’t a post presence but they might try to do more to get him more baseline jump shots. These are band-aids though. In this conference, they can easily lose 10 or 15 games over the next month and be in a deep hole when Russ or KD comes back. This injury could knock them out of the playoffs." Sports Illustrated

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Jackson, a lightning-quick backup point guard, stepped up last season while Westbrook was recovering from knee surgery and eventually moved into the starting lineup during the Western Conference Finals. He is a restricted free agent next year. The last time the Thunder had such a talented perimeter player along with Durant and Westbrook, they eventually traded James Harden to Houston. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said he wants Jackson to remain a piece of the puzzle. "I think we've been really clear about his importance to the team, that we see him as a core member of the team, as a core member of the organization," Presti said. "We're going to put our best put forward, and I believe he will as well. We'll see if we can figure something out." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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After leaving Friday's game at Dallas, Reggie Jackson has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after undergoing further evaluation Saturday in Oklahoma City. Jackson is officially being listed as day-to-day. Jackson’s injury occurred with 9:19 remaining in the third quarter of the Thunder's 118-109 preseason victory over the Mavs. He contorted his body to avoid contact from Mavs forward Al-Farouq Aminu, who met Jackson at the rim to contest a layup attempt. Jackson made the shot, but the angle he took resulted in him landing awkwardly, with his right arm taking the brunt of the impact. Oklahoman

October 11, 2014 Updates

Royce Young: The Thunder say Reggie Jackson is just day-to-day with a right wrist contusion. Took a hard fall last night against the Mavs. Twitter @royceyoung

Reggie Jackson became the second player in as many games to go down, leaving Friday night’s 118-109 Thunder win at Dallas with what a team official called a right wrist injury. The severity of the injury is unknown, but more details should emerge after Jackson gets re-evaluated Saturday in Oklahoma City. Jackson was unavailable for comment after the game. Oklahoman

October 5, 2014 Updates

There are some intriguing players who will sign extensions or become free agents next summer, such as Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris, Faried, Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson, Miami’s Norris Cole, and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler. The Celtics don’t have to worry about such four-year contract issues. That was the year they acquired JaJuan Johnson on draft night for MarShon Brooks. Johnson never stuck in the NBA and is now playing for Besiktas in the Turkish League. Brooks, meanwhile, has signed with Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League. Boston Globe

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