Reggie Jackson To Sign With Lakers Or Clippers?
Will Reggie Jackson sign with the Lakers or Clippers?
Currently, Jackson is still under contract with the Detroit Pistons. Jackson’s deal expires at the end of this season, but there have been multiple reports that Detroit is looking to buy him out.
Considering the Pistons just shipped off center Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers because they are so eager to unload assets, it is safe to assume the same principle will apply to Jackson.
Jackson would fill a lot of needs for both Los Angeles teams, but especially the Lakers.
The Lakers need a ballhandler to take pressure off LeBron James, who can also shoot the three-ball with consistency.
Detroit’s Reggie Jackson is still assessing whether to pursue a buyout or complete his Pistons contract, league sources say, but the Clippers have emerged as a likely suitor if Jackson goes that route
The Clips, of course, also have interest in prime Laker target Darren Collison
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2020
Jackson is currently shooting a career high 40.4 percent from behind the arc.
Beyond that, he can be a good defender when he sets his mind to it and is able to play well both on and off the ball.
The 29-year-old is the best option still on the table after Darren Collison ultimately decided to stay retired this year.
The Lakers were really hoping Collison would come out of retirement and join them for a playoff push, but the former UCLA star was not interested.
The Lakers are 39-12 through 51 outings and the Clippers are 36-16 through 52 outings. The two teams sit at Nos. 1 and 3 in the Western Conference, respectively.
Prior to the trade deadline, both the Lakers and Clippers attempted to shore up their depth issues by trading with the New York Knicks for Marcus Morris. Ultimately, the Clippers brought forth the more attractive trade package and ended up getting him at the end.
A final decision on Jackson will likely be made at some point in the coming days.