Reggie Jackson, the versatile point guard from the Los Angeles Clippers, is set to join the Charlotte Hornets after a much-anticipated buyout of his contract. The trade has been met with enthusiasm by fans and teams alike, as it opens up potential new opportunities for both teams.
Jackson’s transfer to the Hornets marks a significant change in team dynamics. His ability to lead an offense and create plays will likely be a major factor in how well the Hornets perform this season. While Jackson is still expected to be a crucial part of their roster, his presence on the court could also help give other players more time to develop their own skills.
The acquisition of Jackson also gives the Hornets access to one of the best playmakers available in today’s market. With his quickness and precise passing abilities, he should provide an instant boost for Charlotte’s offense and defense alike.
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Suns are among them as they look to put more pieces around star forward Kevin Durant, fellow point guard Chris Paul and shooting guard Devin Booker.
The Phoenix Suns are one of the teams looking to build around their star forward Kevin Durant and fellow point guard Chris. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Suns have emerged as a potential landing spot for Reggie Jackson, who was recently bought out by the Clippers. This news has shocked fans, who were expecting Jackson to remain with the team for the remainder of this season.
Jackson is an experienced veteran presence that can help provide consistent scoring and floor leadership at both ends of the court. He could be a great addition to Phoenix’s core group, which already includes Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. With Jackson on board, they would have three strong playmakers in their starting lineup alongside Durant and Chris Paul.
Also, per Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, the Suns and Jackson share a mutual interest.
Along with that, the Western Conference-leading Nuggets have Reggie Jackson on their buyout radar, per Mike Singer of the Denver Post. With the Suns landing Durant, the Nuggets may be looking to add more veterans for a playoff run.
The Denver Nuggets have had an incredibly successful season and are leading the Western Conference. However, they could be looking to make a move to add even more depth to their roster. According to Mike Singer of the Denver Post, the Nuggets may be targeting Reggie Jackson in a buyout from the Phoenix Suns.
Jackson has been an experienced veteran in the NBA for nine seasons now and is no stranger to winning. His arrival would bring valuable experience and leadership into Denver’s already potent roster that has just recently acquired Aaron Gordon from Orlando Magic.
Jackson still has value as a veteran guard who can provide much-needed scoring off the bench or start when needed.
Jackson has averaged 10.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting, 3.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game this season. The Hornets acquired him in a one-for-one deal for Plumlee, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report (h/t Suns Are Better) said during B/R’s live trade deadline coverage Thursday that the Phoenix Suns would be interested in acquiring Jackson if the Hornets bought out his contract.
All signs point to Jackson’s parting ways with the Hornets, who are second-to-last in the Eastern Conference standings. As Charania noted, the team plans on playing and developing its younger roster members, and putting Jackson in the rotation would run counter to that effort.
As reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, this move signals that both parties feel it is time for Jackson to part ways and pursue other opportunities. After averaging 10 points per game in 2020-21, including shooting 38% from three point range, there should be plenty of suitors interested in signing him. His experience could also be invaluable for teams looking to make a playoff run this season.
Reggie Jackson, the 29-year old point guard who was most recently a member of the Detroit Pistons organization, recently requested and received a buyout from his contract. As one of the most talented guards in the league, it was shocking to many fans that Jackson would part with such a successful team.
Now that he is available on the open market, there are many teams vying for his services—including championship contenders whose rosters could use an experienced point guard like Jackson. The Phoenix Suns have been mentioned as possible landing spots for him; they currently sit at fourth place in the Western Conference standings and could benefit greatly from his veteran presence. Although the Suns’ backcourt rotation is already crowded with players like Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Cameron Payne and Jevon Carter sharing minutes at guard positions, Jackson could easily make an impact for this championship-contending team.
Cameron Payne handled that spot earlier this season, but he’s been out for all but 27 minutes of game time since Dec. 13 after reaggravating a right foot injury in January. There is no timetable for his return.
For Reggie Jackson, the move from the Detroit Pistons to the Los Angeles Clippers came as a shock to fans. After all, he had been with Detroit since 2015, and was instrumental in leading them to the playoffs this season. Despite his importance to the team’s success, it seemed that recent injuries had taken their toll on him and it was time for a change of scenery.
Meanwhile, Cameron Payne was handling that spot earlier this season but has been out for all but 27 minutes of game time since Dec. 13 after reaggravating an injury in his right foot. This created an opportunity for Jackson to step in and start contributing right away as he is more than capable of running an offense and creating plays – something that fits perfectly into
Reggie Jackson can slide in to help a team that just added superstar forward Kevin Durant via trade. Phoenix looks like the top Western Conference contender as KD joins Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton.
Reggie Jackson, a well-known NBA guard and former All-Star, recently found himself in the middle of a shocker. After the Oklahoma City Thunder traded away superstar forward Kevin Durant, they immediately bought out Reggie’s contract. Now, he is on the market to be picked up by another team. Many NBA fans are wondering if he might be just what a team needs as they look to challenge for Western Conference supremacy this season.
The Phoenix Suns may have just gotten their answer. After adding depth in free agency, their sights are set on making an appearance in the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Adding Reggie would give them another experienced playmaker who could help them challenge for the top spot in the West against powerhouses like Golden State and San Antonio.
Jackson could be another piece of the championship puzzle, but he is, for now, a member of the Hornets.