It wasn’t long ago when the future of Reggie Jackson in the NBA seemed uncertain. He’s admitted as much, saying he was on the verge of retirement before the season. Instead, he returned to the LA Clippers and became a key cog in the franchise’s first-ever trip to the Western Conference Finals.
The point guard is still closer to the end of his career than the beginning, but he’s suddenly showing no signs of slowing down. This season, he averaged 10.7 points per game and shot 43.3 percent from three, the latter a career-best mark. He saved his best for the postseason when he started in 17 of the 19 games he played in and averaged 17.8 points per game, stepping up in the absence of Kawhi Leonard.
A number of suitors will be interested in signing Reggie Jackson in NBA free agency. It will have to be a strong fit to continue his renaissance.
With Jackson playing at a higher level than ever, this has suddenly become an opportunity to cash in one last time in NBA free agency for the veteran point guard. Teams are always looking for solid floor generals, especially ones that feel comfortable shooting the rock from three, as Jackson clearly does.
There will certainly be some desire for a return to Los Angeles from both sides, but the financials on that will be tricky. Paul George and Leonard are both costing the franchise a fortune – if Jackson wants to be paid like a third banana, he might have to go elsewhere.
Any number of suitors will be interested in signing Jackson. It will have to be a strong enough fit though – both in terms of financials and culture – for the guard to continue his renaissance.
Here are three teams that would be great landing spots for Jackson.