Clippers have sights set on signing point guard Reggie Jackson

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Reggie Jackson, a 6-foot-3 point guard in his ninth NBA season, plans to sign with the Clippers once he clears waivers after having agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. A source confirms that, should Jackson clear waivers, there is mutual interest between him and the Clippers, although there has been no commitment made.Jackson – whom the Lakers reportedly sought to sign, according to Wojnarowski – would give the Clippers another capable playmaker, something Coach Doc Rivers has noted his team could use several times this season.“The turnover thing, going into the year without having a true point guard, I thought we may be a little higher in turnovers,” Rivers said earlier this season. “That has happened. I don’t like turnovers. … I would take away the turnovers if we could, I just don’t know if we can.”The Clippers’ backcourt – dinged lately by Patrick Beverley’s groin injury – got a bit thinner yet at the trade deadline earlier this month, when they traded shooting guard Jerome Robinson to the Washington Wizards as a part of a three-team deal to acquire Marcus Morris, and also traded point guard Derrick Walton Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks. Jackson, 29, was drafted 24th overall in 2011 by the Oklahoma City Thunder, with whom he spent the first three-plus seasons of his career before being traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2015 as part of a deal that included three teams, eight players and three draft picks. The Boston College product signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Pistons on July 20, 2015.A career 12.9-points-per-game scorer and 42.7% shooter, Jackson this season has played just 14 games after being sidelined for 42 contests with a stress reaction in his lower back. In games he’s been available this season, he averaged 14.9 points on 38.4% shooting. From distance, Jackson is a career 33.5% 3-point shooter; this season, he’s gone 31 for 82 (37.8%) from behind the arc.Thirty times in his career, Jackson has registered 10 or more assists, including recording 20 in a 105-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in 2015.last_img