How Disadvantaged Would the Detroit Pistons Be Without Reggie Jackson?

October 5th, 2016 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

The Detroit Pistons' near-perfect offseason, one that inched the long-suffering franchise closer to the top of the Eastern Conference standings, just became a little less perfect.

According to's Marc Stein and Detroit News' Rod Beard, star point guard Reggie Jackson may be out of the lineup for a significant period of time, possibly 6-8 weeks according to Beard:

Detroit spent much of the summer trying to acquire depth at multiple positions, but it couldn't possibly have prepared for this. Signing Ish Smith as the backup floor general was a strong move after the 28-year-old's breakout performance for the Philadelphia 76ers, but he's not capable of filling in for Jackson over an extended period.

That's not even the biggest initial concern.

"More troubling for the Pistons is what happens when Smith rests," Dan Feldman wrote for Pro Basketball Talk. "As large as the drop is from Jackson to Smith, it's even larger from Smith to Lorenzo Brown or Ray McCallum—who are competing for the 15th regular-season roster spot and third point guard duties."


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