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Reggie Jackson’s market this summer will be interesting

Jun 26, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (left) tries to steal the ball away from LA Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) during the first quarrier of game four of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Jackson is looking to get paid this offseason. After a solid playoff performance so far this year, there will certainly be teams pursuing the Clippers’ guard this offseason. Jackson has been a solid producer for Los Angeles Clippers off the bench during these playoffs, especially in the Conference Finals without Kawhi Leonard.

The Boston College product has averaged an impressive 21.5 points per game this series. He’s also added 2.8 assists per game, 4.3 rebounds per game while simultaneously being a menace on defense – averaging 1.5 steals per game.

Paul George loves him

One thing that every team seems to love is a good locker room guy. Someone that everyone likes. According to Paul George, playing with Reggie Jackson is terrific.

“It’s just great to do it with someone you just genuinely love. We’re here having fun.”

Paul George on playing with Reggie Jackson

George expressed how much he likes playing with Jackson following the Clippers’ Game 3 win over Phoenix.

A few variables to consider

As outlined by ESPN Insider Bobby Marks, there are a few things to consider when discussing Jackson’s free-agent situation.

  • The max the Clippers’ can offer is $10.1M per year. Has to be for two seasons, without an option
  • Jackson cannot earn more in a sign and trade
  • There are plenty of teams with cap space
  • The guard position is heavy in this years’ free agency class

With players like Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry, Dennis Schr�der, and Mike Conley all free agents this year, there are certainly more established point guards available via free agency. That might not necessarily be a bad thing for Jackson, though.

If teams opt to go for the more established, bigger name point guards, a team willing to risk Reggie Jackson may sign him. While other teams are chasing the big-name free agents, Jackson could slip under the radar and receive a pretty good payday.

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