Giannis Antetokounmpo recruited Reggie Jackson to the Milwaukee Bucks last season after Jackson was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Charlotte Hornets and waived by the Hornets, according to Harrison Wind of DNVR.
Jackson wound up signing with the Denver Nuggets and helped the team win the 2023 championship over the Miami Heat in five games. The Boston College product re-signed with Denver this past offseason and will play a huge role for the Nuggets moving forward since Jamal Murray is out with an injury.
In the Nuggets’ win over the Golden State Warriors last night, Jackson put up 20 points and six assists while shooting 8-of-17 from the field, 3-of-7 from beyond the arc and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line in 32 minutes. The veteran had zero turnovers and finished with a plus-minus of +12.
The Nuggets are 8-1 on the season. They have the best record in the NBA. Denver is looking to become the first team since the Warriors to win back-to-back championships. Golden State won back-to-back rings in 2017 and 2018.
Jackson is averaging 9.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists on the season for the Nuggets. He’s shooting 43.0% from the floor, 36.1% from 3 and 55.6% from the foul line. Jackson’s number will likely go up now that his minutes are set to spike with Murray out.
Jackson has career averages of 12.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Detroit Pistons, Clippers and Nuggets.
Antetokounmpo’s Bucks acquired Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers this past offseason and signed Cameron Payne in free agency. Jackson would have backed up Jrue Holiday last season had he joined the Bucks.
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