Kendrick Perkins reacts to Reggie Jackson joining Clippers
Former NBA big man and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins doesn’t like the Los Angeles Clippers’ decision to sign point guard Reggie Jackson.
Jackson is signing with the Clippers after agreeing to a buyout with the Detroit Pistons. Perkins believes Jackson is going to be a bad fit on the Clippers since he’s another player who needs the ball in his hands to be effective:
The Clippers don’t need Reggie Jackson!!! Can’t keep adding that much scoring because that can cause Chemistry problems!!! It’s only 1 Basketball.
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 18, 2020
The Clippers now have a few ball-dominant players on the roster. Head coach Doc Rivers is going to have his work cut out for him in the second half of the season in terms of making sure everyone is happy with their touches.
Jackson only played in 14 games for the Pistons this season because of a back injury. He averaged 14.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists while shooting 38.4 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Jackson has career NBA averages of 12.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Pistons. He becomes an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-20 campaign ends.
The Clippers are 37-18 on the season and in third place in the Western Conference standings.
After their recent move at the trade deadline, the Clippers are expected to start Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris and Ivica Zubac moving forward, with Reggie Jackson coming off the bench.