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Reggie Jackson agrees to 1-year deal to return to Clippers

Reggie Jackson, Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have lost some of their key bench members from last season, but one of them will be returning to the team. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Reggie Jackson has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Clippers in the upcoming season.

Back in February, before the NBA had to halt the season due to COVID-19, Jackson was waived by the Detroit Pistons. Just a couple of days after being waived by Detroit, Jackson signed a rest of the season contract with the Clippers.

Jackson would assume a bench role with Los Angeles, serving as the team’s backup point guard to Patrick Beverley. The former first-round pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder would finish with 9.5 points, three rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game in 17 games with the Clippers.

Despite forming a dynamic duo in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George though, the Clippers fell short of reaching the Western Conference Finals after blowing a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets. In the playoffs, Jackson would fail to consistently contribute, posting 4.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Since the offseason began, the Clippers have lost both Montrezl Harrell and Jamychal Green in free agency. Harrell was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year and he chose to head to the Los Angeles Lakers, shocking some of his teammates.

While the team retained Patrick Patterson — and now Jackson — they were also able to ink a deal with Serge Ibaka in free agency. Even though he didn’t play a consistently prominent role in the rotation last season, Jackson is expected to see an expanded workload in the 2020-2021 season with the Clippers.