Pistons coach Dwane Casey claims ‘there will be scenarios’ where Derrick Rose, Reggie Jackson play together
Jackson is the Pistons’ starting point guard. Detroit signed Rose this offseason in free agency to a two-year deal. The former MVP is slated to be Jackson’s backup, but Dwane Casey thinks the two guards can flourish together on the court.
“There’s a scenario where he and Reggie could play together,” Casey told Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. “I like to play three guards together, whether it’s Luke or Derrick and Reggie or Derrick, Reggie and (Langston Galloway) or it could be Bruce (Brown) depending on the matchup. Most teams, the league is getting smaller and smaller so the more of those guys we can have in combo together, the better.
“But there will be scenarios where Reggie and Derrick will play together and have multiple ballhandlers in there and basically multiple point guards in there together. Reggie’s size gives you a different advantage – and his shooting. He had a good summer this summer, too. He’ll come back rejuvenated and fresh. He had a toenail taken off a couple of weeks ago. Slowed him down a little bit but he’s had a great summer working, in great shape, and has been dedicated with his work throughout the summer.”
Last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Derrick Rose averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. The former MVP shot 48.2 percent from the field and 37.0 percent from the 3-point line.
Reggie Jackson, meanwhile, put up 15.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Pistons. He shot 42.1 percent overall, 36.9 percent from the 3-point line and 86.4 percent from the charity stripe.