Pistons coach Dwane Casey says Reggie Jackson could be back soon
Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson has only played in two games this season due to a back injury.
However, the team is not losing hope on his potential return soon.
Jackson saw a back specialist while the Pistons were in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. Pistons head coach Dwane Casey told reporters on Tuesday Jackson could be back soon:
Dwane Casey said Reggie Jackson could be back soon but didn’t offer up a timetable. I said as much in this piece this morning: https://t.co/az11rOvAP3
— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) January 14, 2020
Reggie Jackson played in all 82 games last season for the Pistons. He put up 15.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game while shooting 42.1 percent overall, 36.9 percent from the 3-point line and 86.4 percent from the charity stripe.
Jackson is making $18.1 million this season. He will enter unrestricted free agency next summer.
The Pistons are just 14-27 on the season, which puts them at 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Although Detroit is only 5.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, they have done nothing this season to prove they can actually contend for the postseason.
Blake Griffin was a shell of himself after undergoing left knee surgery this past summer before undergoing another surgery this season, which will keep him out indefinitely. The Pistons have yet to win three games in a row this season.
Some pundits believe Detroit just needs to tear the roster down and embark on a rebuild. Like Jackson, Andre Drummond can enter unrestricted free agency next summer if he declines his 2020-21 player option with the Pistons. The All-Star center is expected to be traded before the February trade deadline.