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Reggie Jackson excited to play with Derrick Rose, retooled Pistons

Reggie Jackson, Derrick Rose, Pistons

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson is looking forward to playing with former league MVP Derrick Rose, noting that their playing styles complement each other very well.

In an interview with Rod Beard of The Detroit News, Jackson shared how he and Rose will co-exist together on the court. Apart from their backcourt tandem, the 29-year-old also noted how the team is arranged to harmonize well with one another.

“I’ll have more of a chance to play with Derrick on the ball and off. I’m better at catch-and-shoot,” Jackson said. “The layout of the team is complementary to each other. All the pieces work really well and it’s ideal for my game, how we mesh. It’s very ideal and a situation I’d like to be in.”

Given Dwane Casey’s predilection to field two hybrid point guards at the same time, Pistons fans might see both Jackson and Rose share the floor together more often than not. Jackson and Rose are point guards who can both score and play the traditional role of running plays.

Coupled with the frontcourt tandem of Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin — two of the most athletic big men in the NBA — and the Pistons might actually have something special going on in Motor City.

Last season was a clear indication that Casey and the Pistons are a perfect fit. Before the Casey-era, Detroit was always just a few games away from making it to the postseason. Last year, however, they made it to playoffs, which is a big leap for a franchise that has been out of the radar for quite some time.

If given the time, we might see the renaissance of the Pistons who were once considered title contenders.