G Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson is the perfect target for the Clippers not only to go the youth route but also is the perfect option if the team wants to build a superstar. Instead of going all in on someone like Bledsoe or beginning a rebuild and trading for assets like Ferguson, Jackson may just be the best of both worlds and would make the Clippers better now and in the future.
Jackson, who will turn 28 this offseason, is one of the better young point guards that will undoubtedly hit his peak over the next three seasons, all of which Jackson is under contract. Last season, Jackson averaged 14.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.
Those numbers only occurred over 52 games as well, due to injury. In a full, healthy, season Jackson has the numbers to lead the Clippers offense. The season prior, Jackson averaged 18.8 points, 6.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. As Jackson gets better, the young point guard can easily average over 20 points and seven assists per game.
Plus, the Detroit Pistons are in no position to win anytime soon and could benefit from offsetting Jackson’s contract. Los Angeles could send Detroit a package of Patrick Beverley, Williams and Dekker, along with some draft picks, to get Jackson.
The Clippers now get a viable point guard that they can build around now, as well as a point guard they know will get better in the future.