AUGUST 11: The Clippers have officially re-signed Jackson, according to NBA.com’s transactions log.
AUGUST 6: Free agent point guard Reggie Jackson intends to sign a two-year, $22MM deal to return to the Clippers, agents Aaron Mintz and Erika Ruiz tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).
That figure (which will actually come in around $21.6MM) is the maximum the capped-out Clippers can pay Jackson using his Early Bird rights, as Woj and Bobby Marks of ESPN note (Twitter link). Early Bird contracts must cover at least two years without a player or team option.
After settling for a minimum-salary contract last offseason, Jackson was rewarded with a significant raise for his strong play in 2020/21. The 31-year-old averaged 10.7 PPG with a .433 3PT% and was even better in the playoffs, putting up 17.8 PPG on .484/.408/.878 shooting.
He played in key role in helping the Clippers defeat Utah in the Western Conference Semifinals and push the Suns to six games in the Western Finals after Kawhi Leonard went down with an ACL injury in round two.
The Pelicans, Celtics, Knicks, and Nuggets were reported as potential suitors for Jackson, but a return to Los Angeles had always been considered the most likely scenario for the veteran guard. Jackson will be an important part of a backcourt that once again projects to include Rajon Rondo, Patrick Beverley, and Terance Mann.
The Clippers, meanwhile, still have one more major item on their free agency to-do list, as star forward Kawhi Leonard has yet to agree to a new deal with the team. He’s widely expected to do so sooner or later, but it remains to be seen what the exact terms of his new agreement will look like.
14 thoughts on “Clippers Re-Sign Reggie Jackson To Two-Year Deal”
Dude earned his money, happy for him…
Yeah he did. This was a good deL
That’s a $100M tax bill for GSW if they sign anyone to a 2/22 deal like that.
Warriors still need a Big Man. We need Insurance against the next Kevon Looney injury. I’m skeptical he can stay healthy for another full season. It’s not in his track record.
We could also use a Guard that can guard until Klay comes back ( Avery Bradley ? ) OR a play making Guard like Dante Exum. Exum looks healthy for once playing for Team Australia.
Chriss is right there
Jackson is in the right place. Had a good run last yr. We’ll see if it was for real now. Don’t really know what his injuries were. But yr before he had nothing. Seems like Rose on Knicks, best suited as backup. Can give you good mins as long as you keep him at 24 mins. I’m curious to see how Clippers hold up till Kawhi comes back. I know they will need everyone. So this is a good signing.
Warriors taxable salary $175m
Clippers taxable salary $165m includes Kawhi
Nets taxable salary $169 million
Lakers taxable salary $152 million
Lakers are the cheapest of the four
If not, resign Schroeder at $15m one year
That is good that he is loyal to the clippers . He could of made a bit more money. Let’s see if he can play this year like last year.
Way too much for Reggie Jackson. Unless it’s the one that hit all those home runs for the Yankees in October during the 70’s and 80’s. Then again he’s 75.
After 2 years of playing for the Clips at minimum, it’s good to see Jackson get paid. I’ve never been a big fan of his game; I don’t think he’s a good enough defender or facilitator to just be a plug in and play PG. But he’s worth this contract.
Kemba got about the same from the Knicks around 10 a year. Hopefully Knicks made right choice Kemba over Jackson. Jackson I knew was probably never leaving LA anyway.
Kemba gets about 5 mm less over 2 years (from the Knicks, but that’s almost irrelevant since he’s tracking the give backs in his buyout). Knicks and Jackson weren’t a match regardless.
Marty is way off on that number. The Warriors luxury tax bill is already at $163M and that’s not even counting Iggy, Bjelica, and Porter yet. A contract the size of Jackson’s would have raised it to $200M, not $100M. Doesn’t know his own team.