AUGUST 10: Jackson has officially re-signed with the Pistons, according to NBA.com’s transactions log. The two-year deal is worth $6.2MM with a second-year team option, per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link).
AUGUST 9: The Pistons will be bringing back restricted free agent point guard Frank Jackson, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (via Twitter). Jackson is set to return on a two-year contract, per Wojnarowski. The financial terms of the deal have yet to be reported.
Jackson carved out minutes on Detroit during last year’s lottery-bound season. The reserve point guard, 23, had a career-best NBA season during his first year with Detroit. In 40 games, he averaged 9.8 PPG, 2.2 RPG, and 0.9 APG across 18.5 MPG. Jackson sported a shooting line of .457/.407/.813.
Selected with the No. 31 pick in the 2017 draft out of Duke, Jackson missed the entire 2017/18 NBA season following two foot surgeries. He spent his first NBA two healthy seasons, 2018/19 and 2019/20, in New Orleans.
After the Pelicans opted not to issue Jackson a qualifying offer in 2020, Jackson became an unrestricted free agent. Following a dalliance with the Thunder, Jackson then joined the Pistons on a two-way contract for the 2020/21 season.
7 thoughts on “Pistons Re-Sign RFA Frank Jackson”
Wow way to go having a PG that dishes way under 2 assists per 36 minutes, at least he can shoot it, otherwise…
He’s one of those players who gets incorrectly listed as a PG but actually plays almost all his minutes as an SG — and filled the role really well last year, by the way. If you want to fixate on a stat, look again at that slash line.
Nice. Well said!
I like PG’s to give assists, shooting is nice as an add on… but a PG is meant to pass first not shoot, right?
Maybe so, but my point is just that Frank Jackson is not a point guard — he’s a shooting guard. (Despite being often listed as a “point guard” in reports and stats. Feels like he was considered a PG coming out of college and folks just didn’t get around to updating it. I think it happens most of all with guys who spend 100% of their time at the 5 still being listed as PFs.)
You are correct. Watch the games and you’ll see that Frank is primarily a SG…