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Reggie Jackson Illness: Updates on Pistons Guard's Status and Return

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Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2016

Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson dealt with an illness that forced him out of action against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 10. However, he has been cleared to return to the lineup.

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Jackson Active vs. Wizards

Friday, Feb. 19

Jackson scored 16 points in 32 minutes against the Washington Wizards on Friday. 

Pistons Dodge Bullet with Jackson's Quick Return

It would have been a difficult blow for the Pistons if Jackson was forced to miss significant time, especially since they signed him to a five-year extension this past offseason with the idea of making him the starting point guard for the foreseeable future.

From an offensive perspective, he posted the best stretch of his career in 2014-15 with the Pistons. No longer behind Russell Westbrook on the Oklahoma City Thunder’s depth chart, Jackson averaged 17.6 points and 9.2 assists per night in 27 games and did enough to earn the necessary long-term trust to merit the extension.

He has once again been impressive this season with 19.1 points and 6.2 assists a night prior to the injury.

While the Pistons have the pieces to survive a setback to Jackson, should he suffer one down the road, he is the starting point guard for a reason. 

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