After a strong finish to his contract year, guard Reggie Jackson is staying put, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN announced Jackson has re-signed with the franchise.
Jackson got the maximum allowed salary, a two-year deal starting at the average player salary of just over $10 million. Per reporting from Andrew Greif of the L.A. Times, there is no player option on year two, which makes this an even better piece of business for the Clippers.
Free agent G Reggie Jackson plans to sign a two-year, $22M deal to return to the Los Angeles Clippers as soon as allowable at 6 PM ET, agents Aaron Mintz and Erika Ruiz of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN. The deal is the maximum LA can pay Jackson under CBA rules.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 6, 2021
Jackson has spent the past season and a bit on the Clippers, joining in Feb. 2020 after being bought out by the Detroit Pistons. The 31-year-old struggled in the bubble to end the 2019-20 season, and after a slow start to this past season, he came on strong over the second half and arguably became the third scoring option by the end of the campaign.
Perhaps as important, the combo guard fit pretty well in the Clippers’ system once he acclimated, and with plenty of games in the regular season with LA shorthanded, Jackson took over the reins and carried the team in quite a few games down the stretch. In the playoffs, he stepped up even more, raising his game as the Clippers reached the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.
Frankly, Jackson earned a new deal, and given his age and experience, it’s reasonable to assume he’s not going to have a drop-off after grabbing a new deal. This should help the Clippers reinforce and gear up for what could be another push for the NBA title in the 2021-22 season.