Reggie Jackson Joins West Conference Contender


He wasn't a Charlotte Hornet for long. After being dealt to North Carolina by the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade deadline deal, Reggie Jackson will be joining the Denver Nuggets. 

NBA Insider Sham Charania reports that Jackson plans to sign with the top-seeded Western Conference team after he clears waivers following his buyout from his $11.2M contract. 

The Nuggets were in need of another ballhandler in the backcourt, after trading away two guards at the deadline (Bones Hyland and Davon Reed), so the 12-year veteran Jackson will fill the bill. 

Jackson had lost his role as the Clippers' starting point guard earlier this season, and proceeded to drift in and out of the rotation before the team finally decided to move on from him at the deadline in order to acquire a much-needed backup center in Mason Plumlee. 

The Phoenix Suns were the early favorites to land Jackson after securing his buyout, but they changed their focus to finding a player to fill their perimeter void on the wing, and that has allowed the Nuggets to swoop in. 

Jackson was averaging 10.9 points and 3.5 assists this season with the Clippers. In his 12-season NBA career, he has marks of 12.9 points and 4.2 assists with a 34.5% mark from three-point land.

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