Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson

24-Year-Old ForwardF
Detroit Pistons
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Jackson has struggled to latch onto a consistent role since being drafted fourth overall in 2017, but he was given an opportunity in Detroit last season, which resulted in a career-high 13.4 points per game. In his 25.2 minutes per contest, he also averaged 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 combined steals-plus-blocks. His all-around numbers were solid, but Jackson still had trouble generating efficient offense. He averaged the same number of turnovers as assists, and he shot just 42/30/73. The inefficient shooting led to wildly inconsistent performances, and he had nearly twice as many games scoring 0-9 points (19) as he did scoring at least 20 points (19). Heading into 2021-22, fantasy managers should expect Jackson to remain in a similar, but possibly reduced role. Simply by way of the Pistons drafting Cade Cunningham, it will be tougher for Jackson to find minutes. He'll also be competing with Hamidou Diallo, Saddiq Bey and Sekou Doumbouya for reserve action. As a result, Jackson can largely be ignored in redraft leagues, though his name may still carry some weight in dynasty/keeper formats for those looking for a flier to stash. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $9.77 million contract with the Pistons in November of 2020.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Joshua O'Neal Jackson was born in 1997 in San Diego, California. His mother, Apples Jones, served in the U.S. Navy. He finished his high school basketball career playing for Prolific Prep while attending Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California. That was after playing for Consortium College Prep School in Detroit, Michigan during his freshman and sophomore years. In 2016, he was named a McDonald's High School All-American. As a senior, he averaged 26.9 points, 13.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists. Jackson's hobbies include playing chess and the saxophone. He can be followed on Twitter (@j_josh11) and Instagram (josh_j11). Jackson collected 2016-17 All-Big 12 first team honors and was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team while playing for Kansas. The Detroit, Michigan native led the Jayhawks in steals (1.7) per game. He was also second on the team in average points (16.3) and rebounds (7.4). Jackson helped lead the Jayhawks to the 2017 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. He entered the 2017 NBA Draft after his freshman season. He was selected at No. 4 overall by the Suns.

Starting Wednesday
FDetroit Pistons
October 13, 2021
Jackson is starting during Wednesday's matchup against the Knicks, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
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The 24-year-old will be making his first start of the preseason Wednesday as the Pistons take on the Knicks. Jackson has played 24 minutes in each of the team's first two preseason contests and has averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. The Kansas product is expected to be a part of the Pistons' bench rotation this season.
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After two underwhelming seasons in Phoenix, Jackson spent his first with Memphis and saw a clear decrease in playing time (and production). He averaged 17.3 minutes, 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He only appeared in 22 NBA games and spent more time in the G League, logging 26 appearances for the Memphis Hustle. The 2017 No. 4 pick displayed some upside in his limited run with the Grizzlies and inked a free-agent deal with the Pistons, where he'll start the 2020-21 campaign. Jackson will face a lot of competition for minutes in the form of Jerami Grant, Saddiq Bey and Sekou Doumbouya (among others). It wouldn't be surprising to see Jackson spend some time in the G League for Detroit's affiliate, though even if he remains with the Pistons all year, he'll have quite the challenge getting on the court. Jackson isn't worth a pickup in most redraft formats this season, though he remains a dynasty hold.
The former No. 4 overall pick is suiting up in Memphis after two disappointing seasons with Phoenix. The Grizzlies didn't give up much to acquire Jackson, and he's a low-risk, high-upside developmental player for a rebuilding franchise. After an unremarkable rookie campaign, Jackson's production decreased in points, rebounds, steals and field goal percentage as a sophomore. But his modest three-point shooting percentage (32.4), was actually an improvement on a pedestrian three-point shooting percentage in 2017 (26.3), and he improved his free-throw percentage to 67.1. Despite the decline in production, there is room for optimism with Jackson's development. He played just 25.4 minutes per game last season, but he averaged 16.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 combined blocks/steals per 36 minutes. If he can improve his shooting, Jackson could be a quality contributor for the Grizzlies. However, his role with Memphis is not yet clear. Jackson will likely come off the bench behind Kyle Anderson and Andre Iguodala, though he could see a significant bump in playing time if Iguodala is bought out and signs with a new team.
Jackson had a solid, but not spectacular rookie campaign in Phoenix after being selected with the fourth overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. He played in 77 games, including 35 starts, and averaged 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal across 25.4 minutes. Struggles with his efficiency was really the biggest concern, as Jackson shot just 41.7 percent from the field, 26.3 percent from deep and 63.4 percent from the free-throw line. His shot is clearly a work in progress, though the hope is that it's at least slightly improved after having a full offseason to work with the coaching staff. Looking forward to the upcoming season, Jackson should slot into the backup small forward slot to T.J. Warren once again, but the Suns will likely look to get their youngster a few more minutes per game after a strong finish to last season -- in his final 12 showings in 2017-18, Jackson averaged 21.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals across 34.5 minutes. While the additions of Trevor Ariza and first-round draft pick Mikal Bridges pose a few hurdles to get over for big minutes, Jackson is still a candidate to see added run considering his upside and flashes of brilliance last year. If he improves as expected, Jackson should flirt with top-100 value and makes for an intriguing mid-to-late round pick in most standard drafts. Of course, Fantasy owners will have to prepare to deal with the repercussions of his efficiency woes.
Jackson, a top prospect in the high school class of 2016, didn’t disappoint during his lone year at Kansas last season. The 6-foot-8 forward posted 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks across 30.8 minutes per game. He also shot 51.3 percent from the field and went 34-of-90 (37.8 percent) from beyond the arc. His free-throw shooting was surprisingly bad, however, as he hit just 56.6 percent of his looks from the charity stripe. Regardless, his top-flight athleticism and potential as an elite two-way player caught the Suns’ attention, and he’ll join the organization’s young core after being drafted with the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. While the coaching staff in Phoenix has their work cut out for them trying to find significant minutes for all their young players, Jackson has a strong possibility of being the starting small forward when the season tips off, meaning he could be looking at a 30-plus minute per game workload. He also has the ability to play three positions, so even if he isn’t the starting small forward, he could fill in as a pseudo-utility guy off the pine. While there are certainly safer options than drafting a rookie in Fantasy, Jackson’s upside as a player and his projected workload give him potential as a top-20 small forward.
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Starting Monday
FDetroit Pistons
October 11, 2021
Jackson will start Monday's preseason game against the Grizzlies.
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Not starting Sunday
FDetroit Pistons
May 16, 2021
Jackson will not start Sunday's game against Miami, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
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Double-double with three blocks
FDetroit Pistons
May 14, 2021
Jackson had 11 points (3-13 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and a steal in Friday's loss to Denver.
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Set to start Tuesday
FDetroit Pistons
May 11, 2021
Jackson (tooth) will start Tuesday's game against Minnesota, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
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'Should be' available
FDetroit Pistons
Mouth
May 11, 2021
Jackson (mouth) is expected to be available for Tuesday's contest against the Timberwolves, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
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