Josh Jackson
Josh Jackson
21-Year-Old ForwardF
Phoenix Suns
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
Out for remainder of summer league
FPhoenix Suns
July 12, 2018
Jackson will not play during the remainder of summer league, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Though he's sporting a brace on his wrist, Jackson's absence for the remainder of summer league is reportedly no injury related. Despite seeing nearly 2,000 minutes in the NBA last season, the second-year player struggled in three summer league games, shooting just 24.4 percent from the field.
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Depth Chart Status
#3 Small Forward
#3 Shooting Guard, #4 Power Forward
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Won't play Thursday
FPhoenix Suns
Rest
July 12, 2018
Jackson won't play during Thursday's summer league action against the 76ers due to rest, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
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Struggles with shot in Vegas Summer League opener
FPhoenix Suns
July 7, 2018
Jackson posted 12 points (4-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal across 20 minutes during the Suns' 92-85 win over the Mavericks in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Friday.
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Superb rookie season
FPhoenix Suns
April 13, 2018
Jackson produced 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 77 games during his rookie season with the Suns.
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Out for season finale
FPhoenix Suns
Quadriceps
April 10, 2018
Jackson (quad) has been ruled out for Tuesday's regular season finale against the Mavs, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports.
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Ruled out Sunday
FPhoenix Suns
Quadriceps
April 8, 2018
Jackson (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Warriors.
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