Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson
23-Year-Old ForwardF
Sacramento Kings
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 15th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Jackson appeared in 68 games for the Kings last season, which included 41 starts. He was relatively underwhelming, however. The rookie posted just 6.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. Jackson managed to rack up one 20-point game, however. Heading into this season, maybe the most encouraging sign was his success during summer league. He appeared in seven tilts, averaging 18.1 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Plus, there seems to be a solid chance Jackson will remain the Kings’ usual starter at small forward. Still, as a relatively low-usage player, there doesn't seem to be much basis for drafting Jackson in a standard Fantasy league, especially with the team drafting Marvin Bagley, signing Nemanja Bjelica and retaining the likes of Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield. There are simply too many mouths to feed on the wing to have confidence in Jackson as a breakout candidate. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $5.17 million contract with the Kings in July of 2017. Kings exercised $3.28 million team option for 2019-20 in October of 2018.
Scores 11 points in Saturday's loss
FSacramento Kings
December 8, 2018
Jackson registered 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt), one rebound, one assist, and one block in 25 minutes during Saturday's 107-97 loss to the Pacers.
Jackson has reached double figures in scoring in two of the last three games, and in seven of 24 appearances thus far this season. Moreover, Jackson has earned at least 20 minutes in each of the first four games in December while draining eight-of-13 three-point attempts. Monday's matchup with the lowly Bulls could provide Jackson with another opportunity to fill it up offensively.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Jackson helped lead North Carolina to a national championship last season in college, his junior year, averaging 18.3 points on 37.0 percent from beyond the arc. He also posted 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 dimes across 32.0 minutes per game. In joining the Kings, he fills a hole for the team at small forward after the team opted to let a handful of wing players walk without protest. At 6-foot-8 and just 200 pounds, Jackson’s small-ball power forward potential is low at the moment considering his lanky frame. He also doesn’t project as having much potential as a shooting guard considering his average athleticism, which may cause him issues defensively at the NBA level. While he’s shown impressive skill as an off-ball cutter, his subpar ability as a ballhandler severely limits his upside as an isolation or pick and roll player. His lack of strength and explosiveness will also likely make it difficult for him to finish at the rim – he often settled for floaters in college. Jackson also wasn’t a particularly great rebounder or defender against NBA-level wings at North Carolina. He’s certainly raw, but should still see rotational minutes with the Kings next season. That said, the noted holes in Jackson’s game make him a risky Fantasy option.
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Hauls in 11 boards in spot start
FSacramento Kings
October 25, 2018
Jackson drew a start in place of Iman Shumpert (hip) in Wednesday's 97-92 win over the Grizzlies and posted seven points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds and one steal across 37 minutes.
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Joins starting five Wednesday
FSacramento Kings
October 24, 2018
Jackson is starting at small forward Wednesday against the Grizzlies, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
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Strong effort off bench in loss
FSacramento Kings
October 24, 2018
Jackson registered 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one block across 28 minutes in the Kings' 126-112 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday.
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Set for reserve role in opener
FSacramento Kings
October 17, 2018
Jackson will come off the bench for Wednesday's season opener against the Jazz, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 (KXTV) Sacramento reports.
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Continues solid preseason off bench
FSacramento Kings
October 12, 2018
Jackson tallied 12 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and one assist across 21 minutes in the Kings' 132-93 preseason loss to the Jazz on Thursday.
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