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.
Continues scoring efforts
FSacramento Kings
July 11, 2018
Jackson tallied 20 points (7-24 FG, 2-12 3Pt, 4-5 FT) and four rebounds in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 96-84 summer league loss to the Cavaliers.
ANALYSIS
Following Wednesday's tilt, Jackson is averaging 19.0 points across four summer league tilts. That represents a significant step in the right direction for the second-year player out of North Carolina, as he posted just 6.7 points across 22.1 minutes per game as a rookie.
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#1 Small Forward
#6 Shooting Guard
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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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Scores 20 points vs. Memphis
FSacramento Kings
July 10, 2018
Jackson accrued 20 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and two rebounds across 31 minutes during Tuesday's 94-80 win over the Grizzlies.
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Explodes for 28 points in SL loss
FSacramento Kings
July 9, 2018
Jackson provided 28 points (10-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists and a block across 33 minutes during the Kings' 88-78 loss to the Clippers in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Sunday.
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Leads Kings with 20 points Tuesday
FSacramento Kings
July 4, 2018
Jackson scored a team-high 20 points (7-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with five rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 71-54 loss to the Warriors.
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Average rookie season
FSacramento Kings
April 21, 2018
Jackson recorded 6.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 68 games played with Sacramento in 2017-18.
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Solid offensive contributions again Friday
FSacramento Kings
April 6, 2018
Jackson produced 11 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists across 30 minutes in Friday's 94-93 win over the Grizzlies.
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