Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson
24-Year-Old ForwardF
Dallas Mavericks
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. Traded to the Mavericks in February of 2019. Contract includes team option for 2020-21.
Scores 19 in loss
FDallas Mavericks
April 6, 2019
Jackson totaled 19 points (7-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and a steal over 32 minutes in the Mavericks' loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.
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Jackson had a solid scoring effort on Friday, adding respectable numbers across the stat sheet. Since entering the starting lineup, he's averaged 12.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.4 minutes.
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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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Comes back to earth in loss
FDallas Mavericks
April 4, 2019
Jackson ended with just nine points (4-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), five assists, and three rebounds in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 110-108 loss to New Orleans.
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Paces the Mavericks with 24 points
FDallas Mavericks
April 1, 2019
Jackson totaled 24 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, and three assists in 30 minutes during Monday's 122-102 victory over the 76ers.
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Has team-high 19 points Thursday
FDallas Mavericks
March 22, 2019
Jackson had 19 points (9-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds, and one assist in 33 minutes during Thursday's 116-100 loss to Sacramento.
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Highly productive off bench
FDallas Mavericks
March 21, 2019
Jackson supplied 21 points (8-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist across 34 minutes in the Mavericks' 126-118 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
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Solid effort off bench
FDallas Mavericks
March 6, 2019
Jackson compiled 18 points (6-10 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and an assist over 25 minutes Wednesday against Washington.
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