Frank Jackson
Frank Jackson
23-Year-Old GuardG
Detroit Pistons  NBA  Two-Way
Detroit Pistons
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Injury Ankle
Est. Return 6/1/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pistons in December of 2020.
Personal Bio

Franklin Willis Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. in 1998. He is the son of Al and Juleen Jackson. His father is a former Utah state senator. Frank has a brother and three sisters. Jackson started his high school days at Lehi High School in Lehi, Utah. Before his sophomore season, he transferred to Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah. As a senior at Lone Peak, Jackson averaged 28.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists. After that season, he was named Utah Mr. Basketball and the Salt Lake Tribune Player of the Year. Jackson also earned McDonald's All-American honors. After one year at Duke University, Jackson entered the 2017 NBA Draft. Fans can follow the guard on Twitter (@FWJackson15).

College/International Summary

Frank Jackson played one season (2016-17) of college ball for Duke University. He started 16 games and was part of a three-guard rotation with Luke Kennard and Grayson Allen. The Utah native scored at least 11 points in his first eight games. Throughout ACC play, the 6-foot-3 guard mainly came off the bench, but he played significant minutes throughout the season. He averaged 10.9 points per game and hit 39.5 percent of his three-pointer attempts while shooting 47.3 percent from the field overall. Coach Mike Krzyzewski had Jackson in the starting lineup to close the season and the freshman guard made his way to the All-ACC Tournament Second Team by helping the Blue Devils win the conference tournament. Jackson also averaged 14.5 points in the NCAA Tournament, but Duke was upset by South Carolina in the second round. After one season with the squad, Jackson applied for the 2017 NBA Draft.

Out Sunday
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May 16, 2021
Jackson (ankle) won't play in Sunday's game against Miami, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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As expected, Jackson will miss the regular season finale with a right ankle sprain. The guard averaged 9.8 points and 2.2 rebounds across 40 appearances with the Pistons during the 2020-21 season.
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Past Season Summaries
2019

Jackson appeared in 59 games for the Pelicans during the 2019-20 season. He averaged 6.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocks in 13.5 minutes. He shot 40.5 percent from the field, a career-high 32.6 percent from three and a career-high 74.7 percent from the free-throw line. On Jan. 13 against the Pistons, the Duke product established a new career high with eight rebounds across 32 minutes. The 6-foot-3 guard also provided 13 points (5-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), one assist and one steal in that contest. Jackson's other single-game season highs were 31 points (also a career high), six assists, four threes, two steals and one block. Jackson had 15 performances with double-digit points, nine performances with three-plus rebounds and 12 performances with multiple assists. On the defensive end, he had 14 games with at least one steal and four games with at least one block. In the 15 games that Jackson saw 20-plus minutes, he averaged 14.4 points, 2.5 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks. In the six performances that Jackson hit at least three triples, he averaged 20.3 points. After the NBA returned from a hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Pelicans were one of the 22 teams invited to resume play within the Orlando bubble. Appearing in all eight seeding games, Jackson averaged 10.8 points, 2.5 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 0.3 steals across 17.6 minutes. He also had one of the best games of his career in the bubble, posting his career-high 31 points (12-24 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-5 FT) along with five assists, two rebounds and one steal across 36 minutes against the Magic on Aug. 13.

2018

After sitting out the previous season recovering following a foot injury, Jackson made his NBA debut on Oct. 17 against the Rockets. He'd reach double-digits scoring in just his third game by dropping 14 points while adding two assists against Utah. He upped his career-high by scoring 17 against Memphis, then surpassed that again in his next game with 19 in only 19 minutes during a win over Cleveland on Jan. 9. Jackson also nailed a season-high four three-pointers in that last matchup. He began to break into the starting rotation in late January, scoring 10 points and seven rebounds in his first attempt against Houston on Jan. 29. Jackson then topped his career-high with a 25-point effort in 42 minutes versus San Antonio on Feb. 2. He would match his seven-rebound total on Mar. 2 against Denver. And on Mar. 24, Jackson would top out at six assists in a contest with Houston on March 24. He started his last nine games of the season, and 16 of his final 26. Jackson finished the campaign averaging 8.1 points and 2.2 rebounds across 61 games before a concussion forced him to miss the final six games of the year.

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Transaction History
  • June 22, 2017
    Drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round (31st overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft.
  • June 22, 2017
    Traded from the Charlotte Hornets to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Dwayne Bacon and $1.8 million.
  • July 11, 2017
    Signed a three-year, $3.81 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • November 24, 2020
    Signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • December 21, 2020
    Waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • December 28, 2020
    Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons.
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After significant foot issues wiped out his entire 2017-18 rookie campaign, Jackson was able to get on the floor for 61 games last season. The talented 21-year-old finished with 8.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 19.2 minutes over 61 games. However, that's not to say the injury bug hasn't continued to plague him. Jackson missed the last five games of the season with a concussion. He was then unable to build on a spectacular Las Vegas Summer League debut in July (30 points, three rebounds and two blocks over 32 minutes) due to a quadriceps injury. While Jackson should be fully healed by training camp, he'll initially face an uphill battle for playing time during the coming season. The Pelicans traded for Lonzo Ball and then invested the 17th overall pick in this past June's draft on Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who was impressive in summer league play. Jackson thus slots in as the third option at point guard to start camp, but his position on the depth chart has a chance to improve. That's primarily due to Ball's spotty injury history -- one that already includes a total of 65 missed games over his first two NBA seasons. Whether Jackson can approximate the playing time he averaged last season does remain very much in question. However, the relatively brief glimpses he's provided over his one college season at Duke and his Pelicans tenure do lend credence to the notion he could prove serviceable in the areas of scoring and assists in deep formats during the coming campaign.
A second-round pick in 2017, Jackson missed his entire rookie season and underwent three separate foot surgeries. He entered the summer full healthy but suffered a sprained foot in the Pelicans' Las Vegas Summer League opener in July. If there's a silver lining, it's that the sprain was to his left foot, as opposed to the surgically repaired right foot, and the hope is that he's able to make a full recovery in time for opening night. Jackson looked good during his short time on the floor in Vegas, scoring 13 points in the first half before going down with injury. The Pelicans are far from deep in their backcourt, so if Jackson is able to stay healthy, there's a good chance he could find himself a spot in the back-end of the guard rotation. The 20-year-old was an efficient scorer at Duke two seasons ago, averaging 10.9 points per game on 47.3 percent shooting from the field and 39.5 percent from three. It remains to be seen whether or not that efficiency will translate to the next level, but Jackson's long-term potential is relatively high, as far as second-round picks go. In the immediate future, Jackson can be ignored in most leagues, but he'll be a name to watch if Elfrid Payton and/or Jrue Holiday were to suffer an injury.
Jackson, who was selected with the 31st pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, comes to the Pelicans as a fairly advanced scorer. The 6-foot-3 guard was stuck in a complimentary during his lone collegiate season at Duke, but still finished with an average of 10.9 points, while shooting 54 percent from the field and more impressively, 39.2 percent from the three-point line. He didn't add much elsewhere, though he also had 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 24.9 minutes. It was that scoring ability that ultimately resulted in Jackson being selected with the first pick in the second round of the draft. He's got better than average athleticism and can finish through contact, which is a nice bonus to his three-point shooting. However, the fact that he's not much of a passer brings some questions regarding whether or not he can play the point. If he shifts over to shooting guard, Jackson will be a bit undersized for the position, so there's certainly some questions about where he'll ultimately fit in. With guys like Rajon Rondo, Jrue Holiday, Ian Clark, E'Twaun Moore and Jordan Clark all ahead of him on the backcourt depth chart, Jackson's 2017-18 campaign will largely be spent in a developmental capacity.
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Unlikely to play Sunday
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May 15, 2021
Jackson (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's finale against the Heat.
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Not playing Friday
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May 13, 2021
Jackson (ankle) is listed as out for Friday's game against Denver.
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Out Tuesday
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May 11, 2021
Jackson (ankle) is out Tuesday against the Timberwolves, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
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Not expected to play
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May 11, 2021
Jackson (ankle) is not expected to play Tuesday against the Timberwolves, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
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Listed questionable
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May 10, 2021
Jackson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Minnesota.
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