Frank Jackson
Frank Jackson
20-Year-Old GuardG
New Orleans Pelicans
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.81 million contract with the Pelicans in July of 2017.
Plays just eight minutes Thursday
GNew Orleans Pelicans
October 11, 2018
Jackson totaled eight points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), and one steal in eight minutes during Thursday's 134-119 preseason loss to the Raptors.
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Jackson saw just eight minutes of playing time Thursday, recording only eight points and basically nothing else. This game highlighted the Pelican's lack of depth in what could prove to be an issue as the season progresses. Jackson appears to have secured some backup point-guard minutes behind Elfrid Payton but still has very little fantasy appeal.
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#3 Point Guard
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Decent showing Wednesday
GNew Orleans Pelicans
October 10, 2018
Jackson totaled 14 points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, and two assists in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 140-128 preseason loss to Miami.
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Struggles off bench
GNew Orleans Pelicans
October 8, 2018
Jackson (ankle) played in Friday's preseason game against the Knicks and finished with three points (1-7 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT) in 15 minutes.
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Expects to play Friday
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Ankle
October 3, 2018
Jackson (ankle) is "fine" and is expected to play Friday against the Knicks, Scott Kushner of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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Will not return Monday with ankle sprain
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Ankle
October 1, 2018
Jackson suffered a mild ankle sprain during Monday's preseason game against the Hawks, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.
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Scores 16 points
GNew Orleans Pelicans
September 30, 2018
Jackson posted 16 points (5-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 19 minutes during Sunday's 128-116 preseason loss to the Bulls.
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