Jackson will not play during the remainder of summer league, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports. Though he's sporting a brace on his wrist, Jackson's absence for the remainder of summer league is reportedly no injury related. Despite seeing nearly 2,000 minutes in the NBA last season, the second-year player struggled in three summer league games, shooting just 24.4 percent from the field.
Jackson won't play during Thursday's summer league action against the 76ers due to rest, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. Jackson has struggled through three summer league games, averaging 10.3 points on 24.4 percent shooting. It's unclear if he'll appear in another game, however, considering he saw nearly 2,000 minutes in the NBA last season.
Jackson posted 12 points (4-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal across 20 minutes during the Suns' 92-85 win over the Mavericks in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Friday. Although he checked in second only to Davon Reed on the starting five in scoring, Jackson had the worst shooting percentage (25.0) of any Suns first-unit player by far. The second-year swingman is coming off a stellar rookie season during which he enjoyed solid playing time and averaged 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal across 25.4 minutes over 77 games. He'll look to sharpen up his shot during summer league play after posting a 41.7 percent success rate from the field last season, including an unsightly 26.3 percent figure from distance.
Jackson produced 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 77 games during his rookie season with the Suns. Jackson had a superb rookie season with the Suns while only missing just five games all year long. The Kansas product was able to score above the 20-point mark in 17 games with his career high of 36 points coming on Mar. 17 against the Warriors. Jackson should look to improve upon his free-throw shooting next year though, as he shot a moderate 63.4 percent from the charity strip. The 20-year-old will be entering the second year of his two-year contract which include team options the following two seasons.
Jackson (quad) has been ruled out for Tuesday's regular season finale against the Mavs, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports. Jackson missed Sunday's game against the Warriors with a bruised quad, and it appears as though the Suns won't take any chances in Game 82. Jackson will join Devin Booker, Alan Williams and Elfrid Payton in street clothes, while a number of other players will be game-time calls, per interim coach Jay Triano.
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