Jackson registered 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt), one rebound, one assist, and one block in 25 minutes during Saturday's 107-97 loss to the Pacers. Jackson has reached double figures in scoring in two of the last three games, and in seven of 24 appearances thus far this season. Moreover, Jackson has earned at least 20 minutes in each of the first four games in December while draining eight-of-13 three-point attempts. Monday's matchup with the lowly Bulls could provide Jackson with another opportunity to fill it up offensively.
Jackson drew a start in place of Iman Shumpert (hip) in Wednesday's 97-92 win over the Grizzlies and posted seven points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds and one steal across 37 minutes. Jackson couldn't get anything going with his shot, but he proved to be a force on the boards. The second-year wing was one of three double-digit rebounders for the Kings, and his total was easily his highest of the season. Jackson's struggles on offense were disappointing, but it also bears mentioning he'd shot a stellar 66.7 and 63.6 percent over his previous two games. The 23-year-old could be due for another start if Shumpert is unable to return for a Friday night battle against the Wizards.
Jackson is starting at small forward Wednesday against the Grizzlies, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports. Jackson will enter the starting lineup for the first time all season in place of Iman Shumpert, who is unavailable with a hip injury. Through the first four games of the season, the 23-year-old is averaging 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists across 26.5 minutes per game.
Jackson registered 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one block across 28 minutes in the Kings' 126-112 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday. Jackson has come off the bench over the first four games of the season while ceding starts at small forward to Buddy Hield. That's still equated to at least 21 minutes of playing time in each game thus far for the 2017 first-round pick. However, his production was lacking over the two games, during which he was mired in a 5-for-16 shooting funk. Jackson has bounced back to drain 11 of his 17 attempts over the subsequent pair of contests, leading to back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts. The rotation seems set for the time being, so Jackson will look to continue serving as a consistent source of offense off the bench.
Jackson will come off the bench for Wednesday's season opener against the Jazz, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 (KXTV) Sacramento reports. Jackson started 41-of-68 games as a rookie last season, but will initially come off the bench behind Yogi Ferrell and Buddy Hield on the wing to start the 2018-19 campaign. Look for Jackson to see significant minutes in the rotation, but it's still a concerning development for his value. Jackson will likely struggle to have utility in most fantasy leagues this season.
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