Jackson was recalled from the G-League on Saturday.
The rookie out of North Carolina saw big minutes to begin the season, but he's virtually been out of the rotation since mid-November. That will likely continue to be the case, though at some point the struggling Kings could opt to turn more responsibility over to their younger players.
Jackson was assigned to the G-League on Wednesday, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
There was a stretch in mid-November where Jacskon saw 25 minutes or more in five straight games, but he's since essentially fallen out of the regular rotation. He's only played in three of the last seven games and has been limited to single-digit minute totals over that span, so a stint in the G-League will allow him to get extended playing time. Jackson should be recalled prior to Friday's game against the Bulls, but will need to earn a larger role before returning to fantasy relevancy.
Jackson has played at least 25 minutes in each of the last three games and is averaging 13.0 points while shooting 44 percent from the field.
Jackson played a big part in ending the Kings' seven-game losing streak, playing 30 minutes in back-to-back victories and scoring a total of 35 points in those games. He doesn't provide much fantasy value beyond scoring, however, so while he'll likely see more usage moving forward, the rookie' ceiling is limited by his lack of rebounding and passing ability.
Jackson will shift to a bench role for Sunday's game against the Wizards, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Jackson has started all five games so far this year, posting averages of 5.8 points and 1.8 rebounds across 17.8 minutes. However, fellow rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic has clearly outplayed him over the last few games and will now move into the top unit Sunday, which pushes Jackson to the bench. Jackson was already seeing minutes in the mid-teens, so it seems unlikely his playing time will see a dramatic decrease despite the demotion to the bench.
Jackson mustered five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and two rebounds across 19 minutes in Wednesday's 105-100 loss to the Rockets.
Despite garnering the start at small forward, Jackson was the least productive member of the starting five while also seeing the lowest minutes allotment among the first teamers. Veteran Garrett Temple ended up logging a robust 30 minutes off the bench at Jackson's expense, although he wasn't exactly efficient offensively himself while generating just five points over that span. Jackson will look to make more of an impact in a Friday road tilt against the Mavericks.
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