Point guard from Boston College. I guess he in fact did have a promise from the Thunder.
Jackson didn’t work out for anyone, didn’t meet with anyone and didn’t do any physicals leading up to the draft. He didn’t even participate in the combine as he claimed injury. He basically sent out a resume and waited for a job.
In most every way, this seems like a very un-Presti-like move. But because of that, it’s a total Presti move. He went against the grain and took someone that people weren’t high on and didn’t see coming. That’s total Presti.
But look at the Thunder roster now. Russell Westbrook, point guard. Eric Maynor, point guard. Nate Robinson, point guard. And Reggie Jackson, point guard. If you count that up, that’s four point men under contract.
Something’s gotta give. I get the feeling the Thunder aren’t done quite yet.
I can’t shake the fact though that the Thunder passed on Jordan Hamilton, who miraculously slipped all the way down to them at 24. Eventually the Mavericks took him and appear to have packaged him a deal to Portland that sends Rudy Fernandez to Dallas. Hamilton was a pretty natural pick there for the Thunder. Great shooter, terrific scorer and something that in the right system could be a nice rotation player.
And yet the Thunder took a fourth point guard. I just don’t get it.