It’s easy to forget that Reggie Jackson is even on the roster. A lot of people ask me, “So if James Harden starts, who comes off the bench and scores?” I think the obvious answer is, Reggie Jackson is supposed to. I’m not entirely certain of what his position or official role will be, but obviously he’s got some kind of place on this team. Maybe it means Eric Maynor (or Russell Westbrook) are expendable in the future, or maybe it’s just Sam Presti doing what he does and stockpiling talent.
Three things about the video though:
1) Holy crap, his wingspan. We’ve heard all about it being seven feet and I’ve seen some video, but those arms look like Doc Ock’s tentacles.
2) Cool pink gloves, Reggie.
3) Sounds like Reggie really thinks he’s a point guard. That is what he played at Boston College, but the feeling is that in OKC, he’ll move to more of a combo role where he handles and plays off the ball, giving the Thunder a bit of that scoring punch.
It’s hard to get all that excited about a video where he just shows off a crossover against someone who has no chance of defending him, but his build and look are impressive. He just looks like an explosive athlete. He looks like a guy that can defend and create havoc in passing lanes. We might have forgotten about him a bit, but I think we’ll get well acquainted with Reggie this season.