The Thunder have exercised the third-year option on guard Reggie Jackson, the team announced late Monday.
Jackson saw significant playing for a stretch as a rookie stepping in for injured point guard Eric Maynor after he blew out his knee. Jackson played solidly but not spectacularly. With a few days before OKC’s first game though, Scott Brooks says that Jackson still is in contention for the backup point guard spot.
Jackson was picked 24th overall by the Thunder in 2011 and averaged 3.1 points, 1.6 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game in 45 appearances as a rookie.