No. 2: Reggie Jackson, Denver Nuggets
Acquired in the buyout market from the LA Clippers, Reggie Jackson has not been in the rotation for any series in the postseason so far. In his defense, it’s tough to get playing time on a team that only goes seven deep, considering the guard depth they have. Just two years ago, we saw Jackson average almost 18 points a game in the postseason, helping the Clippers reach the Western Conference Finals.
His efficiency from three-point range has somewhat fluctuated in the last two seasons, but taking four attempts per game over the past three years at least commands the defense’s respect. Jackson has been an average playmaker but is skilled enough to penetrate and collapse the defense, making life easier for the offense.
Jackson is someone to keep an eye on for the Cavs, especially with the uncertain futures of Ricky Rubio, assuredly Raul Neto, and Caris LeVert. While Jackson is not likely to come in and be a game-changer, the question marks surrounding depth at a bench position make him a potential free agent target this summer.
One would expect Jackson to command around the veteran minimum salary, and that’s a price Cleveland should be more than willing to pay for proven depth.