Reggie Jackson A source said he will stay with the team he said helped save his career by agreeing to a two-year, $22 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski told.
The free agent point guard will return the maximum that Clippers can pay him under CBA rules, according to Wojnarowski.
Jackson revived his career last season, improving his attack and making decisive shots to help the Clippers reach the Western Conference Finals for the first time. After averaging 10.7 points and shooting 43.3% of 3 points in the regular season, the 10-year-old veteran emerged as one of the Clippers’ playoff stars.
Jackson scored 22 points to help the Clippers steal Game 5 in Utah before helping to eliminate the Jazz in Game 6 with 27 points and 10 assists.
The base became a fan favorite, with cheers heard by his name as he averaged 20.3 points in the Western Conference Finals.
With Jackson back, the Clippers hope to preserve their essence by re-signing Leonard, who declined his option for the player and became a free agent. Leonard is expected to negotiate a new deal to stay with the Clippers, Vojnarowski reports.
Clippers head of basketball operations Lawrence Frank said after the NBA draft last week that the team hopes to stay with Jackson and Leonard, Nicolas Batum NS Serge Ibaka. He chose Ibaka for the second year of his contract and Batum agreed to return with a two-year contract.
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