Former NBA player and a prominent ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins has reacted to Reggie Jackson’s trade to the LA Clippers after his buyout from the Detroit Pistons.
The Clipper reportedly signed Reggie Jackson and also beat their LA contenders Lakers in the race of acquiring him. This marked Jackson’s tenure with the Detroit Pistons come to an end after the point guard had a mutual agreement to a contract buyout with the Motor City. Jackson was the subject of several rumors in the last week for the trade rumors and now he’s signed to the Clippers. Seems like the former basketball player didn’t like the idea of his trading with the Clippers as he took to twitter to express his notion by saying that “too much scoring in a single team can cause chemistry problems”.
The Clippers don’t need Reggie Jackson!!! Can’t keep adding that much scoring because that can cause Chemistry problems!!! It’s only 1 Basketball.
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 18, 2020
With his acquisition, Clippers now have a complete pool of ball-dominant players on the roster. Head coach Doc Rivers will have to make sure to work things with him out in the second half of the season. Kendrick Perkins, who is now an NBA analyst for ESPN and other networks, thinks that it does not bargain sign for the Clippers after all. In fact, Perkins believes that Jackson is going to be a bad fit for the Clippers since he’s another player who needs the ball in his hands to be effective which may not be possible in all the scenarios.
In this season, Reggie Jackson has played only 14 matches averaging 16.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists while shooting .425 from the field and .354 from the three-point range in 299 games (293 starts) during his stint with Detroit in 2019-20 season so far.
The Clippers are 37-18 on the season and in third place in the Western Conference standings and as the second half of the season is still left, Clippers are expected to start with Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris, and Ivica Zubac moving forward, with Reggie Jackson coming off the bench.