Reggie Jackson feels he let teammates down with disappointing 2016-17 campaign
Reggie Jackson isn’t mincing words about his forgettable 2016-17 season.
Speaking after a team scrimmage Friday, the Detroit Pistons guard looked back on a year where he played in just 52 games due to a knee injury and saw regressions in almost every statistical category when he was on the court.
“The pain I could tolerate,” said Jackson, per Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. “It was just the lack of explosion and the feeling you’re letting your teammates down out here — especially with the goals we had set last year.”
The good news for the 27-year-old Jackson is that he was a full participant in the full-contact scrimmage, a welcome sign of health with the start of the new season nearing. But Jackson seemed on the cusp of being traded this summer, so he will probably have to prove himself again as the perpetually mediocre Pistons continue to ponder whether or not they should finally blow it all up.