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OKC Thunder: Reggie Jackon's season report card

by Anthony Slater Published: June 12, 2014
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3-point shooting: B

Maybe the area of his game Jackson has improved the most. Entering the league, he was a below-average outside shooter, making a combined 37 of 166 (22 percent) from deep his first two years. But this past season, he made 83 of 245, raising that clip up to a respectable 34 percent. Still not among the league’s most feared sharpshooters, but trending in the right direction. He’s converting enough to where it must be guarded.

Progress: A

In his first season, Reggie Jackson was a project — a late first-rounder that many scoffed at on draft day. By Year 2, he still struggled to find a grip on a rotation role. But after a breakout postseason in 2013, Jackson was handed the Thunder’s all-important sixth man role. And he flourished, rewarding Sam Presti’s trust and turning into one of the league’s most potent bench scorers. Player development has been a staple of the Thunder organization since moving to OKC. Jackson is the latest and one of the greatest examples.