March 28, 2017, 9:48 am
The Pistons are close to shutting down Reggie Jackson, following a loss to the Knicks on Monday night in which Jackson was inactive.
“We’ve been thinking about this, actually for a long time,” Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy said Monday after his team’s 109-95 loss at Madison Square Garden. “He’s probably been playing at 80 percent. When you get into this stretch of games in March, where we’re playing at, the fatigue is just making it worse.” In the last three games he has played, Jackson is averaging 20.1 minutes and has not come close to the production he was putting up last season. Ish Smith is already starting to see a spike in minutes and production. Beno Udrih is a little known reserve that will now start seeing minutes if Jackson officially gets shut down.