9. Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons
After being in the James Harden position, Jackson began thriving once OKC shipped him off to Detroit. With the Pistons, Jackson has put his playmaking abilities on full display and has impressed as both a scorer and passer. What has impressed me more than anything else, however, was how controlled he looked in the half court.
Under Stan Van Gundy, the Pistons ran a sluggish pace and were 21st in the league according to Basketball-Reference; with the Thunder, Jackson thrived in transition because of his superb athleticism. The explosiveness is still there, thankfully, and Jackson has honed new ways of using it to his advantage; his improved shooting ability certainly helps.
With Oklahoma City, Jackson was a career 28 percent shooter from downtown, and that mark has jumped up to 35 through his first season-and-a-half in the Motor City. Lastly, as we round out his improved offense, Jackson showed great consistency out of the pick-and-roll and was at roughly 45 percent on that kind of shot, according to NBA.com.
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