Josh Jackson made 5-of-18 from the field for 14 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes off the bench against the Mavs on Thursday.
Advice: He was back on the bench with Trevor Ariza starting again, but he still saw big minutes and closed. Obviously the shooting line is brutal and he's one of the most inefficient players in the NBA because of missed shots and high turnovers, but the other counting stats are coming along. Jackson has mentioned he feels more comfortable as a ball-handler as he hits open guys, and he does seem to have his coach's confidence. If you have Jackson, ideally you're punting percentages or are in a points leagues.
Josh Jackson scored 14 points Thursday, going 5 of 18 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns topped the Dallas Mavericks 99-89. Jackson pulled down eight rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 34:26 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Jackson went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Josh Jackson said he believes the lack of stability in Phoenix has hampered his development.
Advice: The Suns have had three different head coaches and two different general managers in the 14 months since the start of his rookie season. "It would definitely be a lot better if we were more stable," said Jackson. "I don’t think any other player in my class has gone through as much change within their team as I have. Since the moment I came into the league, it’s just been all about changes and adjustments, new coach after my second game of the season, like, c’mon now, really? That doesn’t happen."
Josh Jackson will replace Trevor Ariza in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.
Advice: Ariza's days in Phoenix are numbered, and Jackson is coming off one of his best games of the season with 18 points, a career-high eight assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and two triples in 31 minutes. This also gives the Suns another playmaker to take the pressure off De'Anthony Melton, as Elie Okobo was assigned to the G-League. Jackson is capable of putting up terrific counting stats, but his shooting percentages and turnovers that you have to worry about.
Josh Jackson scored 18 points vs. the Clippers on Monday with a career-high eight assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and two triples in 31 minutes.
Advice: It was nice to see an efficient game for Jackson for a change, as he hit 8-of-15 shots with one turnover despite hitting 39.5% from the field with 2.5 turnovers per game entering Monday. His usage is way up without Devin Booker (hamstring) with 4.2 dimes per game over his last five, and even though he moved back to the bench tonight, he still played heavy minutes with T.J. Warren (ankle) ejected after just 12 minutes. The Suns play again on Tuesday in what will be a 3-game slate, so Jackson is worth a look as a streamer if you're looking for counting stats at the risk of your shooting percentages and turnovers.
Josh Jackson scored seven points Tuesday on 2-of-14 shooting as the Phoenix Suns fell to the San Antonio Spurs 111-86. Jackson grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -18 in his 35:10 of playing time. He tacked on three steals. Jackson went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Josh Jackson started over Trevor Ariza, who didn't get off the bench as trade rumors swirl, but hit just 2-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, four rebounds, one assist and three steals in an ugly loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.
Advice: Jackson should have a nice opportunity going forward, but never got it going tonight. He had 18 points and eight assists in his previous game and had scored in double figures in six of his seven previous games. He'll be frustrating at times, but if he sticks in the starting five, he's going to have to offer some fantasy value at some point. He just couldn't throw it in the ocean tonight.
Josh Jackson scored 18 points Monday, going 8 of 15 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 123-119 in overtime. Jackson grabbed four rebounds and had eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 30:44 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Jackson went 2 of 3 from behind the arc.
Josh Jackson scored 14 points with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and five turnovers in a start against the Blazers on Tuesday.
Advice: He's beginning to trend in the right direction in the counting stats, but the turnovers and poor shooting won't be going away for the second-year wing. Jackson should have at least one more start on Friday for either T.J. Warren (ankle) and Devin Booker (hamstring), but he's not really worth an add in category-style leagues.
Josh Jackson scored nine points Friday on 1-of-4 shooting as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Miami Heat 115-98. Jackson pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 23:43 of playing time. He added one block and two steals.