1. Frank Jackson
It’s really surprising to me that Jackson has not been signed. While he may have benefitted from playing on a very weak Pistons team, averaging double digits in the NBA is nothing to joke around about. Jackson has proven that he is worth a spot in the pros purely from an offensive point of view.
In his two seasons in Detroit, Jackson averaged 10.2 points per game on 42/34/83 shooting splits. Is he lacking in certain areas? Without a doubt. That’s why teams keep passing on him. Still, one would figure that scoring that consistently for two years would be worth a longer look.
Will the Toronto Raptors acquire Frank Jackson?
Let’s say that the Raptors find a way to offload a contract like that of Khem Birch. Let’s say they are confident enough in Christian Koloko that they choose not to sign another center. Why wouldn’t Jackson be worth a look? He’s just 24 years old and has most of his best basketball in the windshield.
He’s more ball-dominant than you’d like a point guard to be in Nurse’s offense, and he only has one season of elite 3-point shooting production. Even with those concerns, Jackson could be a few tweaks away from potentially usurping one of the Banton/Flynn duo in minutes should everything fall his way.