Jackson and the Hornets are reportedly finalizing a contract buyout. He is also deciding to sign with a somewhat surprising team in a subsequent move.
He instead decided to join potentially one of the Suns’ biggest immediate threats in the Western Conference, signing with the Denver Nuggets according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 12, 2023
Many view the Suns as the clear favorite to potentially come out of the West. Given his reported interest in joining Phoenix, this surprising move has garnered a ton of reactions on social media.
Had to win back part of the Bones trade.
— Austin Swaim (@ASwaim3) February 12, 2023
Reggie Jackson could be the difference for the Nuggies to get to the Western Conference Finals 😂🤣😂🤣 for real though
— raul urias (@Rurias48Raul) February 12, 2023
Thomas Bryant and Reggie Jackson are winning trade deadline pickups for the Nuggets. No doubt the team to beat in the West if they stay healthy!!
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) February 12, 2023
Trading Bones Hyland and Davon Reed for essentially Reggie Jackson and Thomas Bryant is a no-brainer! Calvin Booth strikes again! #MileHighBasketball
— Will Petersen (@PetersenWill) February 12, 2023
It is certainly worth noting that Jackson is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is about an hour from Denver. This homecoming along with the Nuggets currently sitting atop the Western Conference had to be an enticing factor for Jackson.
This move could undoubtedly be a move that will help the Nuggets as they push toward the postseason. While Jackson will likely come off the bench behind star point guard Jamal Murray, he had been an integral part of many good Clippers teams in recent years.
The 12-year NBA pro is averaging 10.9 points per game along with 3.5 assists this season thus far, and could potentially be heading toward a key role off the Nuggets’ bench.