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Is Reggie Jackson the OKC Thunder's new backup PG?

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01:33 PM ET 12.27 | One of the biggest additions for the Oklahoma City Thunder this year was supposed to be the return of Eric Maynor. Maynor was known as one of the best backup point guards in the NBA a season ago before suffering a knee injury that would make him miss the rest of the 2011-12 season. Rookie Reggie Jackson took over for him last year and did so poorly that the Thunder went out and signed Derek Fisher who took over the role. Maynor's return this season has been a disappointment so far. No one really expected him to come in without missing a beat but there just haven't been many signs of him returning to his old form. Maynor looks slower than before. He's small and weak and has trouble getting past his defender and initiating the offense. His shooting hasn't been great either as he is shooting 31.3 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from downtown. He also isn't a great defender so he becomes a liability in that way as well. That's why Jackson hasn't gotten a chance these past few games. He's gotten the bulk of the backup point guard minutes against Minnesota and Miami while Maynor has been riding the pine. So far, Jackson hasn't wowed or anything but he does look vastly improved from a year ago. He's hesitant at times but still more aggressive and he is a great athlete that has no trouble handling on-ball defense and getting his own shot.

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December 27, 2012  10:31 PM ET

Creepy!!

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December 27, 2012  10:57 PM ET

Mr. October whoops wrong sport

December 27, 2012  11:51 PM ET

Whoever writes this Blog must be related to Reggie...

This dude is averaging 2 Pts a game in 7 mins on the season.

He did use 5 of his 6 fouls on 12/20 - so he has some value there :-)

December 28, 2012  12:09 AM ET

he has moved ahead of Eric Maynor though- OKC knows Maynor will not be back, and he has not been especially effective...he will most likely be dealt at the trade deadline as part of a package of OKC makes a move- and Jackson will fill in just fine for the 2nd unit

December 28, 2012  01:01 AM ET

really????

December 28, 2012  07:31 AM ET

Derek Fisher is still better than both of them

December 28, 2012  08:34 AM ET

I was about to say Reggie Jackson unretired to football to basketball? Im going back to sleep..

December 28, 2012  08:37 AM ET

from..

December 28, 2012  10:38 AM ET

Good Things Happen When You Play Hard, Bro.

December 28, 2012  11:41 AM ET

NO!

December 28, 2012  06:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

****...

Abe!

 
December 28, 2012  11:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

****...

LOL

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