The Detroit Pistons were built to go as far as Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson would take them. There is a problem, however, as their point guard in this lethal pick-and-roll duo could miss extended time.
The Pistons are reportedly exploring Jackson alternatives to start the season, fearing the point guard might miss extended time, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Jackson has been limited in training camp and recently told reporters that knee tendonitis has been a problem he's been dealing with for years.
Take this as ominously as you choose:
SVG said yesterday, "We’ve got further evaluation going on with what’s going to happen to him." https://t.co/MxpkaORX8V— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) October 5, 2016
Perhaps this is much ado about nothing, but if the Pistons exploring the point guard market means one of the following things:
1. The team is uncomfortable with Ish Smith as a starter
2. The team is uncomfortable with either Lorenzo Brown or Ray McCallum as a primary backup
3. The team would rather have a veteran third point guard instead of both the unproven Brown and McCallum
Obviously, scenario No. 1 would be incredibly alarming considering Detroit committed major money to Smith in the offseason. It's also the least likely, however. I would say the best odds are at No. 3 with No. 2 close behind.
No matter the case, however, Detroit's play is bound to take a massive hit without Jackson in the lineup.
We'll bring you more as this story develops, but in the meantime, who do you think the Pistons should sign?