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Video: Why the new and improved Josh Jackson is here to stay

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The young wing’s improvement is not a mirage, and once he’s healthy again he’ll keep forcing Dwane Casey to give him more minutes

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Among the many players added to the Detroit Pistons this offseason, the addition of Josh Jackson was probably the only move that didn’t cause a civil war over whether it was a good idea. At just 23 years old, the former No. 4 overall pick was a high-reward, low-risk signing.

So far through six games, he’s been every bit of that high-reward.

Jackson, before going doing to an ankle injury on Sunday, was averaging 15.5 points per game, along with some energetic defense on the perimeter for the Detroit Pistons. It took only two games for head coach Dwane Casey to realize Jackson was one of his top players and move him into the starting lineup.

The big question once Jackson returns is whether or no his play is sustainable. We’ve seen players go through streaks where it looks like they’ve finally turned the corner just to come crashing back down to Earth.

cough Stanley Johnson cough

In this video, however, I’ll show you why this new and improved Jackson looks like he is here to stay. I’ll also tell you why when he returns from his ankle injury, Pistons fans can expect to see this from the Detroit native the rest of the year.