“It’s great to get a lot of minutes, a lot of reps,” he said. I’m going to work as hard as I can and take advantage of the minutes and opportunities I have in the G-League.”. The game ended after today's News & Record went to press. Then the Kings sent him to the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento’s G-League affiliate. then {{format_dollars}}{{start_price}}{{format_cents}} per month. When the season started, he found himself getting regular playing time with the Kings. “It’s different from college. The Kings, Jackson said, did not send him to Reno with a specific list of things to improve. “As long as I go out there and play hard, the shots are going to come and go,” he said. In college, a lot of things were run for me. “It’s different from college. GREENSBORO – Justin Jackson’s first season as a professional basketball player started out just like he always hoped. Reno Justin Jackson puts up a shot in the paint during the Bighorns’ G-League game on Friday against the Greensboro Swarm. During a five-game stretch in mid-November, Jackson played 25 or more minutes each night for the Kings. In the NBA I have to play off of a lot of other things. then {{format_dollars}}{{start_price}}{{format_cents}} per month. There was a stretch in mid-November where Jacskon saw 25 minutes or more in five straight games, but he's since essentially fallen out of the regular rotation. No credit card required. 6-keys: media/fantasynews/nba/reg/free/stories, at “As long as I go out there and play hard, the shots are going to come and go,” he said. Reno’s Justin Jackson looks to pass the ball off to a teammate in the Bighorns’ G-League game against the Greensboro Swarm on Friday night in Greensboro. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. Enjoy more articles by logging in or creating a free account. Please subscribe to keep reading. “But this is where the organizations wanted me to go right now. https://www.espn.com/nba/player/_/id/3138156/justin-jackson You have permission to edit this article. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: fantasynews | arena: nba | pageType: stories | “But this is where the organizations wanted me to go right now. Reno’s Justin Jackson looks to pass the ball off to a teammate in the Bighorns’ G-League game against the Greensboro Swarm on Friday night in Greensboro. In college, a lot of things were run for me. “Right now, I’m in the G-League and trying to make the best of the minutes I’m getting.”. After leading the Tar Heels to the NCAA Championship, Jackson was drafted 15th overall by the Portland Trailblazers and then traded to the Sacramento Kings on draft day. I’m not going to complain. In his four games with the Bighorns — the affliate of the Sacramento Kings — since being sent down, Jackson is averaging 18 points, six rebounds and two assists. He's only played in three of the last seven games and has been limited to single-digit minute totals over that span, so a stint in the G-League will allow him to get extended playing time. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. I can be happy with myself if I do that.”. GREENSBORO – Justin Jackson’s first season as a professional basketball player started out just like he always hoped. “It’s great to get a lot of minutes, a lot of reps,” he said. “I just want to go out and play as hard as I can, and try to get better every day. Justin Jackson's G-League detour makes a stop in Greensboro, {{start_at_rate}} {{format_dollars}} {{start_price}} {{format_cents}} {{term}}, {{promotional_format_dollars}}{{promotional_price}}{{promotional_format_cents}} {{term}}, Deaths rise, stocks plunge, as feared wave of COVID-19 cases hits nearly every state. GREENSBORO – Justin Jackson’s first season as a professional basketball player started out just like he always hoped. During a five-game stretch in mid-November, Jackson played 25 or more minutes each night for the Kings. In his four games with the Bighorns, Jackson was averaging 18 points, six rebounds and two assists. “But in my mind, (the G-League) not the right fit for me because I feel like I should be in the NBA. In his four games with the Bighorns — the affliate of the Sacramento Kings — since being sent down, Jackson is averaging 18 points, six rebounds and two assists. You can cancel at any time. Justin Jackson's G-League detour makes a stop in Greensboro, {{start_at_rate}} {{format_dollars}} {{start_price}} {{format_cents}} {{term}}, {{promotional_format_dollars}}{{promotional_price}}{{promotional_format_cents}} {{term}}, Bears vs. Rams: Latest scores and updates from MNF, Deaths rise, stocks plunge, as feared wave of COVID-19 cases hits nearly every state. Reno Bighorn’s Justin Jackson makes a drive to the basket against Greensboro, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Greensboro, N.C. Reno Justin Jackson puts up a shot in the paint during the Bighorns’ G-League game on Friday against the Greensboro Swarm. You can cancel at any time. I’m going to work as hard as I can and take advantage of the minutes and opportunities I have in the G-League.”. I’m not going to complain. That’s what I’m learning.”. I’m trying to get used to that. No credit card required. Despite the disappointment of leaving an NBA roster, Jackson knows an opportunity when he sees one. Despite the disappointment of leaving an NBA roster, Jackson knows an opportunity when he sees one. You have permission to edit this article. Andrew Krech/News & Record Facebook “I just want to go out and play as hard as I can, and try to get better every day. “To be honest, I’m not totally sure what changed,” said Jackson, the 2017 ACC Player of the Year. I’m trying to get used to that. Jackson was assigned to the G-League on Wednesday, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.. The Kings, Jackson said, did not send him to Reno with a specific list of things to improve. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Justin Aaron Jackson (born March 28, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). “Whenever I get those opportunities, however many there are, I have to take advantage of them. In the NBA I have to play off of a lot of other things. I can be happy with myself if I do that.”. Jackson was assigned to the G-League on Wednesday, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports. Enjoy more articles by logging in or creating a free account. Reno Bighorn’s Justin Jackson makes a drive to the basket against Greensboro, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Greensboro, N.C. Reno Justin Jackson puts up a shot in the paint during the Bighorns’ G-League game on Friday against the Greensboro Swarm. “Right now, I’m in the G-League and trying to make the best of the minutes I’m getting.”. That’s what I’m learning.”. “To be honest, I’m not totally sure what changed,” said Jackson, the 2017 ACC Player of the Year. “I’m just trying to get better in every aspect of my game and take advantage of the opportunities I have,” he said. Jackson should be recalled prior to Friday's game against the Bulls, but will need to earn a larger role before returning to fantasy relevancy. 3:11 pm ET, Mavericks' Justin Jackson: Starting Monday, Mavericks' Justin Jackson: Injuries fuel expanded role Friday, Mavericks' Justin Jackson: Comes close to double-double, Mavericks' Justin Jackson: Logs 20 minutes, Mavericks' Justin Jackson: Retreats to bench, Mavericks' Justin Jackson: Offers little as starter. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. When the season started, he found himself getting regular playing time with the Kings. section: | slug: kings-justin-jackson-assigned-to-g-league | sport: basketball | route: article_single_fantasy | Jackson and the Bighorns were in town Friday night to play the Greensboro Swarm, the G-League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets. After leading the Tar Heels to the NCAA Championship, Jackson was drafted 15th overall by the Portland Trailblazers and then traded to the Sacramento Kings on draft day. “I’m just trying to get better in every aspect of my game and take advantage of the opportunities I have,” he said. He was making 41.7 percent of his 3-point attempts. “It was the coach’s decision, so I accepted it and continued to work hard at getting better.

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