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Report: C's among teams eyeing Reggie Jackson in free agency

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The Boston Celtics' roster is in flux -- especially at the point guard spot, where they're exploring all options after trading Kemba Walker.

Reggie Jackson apparently is one of those options. The Celtics are among four teams interested in the veteran guard if he doesn't re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, The Athletic's Sam Amick reported Monday.

The New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets also have interest in Jackson, Amick reports. The Clippers want to keep Jackson in Los Angeles, per Amick, but it's possible they shake things up as Kawhi Leonard entertains offers from other teams.

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Jackson would be a quality backup point guard option for Boston on the right contract. The Boston College alum averaged 10.7 points per game with the Clippers last season while shooting 43.3% from 3-point range and thrived in the 2021 playoffs, scoring 20 or more points in nine postseason games.

The 31-year-old's strong showing in June may raise his price tag after he made just $2.3 million in L.A. last season. The C's also have plenty of other irons in the fire at point guard: There's a chance they could trade Marcus Smart and the recently-acquired Kris Dunn, while they've reportedly shown interest in Spencer Dinwiddie and old friend Isaiah Thomas.

 

If Boston indeed trades Smart, the team will need veteran point guard depth to complement second-year guard Payton Pritchard. While there's plenty of competition for Jackson, he's at least worth considering for Brad Stevens and Co. if the price is right.