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Pistons’ point guard Reggie Jackson out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury (in addition to knee)

Cleveland Cavaliers v Detroit Pistons Game Four

AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 24: Reggie Jackson #1 of the Detroit Pistons tries to get around the first quarter defense of Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Palace of Auburn Hills on April 24, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Already we knew Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson was out to start the season due to tendonitis in his right knee, and he had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat it.

But that wasn’t even the worst of his problems.

He also had PRP treatment on his right thumb, which should keep him sidelined 6-8 weeks according to the team.

This is a setback for a Detroit team with playoff aspirations. Jackson running the pick-and-roll with Andre Drummond is at the heart of the Pistons’ offense – the Pistons were 2.3 points per 100 possessions better with the ball in his hands. It’s not going to be the same with Ish Smith and Lorenzo Brown handling the ball.