Reggie Jackson will be a restricted free agent this summer, and the Thunder are going to have a tough decision on their hands.
Jackson has said he wants to be a starter, and has been playing like he deserves to be when he’s gotten that opportunity.
This play from Friday’s loss to the Nets is the latest example of his dynamic skill set, as Jackson used a crossover on the perimeter before accelerating to the hoop and throwing it down over a trailing Brook Lopez.
The problem for OKC is that Jackson won’t ever get to start while Russell Westbrook is around, so the question becomes, how much can they afford to pay a reserve with other priorities on the roster? That remains to be seen, but if Jackson continues to play this well once Westbrook and Kevin Durant return from injury, he will get paid — either by the Thunder, or by someone else.