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.