Boston Celtics Draft Prospects: Pierre Jackson
It is no secret from our previous profiles that the team could target a backup point guard for Rajon Rondo. Rondo will be coming off a serious ACL injury and it really is no guarantee that he will return a 100 percent healthy next season. They need protection at the point guard spot and Jackson could be that type of guy.
Jackson has played for a pair of underachieving Baylor teams under overrated head coach Scott Drew, but he still puts up great numbers on a team that is not very good. He transferred to Baylor a couple of seasons ago and it proved to be a great decision for the program.
Jackson has no consciousness when it comes to shot selection and he has never met a shot he hasn’t liked. He obviously needs to improve his discipline, but he has a nice skill set to work with if you are the NBA team that drafts him.
He is a very streaky player and needs to be much more consistent offensively. You would like to see him be more of a distributor, but he really is just a scorer in a point guard’s body. He is a very similar player to current Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks when he came out of Oregon a number of years ago.
Jackson would be a guy GM Danny Ainge should consider with a pick near the end of the first round this summer. He is a veteran player who has certainly been around the block when it comes to his pre-NBA playing experience.
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