Lakers Sign Free Agent Demetrius Jackson to Fill Final Roster Spot

Lakers Sign Free Agent Demetrius Jackson to Fill Final Roster Spot


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Demetrius Jackson, formerly of the Boston Celtics, carries the ball against the New York Knicks.

Seemingly out of nowhere, the Lakers made their decision on the final roster spot for the 2019-2020 season. Veteran free-agent point guard Demetrius Jackson was brought on to help bolster what could be a possible position of concern. With only Alex Caruso, Rajon Rondo, and Quinn Cook (kind of) on the roster as true point guards, Jackson should help offer a bit more backcourt depth.


Lakers Sign Free Agent Point Guard Demetrius Jackson to Fill Final Roster Spot

Jackson has played for a number of teams since leaving Notre Dame, making stops on the Celtics, Rockets, and Sixers. While he spent the majority of his time in the G-League, he saw some limited reps on the NBA level – though he hasn’t had much of a sample size to really show what he can do in the NBA.

In the G-League, Jackson was a monster averaging over 18 points per game to go along with 7.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds. While he is unlikely to put those same numbers up in the NBA, he is a solid perimeter defender despite his size and should be able to focus a bit more on facilitating the basketball at the NBA level.


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