Suns Sign Frank Jackson to a Non-guaranteed Contract

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The Suns are signing point guard Frank Jackson to a non-guaranteed contract.

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Jackson appears to be more of a combo guard.

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I like the Suns looking at anyone who can play point guard. IMO, backup point guard is their biggest weakness.

They also have Duane Washington Jr. on a two-way contract, who could see some minutes there.

The Suns already have a roster spot open, but if they make a trade, it could create more openings.
 
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Jackson has played with both the Pelicans and the Pistons. He was drafted number 31 by the Hornets in the 2017 draft.

He played for Duke in college.

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Well, what this tells me is this guy was our second choice to shroeder, but Lakers signed him, so we signed this guy.

His numbers don't look awful for a 15th man, but he appears to be much more a shooting guard than a point based on how few assists he has averaged.
 
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Well, what this tells me is this guy was our second choice to shroeder, but Lakers signed him, so we signed this guy.

His numbers don't look awful for a 15th man, but he appears to be much more a shooting guard than a point based on how few assists he has averaged.

Only guessing, but I think it's a long shot for Jackson to make the Suns roster unless they make a trade where more players are sent out than come back.
 

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A point guard who averages 22 minutes a game and 1 assist.

No wonder nobody was clamoring for him.
 

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Frank Jackson. Let's see Lakers signed guards Patrick Beverly and Schroder in the off season. The Suns counter by signing Duane Washington jr. and Frank Jackson. What a difference in the two teams approach. Not saying either moves the needle for either team but there's a different method of these two teams.
 
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Frank Jackson. Let's see Lakers signed guards Patrick Beverly and Schroder in the off season. The Suns counter by signing Duane Washington jr. and Frank Jackson. What a difference in the two teams approach. Not saying either moves the needle for either team but there's a different method of these two teams.
We were reportedly in the running for Schroder and Chris Paul would kill or be killed if we signed Beverley so I don't think you can read much into those signings. But yeah, given our cap situation and our owner situation, our best chance to improve the team this season will likely have to come from player development rather than FA signings.
 

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Frank Jackson. Let's see Lakers signed guards Patrick Beverly and Schroder in the off season. The Suns counter by signing Duane Washington jr. and Frank Jackson. What a difference in the two teams approach. Not saying either moves the needle for either team but there's a different method of these two teams.

There is a different method...

The Lakers lockerroom was already as toxic as possible, and they were garbage last year anyway! What worry is there about adding more cancerous substance?

My only worry about the Lakers is that we're playing them 4 times and that is a lot of opportunity for Beverly to injure people. They are not a contender.
 

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There is a different method...

The Lakers lockerroom was already as toxic as possible, and they were garbage last year anyway! What worry is there about adding more cancerous substance?

My only worry about the Lakers is that we're playing them 4 times and that is a lot of opportunity for Beverly to injure people. They are not a contender.
The refs do let Beverly get away with a lot. But I do think Anthony Davis will play better this year. We'll see what happens as the season is drawing close. I just want the Suns to do well.
 
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Frank Jackson. Let's see Lakers signed guards Patrick Beverly and Schroder in the off season. The Suns counter by signing Duane Washington jr. and Frank Jackson. What a difference in the two teams approach. Not saying either moves the needle for either team but there's a different method of these two teams.

I don't think the Suns are done and they are still shuffling cards.

The addition of Frank Jackson may only be a training camp move.

I'm thinking Duane Washington Jr. may eventually be on the Suns 15 man roster. If the Suns like Jackson, he might end up on a two-way contract.
 

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Awesome a PG that averages 1 assist a game can't wait to sign our new 5 ft tall 1 legged power forward. TAF
 

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I don't think the Suns are done and they are still shuffling cards.

The addition of Frank Jackson may only be a training camp move.

I'm thinking Duane Washington Jr. may eventually be on the Suns 15 man roster. If the Suns like Jackson, he might end up on a two-way contract.
The Suns may get something from one of the two these two guards or hopefully both. Throw enough mud against the wall something will stick. Anything is a plus.
 

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I don't think the Suns are done and they are still shuffling cards.

The addition of Frank Jackson may only be a training camp move.

I'm thinking Duane Washington Jr. may eventually be on the Suns 15 man roster. If the Suns like Jackson, he might end up on a two-way contract.

Jackson can't sign a Two-Way deal as he has 4 years of experience in the league. Only players with less than 4 years can sign a Two-Way deal. Had that been an option for Jackson then he would have signed an Exhibit 9 deal, which allows the team to transfer the contract into a two-way deal.
 

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Jackson is a good ball handler and a fairly decent combo guard for the 15th roster spot. He played next to Cade in Detroit who did virtually all of their playmaking so his stats don't accurately reflect what he's capable of, sort of on the opposite end of that spectrum compared to Elfrid Payton as far as Elf's stats looked better than he actually was.

Jackson has speed also. He's not Barbosa but he's quick. Hopefully he's able to be productive here. I like him as a depth signing and to push Payne.

His deal doesn't become guaranteed until January 2023 so he's got a little over 2 months to prove his worth. I have a feeling he'll stick around.
 
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Here are some highlights of Frank Jackson from a 26 point effort while he was a Piston against OKC on 4-1-2022.

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