Trending Thunder News: Reggie Jackson wants to start next year

In today's Thunder news update, Oklahoma City Thunder reserve point guard Reggie Jackson didn't mince words when it comes to his goal for the 2014-15 NBA season.

"I’d like to be a starter. I’m not going to lie,” Jackson said via Evan Massey of

Head coach Scott Brooks did have success utilizing both Jackson and Russell Westbrook on the floor in 2013-14, and it is very well possible that they could end up starting next to each other in 2014-15.

As Massey puts it in his article posted on Tuesday, "there is no doubt that Jackson is more than capable of starting for nearly every team in the NBA, but are the Thunder willing to go with a two point guard lineup? His improvement in three-point shooting will certainly help Scott Brooks and the Thunder if they decide to start him at the shooting guard spot, but he still would give up some height on defense."

However, if the Thunder feel as if Jackson's offensive spark is worth that trade-off, don't be surprised if he slotted into the lineup more often that not.

Jackson played in 80 regular-season games for the Thunder this season with just 36 starts. He averaged 13.1 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per contest.


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