Dallas Mavericks: Grading Justin Jackson’s 2019-2020 season
Grading Dallas Mavericks forward Justin Jackson’s 2019-2020 season
The Dallas Mavericks traded for Justin Jackson in Feb. 2019. The 2017 first round pick was swapped for Harrison Barnes. The deal paved the way for the Mavs to re-sign Kristaps Porzingis and be players in free agency last summer.
Jackson had a strong close to his second NBA season with the Mavericks too. Over his final 29 games, he averaged 8.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per. Jackson shot 48.4 percent from the field and 37.2 percent on his 3-pointers.
It had fans intrigued about the 25-year-old’s potential. Some viewed him as the combo forward the Mavericks needed coming off the bench. There was hope he could blossom into a 3-and-D option in his prime.
Things have not gone as planned this season. His shooting regressed. The slump even caused Jackson to fall out of the rotation on a few occasions. It has not been the campaign anyone hoped for in 2019-2020.
The talks of the NBA returning in July appear to be getting more serious. There is nothing definitive yet. Still, it would be four months without games being played. Basically, an offseason will have taken place. That means the 67 games the Dallas Mavericks played prior to the suspension will always be their own season in many ways.
With that in mind, let us take a look back at the production from Justin Jackson. Our goal is to handout marks for his offensive and defensive contributions before determining an overall grade for his season.
Next: Offensive grade