Dallas Mavericks: Grading Justin Jackson’s 2019-2020 season

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Justin Jackson (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks, Justin Jackson
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Dallas Mavericks offense: Justin Jackson

Jackson averaged 5.7 points, 0.5 offensive rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 0.8 3-pointers made in 16.0 minutes per game this season. His efficiency was not positive. Jackson shot 39.9 percent from the field and 29.8 percent from 3-point range. He did hit 81.8 percent of his free throws, but only attempted 0.8 a night.

Jackson just could not get his jump shots to fall. He attempted 2.5 threes per game with the defender at least four feet away according to NBA Stats. Jackson connected on just 30.7 percent of those tries. There is a glimmer of hope, though. He takes open looks. Those shots could begin falling again at any moment.

The advanced metrics were not favorable either. Jackson produced 0.7 offensive win shares which ranked him 234th in the NBA. His negative offensive box score plus-minus placed him 297th. Jackson was 308th in ESPN’s offensive real plus-minus this season.

Offensive grade: D

Justin Jackson was below average in every offensive advanced metric this season. The fact that he could not hit his jumpers did him no favors. Jackson earned a D grade so far because he still produced some numbers in limit minutes. Hope remains that he can turn it around in Orlando this summer.

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