Detroit Pistons re-sign Frank Jackson to two-year contract

Detroit Free Press

Last Wednesday, the Detroit Pistons agreed to re-sign Saben Lee to a three-year contract. On Monday, they retained their other two-way guard.

Frank Jackson is returning to the Pistons on a two-year deal, a league source confirmed to the Free Press. Jackson entered restricted free agency after emerging as a key role player last season, and now he’s locked in for the near future.

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Jackson signed a two-way contract with the Pistons last December and became one of their best shooters, knocking down a career-high 40.7% of his 3-pointers. He surged during the second half of the season, averaging 11.9 points in 22.9 minutes per game while shooting 47.6% overall and 37.8% from 3 from April 12-25.

Dwane Casey was also high on his defensive activity.

“He fits the same time frame as our other draft picks and our growth process,” Casey said in April. “He’s probably one of our best shooters, and one thing, our analytical guys were giving me all the numbers. He’s one of our top net rating guys, as far as offense and defense, when he’s on the floor. The offense is clicking and on the floor, the defense is clicking. That was shocking to me. … He’s always where he’s supposed to be defensively. He has a ton of energy, plays hard every minute he’s on the floor. Doesn’t seem to get tired. He’s just scratching the surface of who he is.”

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski initially reported the signing.

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