Detroit Pistons: 3 takeaways from blowout win over Atlanta

Killian Hayes #7 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Frank Jackson
Frank Jackson #5 of the Detroit Pistons . (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Frank Jackson playing with confidence

First off, I think Frank Jackson is the first player since Ben Wallace to rock both braids and a lopsided Afro in one season, so he knows how to win over fans in the D.

He is playing with otherworldly confidence since claiming a regular role as the go-to bench scorer for the Pistons.

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Jackson poured in another 18 points last night and is averaging 12.1 per game over his last ten. He has scored efficiently, hit 38 percent of his 3-point shots and has been a bit of instant offense off the bench.

He’s played pretty good defense as well, as he does on this play, getting his hands on the ball on defense and then running the floor hard for the beautiful alley-oop from Hayes.

Jackson came into this season on a two-way deal and that risk appears to have paid off for both sides, as Jackson has shown potential as a backup combo guard who can do a little of everything.

The Pistons are likely to move on from some of their veterans this offseason and Jackson could very well be the replacement.

I’ve liked Jackson going back to his days in New Orleans, so am happy to see him thriving in this role.