During Tuesday night’s “Meet the Team” event, Pistons guard Reggie Jackson did a little dance to help entertain the fans. On Wednesday and Friday, he sat out the first two preseason games because of groin soreness. But his time is coming — and it could be this week. After being limited this summer, Jackson is trending toward a return to the court, possibly Monday against the Indiana Pacers in the third preseason game. The training staff has kept a close eye on Jackson to ensure that he doesn’t try to do too much too fast. “I’ve said so many times that he would be (ready to play). Let’s wait until (Monday) and I’ll let you know,” coach Stan Van Gundy said. “He went through the whole practice and we went a lot of 5-on-5.” There’s a fine line between being overcautious and just being smart. With what the Pistons went through last season with bringing Jackson back so quickly after his platelet-rich plasma injection in the preseason, seeing the conservative approach this year is a welcome change. In the preseason, there’s not much to be gained, but it will matter more as the regular season approaches. Whether it was the plan all along to keep Jackson sidelined until the last couple of exhibition games isn’t the point, but having Jackson closer to 100 percent is the aim. In Sunday’s practice, Avery Bradley had a minor ankle issue but Reggie Bullock (knee) returned to practice.
Pistons' Reggie Jackson eyeing quick return
Detroit News | Oct 9