The Los Angeles Clippers will have Early Bird Rights on Reggie Jackson, but his play in the playoffs may make him unaffordable due to cap restraints.
"This year was my best year," said Jackson, who averaged 18.1 points and 41.5% 3-point shooting in the postseason entering Game 6.
"First thing I told these guys was thank you for saving me," he said. "I appreciate every guy in that locker room. I appreciate Paul for getting on that phone last year, at the end the season -- [when I] was talking a buyout with Detroit.
"I'm thankful for everything I've experienced being here; this city making me feel at home. This organization welcoming me, my quirks, my strengths, my weaknesses; I wonder if I would still be playing without this team."