Pistons’ Jackson scrimmages, feeling better

Reggie Jackson is coming around following a knee issue that limited his productivity last season.

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson told reporters he’s feeling fine after going through a full-contact practice session Saturday.

“The pain I could tolerate,” Jackson said, via the Detroit Free Press. “It was just the lack of explosion and the feeling you’re letting your teammates down out here — especially with the goals we had set last year.”

Jackson suffered a left knee injury that sidelined him for 30 games last season as the Pistons failed to make the playoffs. He scored 14.5 points and 5.2 assists.

Those numbers were down from the averages of 18.8 points and 6.2 points in 2015-16. He also appeared in 79 games that season.

“Today was a good step,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said, via the Free-Press. “He had a couple of drives right into traffic today. He looked like he’s got some confidence.”