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Pistons Acquire Reggie Jackson

7:13pm: The release on the Thunder’s website indicates that the Thunder received Detroit’s unprotected 2019 second-round pick, too.

6:34pm: The Jazz have formally announced that the deal is official. The Pistons and Thunder have also confirmed the trade in press releases. Utah has acquired Jerrett, the rights to Pleiss, Perkins, and a future first-round pick from Oklahoma City, as well as a 2017 second-round pick from the Pistons. The Thunder will receive Kanter and Novak from Utah, and Augustin and Singler from the Pistons, while Detroit garners Jackson.

4:06pm: The Jazz are getting Jerrett, a protected first-round pick from the Thunder and a second-rounder from the Pistons in addition to Kanter and the rights to Pleiss, reports Brian Windhorst of (Twitter link).

3:49pm: Several picks are changing hands in the deal as well, according to Ken Berger of, suggesting that a significant chunk of the draft considerations are heading Utah’s way (Twitter link).

3:33pm: The Thunder dealt for Kanter with the intention of re-signing him this summer, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

3:25pm: Grant Jerrett is headed out in the deal, too, according to Mayberry, though he doesn’t specify which team he’s going to (Twitter link). The Thunder are expected to waive Ish Smith to accommodate all the moves, Mayberry adds.

2:49pm: The Thunder will send the draft rights to center Tibor Pleiss to the Jazz, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman (on Twitter).

2:44pm: Guard D.J. Augustin is headed from the Pistons to OKC in the deal, according to Wojnarowski (on Twitter). The former No. 9 overall pick averaged 10.6 PPG and 4.98 APG in 23.8 minutes per game for the Pistons this season.

2:15pm: Steve Novak is heading from the Jazz to the Thunder in the deal, according to David Aldridge of (on Twitter).  Jody Genessy of The Deseret News (on Twitter) first reported that Novak would be included in the three-way swap.

1:56pm: It’s now a three-way deal, according to Wojnarowski (via Twitter links).  The Jazz will send Enes Kanter to OKC, the Thunder will ship Kendrick Perkins to Utah, and Detroit will send Kyle Singler to OKC.

Talks with the Jazz about Kanter picked up today as OKC weighed the pros and cons of the Nets’ Brook Lopez/Jackson proposal.  For his part, Kanter made it clear last week that he’s frustrated with his role and wants a trade.  In 49 games this season, Kanter has averaged 13.8 PPG and 7.8 RPG – both career-highs, in 27.1 minutes per contest.  For his career, the former No. 3 overall pick has put up 9.3 PPG and 5.9 RPG across four seasons in Utah.

Perkins, 30, is now slated to join the third franchise in his NBA career.  The big man has been playing mostly in a reserve role this season, averaging 4.0 PPG and 5.5 RPG in 19.2 minutes per contest.  In total, Perkins has put up 5.6 PPG and 6.0 RPG over the course of 12 seasons with the Celtics and Thunder.

1:50pm: The Thunder have traded Jackson to the Pistons, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).

1:34pm: The Pistons are making a strong run at Reggie Jackson, a league source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link).  Jackson appeared to be Brooklyn-bound earlier today, but it’s not clear if that deal will be consummated.

The Thunder and the Nets were discussing the framework of a deal that would involve Brook Lopez going to OKC and Jackson going to Brooklyn.  However, the Thunder pumped the breaks a bit on the talks when they started looking at a deal with another team.  Given that Detroit is enthusiastic about landing Jackson, the PIstons might be the party putting a spoke in that wheel.

Jackson’s agent, Aaron Mintz, recently requested that the Thunder trade his client, who’s due for restricted free agency this summer. The Kings, Bucks, Heat, Pacers, Rockets and Nuggets also registered their interest in Jackson, while there are conflicting reports about whether the Celtics are pursuing him.

The 24-year-old turned down an extension offer in the neighborhood of four years and $48MM this past fall, according to USA Today’s Sam Amick (Twitter link). That was around the time teams around the league thought he’d end up commanding $13-14MM a year this summer, as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported at the time.

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9 thoughts on “Pistons Acquire Reggie Jackson

  1. Tynan Patrick

    who would the be getting back? if its drummond I’m on board but i can’t imagine they would deal him for reggie.

    • Kevin6CD

      The Thunder wouldn’t even bother bringing that up jokingly.

      • Tynan Patrick

        agreed, it would be insanely bad for the pistons. thats why i brought it up, what else to the pistons have worth the thunders interest.

  2. Victor Gonzales

    seems like pistons didnt give up too much for jackson .. svg good job.

  3. Thunda-Pig

    Do the Jazz get a pick? if Detroit picks up Jackson without adding a pick they did really well. Also isn’t adding Singler and Novak redundent with morrow. I thought they could have used a bigger upgrade for a 3 and D wing over a big. Robertson just D, morrow just 3 and both these guys are 3 and no D.


    Singler, Augustine and a 2nd rounder for Jackson?!?! Pistons win this trade

  5. Z....

    I dont really see why OKC thinks Kanter fits their playstyle, but then again, they played Kendrick Perkins for all that time before realizing they probably shouldnt have. Honestly, I think they were better off having Perkins available off the bench for some help defensively against the slower paced teams like Memphis than having Kanter in the actual rotation. Lets see what version of DJ Augustin that they get. As someone else said, one of my first thoughts on this was that Novak and Singler are redundant, especially with Morrow…Its a shame they couldnt get Reggie Jackson to grow up, and Scott Brooks could never figure out how to run out his best rotations. The injuries this year obviously played a big role in that

    I like what Detroit is doing, but I’m not surprised by that. Have obviously always been a fan of SVG

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