Buyout Rumors: Ellington, Jackson, Jazz

Veterans on the trading block that teams were unable to move by Thursday’s deadline could still wind up with other teams. Below are updates on some of those players:

  • The Knicks will look into buying out shooting guard Wayne Ellington, Ian Begley of SNY-TV tweets. Ellington signed a two-year, $16MM contract with New York last summer but the second year is only guaranteed for $1MM. Ellington, 32, has appeared in just 24 games this season, averaging 4.0 PPG in 14.1 MPG. He’s a 37.7% career shooter from beyond the arc.
  • A buyout of point guard Reggie Jackson is an option for the Pistons but is termed “premature” for the time being, Yahoo Sports’ Vince Goodwill tweets. Jackson, who is making over $18MM in the final year of his deal, has missed a good chunk of this season with a back ailment. He is close friends with Andre Drummond, who is headed to Cleveland.
  • The Jazz will be one of the contenders scouring the buyout market both domestically and internationally, Tony Jones of The Athletic tweets. Utah explored several deals the past two days but couldn’t find one that made sense, Jones adds.
  • The Cavaliers are apparently uninterested in buying out center Tristan Thompson. Get the details here.
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5 thoughts on “Buyout Rumors: Ellington, Jackson, Jazz

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Houston might consider Ellington if he is bought out by NY.

  2. stretch123

    Ellington would be a nice fit for the Bucks IMO. Or any team that needs shooting.

  3. formerlyz

    Ellington will be sought after by several teams, but there are multiple buyout candidates that seem very interesting. Some of these moves felt kind of forced the last couple of days, to be honest. Marginal upgrades for some teams, some downgrades, unnecessary assets going back and forth. Almost would have preferred to see more teams stand pat for now

  4. Tazza

    Why would the Pistons buy out Jackson if he’s in the last year of his deal. All that does it make the other teams around you better and you get nothing for it.

    • formerlyz

      To get rid of his attitude as a self thought star, and open up the roster spot, as well as give those guard minutes to more important pieces like Brown and kyri thomas, if he comes back from injury

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