Could Dallas Get Into the Reggie Jackson Trade Talks?
ESPN came out with another report about Detroit discussing a trade involving Reggie Jackson. Should Dallas show any interest?
On Friday evening, ESPN reported that Detroit has discussed a trade with Orlando involving their starting point guard, Reggie Jackson.
Detroit is currently sitting as the eighth seed out East where they have underperformed according to many around the league. Now, with recent reports that they could be listening to offers for Jackson AND Andre Drummond, teams around the league should be making their calls.
Could Dallas be one of those teams?
When Stein originally sent out the report, I immediately said to myself, “Is that all it would take to get Jackson?”
D.J. Augustin is a serviceable, backup point guard that is under contract for the next three years. Jeff Green is an expiring contract that would be added to the deal for salary purposes. If that is it, then you can imagine that other teams are calling the Pistons now.
Reggie Jackson isn’t a top 10 point guard in the league, but for the age & talent that Jackson possesses, is this all it could take to get him?
Would Dallas come calling with a package of Deron Williams and Devin Harris?
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Jackson is still just 26 years old and is under contract for the next three years after this season. After this season, Jackson will make $16 million in 2017-18, $17 million in 2018-19, and $18 million in 2019-20.
After missing the first 21 games of the season due to injury, Jackson came back to a Pistons team that had adjusted to Ish Smith running the offense. He is averaging 15 points and five assists on the season since his debut, slightly less averages from last season.
For Dallas, this would obviously depend on how they view Jackson long-term. With the majority of the top point guard free agents looking like they will be back with their respected teams next season, trading for their next point guard could be something Dallas would explore.
I have never been on the Reggie Jackson fan train, but if the expiring contract of Deron Williams and Devin Harris could land him in Dallas, then sign me up. If it didn’t work out, Jackson is still young enough to where you could send him off.
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The chances of Dallas getting into these talks are slim, but with Reggie Jackson on the block and Dallas pushing for the playoffs without a long-term point guard, we have seen crazier things happen.