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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Reggie Jackson Traded To Pistons

The +Detroit Pistons has just aquired +Reggie Jackson. The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Reggie Jackson to the Detroit Pistons in a three-team deal, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

The Thunder will acquire Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter and forward Steve Novak, Pistons forward Kyle Singler and guard D.J. Augustin, with Thunder center Kendrick Perkins going to the Jazz. According to a source, Perkins is set to be bought out by the Jazz, with potential suitors being the Clippers or Cavaliers.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the deal.

Jackson, 24, has expressed desire for a starting role, but with the inability to get it in Oklahoma City, his agent requested a trade. Jackson is set to be a restricted free agent this summer and is in search of a contract near the max. Jackson is averaging 12.8 points and 4.3 assists in 28.0 minutes per game, but has seen his playing time significantly dip since the Thunder added Dion Waiters in January.

Kanter, 22, is averaging 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in 27.1 minutes a game this season for the Jazz. Augustin, 27, is averaging 10.6 points and 4.9 assists in 23.8 minutes and will fill Jackson’s former backup point guard role to Russell Westbrook. Singler, 26, is a 40 percent shooter from beyond the arc and is averaging 7.1 points in 54 games this season.

Perkins, 30, is in the final year of his contract, making $9.4 million. In 51 games this season, he’s averaging 4.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. The Thunder pushed hard to acquire Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, but he had to adjust with Lopez unwilling to agree to exercising his 2015-16 player option, according to a source.

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