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February 20, 2015 Updates

Gigi Datome: It's time to pack! Obviously enthusiastic to start a new experience with the Celtics, but first I want to thank all Detroit for last season and a half spent together: Who brought me here from Italy, who helped me getting better as a player, we stuck with me in the tough moments and who made me smile outside the court. I won't write down any names, who has to know knows whom I'm talking about. I turn page, with the same goal of almost 2 years ago: have the chance to prove that I'm an NBA player. All my efforts and my soul to Boston now, hungry and focus to help the team to reach our goals. Facebook.com

Green will become a restricted free agent this summer and might have an eye on his home state Detroit Pistons, according to a report on Yahoo Sports. NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski cited league sources as saying Green has “significant interest” in pursuing an offer sheet with the Pistons. “It doesn’t mean anything,” Kerr said after his team’s practice in Oakland. “Last time I checked, he’s restricted.” San Francisco Chronicle

Not surprisingly, Green showed little interest in sharing his thoughts on his impending free agency. “I have an agent who gets a percentage of what I sign for, so you can call and ask him about it,” he said. “My focus is this team.” Asked about the process, Green replied, “I don’t know much about restricted free agency. If you sign an offer sheet, then the Warriors can match it in 72 hours. That’s about all I know. … And we’ve got the Spurs coming in here.” San Francisco Chronicle

A league source confirmed a RealGM report that the Pistons will sign small forward Quincy Miller to a 10-day contract. The trades for Jackson and Tayshaun Prince left the Pistons with only 13 roster spots so it's understandable why the Pistons are taking a flyer on the D-Leaguer. He had a short stint with the Sacramento Kings this season. Detroit Free Press

Kevin Durant summarized the Oklahoma City Thunder trading Reggie Jackson simply: "He got what he wanted. You can't really --," Durant said, before pausing to think for a moment. "He got what he wanted." The Thunder traded Jackson on Thursday to the Detroit Pistons in a three-team deal that including center Kendrick Perkins going to the Utah Jazz with Enes Kanter, DJ Augustin, Kyle Singler and Steve Novak headed back to Oklahoma City. "Made some great moves," Durant said. "It's tough, losing Perk. And other guys." ESPN.com

"It was pretty easy," Durant said. "We felt like everybody wanted to be here except for one guy. So it wasn't like everybody was going crazy at shootaround. I went to sleep and woke up and we had new players. It goes like that sometimes. Everybody that wants to be here is here, we're excited about our new guys, and it hurts to see [ Perkins] leave, but we're still going to remain brothers until we're both gone. It was definitely a tough day, but a good day as well. " ESPN.com

"You have to have guys that want to be here," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "You have to have guys that are committed. Reggie is obviously a very good player, and he did a lot of good things for us over the years. But he wanted to start. He wanted to be a starting point guard. I don't know if you know this ... but [Russell Westbrook] is pretty good. So it just didn't happen if he wanted to start at the point. But Reggie was good for us, and I have nothing but a lot of good things to say. He's still a young and developing player and we wish him the best." ESPN.com

February 19, 2015 Updates

The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has acquired forward Tayshaun Prince from the Boston Celtics in exchange for forwards Jonas Jerebko and Gigi Datome. "Tayshaun Prince is certainly well known to fans in Detroit and we’re pleased to welcome him back,” said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons. “He fills a position of need for us at small forward with his offensive and defensive versatility. We thank both Jonas and Gigi for their hard work and wish them well going forward.” NBA.com

Reggie Jackson: I just want to thank the @Oklahoma City Thunder and the fans for all their support and nurturing during my career in OKC. It has been love since the beginning. I will never forget the bonds or memories made here in OKC and i wish the organization and the team nothing but the best. I have been blessed to be a part of the organization and community and there was nowhere better for me to grow as a player and a man. #ThankYouOKC Twitter @rjOKCson_15



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