Over the past two months, ESPN.com has reported serious negotiations between the Pistons and two teams (Minnesota and Orlando) involving Jackson, but sources said Wednesday that the prospects of a Jackson deal with the Magic this week were fading.
The Orlando Magic remain active in trade discussions, and Magic general manager Rob Hennigan loves Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson, who played in Oklahoma City when Hennigan was an assistant GM for the Thunder. More than the Pistons trying to trade Jackson, the Magic are pushing to get him. But the price is not cheap. Who is Orlando willing to send to Detroit? Guard Elfrid Payton? With a high price set for Jackson, don't be surprised if the Magic are unwilling to pay it.
Steve Kyler: Magic are indeed in the mix on point guards - Reggie Jackson, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Knight (too a lesser extent)
The Detroit Pistons have discussed a trade with the Orlando Magic that would send point guard Reggie Jackson to the Magic in exchange for a package headlined by D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green, according to league sources. While it's not yet clear if these talks will progress past the discussion phase, sources told ESPN.com that the Pistons have continued to gauge the market for Jackson in advance of the Feb. 23 trade deadline.
If the talks with Orlando progressed to a serious stage, Detroit would have to include at least one more player to make the salary-cap math work.
Marc Stein: The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send Reggie Jackson to Orlando for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green, league sources say.
Marc Stein: Not yet clear if talks go past the "discussion" phase but Detroit, as @Zach Lowe noted this week, has been exploring its Reggie options.
Any Drummond deal at the deadline is an extreme long shot, but Jackson remains in play for Minnesota, Orlando, New Orleans, or some mystery destination. Even if Detroit keeps him, missing the playoffs would put dramatic changes on the table this summer.
June 25, 2022 | 8:58 pm EDT Update
“I thought they crossed the line,” Kerr added. “I’m all for booing guys, cheering for your own team. The appropriate cheer — if you want to go down that path — is ‘so-and-so sucks, so-and-so sucks.’ … when they were saying ‘F you Draymond,’ 20,000 people, I thought of Draymond’s kid too.
Brandon Rahbar: I asked Chet Holmgren (very loudly) about his fit with SGA and Josh Giddey: “I feel like I fit in well with them. They’re great players. Shai is a really good scorer, Josh is a great passer. Just go out there and be a great floor spacer.”
Murray on bringing a winning mentality to the Kings: “I’m excited. I’m excited to get down there. I feel like for me, the first thing that I feel like I bring to the Kings is just a winning culture, winning mindset. I think that’ll be special for me, to be able to get down there and help them win and see success in that. So I’m excited to go down there and play with a lot of really good players.”
“Listen we still run that franchise [Magic]. If they wanna sell it to us, DeVos family, we’re ready to go right now,” O’Neal said on The Big Podcast. “This message go out to the DeVos family, if you’re ready to sell Orlando Magic, sell it to somebody who’s gonna take it to the next level, that’s us. D[ennis] Scott and then, D Scott can pick everybody else. Smart people combined with common sense people and people that’s been there before, you can’t go wrong.”
June 25, 2022 | 7:06 pm EDT Update
“Their continuity wasn’t there,” Perkins said on a recent appearance on JJ Redick’s The Old Man & the Three podcast (h/t Lee Tran of Fadeaway World) about Westbrook and Durant. “No matter how much they tried to fake it to the public, their brotherhood, it never was a brotherhood. And that’s okay, right, because you don’t have to be somebody’s brother to go out there and win a championship. But it helps. They never just got on the same page.