NBA Rumor: Reggie Jackson Free Agency

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So far with the Clippers, he has averaged 20 minutes per game, which is great if he keeps them but there is no guarantee he is in their rotation during the playoffs. If Jackson proves he can be a contributor for a contender, like he was in Oklahoma City, that would be more impressive to potential suitors than filling up the stat sheet on a lottery team. If his tenure with the Clippers is successful, they are limited in re-signing him to either a minimum contract or via what will likely be the taxpayer mid-level exception (T-MLE). The T-MLE is currently projected at $6 million, which could be on the lower end of offers he will receive this summer.

The re-signing of ex-Boston College standout Reggie Jackson by the Pistons for $16 million per season caused shock around the NBA because it appears Jackson, a restricted free agent, had no other serious suitor. Jackson, 25, who has been criticized for selfishness during his career, played well with the Pistons after being acquired from the Thunder at the trade deadline last season. Coach and team president Stan Van Gundy promised Jackson the Pistons would bring him back. Jackson’s patience paid off. He turned down a four-year, $48 million extension from the Thunder before being traded.

Reggie Jackson staying in Detroit

The Detroit Pistons have chosen their point guard of the future. Nearly five months after landing Reggie Jackson via trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Pistons came to terms with their 25-year-old restricted free agent on a five-year, $80 million deal on Sunday. The deal was confirmed to USA TODAY Sports by a person with knowledge of the terms who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it can’t be finalized until the free agency moratorium lifts on July 9.
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January 23, 2021 | 6:16 am EST Update
“We’ll try to play 10 guys at least, share the minutes around,” coach Steve Nash said. “Obviously, like I said before last game, it’s hard to contain [minutes] sometimes when you’re in close games. But we’ll do our best, and also try to lean on developing a second unit. “There’s a couple positives to trying to play more guys, go deeper in the rotation, limit or share or spread around the minutes of our big three; Kyrie [Irving] and James. We’ll try to be as cautious as possible. But you know my take on that. Whenever you’re trying to be cautious, it always ends up being impossible.”