RealGM Reggie Jackson has been traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Detroit Pistons. The Thunder will acquire Enes Kanter as part of the three-team trade, while Kendrick Perkins will go to the Utah Jazz. The Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz were also interested in Jackson. Jackson will be a restricted free agent this offseason after turning down a four-year, $48 million extension from the Thunder.
This has been an insane NBA Trade deadline, and two player who have long been rumored to be on the move have found new homes, as scoring guard Reggie Jackson lands on the Pistons and big man Enes Kanter lands on the Thunder in a three team trade. The Thunder have been trying to find a trade partner for Jackson as well as help in the front court, so this trade is a win-win for Oklahoma City. The Pistons have a talented frontcourt, but have struggled to find scoring from the backcourt, especially since they lost point guard Brandon Jennings to a torn Achilles. Jackson brings backcourt scoring, and when Jennings returns from his injury next season, can play alongside him as a combo guard.