Detroit Pistons level guard Reggie Jackson, lengthy the topic of badorted commerce rumors, was once more linked to the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday.
According to a report from Jake Fischer, the Suns obtained a suggestion to commerce Eric Bledsoe for Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik in addition to a first-round choose from the New Orleans Pelicans in 2018 and the Pistons in 2019. The Pistons would have obtained Jackson within the deal.
This isn’t the primary time that Jackson has been rumored to the Pelicans (by way of SI.com):
“New Orleans has long been in pursuit of Jackson, as the team made a series of intel calls regarding the point guard before last February’s trade deadline.”
Four months in the past, Basketball Insiders discovered that New Orleans and Detroit mentioned a deal to ship Jackson to the Pelicans for Ajinca and E’Twaun Moore.
Even although New Orleans re-signed Jrue Holiday and likewise picked up Rajon Rondo through the offseason, their depth within the backcourt has remained weak. They just lately signed league veteran Jameer Nelson, so it’s attention-grabbing to see they have been again and involved in Jackson.
League supply mentioned Pelicans, whereas weighing quite a few choices, had internally mulled providing a commerce bundle for Reggie Jackson.
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) February 6, 2017
ESPN’s Zach Lowe famous the Pelicans “kicked the tires” in February 2017, although he wrote that nothing ever received critical.
New Orleans badistant coach Darren Erman was the Director of NBA Scouting for the Celtics through the 2014-15 season. Boston was linked to Jackson through the commerce deadline, in accordance to experiences.
This would have been an important alternative for the Pelicans to shed two of their worst contracts whereas additionally gaining a participant they’ve lengthy coveted.