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Pistons, Magic Discussing Reggie Jackson Trade

Feb 17, 2017 3:06 PM

The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic are discussing a trade of Reggie Jackson for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green. 

Jackson was acquired by the Pistons near the 2015 deadline and re-signed that offseason. 

Jackson's name surfaced earlier this season in trade talks for Ricky Rubio. 

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Pistons Tried To Sign Yogi Ferrell

Feb 16, 2017 12:15 PM

The Detroit Pistons considered signing Yogi Ferrell at the end of training camp after they waived Lorenzo Brown and Ray McCallum.

"He's a guy on draft night that didn't get drafted, and we tried to get in the race for some money to have him guaranteed," Stan Van Gundy said. "But Brooklyn had gobbled him up. He ended up getting cut there and has really latched on and played very, very well for Dallas."

Ferrell has signed a multi-year contract with the Mavericks and is averaging 14.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

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Spurs Tried To Trade For Stanley Johnson With Low Offer

Feb 15, 2017 1:34 PM

The San Antonio Spurs were one of several teams who tried to trade for Stanley Johnson with a bargain offer in November after he was suspended by the Detroit Pistons.

Detroit were split in their draft room between Johnson and Devin Booker in 2015.

Johnson has played better over the last six weeks, losing 20 pounds and has worked on his passing.

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Pistons Have Solicited Trade Offers For Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson

Feb 15, 2017 10:49 AM

The Detroit Pistons have been quietly exploring trade scenarios involving Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson.

Despite both being young, talented and under team control for several seasons, the Pistons were disappointed with the potential return.

Drummond is unlikely to be dealt at the deadline.

Jackson could still be traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, New Orleans Pelicans, or some mystery destination. 

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Stan Van Gundy: Everybody In NBA Is Available

Jan 23, 2017 11:00 AM

Stan Van Gundy claims nobody in the NBA is truly untouchable in response to a report that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had joined Andre Drummond in the Detroit Pistons' "short list of untouchables."

"Look, these discussions happen all the time, and this idea when teams say somebody's off limits ... see, I won't lie to my guys," Van Gundy said Saturday. "There's no one in this league that's off limits.

"LeBron? What if the Warriors offered Kevin Durant and Steph Curry? They wouldn't consider that, the Cavaliers? They wouldn't consider that? There's no deal? Come on, man. Everybody is available."

Van Gundy's remarks came after a report indicated the Pistons were discussing a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ricky Rubio.

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Reggie Jackson Not Following Trade Rumors

Jan 23, 2017 10:57 AM

Reggie Jackson was asked to respond to a report that the Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves were discussing a trade where he would be dealt for Ricky Rubio.

"Thanks for giving me the news," Jackson said. "I don't listen to ya'll. Most of the time, I just go home, chill, kick it and watch TV. Play games. Kick it with my brother. So, I just don't really follow all of that. I'm just happy to be able to wake up and play basketball."

Jackson is in the second of a five-year, $80 million contract.

Stan Van Gundy quickly shot down the idea of trading Jackson for Ricky Rubio early Saturday, choosing not to deny the report but pointing out general manager Jeff Bower has multiple discussions a day with potential trade partners. Van Gundy texted Jackson about it.

"Yeah, I had no idea," Jackson said. "So I told him, if they traded me it was news to me. I appreciate the text, just letting me know that I was his guy. But like I said, I didn't really pay attention much to it. I see ya'll enough here, I see ya'll enough in the city.

"I'm going to go ahead and tune out. So after this, I'm going to go home and relax."

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Stan Van Gundy Insists Pistons Won't Trade Reggie Jackson For Ricky Rubio

Jan 21, 2017 9:43 PM

Stan Van Gundy insisted to reporters he will not trade Reggie Jackson to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Van Gundy confirmed a report that the Pistons and Timberwolves had discussed a multiplayer deal headlined by Jackson and Ricky Rubio this week, but he revealed Saturday morning that he has assured Jackson the deal would not happen.

"I texted Reggie and just said, 'This is crazy season, and we're not trading you for Ricky Rubio,'" Van Gundy told reporters after the Pistons' morning shootaround in advance of their Saturday night home game against Washington.

"That was it. I don't normally address it, but the fact that it was out there and it concerned his agent [Aaron Mintz] enough to call, I addressed it. ‎

"I'm not denying that the discussion took place -- they take place all the time. But that's a lot different than consideration. And clearly we didn't make that move."

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Wolves, Pistons Discuss Ricky Rubio For Reggie Jackson Trade

Jan 20, 2017 9:30 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons have held trade talks centered around Ricky Rubio for Reggie Jackson.

No deal appears imminent but the two sides have engaged in talks this week.

The Wolves have openly been trying to trade Rubio for some time with Kris Dunn representing the future at point guard. Rubio has two seasons left on his deal valued at $29.2 million.

Minnesota is also willing to include Shabazz Muhammad in scenarios involving Rubio. Muhammad will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Jackson is in the second season of a five-year, $80 million deal.

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Tom Gores Backs Stan Van Gundy Despite Slow Start For Pistons

Jan 16, 2017 10:40 AM

Tom Gores expressed "absolute confidence" in coach/president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy despite the Detroit Pistons' slow start to the season.

The Pistons entered 16-17 with high expectations but they have a 19-24 record.

On Saturday, Gores had a three-hour meeting with Van Gundy.

"We've got a bump in the road, and that's what success is about -- you have to work through it. It's all about having rough times and your ability to work through," Gores told reporters. "I never worry about Stan, because he wants to win. He's the hardest worker I've ever seen in my life. I believe in him as a man and I believe in him as a strong person."

Gores said Sunday he believes the Pistons "are going to make a run" this season.

"[Gores'] thing was not to overreact to six weeks out of what has been a 2½-year process,'' Van Gundy said. "It was good to sit down and talk through things and get his perspective on things.''


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Pistons Move Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Ahead Of Reggie Jackson On Untouchable List

Jan 13, 2017 4:39 PM

The Detroit Pistons have moved Kentavious Caldwell-Pope past Reggie Jackson on their short list of untouchable alongside Andre Drummond.

Caldwell-Pope will be a restricted free agent this offseason and is represented by Rich Paul.

Caldwell-Pope was the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Georgia.

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Reggie Jackson Treated For Exhaustion Following Sacramento Loss
Reggie Jackson played his usual 30-plus minutes and he was coming off a season-high 47 minutes on Sunday at Portland.

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Pistons To Retire Richard Hamilton's Jersey On Feb. 26th
Rip Hamilton spent nine seasons with Detroit (2002-2011) leading the Pistons in scoring during eight of those nine seasons.

RealGM Staff Report

Pistons Have Lengthy Team Meeting Following Loss
Backup center Aron Baynes called the meeting and it lasted approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

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Stanley Johnson Taking Stan Van Gundy's 'Tough Love To Heart'
Stanley Johnson has seemingly reclaimed his spot in the Pistons' rotation and won the favor of Stan Van Gundy again.

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Pistons Assign Stanley Johnson, Henry Ellenson, Michael Gbinije To D-League
Stanley Johnson has appeared in 21 games this season averaging 3.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 12.8 minutes per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Andre Drummond Receives $15,000 Fine For Striking Roy Hibbert In Head
Andre Drummond was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected for the elbow to Roy Hibbert.

RealGM Staff Report

Reggie Bullock Out 2-4 Months With Surgery On Left Knee
Reggie Bullock will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his left knee.

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Reggie Bullock Tears Meniscus In Left Knee
Reggie Bullock recently worked his way back into the Pistons' rotation.

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Andre Drummond Works On Free Throws In Empty Arena After Loss
Andre Drummond is shooting 51 percent from the free-throw line but has struggled of late.

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Reggie Jackson Cleared For Contact Drills
Reggie Jackson has been cleared for contact drills in practice as he continues rehabbing his left knee.

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Pistons To Announce Move To New Arena In Downtown Detroit
The Pistons have played at the Palace of Auburn Hills since 1988.

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Tobias Harris Hired Personal Chef, Began Meditating In Offseason
Tobias Harris hired a personal chef in the offseason to help improve his conditioning.

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Reggie Jackson Resuming Basketball Activities
Reggie Jackson is on schedule with his timetable of six to eight weeks.

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Pistons Assign Henry Ellenson, Michael Gbinije To D-League
Henry Ellenson has appeared in two games this season averaging 1.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 2.5 minutes per game.

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Pistons Could Move Into New Downtown Arena Next Season
The Pistons are in discussions about joining the Detroit Red Wings at the still-under-construction Little Caesars Arena as soon as next season.

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Pistons Claim Beno Udrih Off Waivers
With Reggie Jackson injured, the Pistons have a need for depth at point guard.

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Pistons Waive Nikola Jovanovic
Nikola Jovanovic appeared in just one preseason game with the Pistons.

RealGM Staff Report

Reggie Jackson Out 6-8 Weeks Following PRP Treatment
Reggie Jackson underwent the same procedure in the past with the Thunder.

RealGM Staff Report

Reggie Jackson To Undergo Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment On Knee
Reggie Jackson previously underwent PRP treatment in 2011 when he was playing for the Thunder.


Reggie Jackson Out 6-8 Weeks With Knee Tendinitis
The Pistons will explore the point guard market Reggie Jackson out for several weeks.

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