Report: Pistons “Gauging” Trade Interest For Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson
According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Detroit Pistons are gauging trade interest on center Andre Drummond and point guard Reggie Jackson.
Both players were also available near the trade deadline back in February, as Scotto notes.
Jackson missed the first 21 games of the season after undergoing a knee procedure for knee tendonitis. He was also shut down prior to the end of the season. He averaged 14.5 points and 5.2 assists per game. Jackson’s name has been mentioned in trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, and Orlando Magic throughout the season.
Drummond, in most people’s minds, took a step back after a breakout 2015-2016 campaign. The 23-year-old big averaged 13.6 points and 13.8 rebounds per game last season.
Stan Van Gundy has said on numerous occasions that no players on the Pistons’ roster are untouchable and he will listen to trade offers on anybody.
This may be the Pistons doing their due diligence, but Jackson and Drummond have both continuously been mentioned in trade talks throughout the season and now into Detroit’s offseason. It appears the Pistons might be looking at blowing up their current roster. Either way, the Pistons are looking to shake up their roster, whether they compete for the playoffs next year or not.
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