Report: Pistons offered Reggie Jackson, first-round pick to Suns for Eric Bledsoe
The Detroit Pistons have raced out to an encouraging start winning five out of their first eight games of the season.
However, the Pistons have continued to deal with growing disgruntlement with veteran point guard Reggie Jackson. This has led to the front office reportedly offering the 27-year-old in a packaged deal for Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to Micahel Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
Pistons offered a package including Reggie Jackson and a first-round pick to the Suns for Eric Bledsoe, a league source told @BBallInsiders.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) November 2, 2017
It has become quite clear that Jackson has become a dispensable piece for the Pistons as he’s been involved in numerous trade rumors over the last several months going all the way back to last season’s trade deadline. He has also shown some frustration with the team as he took an indirect shot at former All-Star big man Andre Drummond following the loss to the Washington Wizards in the second game of the season.
All of this has pushed the Pistons to at least explore the idea of moving Jackson at some point in the near future. He is currently in the third year of his five-year, $80 million deal that doesn’t contain any player or team options.
The possible acquisition of Bledsoe could be an ideal tradeoff for the Pistons by finding a point guard for equal or better value. However, reports indicate that the Suns are looking for a third team to get involved in trade talks in order to work something out. It could just be a matter of time before Jackson finds himself playing for another organization.