Report: Pistons would have traded Reggie Jackson, Langston Galloway if they could have landed second-round pick
The Detroit Pistons would have reportedly traded guards Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway at the trade deadline if they could have landed a second-round pick, according to Vince Ellis of The Detroit Free Press.
The Pistons only traded Andre Drummond at the trade deadline, sending him to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Detroit ended up keeping Jackson, Galloway, Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard and Markieff Morris despite all players being mentioned in trade rumors:
Multiple league sources have told the Free Press for several seasons Jackson had little trade value and that came to fruition.
A source with firsthand knowledge of the Pistons front office’s thinking said if they could have landed a second-round pick for Jackson or Galloway, they would have done it.
The Pistons are 19-36 on the season. They are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Jackson becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season ends. He’s averaging 15.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 12 games this season while shooting 40.4 percent from the field, 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free-throw line.
The odds of the Pistons re-signing Jackson are low since they love Rose and have youngster Bruce Brown to develop.
Galloway received trade interest from the Philadelphia 76ers since he’s a good shooter. The 28-year-old is putting up 10.1 points on the season for the Pistons and shooting 43.3 percent from the floor and 39.9 percent from the 3-point line.
The Pistons and Jackson could wind up agreeing to a buyout. The Los Angeles Clippers are one team that has interest in Jackson should he hit the open market.
Detroit won’t be making the playoffs this season. However, they are technically not in full rebuild mode since they still have Blake Griffin and his monster contract on the roster.