Pistons’ Reggie Jackson out, Andre Drummond probable vs. Nets
Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson won’t play against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday as he makes his way back from a back injury. However, the team will likely get center Andre Drummond back in the lineup after he missed Detroit’s last two games:
#Pistons’ Reggie Jackson is OUT tonight against Brooklyn. Drummond is probable and Bruce Brown is available.
— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) January 25, 2020
The Pistons fell to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. Jackson played and finished with 14 points.
Drummond has appeared in 42 games this season. He’s averaging 17.3 points, 15.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists while shooting 53.1 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from the free-throw line. The All-Star big man has 36 double-doubles.
Most pundits believe Detroit just needs to tear the roster down and embark on a rebuild. Like Reggie Jackson, Andre Drummond can enter unrestricted free agency next summer if he declines his 2020-21 player option with the Pistons. He is expected to be traded before the February trade deadline, although the Pistons are having a hard time getting a first-round pick in return for Drummond.
Blake Griffin was a shell of himself after undergoing left knee surgery this past summer before undergoing another surgery this season, which will keep him out indefinitely. The Pistons have yet to win three games in a row this season.