Reggie Jackson has been a frequent subject of Detroit Pistons trade rumors but the asking price may be too high for a deal to happen.
Despite a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein indicating the Detroit Pistons were taking an active approach in trying to trade Reggie Jackson, USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt reports that their asking price may be too high to find a trade partner.
The Vertical’s Chris Mannix adds further details to the high asking price.
One of the most prominent trade rumors involving Reggie Jackson in the last week had the Orlando Magic as a potential landing spot. That was later classified as “unlikely” in a follow up report and USA Today’s Sam Amick reports that there is nothing going on right now between the Magic and Pistons for Reggie Jackson.
Deadlines spur action so if there is a team out there with genuine interest in Jackson perhaps they would be willing to increase an offer to get a deal done as today’s 3 p.m. deadline gets even closer. Of course, that works both ways. If the Pistons are indeed motivated to deal Jackson, they may be inclined to settle for something less to get a deal done.
For now it looks like the Pistons will be standing pat as no one has yet emerged to meet their asking price for Jackson, Andre Drummond or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. We’ll know for sure in a matter of hours.