Updated 06:02 AM EST, Mon, Nov 29, 2021

Reggie Jackson Trade News: From OKC to Detroit Pistons, He's 'Crying Tears of Joy'

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Reggie Jackson goes to the Detroit Pistons, and Enes Kanter of the Utah Jazz goes to Oklahoma City Thunder, in a three-team move at the trade universe on Thursday.

"We're pleased to welcome Reggie Jackson to the organization... Reggie is a young player with good size and length at the guard position. He's been successful as a starter playing extended minutes and we feel he's a good addition to our roster," said Pistons coach and president Stan Van Gundy in a statement which Detroit Bad Boys published.

But there's a complicated scene beyond that joyful announcement, as there were 12 trades involving 39 players, an ESPN report noted. It was the busiest trade deadline in 25 years.

In the three-team deal alone, the Thunder also bade goodbye to center Kendrick Perkins and forward Grant Jerrett, from their current roster, plus their draft claim to Tibor Pleiss and a second-round pick in 2017, ESPN reported. All these will reportedly go to the Jazz.

Kanter will not be alone on his way to Oklahoma City as he will be with forward Steve Novak, it added.

Freeing up the locker rooms at Detroit are guard DJ Augustin and forward Kyle Singler, the report added. The Pistons also gave up two future second-round picks -- the 2019 selection to Thunder; the 2017 selection to Jazz.

An unnamed source told ESPN that in the end, Perkins would be bought out by the Jazz. There are two other teams circling -- the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Los Angeles Clippers were dropped from the list.

According to the press release on Detroit Bad Boys, 24-year-old Jackson, a 24th overall selection in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft, has gotten 12.8 points, 4.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds across his 50 games this season.

In his 13 games as a starter with Thunder he registered far higher numbers -- 20.2 points, 7.8 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 38.9 minutes per game, as stated on the press release. His career-long numbers as a starter, in a total of 49 games, are also higher than his season's figures, it revealed. His career statistics in the NBA, a total of 245 games, is 9.0 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 245 games.

The same Detroit Bad Boys page also showed in full, the release on Tayshaun Prince's transfer from the Boston Celtics.

Jackson was pretty happy with the development. In a tweet, he said: "Crying tears of joy #godisgreat." At press time, the statement breached the 2,500 mark in both favorites and retweets.

According to Yahoo Sports, Jackson has requested to be traded to get a starting point guard role, occupied at Thunder now by Russell Westbrook after Brandon Jennings suffered a season-ending injury. Before closing the deal with the Pistons, the Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers were also bidding, it added.

The Thunder failed to work out a contract extension in October, the report noted, explaining that Jackson's season was "turbulent." It cited his growing distance with coach Scott Brooks after Dion Waiters came in January.

Thus, he is slated for restricted free agency in July.

Teammate Kevin Durant told ESPN after a victory versus the Dallas Mavericks evening of Thursday: "He got what he wanted ... He got what he wanted ... It's tough, losing Perk. And other guys."

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