The Los Angeles Clippers have reportedly added a major piece via the buyout market.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Detroit Pistons and point guard Reggie Jackson have agreed to a contract buyout. Jackson, 29, is in the final year of a five-year, $80 million contract with the Pistons.
Jackson is reportedly heading to the Western Conference. He will reportedly sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, giving the NBA Finals contenders a valuable pickup via the buyout market.
Guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers upon clearing waivers, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 18, 2020
Jackson is averaging 14.9 points and 5.1 assists per game for the Pistons this season. Detroit is 19-38 on the year.
The Clippers weren’t the only team interested in signing Jackson. Wojnarowski reports that the Lakers also made a run at the point guard.
“Jackson gives the Clippers second unit a starting-level playmaker and scorer. Lakers had hoped to sign Jackson too, sources said. Clippers emerge from the buyout market with the most talented player available that had been available to contenders,” he reports.
The Clippers are 37-18 on the season. Los Angeles is currently No. 3 in the Western Conference standings.