Remember the halcyon days of 72 hours ago when the Detroit Pistons were in first place in the East and riding high because Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond were playing well?
Welcome to the hellscape of today where it appears the Pistons are trying to unload Reggie Jackson to the Phoenix Suns in an effort to grab Eric Bledsoe and, presumably, upgrade at point guard.
When rumors of Bledsoe wanting out of Phoenix first surfaced we examined if it made any sense for Detroit. Earlier today, when it was reported the Pistons were, in fact, interested, we looked at the options on the table to put a deal together.
Now, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders is reporting that the Pistons made an offer of Reggie Jackson and a first-round pick. The Suns, obviously, have not accepted.
There is no word on what Phoenix is looking for at this point, though their asking price originally was thought to be quite high and include young talent and picks.
Earlier, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Suns would prefer to move Reggie Jackson and the three years and $50 million remaining on his deal to a third team.
As I wrote before, the Pistons and Stan Van Gundy don’t leak deals. If interest is making its way through the NBA grapevine that is as good a sign as any that no deal could be made and the teams are either extremely far apart or have already moved on.
If anything more develops, we’ll be sure to bring it to you.