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Report: Reggie Jackson agrees to buyout, will join the Clippers

The Lakers were also reportedly interested in the point guard’s services

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Reggie Jackson, the longest tenured player on the Detroit Pistons, has agreed to a buyout with the team with the intention of joining the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Jackson to the Clippers has been a hot rumor since the trade deadline passed and his best friend on the team, Andre Drummond, was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Woj reports that the Lakers were also hopeful to sign Jackson if he was bought out by Detroit, but the Clippers were his preferred destination.

Jackson averaged 14.9 points and 5.1 assists in 14 games with the Pistons this season. Jackson’s departure means that point guard duties will likely be split between Derrick Rose and Bruce Brown with some additional playing time opening up for two-way guard Jordan Bone.