AUBURN HILLS, Mich.– The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has acquired guard Reggie Jackson from Oklahoma City as part of a three-team trade that sent guard DJ Augustin, forward Kyle Singler and a 2019 second round draft selection to the Thunder. The team also sent a 2017 second round draft selection to the Utah Jazz.
“We’re pleased to welcome Reggie Jackson to the organization,” said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons. “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. We thank both DJ Augustin and Kyle Singler for their contributions and wish them well moving forward.”
Jackson, 24, has played in 50 games for the Thunder this season averaging 12.8 points, 4.2 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in 28.0 minutes per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. In 13 games as a starter, the 6-foot-3, 208-pound guard has averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 38.9 minutes per game. Throughout his career as a starter, a span of 49 games, Jackson has posted averages of 14.2 points, 6.4 assists and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 36.8% from three-point range. The three-year pro owns career NBA averages of 9.0 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 245 games.
Drafted by the Thunder with the 24th overall selection in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft, Jackson averaged career-highs in points (13.1), assists (4.1) and rebounds (3.9) during the 2013-14 season. Prior to being inserted into the starting line-up at Charlotte (12/27/13), Jackson was the only player in the NBA to come off the bench and average 12-plus points, three-plus rebounds and three-plus assists. He scored a career-high 27 points on 12-of-17 shooting at San Antonio (1/22/14) and set a career-high with 11 assists at Denver (3/24/14). In 30 career playoff games with Oklahoma City, Jackson has averages of 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 30.0 minutes per game.
Augustin, who signed as a free agent with Detroit during the 2014 offseason, averaged 10.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 23.8 minutes in 54 games (13 starts) with Detroit this season. The six-year pro holds career NBA averages of 10.2 points, 4.1 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 24.8 minutes in 483 games.
Singler, a third-year pro, averaged 7.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 23.8 minutes in 54 games (40 starts) with the Pistons this season. Drafted by Detroit with the 33rd overall selection in the 2011 NBA draft, Singler holds career NBA averages of 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 27.1 minutes in 218 games.