Report: Pistons’ Reggie Jackson agrees to buyout, plans to sign with Clippers


Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson gestures during the first half of a game. (Adam Hunger/AP)

Reggie Jackson has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and reportedly plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Terms of his buyout are not currently known, but the Pistons confirmed that they reached a buyout agreement with Jackson on Twitter.

Jackson, who was in the final year of a five-year, $80-million contract he signed with the Pistons in 2015, has averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists per game in 14 appearances for Detroit so far this season.

The 29-year-old has missed significant time due to injury this year, but did start the Pistons’ final six games heading into the All-Star break and had three 20-point or better performances during that stretch.

Jackson will likely take on a reduced role with the Clippers, offering some size in their backcourt and scoring off the bench, joining a Western Conference contender led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George that also added Marcus Morris at the trade deadline.

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