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Detroit and New Orleans have discussed a trade that would send Pistons guard Reggie Jackson to the Pelicans, according to a report from Basketball Insiders.
In return, the Pelicans would receive guard E’Twaun Moore and center Alexis Ajinca.
Also, per Basketball Insiders, Pelicans forward Quincy Pondexter is another possibility to be included in the deal.
Pondexter has missed the past two full seasons and had left knee surgery last season,” Basketball Insiders wrote. “Pondexter last played for New Orleans during the 2015 playoffs and is owed nearly $3.9 million this season. New Orleans would save nearly $1.3 million next season if Pondexter gets included in the trade.”
Jackson, 27, is a 6-foot-3 combo guard and would be the primary piece in the trade. He averaged 14.5 points in 52 games last season.
Moore, 28, averaged 9.6 points in 73 games for the Pelicans, his fourth team in six NBA seasons. He stands 6-4 and is also considered a combo guard.
Meanwhile, Ajinca is 29 years old and 7-2. He is considered a rim protector with few offensive skills.
One team executive told Amico Hoops the trade “probably has about a 50-percent chance” of happening.