NBA: Pistons buy out PG Jackson, could join Clippers -- report

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Posted at Feb 19 2020 10:11 AM

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) drives to the basket as New York Knicks guard Wayne Ellington (2) defends during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. File photo. Tim Fuller, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Reggie Jackson and the Detroit Pistons finalized a contract buyout and the point guard plans to join the Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday.

Jackson, 29, has played in 14 games this season, averaging 14.9 points, 5.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. His exit follows the team's trade of center Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In the final year of a five-year, $80 million deal he signed before the 2015 season, Jackson was the 24th overall pick in 2011.

Jackson started Detroit's final six games before the All-Star break and had three 20-point games in that span. He played in the first two games of the season then missed nearly two months with a back injury.

The Clippers added Marcus Morris in a trade with the New York Knicks at the trade deadline.

Paul George (hamstring) is likely to be limited in the coming weeks with an injury that has hampered him throughout his first season in Los Angeles.

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