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Monday, August 10, 2020

Stan Van Gundy: “We’re not trading Reggie Jackson for Ricky Rubio”

On Friday, ESPN reported a rumor that the Detroit Pistons and the Minnesota Timberwolves were discussing a trade to send Reggie Jackson to Minnesota for Ricky Rubio. Head coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy wanted to squash those rumors quickly.

Van Gundy: “I texted Reggie and just said, ‘This is crazy season and we’re not trading you for Ricky Rubio.’ That was it. I don’t normally address it, but the fact that it was out there and it concerned his agent enough to call, I addressed it.”

http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2017/01/stan_van_gundy_tells_reggie_ja.html

Jackson has begun to pick up his play in the month of January, averaging 20.2 points and 5.2 assists while shooting 47% from the field and 45.7% from deep after a slow start from his return from left knee tendinitis. Jackson is the leader of this team. As Reggie goes, the Pistons go so it’s a smart move by Van Gundy to keep Jackson in the fold. He’s a better fit on this team with his shooting while Rubio isn’t the greatest of shooters and with the Pistons beginning a softer schedule, look for them to begin to turn it around a bit.

-Ky Carlin

Twitter: @gettinbuckets91

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Ky Carlin
Detroit Pistons and Michigan Wolverines basketball beat writer along with being the host of the radio show "Gettin Buckets". Basketball fanatic who spends most of my spare time looking at stats and watching YouTube highlights. Follow me on twitter @gettinbuckets91.

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