The Detroit Pistons are still in the hunt for a playoff spot in the ongoing regular season. However, they might be one point guard down as the team is considering to sit Reggie Jackson on their remaining games. Speculations are now swirling that the Pistons' plan of trading him has resurfaced once again.
The Detroit Pistons is currently sitting at the tenth spot of the Eastern Conference standings with 34-41 win-loss record. And with only seven games remaining on their schedule, they must at least win majority of those games and hope that the Miami Heat (7th) and Indiana Pacers (8th) lost some. But they might do it without Reggie Jackson, the team's starting point guard.
After he was traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Detroit Pistons, Reggie Jackson has been a steady contributor for the Pistons and became the top playmaker of the team. He even leads the team in points and assists the past two seasons. But recent injuries slowed him down and apparently will not finish the season as per latest news.
According to ESPN, the Detroit Pistons might consider of not playing Reggie Jackson on the team's remaining games due to his recurring left knee injury. He was forced to sit out on their game against the New York Knicks Monday and the following day with the Miami Heat. The knee injury has already kept him from playing at the beginning of the season and could miss the end of the season.
Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van Gundy have no timetable for Reggie Jackson return and might play the remainder of the season without him. Van Gundy also said that they are not rushing Jackson to be back and see how he feels in the coming days. But rumors are now spreading Jackson might be put again on the trading block just like last month.
There is buzz last month that the Detroit Piston are shopping Reggie Jackson before the trade deadline ends. However, Van Gundy blasted those reports and said that they are not trading anyone and wants to keep the core of the team intact. And it appears that Van Gundy will have the same answer on the recent trade rumors surrounding Jackson even he is suffering from an injury.