Working Weekend: Pistons Sign Jackson
The Detroit Pistons on Sunday took care of some business to set themselves up for a comeback year in 2015-16, signing restricted free agent point guard Reggie Jackson to a five year deal.
The story was first broke by Yahoo! sports Adrian Wojnarowski on twitter:
Wojnarowski also reports that there is no player option over the five year term.
ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports there is no team option during the life of the contract either and confirms the no player option clause.
This is Van Gundy's man, the player he has to have to move this team forward. Now he's signed and with the pieces acquired in the Phoenix deal, along with free agent signing Aron Baynes, Van Gundy has players he can mold to fit his system to show success next year.
Even a .500 season would be considered a success, and in a consistently shallow eastern conference it should be enough to make the playoffs. It has been every year since the lockout shortened 2011-12 season.
This contract will become official when the NBA's official moratorium ends on July 9.