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Steven Adams Rips Reggie Jackson, Says OKC Forgot About Him After Pistons Trade

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 2, 2018

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (15) and center Steven Adams (12) look at referees as they head to the bench for a timeout after a call went against the Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 112-107. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Steven Adams' new book isn't particularly kind to his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Reggie Jackson

In excerpts posted on Twitter, Adams called Jackson a "fool" for thinking he should start over Russell Westbrook and wrote the Thunder "forgot about him pretty quickly" following his trade to the Detroit Pistons:

ThunderChats @ThunderChats

Steven Adams shading Reggie might be my favorite part of the book so far 😂 https://t.co/jR4UBLb5jU

Jackson was Oklahoma City's first-round pick in the 2011 draft. He played with the organization for three full seasons before being traded to the Pistons midway through the 2014-15 campaign. 

After the deal went down, ESPN's Royce Young reported Jackson's standing with the Thunder was "deteriorating throughout the season" in part because of his refusal to play in a November game because he was upset about not being traded. 

"We have a chance of winning a championship and if Reggie is not here we still have a chance of winning a championship," Westbrook told reporters after Jackson was shipped out of Oklahoma City. 

Jackson got what he wanted from the Pistons, who signed him to a five-year deal worth $80 million in July 2015. He started nearly as many games last season (45) as he did during his entire tenure with Oklahoma City (49). 

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