Report: Former No. 4 Pick Josh Jackson, Pistons Finalizing Contract Agreement

Blake SchusterAnalyst IIINovember 21, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies guard Josh Jackson (20) dribbles the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Small forward Josh Jackson is finalizing a contract with the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski

Terms of the deal were not immediately available. 

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn

Dwane Casey could be an ideal coach for Jackson as he tries to gather traction in his career. He was raised in Detroit. https://t.co/8IwfrXGY3T

The No. 4 overall pick of the Phoenix Suns in 2017 played 22 games for the Memphis Grizzlies last season. He averaged 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 17.3 minutes per game. 

Rod Beard of the Detroit News reported the deal is for two years. 

After a 2017-18 NBA season in which he landed on the All-Rookie Second Team, Jackson regressed. In July 2019, the Grizzlies traded Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter to Phoenix for Jackson, De'Anthony Melton and two future second-round picks.

Memphis initially placed Jackson with its G League squad, and he was able to reestablish his scoring touch while averaging 20.3 points per game over 26 contests. 

Now Detroit is hoping it's buying low on a 23-year-old still teeming with potential. 

The deal reunites Jackson with his former Kansas teammate Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and brings him back to the Motor City after he led Consortium College Prep School to its first state title in 2014.    



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