Report: Pistons Re-Sign Reggie Jackson to Five-Year, $80 Million Contract

By Vincent Frank
Apr 12, 2015; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) dribbles the ball down the court during the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Pistons beat the Hornets 116-77. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The absurd amount of money being thrown around the NBA this summer continued on Sunday night with the Detroit Pistons reportedly signing restricted free agent Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $80 million contract.

Jackson, 25, was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-way trade back in February. Long considered a starter, the guard was unhappy about his role as a bench option behind Russell Westbrook.

In 27 games with Detroit, the former first-round pick averaged 17.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 9.2 assists per outing. He also shot 44 percent from the field, including 34 percent from three-point range. Detroit boasted a 10-17 record with Jackson running the offense.

His stats aside, $16 million per season seems to be a pretty big price to retain Jackson. Though, he did seem to fit in extremely well in the team’s offense.

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