Jackson’s numbers are pretty much the worst of his career, as he’s averaging just 7.3 points per game in his usual gruesome shootouts.
Since his contract expires after this season, it’s likely he will be one of the Pistons not to finish the season in Detroit.
The question is whether anyone wants him, as Jackson still has all the same problems that have plagued him his entire career since being drafted for the 4th time final by Suns.
Jackson is still only 24 years old, so there’s still a chance he could find another level, and he’s a pretty good defender who could be valuable in the right team.
The Detroit Pistons are not that team, because they gun shooting is terrible and they have enough players to fit Jackson’s stereotype of long defenders who can’t shoot.
In order for the Pistons to recoup anything in the trade, they will likely have to take the risk of someone else’s problem or that a similar player doesn’t live up to expectations.
Here are three deals the Pistons could make for Josh Jackson.
Pistons trade Josh Jackson to Dallas
I mentioned Dallas as a possible future trading partner and they’re a team that could use some depth on the wings, as Tim Hardaway Jr. and Reggie Bullock didn’t live up to expectations.
Dallas can use Jackson’s defense and he’ll likely find a spot in their rotation. The Mavericks also have a few non-playing lads that might interest the Pistons.
In this trade, the Mavericks gain some wing depth and defensive ability in exchange for two guys not on their rotation list.
Trey Burke is almost exclusively the man in charge of wages and his wages for next season will be the tax the Pistons have to pay to get a flyer on Moses Brown, a young man in fine form.
Pistons can use a upgrade at the backup center and Brown showed some potential last season for OKC. He can catch rebounds, make saves and run the floor, which are things the Pistons lack in a big backup right now.
His salary is only partially guaranteed for next season and then he has a choice of team, so he really won’t be at risk. The Pistons could give up McGruder for a spot and allow Burke a few minutes in front of the Michigan-friendly fans.
https://pistonpowered.com/2021/12/04/josh-jackson-trade-value-pistons/ Does Josh Jackson have commercial value? 3 possible trades for Pistons