It appears that wwe have our first major charter on NBA trade deadline day. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder have begun serious talks on a trade centered around Brook Lopez and Reggie Jackson.
Brooklyn, OKC are in serious talks on Brook Lopez deal for package including Reggie Jackson, league sources tell Yahoo. Story soon on site.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015
OKC and Brooklyn were linked in trade talks for Brook Lopez earlier this season, but that package did not include Reggie Jackson. Now that the Thunder guard has become a little disgruntled with the front-office, they are much more amenable to trading him. This trade could get very interesting if the Nets can convince Reggie Jackson to re-sign as a free-agent this summer. Jackson could be looking at the same problem in Brooklyn that he had in OKC, having to fit in with Deron Williams who is already established as a franchise player and point guard. Jackson’s price tag will not come cheap, as it is reported that he has already turned down a 4 year/$48 million contract from the Thunder. The dividends are much more clearer if the Thunder were to land Brook Lopez. OKC would be receiving the low-post scorer that they need to help open up this offensive for Kevin Durant to shoot, and Westbrook to do “Westbrook” things.
Sources: Brooklyn, OKC could have traction on Brook Lopez talks again — if Nets believe they can convince Reggie Jackson to sign extension.
— Adrian Wojnarowski(@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015
As this trade is coming into fruition, more residual effects seem to be coming out. Apparently Brooklyn is looking for a third team to take on Jarrett Jack, clearing the way for Reggie Jackson to receive starters minutes.
Nets want to trade Jarrett Jack, clearing the way for Reggie Jackson to start, says @WojYahooNBA. I wonder if that’s where Philly comes in.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 19, 2015