Pistons land Mason Plumlee, Okafor, Josh Jackson
The Detroit Pistons tightened their forward court Friday, agreeing to free agent deals with Mason Plumlee, Jahlil Okafor and Josh Jackson, ESPN reported.
Plumlee signed a three-year, $ 25 million contract, according to ESPN. Okafor got a two-year contract and Jackson made an undisclosed deal with the Pistons, according to ESPN. (edited)
All three players were in reserve for their teams last year.
Plumlee, 30, averaged 7.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 61 games (one start) for the Denver Nuggets last season. During his seven-year NBA career, which included stints with the Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver, he has career averages of 8.3 points and 6.2 rebounds.
Plumlee, a 2013 first-round pick by the Duke Nets, has two brothers who played in the NBA, Miles and Marshall. However, neither Miles nor Marshall appeared in the 2019-20 season.
Okafor, another Duke product, racked up 8.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 30 games (nine starts) for the New Orleans Pelicans last season, down from his career standards of 11 and five. The 24-year-old started his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers, who made him a first-round pick in 2015, and he went on to play for the Nets before spending the last two seasons in New Orleans. .
Jackson, 23, was a Suns first-round pick in 2017, and he played two seasons for Phoenix before being with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019-20. He averaged career lows of nine points and three draws last season, dropping his career scores to 11.9 and 4.3, respectively. Jackson also appeared in the G League in 2019-20.
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