OKC Thunder backup guard Reggie Jackson’s upcoming free agency just got a whole lot more interesting.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Jackson’s reps have asked the Thunder and general manager Sam Presti to move the 24-year old guard prior to Thursday’s trade deadline.
Jackson will be a restricted free agent this summer, giving the Thunder the option to match any offer he gets on the open market (assuming, of course, that he’s not traded before that):
CAA’s Aaron Mintz made the request in the past seven to 10 days, and several teams around the league became aware as officials probed for information on potentially dealing for Jackson, league sources said.
Jackson, 24, has made it clear to the Thunder that he would be resistant to returning to the franchise should it keep him for the rest of the season and then decide to match an offer sheet in restricted free agency this summer.
Presti has made no commitment to moving Jackson, but has been willing to gauge the market and listen to pitches on potential deals as always, sources said.