Pistons, guard Frank Jackson agree to two-year contract

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

Las Vegas — The Pistons aren’t making big splashes in free agency, but they hope they’re making impactful ones, as they shape their roster throughout the summer. 

They brought back another familiar face, agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with guard Frank Jackson, a league source confirmed to The Detroit News. 

The Pistons signed Frank Jackson to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

Jackson became a restricted free agent last week after the Pistons extended him a qualifying offer, and the two sides reached an agreement Monday, which was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the deal totals $6.2 million, with a team option in the second year. Jackson was on a two-way contract last season but became an impressive 3-point shooter and a key part of their rotation.

Jackson, 23, had his best season, with career highs of 9.8 points and 41% on 3-pointers, in 40 games last season. He played two previous seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans before joining the Pistons as a free agent. 

Re-signing Jackson helps them retain most of their roster from last season, including bringing back rookie guard Saben Lee on a three-year deal and adding unrestricted free agents Kelly Olynyk and Trey Lyles.


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