The Charlotte Hornets have traded center Mason Plumlee to the Los Angeles Clippers for point guard Reggie Jackson and a 2028 second-round draft pick. This trade seems about both teams moving on from players to give other guys time on the court at the same position. The Clippers traded for other guards to add to the roster while the Hornets have several young big men that they can now start and give more minutes to throughout the rest of the 2022-23 NBA season. The Clippers also needed depth in the paint this season. The second-round pick will help the Hornets with their rebuild.
Source: The Clippers are sending a 2028 second-round pick to Charlotte, in addition to Reggie Jackson, as part of the deal to receive Mason Plumlee.
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This season with the Charlotte Hornets, Mason Plumlee averaged 12.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 67.4 percent and a free throw percentage of 60.5 percent. This season with the Los Angeles Clippers, Reggie Jackson averaged 11 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 41.6 percent and a three-point percentage of 34.9 percent. There is a possibility that the Hornets reach a buy-out agreement with Reggie Jackson once the Trade Deadline has been fully processed.