Reggie Jackson had 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in his second game with Detroit, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 21.
“He got himself really hyped up to be out there,” Van Gundy said. “I don’t know if anyone noticed, but the first time we took him out of the game, he threw up on the bench.
The Pistons are 2-0 since coach and president Stan Van Gundy traded four players to get Reggie Jackson and Tayshaun Prince at the trading deadline Thursday.
Andre Drummond had 18 points and 20 rebounds to lead the short-handed Detroit Pistons to a 100-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Van Gundy knows that Prince, a former Detroit Piston whom the team brought back Thursday in a deadline deal, wanted a buyout this season.
Van Gundy expressed excitement about what will happen as the young players mature collectively.
Jennings had been the starter; now Van Gundy has essentially named Jackson to that role not just this season but in the future as well.
Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings could have been an All-Star this season.
“Tyrone Corbin is a class act,” Van Gundy said. “He’s being treated very, very poorly.”
Detroit Pistons General Manager Jeff Bower announced today that the club has signed guard John Lucas III to a second 10-day contract.