Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sixers sign pint-sized PG Pierre Jackson

PHILADELPHIA - The Sixers have signed Pierre Jackson to a partially guaranteed four-year contract.

The 5-foot-10 point guard has been playing playing with the Sixers playing in the NBA Summer League in an effort to prove he was healthy after an Achilles injury last summer.

The Sixers originally drafted Jackson with the 42nd overall selection out of Baylor in 2013 but he was traded that night, along with Jrue Holiday, to the New Orleans Pelicans for the rights to Nerlens Noel. A year later, the Sixers reacquired Jackson on a draft night deal that sent Louisville guard Russ Smith to New Orleans.

The dynamic Jackson averaged 29.1 points for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League in 2013-14 before injuring himself that summer in Sixers' first Orlando Summer League game.

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