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Pierre Jackson | Guard

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
College: Baylor
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The 76ers have signed point guard Pierre Jackson to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal.
He suffered a torn achilles on July 5th and is likely out for the regular season. Jackson has shown promise in his stints in the D-League, but his future in the NBA is now in doubt. It is a positive sign however, that the 76ers are willing to give Jackson a partially guaranteed deal despite his significant injury. Jul 24 - 4:35 PM

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Pierre Jackson suffered a torn right Achilles on Saturday.

It didn't take long to confirm and sadly it sounds like it was a complete rupture. Jackson was acquired by the Sixers on draft day in exchange for Russ Smith and he probably would have been in the rotation, but he's likely going to be out for the season. He scored 58 points in a D-League game last year and it's unfortunate we'll have to wait a while to see him in the NBA.
Jul 5 - 2:12 PM

Pierre Jackson left Saturday's game with a possible Achilles injury.

It did not look good. Jackson needed to be carried off the court by his teammates and could not put any weight on his foot whatsoever. The team will likely give him an MRI in the coming days, but it sounds like he could be out for a while.
Jul 5 - 1:44 PM

The NBA announced the 76ers have traded away the draft rights to Russ Smith to the Pelicans for Pierre Jackson.

Pelicans general manager Dell Demps wouldn't comment on the trade and said it wasn't a done deal, so this is your official notification. Jackson can fill it up and even put up a 58-point effort in the D-League last year. If he gets 24 minutes somehow, he could have a high enough usage rate to be a factor in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 27 - 7:44 PM

Pierre Jackson will be traded to the Sixers in exchange for No. 47 pick Russ Smith, who was selected by the Hornets.

Jackson had a poor man's cult following after his 58-point outing in the D-League last year, and now he'll get a chance to cut his teeth in Philly where depth is still an issue. We'll have to see and hear a bit more before putting him on the radar in any normally sized league.
Jun 26 - 11:40 PM

Pierre Jackson will participate in summer league in July and has been working out with the Pelicans at the team's voluntary workouts.

He was outstanding in the D-League last year, highlighted by a 58-point game. Jackson is a bit undersized at 5'10", but there's a good chance he'll be up with the Pelicans at some point this upcoming season. Plus, he should be a treat to watch at summer league.
Jun 2 - 1:00 PM

Pierre Jackson was not traded on Thursday and will sign with Fenerbahçe Ülker in Turkey.

He's been the best player in the D-League all season and has a 58-point game to his credit. He will likely be back on the radar at some point and the Pelicans will keep his draft rights.
Feb 20 - 3:34 PM

Pierre Jackson has been asked to be excused from Wednesday's D-League game on a chance a trade comes through for him, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He's destroying the D-League this season and has a 58-point game on his resume. Jackson is a dynamite scorer and has drawn some comparisons to Nate Robinson for his small stature and freakish athleticism. Owners in deep leagues might want to just take a flier on him on the off chance he winds up in a great situation. As a reminder, the Pelicans own his draft rights, but never signed him. Several NBA teams are interested.
Feb 19 - 10:01 PM

The Nuggets and Cavaliers are both interested in trading with the Pelicans for D-League guard Pierre Jackson.

The Pelicans have thus far "not been approached with a deal to their liking," according to CSNNW.com, and may instead call him up to the NBA before the end of the season. It's no surprise that Jackson is drawing interest during a terrific season with the Idaho Stampede, where he's averaging 29.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
Source: CSNNW.com
Feb 15 - 3:39 PM

Pierre Jackson has permission to seek a trade from the Pelicans.

The Pelicans have his draft rights, but they don't have a need for a point guard. Jackson is tearing it up in the D-League with a league-high 29.9 points per game to go with 3.2 triples per game, so some team might give him a shot.
Jan 6 - 5:42 PM

Pierre Jackson said that he will play for ASVEL Basket in France this season.

He's an exciting player to watch and was one of the more athletic guys in the 2013 draft class. On the other hand, he's just 5'10" and would really struggle at getting open looks while other NBA point guards would post him up on the other end. The 42nd pick in the draft may have a tough time getting his NBA career going.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 04:16:00 PM

Pelicans draft pick Pierre Jackson will reportedly begin his professional career with ASVEL Basket in France.

There was no lack of interest from teams overseas and presumably ASVEL will give Jackson plenty of playing time to develop his skills before he makes the leap back to the NBA. His departure gives Brian Roberts a clear path to backup PG minutes behind Jrue Holiday, though Tyreke Evans will probably dominate the ball for New Orleans' second unit.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Pierre Jackson (eye infection) returned to action on Friday with five points in 10 minutes of action.

Jackson, the No. 42 pick in the draft, was acquired by the Pelicans on draft day. He could earn a guaranteed contract if New Orleans doesn't keep reserve guard Brian Roberts, but right now that seems like a longshot.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 03:18:00 PM

Pelicans rookie Pierre Jackson (eye infection) missed Wednesday’s game and his status for Friday is uncertain.

He had been out with a knee injury but that's no longer an issue. Unfortunately, in two Summer League appearances he's averaging a paltry 3.0 points on combined 2-of-13 shooting.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:35:00 AM

Pelicans rookie Pierre Jackson has a left patella injury that might keep him out of the summer league.

Jackson was already an extreme longshot to make the Pelicans' final roster after being drafted No. 42 overall Thursday night, but a summer league absence would likely make it nearly impossible. Jackson appears bound for the D-League at this point.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Casper Ware
3Pierre Jackson
SG1Tony Wroten
2K.J. McDaniels
3Elliot Williams
4Alexey Shved
5Jordan McRae
SF1Hollis Thompson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
3Jason Richardson
4Ronald Roberts Jr.
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Brandon Davies
3Jerami Grant
4Arsalan Kazemi
5Jarvis Varnado
C1Henry Sims
2Arnett Moultrie
3Joel Embiid