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After Jackson suffered a season-ending ruptured right Achilles tendon in the 76ers’ opening game of the Orlando Pro Summer League last July 5, the Sixers signed Jackson to a $400,000 guaranteed contract — despite waiving him — while he rehabilitated the Achilles. “The team showed me a lot of love when I was hurt,” Jackson said. “They did some things they didn’t need to do. I want to play in Philadelphia, man. I felt like I obviously owed it to them to get back and get healthy.”
The Sixers waived Pierre Jackson, two months after signing the injured point guard to a partially guaranteed deal.
Mark Deeks: T’was always the plan. They guaranteed him $400k to sweeten & pay for his missed season. RT @ESPNSteinLine Sixers have waived Pierre Jackson
Chris Haynes: Sixers source confirms to @CSNNW that the team has signed former D-League standout guard Pierre Jackson, who is represented by Colin Bryant.
Steve Kyler: Pierre Jackson update – after tearing his Achilles yesterday, he going to back to Philly to meet with their doctors. What’s next is unclear. The 76ers are still very high on Pierre Jackson, and don’t view the injury as a career ender, but are not ready to make decisions yet.
Pierre Jackson: Mannnnnnn I was just getting cooking! Doesn’t even seem real at all! Worked my ass off to get where I am and I can’t catch a break but Looking at this day as another bump in this bumpy road of a career I’ve had so far! Knowing myself I’ll be back better and stronger then before. Everyone that reached I feel the love and it is greatly appreciated more than you know! And those damn shoes are going on the cable lines back home smh lol… #horrrribletiming #oneshoeswaggforawhile #myrightshoeisgoingtobesuperfresh #headup #faith #THEYSLEEP!Seguir
Jeff Goodman: Sounds as though Pierre Jackson’s Achilles injury is serious — could be a tear or a ruptured Achilles. Had a chance to make the Sixers.
Jackson wrote on twitter: “Thank you to everyone reaching out its highly appreciated….. Pray for me.” Jackson, 22, scored 58 points in a D-League game last season and averaged 29.1 points, 6.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals while playing 41.5 minutes in 31 games with the Idaho Stampede.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Pierre Jackson, an NBA Development League all-star last season, injured his right Achilles during the first half of the team’s Orlando Pro Summer League opener against the Magic on Saturday afternoon at the Amway Center, the team announced. He could miss the season.
Jake Fischer: According to a source, teams covering training camp or summer league injuries for players on non-guaranteed deals is custom.
After standing pat in the first round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans traded the draft rights of guard Pierre Jackson back to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Russ Smith, who was the 47th pick in the second round.
Pierre Jackson and Fenerbahce are parting ways, according to Hurriyet. The American guard landed in Turkey a little more than a month ago. Jackson scored 6 points in the only TBL game played and 3.3 points in 6 Euroleague Top 16 games. Jackson was averaging 29.1 points per game in D-League with Idaho Stampede before landing in Europe.
Barring a draft-day deal for his rights, Turkey Fenerbahce Ulker’s Pierre Jackson will likely play for New Orleans’ summer league team.