HoopsHype Luke Jackson rumors
His 6-foot-7 frame is covered by a new white polo shirt that is tucked into his gray jeans. When he speaks, his words are calm and measured, though surprisingly honest. At one point, he turns to reveal the back of his right leg, then touches a spot just below his hip and runs his index finger down toward the back of his knee. It's there that he suffered the last in a series of frustrating injuries, this one derailing his last real shot at a return to the NBA a few years ago. Oregonian
"I tore my hamstring completely off the bone," he says. It was perhaps a symbolic injury that sums up Jackson's basketball odyssey over the past decade: a promising career ripped away, torn apart before it really ever got going. You get the idea. But if you came here, to the basketball arena at Eugene's private, liberal arts college, looking for a woe-is-me chronicling of a what-could-have-been career, you've come to the wrong place. And to the wrong guy. Oregonian
Kenny Thomas, Luke Jackson and Tre Kelley were cut today after each appeared in at least one of the Grizzlies' three preseason game. Damien Wilkins and Josh Davis remain as the team's training camp invitees playing with non-guaranteed contracts. The Griz have 14 players with guaranteed deals and can only keep a maximum of 15, according to NBA rules. Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tre Kelley, a well-traveled journeyman guard out of South Carolina, and NBA veterans Luke Jackson and Damien Wilkins have already agree to training camp deals. Memphis Commercial Appeal
Any rumor missing? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.