HoopsHype Pierre Jackson rumors

January 15, 2014 Updates

For the time being, New Orleans has decided to stick with the guards it has. New Orleans, also without sharp-shooting forward Ryan Anderson, has lost six consecutive games, is 1-7 in last its last eight and 4-12 since beating Memphis on Dec. 13. "While we hope they reconsider their decision, we will continue to explore other options," Bryant said. USA Today Sports

In August, Jackson signed a contract with French club ASVEL Villeurbanne, of which San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker owns 20%. Jackson never played a game for Asvel and left to be closer to his ailing grandmother in Las Vegas. "The original plan for Pierre was to play in Europe and develop for a year," Bryant said. "Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, he returned to the U.S. He joined the Idaho Stampede and has become the D-League's top prospect. We believe his game advanced much quicker than the Pelicans expected." USA Today Sports

January 12, 2014 Updates

Q: At the start of the season did you think that you would still be playing in the D-League at this point in the season? Pierre Jackson: Um, yeah. I mean the goal remains the same and that’s to play in the NBA. Unfortunately, in my situation it hasn’t happened yet, but all of that comes with patience and time. Hopefully the opportunity presents itself sooner than later, but until then I’m going to play for the Idaho Stampede and try to win games.” D-League Digest

January 11, 2014 Updates

After 17 games over five days, here is one man's All-Showcase Team from the D-League's annual January extravaganza that brings every single franchise in the 17-team developmental circuit to the same city to audition for executives and scouts from all over the NBA map: GUARDS Pierre Jackson (Idaho Stampede): Jackson's NBA rights were acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans on draft night as part of the Nerlens Noel-Jrue Holiday blockbuster. ESPN.com

January 6, 2014 Updates

The Pelicans could be seeking a draft pick or a player making a minimum salary in a trade for Jackson's draft rights, a source told Yahoo Sports. "Pierre is playing great," Jackson's agent, Colin Bryant, said from the D-League Showcase here Monday. "I have a great relationship with [Pelicans general manager] Dell Demps. We're working together to do what is best for both Pierre and the Pelicans." Yahoo! Sports

January 3, 2014 Updates

The Pelicans are already stacked (or at the very least, crowded) at the point guard position, so minutes for Jackson may be difficult to come by. Still, the young gun's early domination of the NBA D-League this season has been undeniable. What's more, a source has confirmed to RidiculousUpside.com that New Orleans sent a scout to an Idaho Stampede game sometime last week to further observe the progress Jackson has made in recent weeks. Ridiculous Upside

December 29, 2013 Updates

Pierre Jackson is in a strange situation when it comes to a potential NBA call-up. The 5-11 rookie was drafted out of Baylor by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (No. 42 overall) in June. He was immediately traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. He never signed with the team, instead opting to play overseas. But he never played a game, returned home, and was selected in the D-League draft in November. As it stands, he's not under contract, but his rights belong to the Pelicans. It is believed they'd be willing to trade him for the old "future considerations" and maybe some cash. FOXSports.com

August 11, 2013 Updates

Pierre Jackson: Welp everyone it's official in a couple days I will be going to France to play my first professional season with Tony Parkers team "Asvel"! Wasn't really hard a decision I just chose what was best for my growth as a player and FINANCIALLY for me and my family! Extremely happy/blessed for the opportunity and excited for what my future holds!! Thank you to everyone for the support! Instagram

July 24, 2013 Updates

Pierre Jackson will sign with ASVEL Villeurbanne for the coming season. The rookie was close to moving to Italy in Brindisi but the French team entered in the negotiations and agreed with the player. Sportando

July 13, 2013 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that they have acquired 2013 All Star Point Guard Jrue Holiday and Pierre Jackson, the 42nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, in exchange for the Pelicans first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, with whom they selected Kentucky F Nerlens Noel, as well as the Pelicans top five lottery protected first round selection in next year’s draft. “Jrue is the ideal fit for our team having already established himself as an All-Star guard at the age of 23,” said General Manager Dell Demps. “His leadership abilities also fit the culture we are developing for our franchise and he will be an integral addition to the Pelicans family for many years to come.” “We are very pleased with the opportunity to add a high character player with talent and experience to our roster like Jrue,” said Head Coach Monty Williams. “We believe he will be an integral part of our program and help us continue in the positive direction we are headed as a team.” NBA.com

July 12, 2013 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that they have acquired 2013 All Star Point Guard Jrue Holiday and Pierre Jackson, the 42nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, in exchange for the Pelicans first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, with whom they selected Kentucky F Nerlens Noel, as well as the Pelicans top five lottery protected first round selection in next year’s draft. NBA.com

June 25, 2013 Updates
June 19, 2013 Updates

Jackson was scheduled to work out for the Portland Trail Blazers, owners of picks No. 10, 39, 40, 45, yesterday. Due to his situation, he flew into town and met with Trail Blazers' brass on Tuesday and is expected to meet with a few more teams before the NBA Draft on June 27. CSNNW.com

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