Pelicans Open To Signing Pierre Jackson

The Pelicans are open to signing D-League standout Pierre Jackson, tweets Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio. Amico earlier today added the Wizards to a list of teams looking to trade for the 5’8″ guard that already includes the Cavaliers and the Nuggets.

Jackson has thrived in the D-League this year, but he can’t sign with any team other than the Pelicans, who hold his rights. The Sixers drafted him in the second round this past summer, and traded him to New Orleans, which has elected not to sign him.

The Pelicans have 15 guaranteed contracts, so they’d have to either trade someone or waive one of those deals to sign Jackson. The 22-year-old is averaging 29.1 points and 6.2 assists for the Idaho Stampede. New Orleans have given Jackson’s representatives permission to seek trades, though no deal appears imminent.

The league is poised to give New Orleans a disabled player exception worth more than $4MM, so perhaps the Pelicans will use part of that to sign Jackson.

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5 Comments on "Pelicans Open To Signing Pierre Jackson"


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guccci7383
1 year 4 months ago

with jackson scoring abilty he could be maybe the next IT22

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HoopsRumors
1 year 4 months ago

Amico pegged him at 5’8″ in his earlier report: link to hoopsrumors.com...

It’s hard to really trust any height you see listed for an NBA player, since both teams and players are known for exaggeration.

–Chuck

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Z....
1 year 4 months ago

for instance, Kevin Durant is listed at 6″9, but he is clearly closer to 6″11. Lebron James is listed at 6″8, but he is probably closer to a little under 6″10 (especially when you compare him to Hakeem Olajuwon in their workout video). Dwyane Wade is listed at 6″4, but its known that he is closer to 6″2 1/2 on a good day

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$67479336
1 year 4 months ago

Is there a source for Jacksons height being 5’8 Espn has him listed at 5’10, NBA D league profile has him listed at 5’11. I’m surprised to see so much interest in a guy whose 5’10-11 as many times as we’ve seen Pg’s scrutinized for being 6 foot in shoes (Trey burke comes to mind as a recent one).

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Guest
1 year 4 months ago

Is their a source for Jacksons height being 5’8 Espn has him listed at 5’10, NBA D league profile has him listed at 5’11. I’m surprised to see so much interest in a guy whose 5’10-11 as many times as we’ve seen Pg’s scrutinized for being 6 foot in shoes (Trey burke comes to mind as a recent one).