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Sixers Sign Pierre Jackson

WEDNESDAY, 12:37pm: The signing is official, the team announced via press release.

9:42 pm: The deal is for four years, and is partially guaranteed, Chris Haynes of The Northeast Ohio Media Group tweets.

TUESDAY, 9:20pm: The Sixers and unrestricted free agent Pierre Jackson have reached an agreement on a contract, Jake Fischer of LibertyBallers reports (Twitter link). The length and details of the pact have not been released yet. The point guard, who is coming off a ruptured right Achilles’ tendon, was cleared to resume basketball activities back in April.

Jackson had been waived by Philly last September, but had indicated that he wanted to return and play for the Sixers this coming season. “There’s a little bit of loyalty here. I want to play in Philadelphia, man,” Jackson said.  The 23-year-old was part of the Nerlens Noel trade between Philadelphia and the Pelicans after the Sixers selected him in the second round in 2013. New Orleans traded Jackson back to the Sixers last year in exchange for Russ Smith‘s draft rights.

The young point guard will figure into the backcourt mix for a still rebuilding Sixers team. Jackson toiled away in the NBA D-League during the 2013/14 campaign, appearing in 31 contests for the Idaho Stampede, Utah’s affiliate. Jackson averaged 29.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists, with a slash line of .449/.349/.737.

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14 thoughts on “Sixers Sign Pierre Jackson

  1. Arthur Hill

    Sixers fans, do you expect Jackson to compete for the starting job?

  2. Frank D

    Yes, beings the weakn spot at PG I expect any players coming in for the Sixers a chance at getting the starting job. Isaiah cannon isn’t proven however cannon was considered the projected starter but if Jackson continues to play good I wouldn’t be suprised to see him as our starter

  3. Hankjm

    The young Bul can flat out put the ball in the hole this is a excellent signing I can’t wait for the season too start he so reminds me of Nate Robinson play’s way bigger than his height great signing he’s exactly what we need someone who can flat out score

    • Anthony

      Yea and if stauskis can find his shot such I think he will that would be nice with two bigs down low

  4. WELCOME BACK TO PHILLY, PIERRE!! 76ers needed a PG who can score -and- be a playmaker. He will be a good fit whether he gets the start, a backup role, or is a rotational player. A 4 year partially-guaranteed deal would seem to indicate that he may be part of Hinkie’s long-term plan… I really hope he progresses to a 20+ ppg level.

    Plus, now we Philly fans can officially say “Welcome back Deshawn Jackson!”, which, coupled with “Jaws”, means that 2 former Philadelphia sports icons have returned!

    • marshmallowman


  5. Jigga

    Tony Wroten is the starter. Was the sixers leading scorer before he got hurt last year

  6. Mike

    Like this kid’s game & his heart! was sad to see him go down last year & stoked to see him get another shot! #76ers

  7. Demont

    He is going to be a beast and no one knows it yet. BUT YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! !

  8. Gabriel M

    Solid solid signing. This guy is going places

  9. Kevin

    I just want to see how the starting 5 work out. We have a lot of pieces now so how will they fit a puzzle I think t h is team will make playoffs

  10. Anthony

    He will start over ish and cannon he’s a better all around guard

  11. David

    Should’ve signed Scottie Wilbekin

  12. I guess there’s not much risk in a 4 yr partially guaranteed deal. Works out in their favor if he latches on.

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