Pierre Jackson To Play In Turkey

10:07am: Jackson’s deal runs through June if he doesn’t sign with an NBA team by Friday, Sporando tweets.

9:48am: Jackson’s deal has an NBA escape clause that will allow him to sign a deal stateside until Friday, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

9:41am: Pierre Jackson has signed to play with Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando confirms (Twitter link). Turkish site Hurriyet.com.tr was the first to report the news. The Pelicans own the NBA rights of the diminutive guard who’s been tearing up the D-League this season, but the two sides have been unable to come to a deal.

The Pelicans gave Jackson and his representatives permission to seek a trade, and New Orleans was reportedly attempting to package his rights with Austin Rivers. The Wizards, Cavaliers and Nuggets were among the teams in play. A report on Tuesday indicated the Pelicans were still open to reaching a deal with the undrafted former Baylor standout.

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