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.