Pierre Jackson To Rejoin D-League

Pierre Jackson will head back to the D-League to play for the Texas Legends, the D-League affiliate of the Mavericks, Chris Reichert of The Step Back reports (Twitter link). Dallas waived the point guard last week, though it was reported that the team was considering him for a 10-day contract.

Jackson played just four games for the Mavs, scoring 12 points in 28 minutes of action. He played with the Legends this season prior to being called up to the NBA.

The Sixers drafted the point guard out of Baylor with the No. 42 overall pick in the 2013 draft, but immediately dealt his rights to the Pelicans in the Nerlens Noel deal. New Orleans owned his draft rights, but never signed him to a contract and having been placed in NBA-limbo, Jackson ended up playing in the D-League. Playing for Idaho Stampede, he showed promise as a scorer, averaging 29.1 points per game. The Pelicans never opened up a roster spot for him, so he remained in the D-League throughout that season.

Philadelphia reacquired the point guard in a 2014 draft night trade and he played for Philly’s summer league team that year without having signed an NBA contract. In his first game, he ruptured his Achilles, but the team still signed him to a contract with $400K in guarantees before waiving him prior to the 2014/15 season. He remained out of basketball until returning to the D-League midway through the 2015/16 season.

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