9:32pm: The Thunder have officially waived Jackson, the team announced in a press release.
9:11pm: The Thunder are waiving guard Frank Jackson, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.
Oklahoma City was the last team to get down to the 15-player opening-night limit, not including two-way players.
Jackson was vulnerable because OKC already had 15 players on fully guaranteed contracts and he had a partially guaranteed deal. He signed a two-year, minimum-salary contract earlier this month but only $250K was guaranteed.
Jackson, the 31st overall pick in the 2017 draft out of Duke, missed his entire rookie season with a foot injury, but appeared in 120 games for the Pelicans over the last two years, averaging 7.2 PPG, 1.8 RPG, and 1.1 APG on .422/.319/.743 shooting during that time.
The 22-year-old was eligible for restricted free agency this fall, but the Pelicans opted not to tender him a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.
10 thoughts on “Thunder Waive Frank Jackson”
Frank Jackson is better than Knicks young talents Frank and Smith Jr
If he’s really that good then I’m sure someone will claim him off of waivers.
Frank’s defensive abilities are better than any skill Frank Jackson has.
waive payton claim him, would be an upgrade
Wow, I would rather have this dude than dort. Who in my opinion is extremely overrated.
Dort is poor man’s Andre Roberson. All defense, no offense.
Obviously you have never seen Lu Dort play.
Ouch 42% and 31% shooting is not good. He didn’t look well this preseason. When was the last time someone was claimed off waivers… certainly won’t be FJ
Maledon made him expendable
Thought he fit them, but maybe a team like the Bulls should consider him