Pierre Jackson Shines in his Return
In the last two season, the Sixers have tried to find talent from anywhere they could find. We've heard the word development used on numerous occasions, but one guy who the Sixers haven't had a look at is Pierre Jackson - until now.
Jackson, was acquired by the Sixers in a 2014 draft day in exchange for Russ Smith, looked great on Saturday in his return from an Achilles tear, scoring 15 points with two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers, creating some really nice separation in his first game back in over a year.
The 5'10" point guard suffered a torn achilles on July 5th, just over one year ago, but has shown promise in his stints in the D-League, once scoring 58 point in a game. Now, reportedly 100 percent healthy, he'll have a chance to land on the Sixers' regular-season roster if he can continue to impress during Summer League.
The Sixers need to find some talent for their backcourt, enter Jackson an explosive scorer who could be a really exciting player to watch in Philly. He hasn't been signed yet, but the 76ers can use this week to decide if he has regained his explosiveness.
Jackson has a real shot to not only make the team, but play some major minutes, with Tony Wroten and Isaiah Canaan the only point guards on the Sixers roster. If Jackson can handle the point, Wroten can slide over to his more natural two guard position, giving the Sixers backcourt an explosive tandem.