Pierre Jackson Signs Four-Year Deal with Sixers
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. He missed all of last season with an Achilles tear, but had a tremendous 2013-2014 season playing in the D-League where he averaged 29.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists.
Jackson looked great on Saturday in his return from an Achilles tear, scoring 15 points with two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers but struggled in the game on Sunday scoring nine points on 3-of-12 shooting, to go with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and four turnovers over 30 minutes.
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You wonder what this means for the report that the 76ers have expressed interest in New Orleans Pelicans restricted free agent point guard Norris Cole, according to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops.
Cole averaged 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 three-pointers in 25 games as a starter last season as the backup to former Sixers Jrue Holiday. Cole would be the first significant free agent addition that Sam Hinkie would have made if he does indeed add him to the team - but signing Jackson could make that less likely.