But luckily for Jackson, Philadelphia know who he is and they signed him to a 4-year deal. Per initial reports from Liberty Ballers’ Jake Fischer and follow up details from Northeast Ohio Media Groups’ Chris Haynes, the Philadelphia 76ers have signed Jackson to a four-year partially guaranteed deal.
Jackson (5-10, 180) was originally the 42nd overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2013 National Basteball Association Draft before his rights were traded to New Orleans along with Jrue Holiday in exchange for the rights to Nerlens Noel and what turned out to be the 10th overall pick in the 2014 National Basteball Association Draft.
“Obviously I was a devastated when I got hurt”, said Jackson, who finished with nine points Wednesday in a 75-68 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in the team’s summer playoff opener.
During the 2013-14 season, Jackson played for the Idaho Stampede in the National Basteball Association Development League and averaged 29.1 points, 6.2 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals. That’s until in the very first Summer League game of 2014, Jackson tore his Achilles and undoubtedly done for the year. He was released in September, but received $400,000 as compensation. In his rookie season Jackson produced games of 40, 41, 43, 44, 46, and 49 until one day he completely snapped and dropped 58, breaking the National Basteball Association D-League previous record of 53 (meanwhile averaging over six assists per game as well).