Pierre Jackson Shaping Up as Philadelphia 76ers Starting Point Guard in 2015-16

July 18th, 2015 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »

NBA life has officially come full circle for Pierre Jackson. The Philadelphia 76ers selected him with the 42nd overall pick in 2013, and this month the organization offered him a four-year, partially guaranteed contract.

More than a little adversity transpired during the interim, making this deal all the sweeter despite its modest price tag.

"It's unexplainable," Jackson said this week in Las Vegas, per Philly.com's Bob Cooney. "I was devastated when I got hurt. Throughout the whole year, [head coach] Brett Brown and [general manager] Sam [Hinkie] communicated with me. ... I was just keeping my faith up and knowing that they were still interested in me and were ready for me to get back right.

"[Tuesday, when he signed the contract] was a big day for me. Sam is a great guy, and it was a big day for me and my family. They didn't have to do that at all. That means a lot about the organization and what Sam has got going on here. I'm just glad to be a part of it."

Jackson tore his right Achilles tendon seven minutes into his first summer league game back in 2014, which forced him ...

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