The Philadelphia 76ers selected former Baylor Bears’ guard Pierre Jackson with the 42nd-overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
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In 2013, they dealt Jackson, along with former all-star guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for a couple of draft picks that netted them Nerlens Noel and eventually Dario Šarić (after a trade that sent their pick, Elfrid Payton, to the Orlando Magic). Jackson wound up spending the season in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede. On draft night in 2014, he was dealt back to the 76ers for the rights to former Louisville Cardinals’ guard Russ Smith.
Jackson was excited to finally hit an NBA court.
Unfortunately Jackson tore his Achilles in the Orlando Pro Summer League over the summer.
The 76ers revealed that they would be covering the cost of his surgery, no matter what his future with the team was. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the 76ers waived Jackson on Tuesday.
It is good to see the 76ers stick to their word despite Jackson being waived.
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