Now, that was fast.
Sources confirmed that the 76ers waived Pierre Jackson on Tuesday, two months after signing the injured point guard to a partially-guaranteed deal.
At the time of the signing, the Sixers were aware that the 5-foot-10 rookie would be sidelined six to 12 months after rupturing his right Achilles tendon July 5 in the Orlando Pro Summer League. According to reports, Jackson will get a guaranteed $400,000 from the Sixers this season while he rehabs his injury.
There have been speculations that the Sixers will try to bring him back next season. There's also reports they gave him the $400,000 to pay for his rehab.
"How can I can complain," Jackson tweeted Tuesday night.
However, the Sixers training camp roster now stands at 20 players with the move.
The franchise acquired Jackson in a draft-night trade with New Orleans for second-round pick Russ Smith.
The former Baylor standout was a prolific scorer last season in the NBA Development League, averaging 29.1 points.
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