DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Pierre Jackson to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Jackson (5-11, 176) was originally signed by Dallas on Dec. 27, before being waived by the team on Jan. 6 after appearing in four games with the club. In those four contests, he averaged 3.0 points in 7.1 minutes per game. He had seven points, one rebound and two assists in 11 minutes in his NBA debut versus Houston on Dec. 27.
Jackson has appeared in 13 games (all starts) for the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, this season, averaging a league-high 29.6 points to go along with 4.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 37.4 minutes. He played in 10 games for the Legends before he was signed by Dallas on Dec. 27, but then returned to the D-League squad after being the waived by the Mavericks on Jan. 6.
A native of Las Vegas, Jackson played the final two years of his collegiate career at Baylor after transferring from College of Southern Idaho. While at Baylor (2011-13), Jackson averaged 16.7 points, 6.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 74 games while earning Second Team All-Big 12 twice and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America in 2012.
Jackson was drafted in the second round (No. 42 overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft and had his draft rights, along with Jrue Holiday, traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Nerlens Noel. On June 27, 2014, the Pelicans traded Jackson’s rights back to Philadelphia in exchange for Russ Smith’s draft rights. In his first game for the 76ers’ 2014 Orlando summer league team, Jackson suffered a ruptured right Achilles.
Jackson holds career D-League averages of 26.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.7 steals and 37.2 minutes in 52 games (40 starts) with the Idaho Stampede and Texas Legends. On Feb. 4, 2014, he set the D-League single-game scoring record with 58 points against the Legends (Jordan McRae later broke it with a 61-point game in January 2016 and Russ Smith topped that with 65-point night in March 2016). Jackson was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.