Newly acquired Sixers point guard Pierre Jackson injured his right Achilles tendon in the first half of the team's first Orlando Summer League game according to the team. Liberty Ballers' Derek Bodnar reports Jackson tore his Achilles tendon which would put him on the shelf for a considerable amount of time.
Jackson was acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans at the 2014 NBA Draft in exchange for the rights to 47th overall pick Russ Smith. Jackson was the 42nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the 76ers but was sent to New Orleans with Jrue Holiday for the rights to Nerlens Noel and the pick in the 2014 draft that was traded for Dario Saric.
The 22-year-old Jackson played 31 games last season with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Developmental League. Jackson averaged 29.1 points and 6.2 assists per game en route to being named a D-League All Star.
Jackson was in line to see some minutes this season for the Sixers. If the reports of his torn Achilles are true, it's a tough break for a kid who had a shot to impact the 2014-15 Sixers.
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