While leading the way for the Idaho Stampede during quite the turnaround season thus far, Pierre Jackson has been doing his best to all but run away with the D-League's Most Valuable Player award.
With as much prowess as the young gun displays on both ends of the court, one would think an NBA team would take notice and scoop him right up. But 21 games later, and Jackson is still donning a Stampede uniform.
Of course, much of that is not the Baylor alum's fault. His NBA Draft rights are still owned by the New Orleans Pelicans, giving them exclusive rights to call him up from the D-League, if so desired. No other team can at this point.
Having one out of thirty odds certainly makes it difficult for any prospect (even one of Jackson's stature) to earn himself a promotion to the NBA. With New Orleans already crowded at both guard positions, the Stampede star continues to be an odd man out.
All of this undeniably plays against Jackson's chances of reaching the next level sooner, rath...