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Surprise! It’s the New Orleans Pelicans!

The Pelicans look to become this year’s version of the 2013-14 Phoenix Suns. Last August, most analysts and casual fans alike were not under the belief that the Phoenix Suns would amount to much during the season. A majority could probably not name their starting lineup, let alone tell who was on their bench. But suddenly, Phoenix was ablaze of more than just Suns as the team...
Via The Lottery Mafia
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

76ers Waive Pierre Jackson

The Philadelphia 76ers have waived Pierre Jackson. Mark Deeks writes that Jackson will receive a guaranteed $400,00 from the 76ers for this season while he rehabs from an Achilles tear that occured during Summer League.
Via RealGM
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Philadelphia 76ers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Moves Made Drafted Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, K.J. McDaniels, Jerami Grant, Nemanja Dangubic, Vasilije Micic Traded For Pierre Jackson Strongest: Drafting Embiid This team is going to be pathetic next season, but at least they have Michael Carter Williams and Nerlens...
Via HoopStuff
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Five observations from fifth day of Summer League

Summer League continued Tuesday in Orlando with three games of varying intrigue. You do not want to put a whole lot of stock into results or into statistics coming out of these game,s but there is still quite a bit we can learn. And, as I noted earlier this week, lots of storylines to follow. We will be trying to keep track of them as the week goes on with these daily recaps of...
Via Bloguin Best
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five observations from fifth day of Summer League

Summer League continued Tuesday in Orlando with three games of varying intrigue. You do not want to put a whole lot of stock into results or into statistics coming out of these game,s but there is still quite a bit we can learn. And, as I noted earlier this week, lots of storylines to follow. We will be trying to keep track of them as the week goes on with these daily recaps of...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

OPSL GM1: Close But No Cigar

A promising and competitive showing was seen from the 76ers yesterday as they played their first game against the home team, the Orlando Magic in the opening day of the Orlando Pro Summer League.  The Sixers were defeated by the Magic 83-77 but a lot can be taken away from the first game down here in sunny Florida. First, Nerlens Noel had his NBA debut and it didn’t take long...
Via Philadunkia
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Day 1: 2014 Orlando Summer League, Part 2 (Orlando-76ers, Detroit-Houston)

Nerlens Noel was excellent, Nick Johnson made a splash, Pierre Jackson suffered a devastating injury and much more. Game 3: Orlando Magic 83 – 77 Philadelphia 76ers Orlando’s Rookie Rankings Roy Devyn Marble was the best rookie on the floor for Orlando, outperforming lottery picks Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton. Marble showed the ability to step out and shoot from outside (2...
Via The Lottery Mafia
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Jackson Diagnosed With Ruptured Achillies

Pierre Jackson suffered an injury to his right Achillies on Saturday during the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league opener. The injury is initially diagnosed as a rupture. Jackson was traded by the New Orleans Pelicans to the 76ers on draft night.
Via RealGM
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Young GMs Stockpiling Draft Assets

The Orlando Magic and the Philadelphia 76ers are at nearly identical stages in the multi-year trajectory of their franchises. In the early years of this decade, both teams struggled their way to low-seeded playoff appearances, easily dismissed by the Eastern Conference’s superpowers in the early rounds. With the teams hitting the supposed ceiling of their abilities as constructed...
Via The Sports Post
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

DRAFT14: Hinkie’s 2nd Round Gems

Philadunkia nation fan there is very good chance that we won’t see our first round talents from the 2014 NBA Draft suit up for the team this year.  With Embiid nursing his broken foot for the next six to eight months and Saric playing in Turkey for at least the next two years, the only prospects from Draft14 we’ll see on the court next season will be those Sam Hinkie selected...
Via Philadunkia
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft: Sixers trade Russ Smith for Pierre Jackson

The Sixers landed guard Pierre Jackson with the 47th pick on Thursday night, a 5-foot-10, 180 pound point guard who played his college ball at Baylor. The team originally selected Russ Smith, a point guard out of Louisville, with the pick, but then moved Smith to the New Orleans Pelicans for Jackson. Jackson was actually […]
Via Philly Sports Live
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s To Come From The Pelicans

Looking forward to next season for the New Orleans Pelicans, you might be seeing more of Pierre Jackson, who is set to play for the Pelicans summer league squad. If he proves himself he might just win himself a contract from the Pelicans who acquired his draft rights after the Sixers handed him over. He played 31 games for the Idaho Stampede, and it is safe to say he was nothing...
Via TopSportsReport
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans headed to NBA Lottery, just in case

The New Orleans Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps is headed to New York City for Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery, just in case. New Orleans' chances of retaining the team's first-round lottery selection are skimpy at best, given the terms of the trade that brought point guard Jrue Holiday to the Pelicans last season. In return for Holiday and Pierre Jackson, the Philadelphia 76ers...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans View Pierre Jackson As Asset, Remain Unsure On Signing Him For 14-15

Dell Demps discussed the New Orleans Pelicans' future with Pierre Jackson, a leading scorer in the NBA D-League whom New Orleans never signed to a rookie scare contract. ''He’s an interesting one," Demps said. "He played really good in the D-League. I think he was the leading scorer. We’ve followed him and been in contact with him. When we made the trade last year, we knew...
Via RealGM
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: New Orleans Pelicans unlikely to be big players this offseason

The New Orleans Pelicans is another team that's been plagued by injuries this season. They made a few moves last summer and that's possibly the reason why they won't make that many on this one.Image: Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsThe Pelicans (32-41) are officially eliminated from playoffs contention despite the huge season that Anthony Davis is having, i will admit i did not...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Jackson Likely To Play For Pelicans' Summer League Team

Pierre Jackson is expected to play for the Summer League team of the New Orleans Pelicans this July. Jackson's draft rights are owned by the Pelicans, but he left the D-League to play in Turkey after the trade deadline. Jackson had been one of the D-League's most productive players, but the Pelicans didn't have a roster spot available for him.
Via RealGM
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Unsure On Signing Pierre Jackson For Next Season

Dell Demps said Monday that there are no guarantees that the New Orleans Pelicans will sign Pierre Jackson to a contract for next season. The Pelicans have watched Jackson in the NBA D-League and overseas and like the 5-foot-10 point guard. Jackson was acquired by the Pelicans after going in the second round of the NBA Draft last year but never signed a rookie deal with the organization...
Via RealGM
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: The Definition of Tanking

Tanking has been a hot topic in the NBA this season, and the Philadelphia 76ers are leading the charge. But what exactly is tanking? Tanking is when a team loses games on purpose in order to improve their draft pick number in their league’s next draft. Tanking a season is something that is executed by team management, not the players. It is done by assembling a roster with minimal...
Via Standing O Sports
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Jackson To Sign With Fenerbahçe Ülker If No NBA Deal Emerges

Pierre Jackson will sign with Fenerbahçe Ülker of Turkey if he is not traded to a team that will give him a roster spot ahead of the trade deadline. Jackson's draft rights are owned by the New Orleans Pelicans and he has emerged this season in the D-League.
Via RealGM
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Express Interest In Pierre Jackson, Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson

The Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in acquiring the draft rights of Pierre Jackson. Jackson is playing in the D-League and his draft rights are owned by the New Orleans Pelicans. Jackson is averaging 29.1 points and 6.2 assists with the Idaho Stampede. The Cavaliers have also discussed a trade for Marcus Thornton or Jason Thompson from the Sacramento Kings.
Via RealGM
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Shopping Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans could trade Austin Rivers before the trade deadline, according to a source. Rivers could be involved in a deal with the rights of Pierre Jackson. Rivers was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and is averaging 5.9 points this season.
Via RealGM
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA players taking time picking new union head

A year after ousting Billy Hunter as executive director of the union, NBA players still aren't ready to replace him. Players held their All-Star weekend meeting Saturday and were introduced to the remaining candidates for Hunter's old job, but they aren't ready to make a decision, or even to say when they expect one. ''This process has been long but we're not in a rush,'' vice...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets, Cavaliers Interested In Trading With Pelicans For Pierre Jackson's Draft Rights

The Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for Pierre Jackson. Jackson's NBA rights are owned by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are already using 15 player slots, but they haven't ruled out bringing Jackson up to their team if a spot becomes available. Jackson has had an excellent season in the D-League. The Pelicans have yet to receive a trade offer...
Via RealGM
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Jackson Stuck In Limbo In D-League With Rights Owned By Pelicans

Pierre Jackson has been outstanding in the D-League, but is in a difficult situation in regards to his NBA future. Jackson was the 42nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and then traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans have not renounced his draft rights to allow him to become a free agent, but they also have not signed him. Jackson is averaging...
Via RealGM
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Plenty of names to know in D-League All-Star game

While the NBA All-Star Game is for the fans, the NBA D-League game is for the general managers and scouts. Actually, that's not entirely true: Fans who love basketball will love the D-League game, too. If you follow the D-League, you'll see that there's actually a lot to like, especially if you enjoy following guys who may help your favorite NBA team. The best of the bunch gather...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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