Pierre Jackson announced on his Instagram account that he signed a new contract with the Sixers, adding another point guard officially to the training camp roster.
Contract details are limited at this time, with a report from Chris Haynes (a Cleveland-based reporter) noting the contract is for four seasons.
Free agent guard Pierre Jackson signed a four-year, partially guaranteed deal with Sixers, his agent Colin Bryant says.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 15, 2015
He joins Isaiah Canaan, Tony Wroten (who may or may not be ready for camp), and Arizona alum and fellow rookie T.J. McConnell. Given the details, it's likely a Hinkie special for Pierre - a four year deal with multiple nonguaranteed and team option years.
He received a make-good contract from the Sixers last season, a one-year deal for the league minimum, which he received in full. That contract paved the way for this one. Despite the Sixers not having exclusive rights, Jackson appeared to discuss terms with no one else. He rehabbed at Sixers facilities and worked out with fellow quasi-teammates throughout the past year.
Regardless of the details of the new contract, this is a happy moment for the man who calls himself Pappy Jack. Just over a year since he suffered a traumatic Achilles tendon rupture during Orlando Summer League - the same injury which sapped the careers of several NBA players - Jackson signs a long-term NBA contract. Jackson has played two games in Las Vegas and, if his recently-suffered groin injury is feeling okay, should be ready for a third today.
UPDATE: CSN Philly's John Gonzalez with more contract details. Thoughts?
@jasonrmcintyre Four year contract. First two guaranteed. Second two non-guaranteed. Standard Hinkie deal.— John Gonzalez (@gonzoCSN) July 15, 2015