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Mavericks to sign Legends guard Pierre Jackson to 2 year deal

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The former Baylor guard has had a stand out season with the Texas Legends

2013 NIT Championship Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the Dallas Mavericks are signing Texas Legends guard Pierre Jackson to a partially guarenteed two year deal.

During his ten games with the Legends this season, Jackson has been on fire, scoring 29 points, grabbing 4.5 rebounds, and dishing out 6 assists while shooting 54% from the floor.

The former Baylor guard has bounced around professional basketball circles after being drafted 42nd over all in the 2013 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. His rights were immediately traded to the New Orleans Pelicans as a part of the Nerlens Noel-Jrue Holiday swap. After spending 2013-14 in the Developmental League, he was traded back to the Sixers and ruptured his Achilles tendon during his first summer league game.

After recovering from the injury, Jackson returned to the D-League with the Idaho Stampede in January of 2016 before landing with the Legends this season.

With the Mavericks currently rostering a full team of 15 players, someone will either have to be cut or shifted to the Legends to make room for Jackson. According to Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com, the odd man out is Jonathan Gibson.